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Trump comments put focus on Sweden’s embrace of immigrants

HELSINKI – When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun. For U.S....

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump administration working on trans bathroom guidelines

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is working on a new set of directives on the use of school bathrooms by transgender students, the White House said Tuesday. The announcement alarmed LGBT...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Israeli divide widens after soldier sentenced

JERUSALEM – An Israeli soldier was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for killing a badly wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground, in a landmark decision that deepened fissures...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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U.S. to target more for deportation

WASHINGTON – Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation – including people simply arrested for traffic violations – under a sweeping rewrite of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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More tests planned after Russian ambassador’s death

NEW YORK – Medical examiners who performed an autopsy on Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday that more tests are needed to determine how and why he fell ill in his office and...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Monticello makes way for history

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The room where historians believe Sally Hemings slept was just steps away from Thomas Jefferson’s bedroom. But in 1941, the caretakers of Monticello turned it into a...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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U.S.-born panda to join breeding program in China

WASHINGTON – The National Zoo is packing up its American-born panda cub Bao Bao for a one-way flight to China, where the 3-year-old will eventually join a panda breeding program. The cub won’t have...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump denounces ‘horrible’ threats against Jewish centers

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced recent threats against Jewish community centers as “horrible ... painful” and said more must be done “to root out hate and prejudice and...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Iraqi troops advance on western Mosul

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq – Iraqi forces advanced Monday into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a push to drive Islamic State militants from the city’s western half, as the visiting...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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For anti-Trumpers it was ‘Not My President Day’

Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President’s Day. The events on the federal holiday didn’t draw...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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General named national security adviser

PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker, as his new national security adviser, replacing the...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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AP source: Revised travel ban targets same countries

WASHINGTON – A draft of President Donald Trump’s revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World