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Obama's Hiroshima trip parachutes him into history disputes

Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies, partners over World War II.

Somaliland wants world recognition of its independence

The semi-autonomous region of Somaliland is renewing calls for international recognition of its self-declared independence from Somalia. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Kerry, el-Sissi discuss stalled Arab-Israeli peace efforts

The United States and Egypt looked for ways Wednesday to inject life into Israel's moribund peace process with the Palestinians, after the Arab country's leader said an agreement would make warmer... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Sugar tax, spaceports meet pageantry in UK Queen's Speech

Queen Elizabeth II donned an ermine-trimmed robe and diamond-studded crown Wednesday to announce government promises to put Britain at the cutting edge of technology and social progress in the 21st... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Billboard producer defends choosing Madonna to honor Prince

The executive producer of Sunday's Billboard Music Awards is defending the decision to have Madonna pay homage to Prince, which has been met with some criticism online and sparked a Change.org... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Facebook's Zuckerberg meets with conservatives

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with conservatives, including radio host Glenn Beck, to discuss claims that its "trending topics" feature is biased against their viewpoints. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Group of parents against transgender directive ask for action from state leaders

A small group of parents gathered at the state Capitol Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to act against the directive from the Obama administration telling schools to allow transgender students to... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Mourning in Sadr City, Baghdad's deadliest district

Among the dozens killed when a truck bomb struck a crowded market last week in Baghdad's Sadr City were two brothers, the only sons of Talib Jassum Issa who got the news in a phone call just... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Democrats pressure Sanders as rift threatens party

After months when the story of the 2016 presidential campaign focused on divided Republicans, Democrats are now showcasing divisions in their ranks. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Trump unveils list of his top Supreme Court picks

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he's... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Police 'concerned' UTA worker's death may be linked to kidnapping suspects

An investigation is underway into the death of a missing Utah Transit Authority employee who was found dead Tuesday outside Kemmerer, Wyoming. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Over 200 families feared buried by landslides in Sri Lanka

Soldiers and police used sticks and bare hands Wednesday to dig through enormous piles of mud covering houses in three villages hit by massive landslides in central Sri Lanka, with hundreds of... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Trump and frequent target Megyn Kelly call a truce

Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly appear to have called a truce. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Could going to church help you live longer?

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Church attendance might help people remain healthy by strengthening their ties to their community. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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First-ever Modest Fashion Week makes discreet fashions shine

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The first-ever Modest Fashion Week has begun in Istanbul, bringing beauty and practicality to a variety of modest Islamic garments. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Social media — The latest link to poor body image

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A new study from the University of Pittsburgh found that the more some people use social media sites like Facebook, the worse they felt about their bodies and appearance. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Are you an impulse shopper? Here's how to find out and how to control it

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Most people have spent more money than they should have on occasion. For some, the problem is deeper and more expensive than a mere financial misstep. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Press conference: Update on UTA worker's death

Utah Transit Authority police are expected to give updates to the case of Kay Ricks, a UTA maintenance worker, who was found dead Tuesday outside Kemmerer, Wyoming. Lincoln County Sheriff Shane... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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NY police: Belligerent, knife-wielding man killed by officer

A man became belligerent as he tried to buy beer at a grocery store Wednesday morning, pulled out an 8-inch knife that he refused to drop and was shot to death by police on a busy tourist-filled... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Clinton, Sanders in tight Ky. race; Sanders, Trump win Ore.

Bernie Sanders won Oregon's presidential primary and battled Hillary Clinton to a neck-and-neck outcome in Kentucky on Tuesday, vowing to soldier on as Clinton sought to blunt his momentum ahead of... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Trump wins Oregon GOP primary; Democrats' results still out

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders visited Oregon three times in recent weeks, while Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton chose to send her husband instead. Oregon voters were deciding Tuesday which of... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Clinton, Sanders locked in tight contest in Kentucky primary

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were neck-and-neck in Kentucky's presidential primary Tuesday, as Clinton sought to blunt the momentum of her Democratic rival ahead of a likely general election... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Man drives onto National Mall, claims exposure to anthrax

A man who said he had been exposed to anthrax put some of the alleged poison into a pickup truck and drove onto the grass at the National Mall Tuesday to warn others, U.S. Park Police said. The... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Both sides jockeying over possible Bears Ears monument designation

The Sutherland Institute released a new video highlighting San Juan County Navajo tribal members opposed to a new national monument. Meanwhile, a pro-monument group released a poll showing 71... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Overtime pay may become reality for more US workers

More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules to be issued Wednesday by the Obama administration. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Homeless woman joins climate change protesters, wins bid at BLM auction

Victoria Ramos, inspired by a group of protesters, figured she could afford bidding on an oil and gas lease parcel at a Salt Lake City BLM auction. The price was $2 an acre, but Ramos is homeless.... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Distracted engineer blamed in deadly Amtrak wreck

The Amtrak engineer whose speeding train ran off the rails in Philadelphia last year was apparently distracted by word that a train nearby had been hit by a rock, federal investigators concluded... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Trump says he'd speak with Kim Jong Un over nukes

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he's open to speaking with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to halt the communist nation's nuclear program. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Grand Canyon to have new leader following harassment report

The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park has chosen retirement over a transfer after being told the park needed new leadership to address a longstanding pattern of sexual harassment and... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Kenya: Photos of police violence spark international outrage

Widely viewed pictures and video of a protester being kicked by Kenyan riot police as he lay on the ground have caused a stir in this East Africa country, prompting debate on police brutality and... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Methodist leader acknowledges struggle to maintain unity

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The United Methodist Church is struggling to maintain unity amid deep divisions over Scripture and sexuality, the presiding bishop of America’s second-largest Protestant denomination... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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3 ways Pope Francis' opening on women deacons can change Catholicism

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When Pope Francis suddenly agreed, during an off-the-cuff chat last week with nuns gathered in Rome, to explore the idea of ordaining women as deacons he touched off what has by now become a... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Russia builds military camp near ancient site in Palmyra

Russia has built a military encampment inside a zone that holds the UNESCO world heritage site in the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra, where Islamic State militants were driven out recently by... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Wave of bombings in Baghdad kill 69

A wave of bombings struck outdoor markets and a restaurant in Shiite-dominated neighborhoods of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 69 people, officials said — the latest in a string of... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Clinton aims for Kentucky win to break Sanders' momentum

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton sought to avoid primary losses in Kentucky and Oregon on Tuesday, aiming to blunt the momentum of challenger Bernie Sanders ahead of a likely... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Highlights from the New York Baby Show

New and expectant parents flocked to a Manhattan pier to scope out the latest gear and services at the New York Baby Show, where companies large and small from around the world peddle everything... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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White House adds diversity to advisory council

The Obama administration has announced plans to add additional names to its third and final council on faith-based issues, including a transgender woman and representatives of Sikh and Baha’i... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Twitter's 140 character limit _ time to ditch it?

Many Twitter users — and more importantly, the billions more who don't use Twitter — feel constrained by the company's somewhat archaic 140- Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Vince Vaughn, Mel Gibson headlined Liberty commencement: Here's why it matters

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The sleepy town of Lynchburg, Va., looked more like Hollywood this weekend thanks to Liberty University, America’s largest evangelical college. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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DNC head: 'No excuse for what happened in Nevada'

The head of the Democratic Party on Tuesday denounced the violence and incivility that marred this past weekend's party gathering in Nevada and called on leaders to reject such actions. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Univision teams with Netflix for 'El Chapo' drama series

Univision's parent company is teaming up with Netflix to produce "El Chapo," a drama series based on the life of one of the world's most notorious criminals. It will air on Univision sister network... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Senate likely to advance $1.1 billion in Zika funding

After a three-month delay, the Senate is acting on President Barack Obama's request for money to combat the Zika virus. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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World Vision president: Treat refugees as guests

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Rich Stearns, head of World Vision, the evangelical relief and development group, says Christians should follow a model pioneered by Chaldean churches in Iraq’s Kurdistan region in which... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Bergdahl to be court-martialed under new commander-in-chief

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his combat outpost in Afghanistan and spent five years in captivity, will be court-martialed under a new commander-in-chief. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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UN: More worrying about Zika but Rio Olympics shouldn't be moved

The World Health Organization's chief says the agency is increasingly concerned about the Zika virus, even though it does not recommend canceling or postponing the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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America's most important issues are coming to Broadway

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With "Hamilton" leading the pack of interesting, edgy and timely shows, Broadway is reflecting some of the most important issues in America today. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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The best time in life to think about bone health (it's not what you think)

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What a teenager eats now can determine the health of his bones when he retires, which is why families that want to remain active all through their lives should worry about osteoporosis long before... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Startup wants to put self-driving big rigs on US highways

Picture an 18-wheel truck barreling down the highway with 80,000 pounds of cargo and no one but a robot at the wheel. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Australian teen accused of plotting terror attack in Sydney

A teenager was arrested on Tuesday after Australian police alleged he had been planning to launch a terrorist attack in Sydney. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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JK Rowling honored by PEN for literary and humanitarian work

J.K. Rowling's passion for free expression is so strong it extends to someone she'd otherwise not care to discuss: Donald Trump. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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US, other powers want to arm Libyan government

In a move fraught with risk, the United States and other world powers said Monday they would supply Libya's internationally recognized government with weapons to counter the Islamic State and other... Read more »

May 16, 2016

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