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Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

NFL Meetings Football-1

NFL owners approved a new policy Thursday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem...

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Africa slowly turning to cremations, though long taboo

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Wailing women, long speeches, livestock slaughtered for a feast. For many in Africa, funerals are multi-day gatherings and deeply traditional, with elaborate burial rites to emphasize the belief that the dead are not really dead. So some Africans are uncomfortable with the...


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Struggling in parliament, German far right takes to streets

Germany Populist Protest

BERLIN (AP) — A German far-right party that swept into parliament last year on a wave of anti-migrant sentiment is staging a march Sunday through the heart of Berlin to protest against the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel, accusing it of ruining Germany by allowing the mass immigration of...


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Korea summit after all? Trump says ‘everybody plays games‘ Ireland: Exit polls predict win for repealing abortion ban The Latest: Anti-abortion group admits defeat in Irish vote Declassified US cables link Uribe to Colombia drug cartels Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths...


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The Latest: Anti-abortion group admits defeat in Irish vote

Ireland Abortion Referendum

DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on the Irish abortion referendum (all times local): 10:40 a.m. One of Ireland’s leading anti-abortion groups says the abortion referendum result is a “tragedy of historic proportions” in a statement that all but admits defeat in the historic vote. Spokesman John McGuirk of...


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Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s health ministry says there are now 35 confirmed cases of Ebola in the country’s northwest, including 10 deaths confirmed from the often lethal virus. The ministry says there are also 13 probable cases and six suspected ones. A vaccination campaign continues in...


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Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 3 dead, 40 missing

Oman Cyclone-16

SALALAH, Oman (AP) — Cyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula early Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen, cutting off power lines and leaving at least three dead and 40 missing, officials said. Portions of Salalah, Oman’s third-largest city, lost electricity as the cyclone made landfall....


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Ireland: Exit polls predict win for repealing abortion ban

Ireland Abortion Referendum

DUBLIN (AP) — Official counting began Saturday in Ireland’s historic abortion rights referendum, with two exit polls predicting an overwhelming victory for those seeking to end the country’s strict ban. The Irish Times and RTE television exit polls suggest the Irish people have voted overwhelmingly...


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Declassified US cables link Uribe to Colombia drug cartels

Colombia Election

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — As Alvaro Uribe, Colombia’s most powerful politician, was making his rise to the presidency more than two decades ago, U.S. officials were repeatedly told that the up-and-coming politician had ties to the nation’s drug cartels, according to newly declassified State...


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The Latest: Cyclone batters eastern Yemen

SALALAH, Oman (AP) — The Latest on the cyclone battering Oman and Yemen (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A Yemeni official says strong winds blew down houses and took out communication lines and water services as Cyclone Mekunu reached the country’s easternmost province on the border with Oman. Rageh...


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Spain: Police arrest 66-year-old suspected bank robber

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested a 66-year-old man suspected of robbing nine different banks in Spain in the past month. He was arrested in a hotel in Getafe near Madrid, where police said he had spent Friday night. Authorities say they believe the man has been robbing banks for...


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