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Russia says Syrian government forces halt fire in IdlibRussia says Syrian government forces have unilaterally ceased fire in the northern Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016 file photo, CIA Director John Brennan participates in the Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing on worldwide threats, on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Democrats will hear from former CIA director Brennan about the situation in Iran amid concerns over the Trump administration’s actions in the region. An outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, Brennan has been invited to a private caucus meeting Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
AP sources: Former CIA chief Brennan to brief Dems on IranAP sources: House Democrats will hear from former CIA Director John Brennan about the situation in Iran when he speaks next week at a private meeting amid heightened concerns over the Trump administration's sudden moves in the region
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Bethlehem resident Tyler Kent records the moments before Martin Tower, background, former world headquarters of Bethlehem Steel, implodes Sunday May 19, 2019, in Bethlehem, Pa. Crowds gathered to watch the demolition of the area's tallest building, a 21-story monolith that opened at the height of Bethlehem Steel's power and profitability but had stood vacant for a dozen years after America's second-largest steelmaker went out of business. Kent says his father worked for Bethlehem Steel for 46 years. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Defunct steelmaker's 21-story headquarters implodedSixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel collapsed in a matter of seconds as a demolition crew imploded Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker's former world headquarters
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3 officers, 1 suspect recovering after shooting in DetroitPolice chief says 3 Detroit officers, 1 man recovering following shooting on city's west side; shooter in critical condition
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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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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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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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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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CORRECTS DATE -  In this Friday, May 17, 2019, photo, released by the U.S. Navy, sailors work around an MV-22 Osprey as it lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea. Commercial airliners flying over the Persian Gulf risk being targeted by "miscalculation or misidentification" from the Iranian military amid heightened tensions between the Islamic Republic and the U.S., American diplomats warned Saturday, May 18, 2019, even as both Washington and Tehran say they don't seek war. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley/U.S. Navy via AP)
Saudis say they don't want war, but will defend themselvesA top Saudi diplomat says the kingdom does not want war but will defend itself, amid a recent spike in tensions with archrival Iran
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The Latest: Swiss voters appear set to back tighter gun lawsSwiss media are reporting that early exit polls show voters have approved a measure to tighten Switzerland's gun laws, bringing the Alpine country in line with many of its European partners over the objections of some law-abiding gun owners
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A memorial of flowers, balloons, a cross and photo of victim Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, are displayed on the lawn, Friday, May 17, 2019 in Chicago, outside the home where Ochoa-Lopez was murdered last month. Assistant State's Attorney James Murphy says a pregnant Ochoa-Lopez, who was killed and whose baby was cut from her womb, was strangled while being shown a photo album of the late son and brother of her attackers. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
Illinois not alerted to early clues in womb-cutting casePolice and Illinois' child welfare agency say staff at a Chicago-area hospital didn't alert them after determining that a bloodied woman who arrived with a gravely ill newborn had not just given birth to the baby boy, as she claimed
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In this March 25, 2019 photo, Ohio State Rep. Erica Crawley, D-Columbus, listens as Reps. Bob Cupp, R-Lima, and John Patterson, D-Jefferson, announce their proposed overhaul of Ohio's school funding formula at the Statehouse. During a floor speech opposing Ohio's heartbeat abortion ban, Crawley revealed for the first time publicly that she had been a victim of sexual assault. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advanceAs Republican-dominated state legislatures seek strict abortion bans, female lawmakers have been speaking out publicly about being raped
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