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  • Rio could be 'laboratory' for solving Brazil's crime crisis

    A Brazilian leader says that use of the military to combat rising violence in Rio de Janeiro could be a test case for other violent areas of Brazil. The military took over Rio's police on Friday under a decree from President Michel Temer. That measure needs congressional approval, and the...

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  • NYPD Special Victims hunting for rapist of 12-year-old

    The 12-year-old girl was in her school uniform, wearing pigtails. She clutched her princess lunch box as she got off the Bronx bus after tutoring, and that's when the rapist grabbed her by the arm. "If you scream, I'm gonna kill you," he said, according to police. The stranger dragged her...

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  • MLB imposes stricter mound limits, defers on pitch clocks

    Major League Baseball imposed stricter limits on mound visits by players in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018. After more than a year of negotiations, the Major League Baseball Players Association refused to agree to the changes but also signed an...

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  • AP Exclusive: Key EU banker accused of bribery, Russia ties

    Latvia's top banking official explained the "rules of the game" for successful banking in the small European country. His sidekick sat the owner of Norvik bank down, scribbling the sum on a piece of paper: 100,000 euros ($125,000) a month. An international complaint filed by Latvian bank...

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  • Doctors blast Trump's mental illness focus to fight violence

    Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting. "The concept that mental illness is a precursor to violent behavior is nonsense," said Dr. Louis Kraus, forensic psychiatry chief at...

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  • Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast US lands

    A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees. The evolving status quo at the...

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  • Scandals highlight Israeli leader's media obsession

    Benjamin Netanyahu traces his meteoric rise in Israeli politics to his days as a telegenic media star who dazzled audiences in both English and Hebrew. But he has also had a rocky relationship with Israel’s notoriously aggressive media, often accusing it of carrying out a “witch hunt” against him.

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  • Israeli gas company announces $15B export deal with Egypt

    An Israeli energy company on Monday announced a $15 billion deal to supply natural gas to Egypt, in the largest export agreement to date for Israel’s nascent natural gas industry.

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  • APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040

    Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, the Michigan utility's president and CEO told The Associated Press. The utility plans to generate 40 percent of its power from renewable sources such...

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  • Letitia Wright steals show in 'Black Panther' breakout role

    Letitia Wright still can't believe she made the "Black Panther" poster. The 24-year-old actress has an out-of-nowhere star-making turn in the Marvel superhero film as the whip-smart Shuri, teenage sister to T'Challa and top scientist in Wakanda. Vibrant, funny and cool, it's the kind of...

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  • Eurogroup endorses Spanish fin min for senior ECB post

    Eurozone finance ministers on Monday endorsed their Spanish counterpart Luis de Guindos for the coveted post of European Central Bank vice president, after Ireland withdrew the only other candidate. "Eurogroup gives support to Luis de Guindos," the ministers said in a statement during talks...

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  • Scandals highlight Israeli leader's media obsession

    Benjamin Netanyahu traces his meteoric rise in Israeli politics to his days as a telegenic media star who dazzled audiences in both English and Hebrew. But he has also had a rocky relationship with Israel's notoriously aggressive media, often accusing it of carrying out a "witch hunt" against...

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  • The Latest: White House supports better background checks

    The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve the federal gun background check system after a school shooting in Florida that killed 17 people. Press Secretary Sarah...

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  • Catalan politicians in Spanish court in secession probe

    A Spain Supreme Court judge set bail Monday for a prominent Catalan politician who faced possible jailing during the ongoing investigation of people involved in the Catalonia region’s push for independence last year.

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  • Once again, US will meet Canada for women's hockey gold

    The United States will play for a gold medal in women’s hockey for the third straight Olympics.

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  • Pakistan minister defends planned deployment to Saudi Arabia

    Pakistan’s defense minister says the planned deployment of 1,000 troops to Saudi Arabia does not violate a parliamentary resolution against taking part in combat operations in Yemen.

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  • IS ambushes Iraqi Shiite-led force, killing 27 fighters

    Islamic State militants ambushed a group of Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary fighters, killing at least 27 more than two months after Baghdad declared victory over the extremist group, officials said Monday The Popular Mobilization Forces, an umbrella group of mostly Shiite militias, said in...

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  • British judge sentences prolific pedophile to 32 years

    A British judge sentenced a prolific pedophile to 32 years in prison Monday in what the U.K.'s national law enforcement agency described as a watershed moment for coming to grips with technology's ability to support and spread depravity. Geophysicist Matthew Falder admitted to 137 offenses,...

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