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Hundreds protest Alabama's abortion ban at state capitolHundreds of demonstrators have marched to the Alabama Capitol to protest the state's new abortion ban, chanting 'my body, my choice!' and 'vote them out!'
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FILE -  In this April 24, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., answers questions during a presidential forum held by She The People on the Texas State University campus, in Houston. Former President Jimmy Carter has never been known as a key player in Democratic Party politics, but he’s re-emerging in the 2020 is presidential race as some candidates go to Plains, Ga., to seek the 94-year-old’s advice. Booker and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., have visited with the Carters, including attending the former president’s Sunday School lesson in Plains. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
Jimmy Carter finds a renaissance in 2020 Democratic scrambleJimmy Carter is re-emerging in the 2020 presidential race as some candidates go to Plains, Georgia, to seek the 94-year-old former president's advice
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Robert F. Smith, left, laughs with David Thomas, center, and actress Angela Bassett at Morehouse College on Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Atlanta. Smith, a billionaire technology investor and philanthropist, said he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire graduating class at Morehouse College - an estimated $40 million. Smith, this year's commencement speaker, made the announcement Sunday morning while addressing nearly 400 graduating seniors of the all-male historically black college in Atlanta.  (Bo Emerson/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Speaker stuns 2019 Morehouse grads, to pay off student debtBillionaire technology investor shocks 2019 graduating class at Morehouse College, announcing at their commencement that he will pay off their students loans worth up to $40 million
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Trump's 'great patriot' farmers follow him into a trade warWhile the prolonged trade fight with China has been devastating to an already-struggling agriculture industry, there's little indication Trump is paying a political price
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Trump denies plans to fly migrants from border to FloridaThe office of Florida's governor says President Donald Trump told him he wouldn't authorize to fly hundreds of immigrants from the Mexican border to South Florida on a weekly basis
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President Donald Trump's senior adviser, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, departs the Capitol after a meeting with Senate Republicans, in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
US to roll out economic part of Mideast peace planUS to roll out opening phase of Mideast peace plan in Bahrain next month at a forum on economic benefits to region
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A woman holds her hands in the air a music plays during a dedication ceremony for a new sanctuary and memorial room at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday, May 19, 2019. In 2017 a gunman opened fire at the church and killed more than two dozen congregants. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Texas church opens new sanctuary 18 months after massacreA South Texas church where a gunman in 2017 opened fire and killed more than two dozen congregants will unveil a new sanctuary and memorial room honoring the victims
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the National Association of REALTORS Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Trump tells anti-abortion activists to stay united for 2020With Alabama's tough new abortion law stirring divisions on the right, Trump implores anti-abortion activists to stay united for the 2020 election if they want to preserve their gains
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Werner Salzman, Swiss parlamentarian of conservative party SVP and member of the committee against the EU gun laws and policies, speaks at the committee's meeting in Burgdorf, Switzerland, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Swiss voters clearly accepted EU's stricter gun control at the national ballot. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP)
Swiss voters approve tighter gun laws, lining up with the EUSwiss voters have approved a measure to tighten the Alpine nation's gun laws, bringing the country in line with many of its European partners despite the objections of local gun owners
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Rocket attack hits near US Embassy in Baghdad's Green ZoneA rocket crashed Sunday night in the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone, landing less than a mile from the sprawling US Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said
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FILE - In this Wednesday April 17, 2019 file photo, The Proactiva's Open Arms rescue boat sits docked in Barcelona, Spain. A judge in Sicily has dropped an investigation against two member of the Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms deriving from a tense high-seas standoff last year when the crew refused to hand over 218 migrants rescued at sea to the Libyan coast guard. Proactiva welcomed the decision to drop the investigation into criminal association and aiding illegal migration Wednesday, calling it ‘’an additional step toward the truth.’’ The group stated that it has always operated according to international roles. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
UN tells Italy proposed decree violates migrants' rightsUN to Italy: Proposed decree closing ports to aid groups violates migrants' human rights
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Sudan's military council resumes talks with protestersSudan's ruling military council is meeting with protesters on the country's political transition after talks were halted for three days while roads were cleared outside the main sit-in in the capital, Khartoum
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