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Trump seeks federal government overhaul, merger of agencies

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The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 23, the 174th day of 2018. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 23, 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for his “Type-Writer,” featuring a QWERTY keyboard; it was the first commercially successful...


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Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

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MOSCOW (AP) — Who’s in, who’s out and possible scenarios at the World Cup after a second straight day that ended with a comeback win in stoppage time: GROUP A Russia and Uruguay have clinched berths in the round of 16, and play each other Monday to determine who wins the group. Egypt and Saudi...


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Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move decried by advocates as a cruel and ineffective attempt to deter families from coming to the United States....


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AP Top International News at 5:20 p.m. EDT

Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention Debate over migrants divides EU; Mini-summit seeks solutions Saudi women are on the roads and driving as ban is lifted Zimbabwe leader calls assassination attempt ‘cowardly act‘ 1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia’s new PM US...


Lifestyle

Stars flock to the Dior debut of Kim Jones at Paris menswear

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PARIS (AP) — In a week marked by big debuts, it was designer Kim Jones’ turn at Dior Men on Saturday. The British designer drew stars from the worlds of film, music and fashion to Paris for his first collection at the storied powerhouse. Stars such as Bella Hadid, Victoria Beckham, Naomi Campbell,...


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Saudi women are on the roads and driving as ban is lifted

Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women are in the driver’s seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy streets just minutes after the world’s last remaining ban on women driving was lifted. It’s a euphoric and historic moment for women who have had to rely on their...


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Egypt officer who thought to break Israeli Bar Lev line dies

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s state-owned media says the army officer credited with the idea to destroy the Bar Lev line on the Suez Canal’s eastern bank during the 1973 Arab Israeli war has died. The Akhbar al-Youm daily said Baki Zaki Youssef died on Saturday at the age of 87. State-run Al Ahram daily...


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1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia's new PM

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia’s reformist new prime minister led to a deadly explosion Saturday at a massive rally in support of sweeping changes in Africa’s second most populous country. Nine police officials were arrested, state media reported....


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Debate over migrants divides EU; Mini-summit seeks solutions

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BRUSSELS (AP) — With another migrant rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean and both Italy and Malta again refusing to let it dock, European Union leaders will try to find common ground for tackling a growing political crisis that is threatening to undermine the entire EU. The leaders of about...


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As driving ban lifts, Saudi women in crosshairs of change

Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Outside a sprawling mall in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, young single men and women walk through an open-air exhibit where Saudi women and traffic police explain the ins and outs of handling a car. Children take a lap around a makeshift course in tiny electric cars as...


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