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  • China orders crackdown on large outdoor religious statues

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party has ordered local governments to better regulate the construction of large outdoor religious statues amid increasing restrictions on religious expression of all kinds. The directive from the United… The post China orders crackdown on large outdoor religious statues appeared first on WTOP.

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  • No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dry pine needles and dead wood snapped under fire prevention officer Matt Engbring’s boots as he hiked a half-mile into the woods in search of a makeshift campsite that had served… The post No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Baby panda born in Malaysia zoo makes media appearance

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A baby panda born in a Malaysian zoo five months ago has made her first media appearance. The female panda, which has not yet been named, is the second offspring… The post Baby panda born in Malaysia zoo makes media appearance appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Real-world debates permeate Venice Biennale on architecture

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — Real-world debates permeate this year’s Venice Biennale on architecture, from commemorating spaces once part of the U.S. slave trade to maintaining the delicate status quo at religious sites in the Holy… The post Real-world debates permeate Venice Biennale on architecture appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Chinese official: Destroy terrorism 'breeding ground'

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s top anti-terrorism official has called for closer international cooperation to “destroy the breeding ground of terrorism.” State media quoted State Councilor Zhao Kezhi telling officials at a national teleconference on Friday… The post Chinese official: Destroy terrorism ‘breeding ground’ appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Giuliani says White House wants briefing on classified info

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election. And they… The post Giuliani says White House wants briefing on classified info appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Trump stays out of messy House immigration fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has long made immigration a top priority. He has spent recent weeks publicly hammering Congress to crack down on “legal loopholes” he says allow criminals to enter the country… The post Trump stays out of messy House immigration fight appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Emails show EPA working closely with climate-change deniers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Environmental Protection Agency officials have been working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming. Recently released emails… The post Emails show EPA working closely with climate-change deniers appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Summit or not, giant gulf separates US-NKorea on nukes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even if conciliatory rhetoric revives U.S.-North Korea summit plans, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are still left with the gaping disconnect over what a deal on North Korea’s nukes would… The post Summit or not, giant gulf separates US-NKorea on nukes appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Trump shifts stance on Korea summit from 'off' to 'maybe'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — “Everybody plays games,” President Donald Trump declared as he suggested the potentially historic North Korean summit he had suddenly called off might be getting back on track. His sights set on a… The post Trump shifts stance on Korea summit from ‘off’ to ‘maybe’ appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Trump's dizzying shifts on issues from NK, guns, health care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — From “Little Rocket Man” to the scheduling of a historic peace summit and back again, President Donald Trump’s dizzying back-and-forth on North Korea is par for the course for a president who… The post Trump’s dizzying shifts on issues from NK, guns, health care appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Canceled summit raises stakes for China over North Korea

    BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump’s abrupt withdrawal from his planned summit with North Korea raises the stakes for China to show that it can steer the North toward easing tensions over its nuclear program.… The post Canceled summit raises stakes for China over North Korea appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Police: Suspected gunman spoke online about demon possession

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The man suspected of shooting three people inside an Oklahoma City restaurant before being fatally shot by bystanders had no obvious connection to the victims or the restaurant, and was legally… The post Police: Suspected gunman spoke online about demon possession appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Police: Wounded middle school student in critical condition

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a female student wounded in an Indianapolis-area middle school shooting is in critical condition and a teacher who was also shot is in good condition. Noblesville police Lt. Bruce… The post Police: Wounded middle school student in critical condition appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Senate orders Pentagon to review child-on-child sex abuse

    The Senate committee that oversees the U.S. military ordered an independent investigation of how the Defense Department handles sexual violence among children on bases as part of legislation that would overhaul how the Pentagon must… The post Senate orders Pentagon to review child-on-child sex abuse appeared first on WTOP.

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  • AP Top U.S. News at 12:09 a.m. EDT

    Teacher who confronted Indiana school shooter lauded as hero The Latest: Girl critical after Indiana school shooting Volcanic ash swamps Hawaii school, turning tennis court gray Texas school shooting victim family sues attacker’s parents 2… The post AP Top U.S. News at 12:09 a.m. EDT appeared first on WTOP.

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  • AP Top Political News at 12:31 a.m. EDT

    Trump steering clear of messy House immigration fight Korea summit after all? Trump says ‘everybody plays games’ Trump’s dizzying shifts on issues from NK, guns, health care AP FACT CHECK: Trump is wrong about military… The post AP Top Political News at 12:31 a.m. EDT appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Gray settles down after rough start, Rockies beat Reds 5-4

    DENVER (AP) — Pinch-hitter Noel Cuevas came through with a tiebreaking triple in the sixth inning, Jon Gray settled down after a shaky start and the Colorado Rockies began a long homestand by beating the… The post Gray settles down after rough start, Rockies beat Reds 5-4 appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: Tropical storm watches issued ahead of Alberto

    MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 11 p.m. Tropical storm and storm surge watches have been issued for parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast as Subtropical Storm Alberto slowly… The post The Latest: Tropical storm watches issued ahead of Alberto appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Texas officer kills off-duty deputy in alleged break-in

    STAGECOACH, Texas (AP) — Investigators say an off-duty Texas police officer fatally shot an off-duty sheriff’s deputy suspected in a reported break-in at the officer’s home. The incident happened about 5:30 p.m. Friday in a… The post Texas officer kills off-duty deputy in alleged break-in appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Father, son plead guilty to fraud involving secretive sect

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A father and son who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said… The post Father, son plead guilty to fraud involving secretive sect appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: First tests find no water contamination in town

    DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on an Idaho town where officials told residents not to drink the water after a fired municipal worker was found dead in his home. (all times local): 7:40 p.m.… The post The Latest: First tests find no water contamination in town appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 1 dead, 40 missing

    SALALAH, Oman (AP) — Cyclone Mekunu has blown into the Arabian Peninsula, drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain and cutting off power lines. Portions of Salalah, Oman’s third-largest city, lost electricity early Saturday as… The post Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 1 dead, 40 missing appeared first on WTOP.

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  • USC president agrees to step down amid gynecologist scandal

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the University of Southern California has agreed to step down amid a raging sex scandal involving a university gynecologist who is accused of conducting inappropriate exams for decades,… The post USC president agrees to step down amid gynecologist scandal appeared first on WTOP.

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