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The Latest: Hostages say Kayla Mueller brave amid torture

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on slain American hostage Kayla Mueller’s time as a prisoner of Islamic State (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Former hostages say an Arizona woman slain by Islamic State militants remained steadfast in her Christian faith … Continue reading

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Five key dates in France's burkini row

Paris (AFP) – In barely a fortnight, a French Riviera mayor’s decision to ban burkinis — full-body swimsuits — blew up into a major controversy dividing public opinion at home and abroad. Following are key dates in the political and … Continue reading

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Canada PM Trudeau to mount charm offensive in China: officials

Ottawa (AFP) – Canadian Prime Minister will tour the Great Wall, shoot hoops with retired basketball star Yao Ming and host a roundtable of women entrepreneurs when he travels to China next week to bolster trade and diplomatic ties, his … Continue reading

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Morales sees 'conspiracy' in Bolivia minister's murder

La Paz (AFP) – Bolivian President Evo Morales said Friday there was a “political conspiracy” against his government after protesting miners allegedly kidnapped, tortured and beat to death a deputy minister who tried to negotiate with them. Defense Minister Reymi … Continue reading

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White House says Obama will donate to Kayla Mueller charity

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama plans to donate to the foundation honoring Kayla Mueller (MYOO’-lur), an American killed by Islamic State militants last year. A foundation in Mueller’s name seeks to honor her commitment to … Continue reading

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Neocon Wolfowitz slams Trump, may back Clinton

Berlin (AFP) – Leading neo-conservative Paul Wolfowitz said he would not back Donald Trump for US president and might vote for Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton instead, in an interview published Friday. Wolfowitz, a top advisor to George W. Bush during … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Rejects Donald Trump's 'Bigot' Comments

After being called a “bigot” by her White House rival earlier in the week, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton refused to directly return the insult when prompted in an interview today, instead reiterating her charge that Republican nominee Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Rep. Steve King: Trump's Pivot on Immigration Gives Him an 'Uneasy Feeling'

One of Congress’ conservative immigration hawks is worried by Donald Trump’s shifting tone on his signature immigration policy. “There’s not much that’s happened that’s encouraged me,” Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said of Trump’s pivot in an interview with ABC News. … Continue reading

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The Pentagon has shipped more than a million small arms to Iraq and Afghanistan’s defense forces

The Pentagon has spent billions of dollars since 2001 funneling roughly more than a million assault rifles, pistols, shotguns, and machine guns into Iraq and Afghanistan, helping to fuel lasting conflict there, according to a new report by a London-based … Continue reading

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Governor cites 'misperception' on Michigan school closures

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder speaks with The Associated Press during an interview in his office in Lansing, Mich., on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. Snyder is urging calm ahead of Michigan’s release next week of a list of the worst-performing public … Continue reading

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