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  • Unrest reported at immigration detention center in Texas...

    KARNES CITY, Texas (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities say about 40 men at a family detention center in Texas were involved in a "disturbance." The Justice Departmen

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  • Trump cancels $92M parade, cites cost, says maybe next year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag — a day after U.S. of

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  • Trump says he has cancelled military parade

    President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag — a day after U.S. officials said the November event could cost $92 million, more than three times the price first suggested by the White House. Trump on...

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  • TS Ernesto aims at Ireland, Hurricane Lane forms in Pacific

    Tropical Storm Ernesto is moving rapidly over the north Atlantic toward Ireland and the United Kingdom, while Hurricane Lane has formed far from land in the Pacific and is heading on a path likely to take it south of the Hawaiian islands next week. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said...

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  • Diocese holds forgiveness mass in wake of grand jury report

    As the Vatican expresses "shame and sorrow" over a searing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children, a bishop who is named in the report is holding a Mass for the Forgiveness. The Harrisburg Diocese says Friday's mass at the Cathedral Church of Saint...

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  • The Latest: Turkey court rejects release of US pastor

    The Latest on Turkey's currency crisis and diplomatic dispute with the United States (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Turkey's state-run news agency says a higher Turkish court has also rejected an appeal for the release from detention of an American pastor who is at the center of a...

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  • Trump asks SEC to look into practicality of corp. reports

    President Donald Trump says he's asking federal regulators to look into the effectiveness of the quarterly financial reports that publicly traded companies are required to file. In a tweet early Friday, Trump said that after speaking with "some of the world's top business leaders," he's...

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  • Amid turmoil, USA Gymnastics takes small steps forward

    The pep talk was short and to the point, a reminder to reigning world gymnastics champion Morgan Hurd that all was not lost. The 17-year-old had just fallen on beam at the U.S. Classic last month, ending any serious chance she had at making a serious run at Simone Biles in the Olympic...

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  • US threatens more sanctions, keeping alive Turkish crisis

    Turkey and the United States exchanged new threats of sanctions Friday, keeping alive a diplomatic and financial crisis that is threatening the economic stability of the NATO country.

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  • Turkish lira steady despite new threats from Trump

    Turkey's currency remains steady against the dollar despite an apparent threat of possible new sanctions by U.S. President Donald Trump. The Turkish lira stood at 5.80 per dollar on Friday, up about 0.4 percent against the dollar. The currency has recovered from record lows earlier this...

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  • Merkel, Putin share a headache: Donald Trump

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia's President Vladimir Putin will have plenty to talk about when they meet Saturday — thanks in no small part to U.S. President Donald Trump, whose sanctions and criticisms over trade, energy and NATO have created new worries for both leaders. The...

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  • Pentagon postpones Donald Trump's military parade amid soaring costs

    A military parade ordered by US President Donald Trump for later this year has been postponed until at least 2019, a defence official said on Thursday, following reports the cost had soared to more than $90 million.

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  • BAUDER: As our media environment blurs, confusion often reigns...

    BAUDER: As our media environment blurs, confusion often reigns... (Third column, 3rd story, link) Related stories:'QUEER EYE' star preaches political tolerance -- left explodes... Advertise here

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  • Uber driver charged with assaulting woman in San Francisco

    An Uber driver from San Francisco is accused of picking up a woman while off-duty and sexually assaulting her, police said Thursday. Kevin Barillas-Saballas, 30, was charged Thursday by the Alameda County district attorney's office with sexual assault, sexual battery, kidnapping,...

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  • TS Ernesto aims at Ireland, Hurricane Lane forms in Pacific

    Tropical Storm Ernesto is far from land moving rapidly over the north Atlantic toward a weekend approach to Ireland and the United Kingdom, while Hurricane Lane has formed out in the Pacific and is heading on a path likely to take it south of the Hawaiian islands next week.

    Washington Post
  • Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dies at 43

    Jill Janus, lead singer of the heavy metal band Huntress, has died at age 43, her family and band said Thursday. Janus had long struggled with mental Illness, and killed herself outside Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, her relatives and bandmates said in a statement released through publicist...

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  • Manafort jury ends first day of deliberations with questions

    Manafort jury ends day of deliberations with questions... (Second column, 2nd story, link) Related stories:Ask definition of 'reasonable doubt'...Cohen Prosecutors Careful to Avoid John Edwards Case Failures...What happens if Mueller subpoenas Trump? Advertise here

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  • Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks ahead

    The Taliban is likely to keep up its recent surge of violence in advance of scheduled parliamentary elections in October but Western-backed Afghan defenses will not break, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday.

    Washington Post
  • Mattis aide to be nominated to head US Southern Command

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that his senior military assistant, Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller, will be nominated to serve as the next head of U.S. Southern Command.

    Washington Post
  • US officials: Ex-ISIS fighter entered US as refugee

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An Iraqi man accused of killing for the Islamic State entered the U.S. as a refugee after claiming to be a victim of terrorism, in a case drawing attenti

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  • Videos show workers on Florida bridge before collapse

    New videos show construction workers laboring on a pedestrian bridge in Florida shortly before it collapses, killing six people. The time-lapse video released Wednesday by Florida International University shows the four construction workers using a crane hoist to perform work on the bridge....

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  • AP NewsBreak: Google clarifies location-tracking policy

    GOOGLE ADMITS TRACKING USERS... (Second column, 6th story, link) Related stories:Staff Protest Secret Work on Censored China Search Engine... Advertise here

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  • Where White House touts a boom, most economists see a blip

    Is the latest pickup in U.S. economic growth destined to slow in the years ahead as most analysts say? Or, as the Trump administration insists, is the economy on the cusp of an explosive boom that will reward Americans and defy those expectations? On Thursday, President Donald Trump's...

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  • Vatican condemns reported sex abuse by Pennsylvania priests

    The Vatican expressed "shame and sorrow" on Thursday about a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses and decried the abuse as "criminally and morally reprehensible." In uncharacteristically strong language for the Holy See even in...

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