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Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

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President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2018. There are 192 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 22, 1918, a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and their families was rear-ended during an emergency stop by another train near Hammond,...


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Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

APTOPIX US Immigration Texas

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents, causing uncertainty for both migrant families and the federal agencies in charge of prosecuting and...


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AP Top International News at 4:39 a.m. EDT

‘He cried and hugged me‘: Brazilian still separated from son Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families 2 Koreas discuss holding new reunions of war-split families UN: Basic human rights being ‘chiseled away’ in Venezuela South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar...


World

'He cried and hugged me': Brazilian still separated from son

Brazil Separated Father

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Twenty-six days after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border with his son, a Brazilian man in detention says he has no idea when he may see his 9-year-old, who he fears is distraught and having difficulty communicating because he only speaks Portuguese. In a phone...


World

UN: Basic human rights being 'chiseled away' in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Government security forces in Venezuela carry out unjustified killings without any apparent consequences as the rule of law in the country quickly vanishes, a United Nations report charged Friday. The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said Venezuelan...


World

Fatal fight sets off anti-India protests, clashes in Kashmir

India Kashmir Strike

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least four rebels, a counterinsurgency police official and a civilian were killed during a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir on Friday, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in which several people have been injured. Government forces raided a cluster of homes on a tip...


World

South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

Ethiopia South Sudan Civil War

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The latest attempt at ending South Sudan’s civil war failed Friday as President Salva Kiir rejected working again with rival Riek Machar after their first face-to-face meeting in almost two years. “This is simply because we have had enough of him,” government spokesman...


World

Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death

Indonesia Militant Trial

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court Friday for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks in Jakarta. Abdurrahman, who police and prosecutors say...


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After giving birth, New Zealand leader craves mac-n-cheese

New Zealand Prime Minister Baby

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was regaining her strength with macaroni and cheese on Friday and planned to spend at least one more night in an Auckland public hospital with her newborn girl. Ardern on Thursday became just the second elected world leader...


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New East Timor government marred by corruption allegations

DILI, East Timor (AP) — East Timor’s president is refusing to swear in 11 members of Cabinet because of corruption investigations, marring the formation of a new government following a protracted political stalemate in the young nation. Taur Matan Ruak, an independence fighter and former president,...


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