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Ex-U.S. Marine Kills 3 Policemen in Racially Tense Baton Rouge

By Sam Karlin BATON ROUGE, L.A, July 17 – A decorated ex-U.S. Marine sergeant opened fire on police in Baton Rouge on Sunday, killing three officers, nearly two weeks after the fatal police shooting of a black man there sparked nationwide protests, one of them shattered by the massacre of five Dallas policemen. The Baton

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Obama: U.S. Gun Rules Heighten Tension Between Police, Citizens

WARSAW, July 9 – President Barack Obama pledged on Saturday to seek ways to calm racial tensions and reduce divisions between police and minorities during his final months in office, but he warned that easy access to guns nationwide exacerbated the problem. Obama spoke at the end of a week in which five policemen were

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Californians Seek Pot Of Gold In Marijuana Legalization

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 3 – There is no guarantee California will vote to legalize recreational marijuana in November, but political operative and father of four Daniel Conway has already staked his future on it. Conway left his job as chief of staff to Sacramento’s celebrity mayor, former Phoenix Suns NBA basketball star

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Court Decision Shifts Abortion Battle to State Bans

By Jilian Mincer June 27 – The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women

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Obama, India’s Modi to Meet Next Month in Washington: White House

WASHINGTON, May 20 – U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with India’s Narendra Modi at the White House next month to discuss security and other issues when the prime minister visits Washington, the White House said on Friday. In a statement, the White House said Obama and Modi will discuss economic growth, climate change, clean

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Mexican Drug Boss ‘Chapo’ Moved to Jail on U.S. Border

MEXICO CITY, May 7 – Mexican drug boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was moved on Saturday from a jail in central Mexico to a prison in Ciudad Juarez on the U.S. border, a development that appears to bring him closer to extradition to the United States. Guzman, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, was one

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U.S. Gathers Allies on Next Steps in Daesh Fight

By Phil Stewart STUTTGART, Germany, May 4 – The United States gathered defense ministers from 11 other countries for talks on Wednesday about ways to strengthen the campaign against Daesh, a day after a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in Iraq during an attack by the militant group. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the defense

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Greenpeace Publishes Confidential U.S-EU Trade Deal Documents

By Caroline Copley BERLIN, May 2 – A sweeping free trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States would lower food safety and environmental standards, Greenpeace said on Monday, citing confidential documents from the talks. But the European Commission said the documents reflected negotiating positions, not any final outcome, and the

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Israel Affirms its Hold on Golan Ahead Talks With Putin on Syria

By Rami Amichay GAMLA, Golan Heights, April 17 – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared on Sunday that Israel would never relinquish the Golan Heights, in a signal to Russia and the United States that the strategic plateau should be excluded from any deal on Syria’s future. “The Golan Heights will remain in Israel’s hands forever,”

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