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US urges UN to back African force for South Sudan

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The United States urged the UN Security Council to back a regional force for South Sudan to shore up UN peacekeepers unable to cope with the violence. The council adopted a resolution extending the … Continue reading

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Clinton campaign: Computer service used by campaign hacked

WASHINGTON (AP) — A computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the Democratic National Committee, an intrusion for which the Russian government is the leading suspect, the campaign said … Continue reading

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Judge: Kansas must count disputed state, local race votes

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas must count potentially thousands of votes in state and local races from people who’ve registered without providing citizenship documents, a county judged ruled on Friday. The order from Shawnee County District Judge Larry Hendricks came … Continue reading

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Clinton gets down to campaign business with U.S. Rust Belt trip

By Amanda Becker PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took her newly energized White House bid on the road on Friday for a tour of crucial “Rust Belt” states Pennsylvania and Ohio, but the campaign’s focus was clouded … Continue reading

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Clinton, Trump take gloves off in White House slog

Philadelphia (AFP) – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded insults at opposite ends of the country Friday, taking their fight for the White House to rival battleground states and portraying starkly different visions of America. One of the most divisive … Continue reading

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Brazil's Lula faces trial for obstruction of justice

Brasília (AFP) – Ex-Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who was key in getting the Olympics to Rio, will be put on trial for allegedly trying to obstruct a corruption probe at Petrobras oil company, officials said Friday. “The … Continue reading

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The Latest: Ruling upends Kansas primary preparations

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a judge’s ruling on Kansas’ two-tiered voting system (all times local): 6:00 p.m. A Kansas judge’s ruling on the state’s proof-of-citizenship requirement is causing confusion among some election officials just four days before … Continue reading

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AP NewsAlert

Captain America: Anyone with an ounce of intelligence and the ability to think beyond a 5 word sound bite would now say I see why she had a private server. Her private server was not hacked. But, as Trump himself … Continue reading

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US insists not involved in Turkey military coup bid

Washington (AFP) – A top military chief and other officials insisted Friday that the United States was not involved in the attempted military coup in Turkey, underscoring tense relations between the allies. Long-standing partners in NATO and officially fighting side-by-side … Continue reading

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Erdogan tells West 'mind your own business' as journalists jailed

Ankara (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday told the EU and US to “mind your own business” after the West expressed alarm over the growing crackdown against suspected coup plotters, as a court placed 17 journalists under … Continue reading

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