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 2021-07-23 06:10 

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To reach a peace deal, Taliban say Afghan president must go...

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban say they don't want to monopolize power, but they insist there won't be peace in Afghanistan until there is a new negotiated government in Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani is removed....

 2021-07-23 04:25 

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Pelosi says 'deadly serious' Jan. 6 probe to go without GOP...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unfazed by Republican threats of a boycott, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared Thursday that a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will take on its "deadly serious" work whether Republican...

 2021-07-22 21:35 

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Pelosi says 'deadly serious' Jan. 6 probe to go without GOP...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unfazed by Republican threats of a boycott, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared Thursday that a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will take on its "deadly serious" work whether Republican...

 2021-07-22 19:35 

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UN council rejects Russian bid to get rid of Bosnia high rep...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday rejected a resolution put forward by Russia and China that would have immediately stripped the powers of the international high representative overseeing implementation of the 1995 peace ag...

 2021-07-22 19:10 

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Dems renew questions about FBI background check of Kavanaugh...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are raising new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI's background investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the FBI revealed that it had received thousands of tips and had provided...

 2021-07-22 17:25 

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London mayor sends message of support to Hong Kong emigres...

LONDON (AP) — London's mayor on Thursday sent a message of support to Hong Kong residents fleeing China's crackdown on democracy to seek new live in the United Kingdom, saying his office will spend 900,000 pounds ($1.2 million) to help new a...

 2021-07-22 13:00 

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Iowa Democrat Finkenauer seeking GOP Sen. Grassley's seat...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Abby Finkenauer, a former congresswoman, is running for Republican Chuck Grassley's U.S. Senate seat, hoping her blue-collar credentials will propel her forward in a state that has grown more conservative over th...

 2021-07-22 11:30 

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On this day: Russian male gymnasts continue dominance | 1996 Atlanta Olympics...

While Russia, a perennial power, won the gold, the U.S. men finished fifth in the team finals. It was a vast improvement over their 1992 Barcelona performance but still short of their goal of winning a medal for the first time since 1984....

 2021-07-22 10:40 

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G20 environment ministers meet in Italy amid floods, fires...

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — With forest fires raging in the U.S. and Russia and floods devastating parts of Western Europe, environment and energy ministers from the Group of 20 industrialized countries gathered Thursday for two days of talks ahead of Nove...

 2021-07-22 06:30 

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EXPLAINER: What is fueling Russia's 'unprecedented' fires?...

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of wildfires engulf broad expanses of Russia each year, destroying forests and shrouding territories in acrid smoke....

 2021-07-22 04:15 

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Hong Kong police arrest 5 trade union members for sedition...

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police on Thursday arrested five trade union members and a court denied bail for four editors and journalists on charges of endangering national security, part of a widening crackdown on dissent in the city....

 2021-07-22 04:10 

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Pelosi bars Trump allies from Jan. 6 probe; GOP vows boycott...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two Republicans tapped by House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to sit on a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, a decision the Republican denounced as "an egregious abuse of po...

 2021-07-21 21:35 

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Pelosi bars Trump allies from Jan. 6 probe; GOP vows boycott...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected two Republicans tapped by House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to sit on a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, a decision the Republican denounced as "an egregiou...

 2021-07-21 19:35 

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Gen. Milley says Taliban appear to have 'strategic momentum'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Taliban appear to have "strategic momentum" in the fight for control of Afghanistan as they put increasing pressure on key cities, setting the stage for a decisive period in coming weeks as American forces complete thei...

 2021-07-21 15:13 

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy proposes 5 Republicans to sit on Jan. 6 panel...

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has picked five Republicans to sit on the new select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, signaling that Republicans will participate in the investigation that they have staunchly opposed....

 2021-07-21 15:05 

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Russia launches lab module to International Space Station...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has successfully launched a long-delayed lab module for the International Space Station that is intended to provide more room for scientific experiments and space for the crew....

 2021-07-21 13:55 

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UK irks EU with call to change post-Brexit trade rules...

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Wednesday that post-Brexit trade rules it negotiated with the European Union "cannot go on" and need a major rewrite, straining already tense U.K.-EU relations....

 2021-07-21 10:55 

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German Cabinet approves some $472 million in first flood aid...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a roughly 400 million-euro ($472 million) package of immediate aid for victims of last week's floods and vowed to get started quickly on rebuilding the devastated areas — a task who...

 2021-07-21 09:45 

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China fines tech giants for content exploiting children...

HONG KONG (AP) — China's internet watchdog said Wednesday it has fined platforms operated by e-commerce company Alibaba and gaming firm Tencent for spreading sexually suggestive content involving children, as regulators seek to clean up content ...

 2021-07-21 08:40 

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UK set to irk EU with bid to change post-Brexit trade rules...

LONDON (AP) — Tense post-Brexit relations between Britain and the European Union face further strain on Wednesday, when the U.K. calls for major changes to trade rules agreed on by both sides....

 2021-07-21 05:15 

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Hong Kong police arrest former Apple Daily senior editor...

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong national security police on Wednesday arrested a former editor at the now-defunct Apple Daily pro-democracy newspaper, weeks after the paper was forced to close after authorities froze its assets....

 2021-07-21 02:20 

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McConnell urges Americans: 'Get vaccinated' as cases spike...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell implored unvaccinated Americans Tuesday to take the COVID-19 shot, issuing a stark and grave warning of a repeat of last year's rising caseloads and shutdowns if people refuse to protect...

 2021-07-21 00:50 

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3 GOP House members lose appeals over $500 mask fines...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Three Republican U.S. House members have lost appeals challenging fines for not wearing face coverings on the House floor earlier this year....

 2021-07-20 20:50 

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McConnell urges Americans: 'Get vaccinated' or risk shutdown...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell implored unvaccinated Americans Tuesday to take the COVID-19 shot, issuing a stark and grave warning of a repeat of last year's shutdowns if people refuse to protect themselves from the ...

 2021-07-20 19:49 

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Democratic leader in Georgia House, James Beverly, catches COVID...

Georgia House Minority Leader James Beverly, a Democrat from Macon, said he tested positive for COVID-19 months after receiving a vaccination....

 2021-07-20 13:05 

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Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes joins US Senate race...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes on Tuesday joined the crowded Democratic field for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, vying to become the first African American from Wisconsin to serve in the S...

 2021-07-20 12:45 

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Russia unveils new fighter, Putin hails country's air power...

MOSCOW (AP) — With much fanfare, Russian aircraft makers on Tuesday unveiled a prototype of a new fighter jet that features stealth capabilities and other advanced characteristics....

 2021-07-20 11:29 

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The Jolt: State House GOP ready to help cops on crime, not guns...

The House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee held a hearing Monday about the urgent need to address violent crime in Atlanta. Lawmakers assured the law enforcement officers who testified that they were ready to do anything, or almost anything, ...

 2021-07-20 11:15 

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Iran's daily new coronavirus infections hit another high...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Tuesday broke another record in the country's daily new coronavirus cases, even as Tehran and its surroundings went into lockdown, a week-long measure imposed amid another surge in the pandemic....

 2021-07-20 08:30 

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Afghan president slams Taliban; rockets target Kabul palace...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least three rockets hit near the presidential palace on Tuesday shortly before Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was to give an address to mark the major Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha....

 2021-07-20 07:00 

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Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic's shadow...

CAIRO (AP) — Muslims around the world were observing Tuesday yet another major Islamic holiday in the shadow of the pandemic and amid growing concerns about the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-07-20 04:55 

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Afghan official says rockets hit near presidential palace...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least three rockets hit near the presidential palace on Tuesday shortly before Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was to give an address to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid-a-Adha....

 2021-07-20 02:09 

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Rural South Georgia race sits at the heart of state's political divides...

The last Republican to represent a majority black Georgia House district is seeking re-election after 36 years in office....

 2021-07-20 00:10 

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McCarthy proposes 5 Republicans to sit on Jan. 6 panel...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has picked five Republicans to sit on the new select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, signaling that Republicans will participate in the investigation that they...

 2021-07-19 18:45 

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Kemp: Anti-crime bills will be part of fall special session...

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican leaders are promising quick legislative action to fight violent crime in Atlanta as the House begins hearings on crime in Georgia's largest city....

 2021-07-19 18:40 

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US extends temporary status for Somalis, citing civil strife...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas extended temporary legal status to hundreds of Somalis on Monday to allow them to remain in the United States for an additional 18 months during civil strife in the African nation....

 2021-07-19 09:40 

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Russia reports successful test launch of hypersonic missile...

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military reported another successful test launch of a new Zircon hypersonic cruise missile on Monday....

 2021-07-19 07:45 

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AP Interview: US firms in Hong Kong face risks, says AmCham...

HONG KONG (AP) — U.S. businesses operating in Hong Kong should reassess their operations and decide if the risks of operating there are worth the reward, the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong said in an interview Monday with...

 2021-07-19 06:45 

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Breivik survivors keep fighting for their vision of Norway...

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — On the 10th anniversary of Norway's worst peacetime slaughter, survivors of Anders Behring Breivik's assault worry that the racism which nurtured the anti-Islamic mass murderer is re-emerging in a nation known for it...

 2021-07-18 18:55 

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Wildfires rage in Russia's Siberia, cause airport to close...

MOSCOW (AP) — Heavy smoke from raging wildfires covered the Russian city of Yakutsk and 50 other Siberian towns and settlements Sunday, temporarily halting operations at the city's airport....

 2021-07-18 17:35 

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North Macedonia repatriates 4 IS fighters and their families...

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Four suspected former Islamic State group fighters and their families have been successfully repatriated to North Macedonia, the government said Sunday....

 2021-07-18 17:15 

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Senator: Bipartisan infrastructure bill loses IRS provision...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposal to strengthen IRS enforcement to crack down on tax scofflaws and help fund a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure spending is officially off the table, Republican Sen. Rob Portman said Sunday....

 2021-07-18 17:05 

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Rights group in Russia shuts down amid government crackdown...

MOSCOW (AP) — A rights group in Russia announced Sunday that it was shutting down, citing fear of prosecution of its members and supporters after Russian authorities blocked its website for allegedly publishing content from an "undesirable"; ...

 2021-07-18 14:25 

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Russia at Tokyo Olympics with new name, more doping disputes...

Russia is competing under another new name at the Tokyo Olympics, the latest fallout from the Games' longest-running doping saga....

 2021-07-17 21:45 

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3rd venue cancels Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene rally...

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A third event venue in California has canceled a Saturday night rally by Republican House Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene....

 2021-07-17 19:55 

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3 Texas Democrats who fled elections bill vote get COVID...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of the Democratic state lawmakers who fled Texas to stymie a Republican-backed effort to impose broad new voting restrictions have tested positive for COVID-19, the Texas House's Democratic caucus said Saturday....

 2021-07-17 10:10 

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Russia to unveil new fighter jet at Moscow's air show...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian aircraft makers say they will present a prospective new fighter jet at a Moscow air show that opens next week....

 2021-07-16 20:33 

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Revealing testimony in trial of suspended Georgia insurance commissioner...

On the witness stand Thursday, Matt Barfield recalled the day he decided to help the FBI investigate his cousin.It was December 2018, a couple weeks after Jim Beck had won an election to be Georgia's insurance commissioner. The campaign was funded in ...

 2021-07-16 15:05 

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US warns companies about doing business in Hong Kong...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration issued a blanket warning Friday to U.S. firms about the risks of doing business in Hong Kong as China continues to clamp down on political and economic freedoms in the territory....

 2021-07-16 13:10 

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Small plane makes forced landing in Russia: All aboard safe...

MOSCOW (AP) — A small Russian passenger plane on Friday made an emergency landing in Siberia after an engine failure, emergency officials said. All of its 19 passengers and crew survived....

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