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Year after Kim's killing, suspected masterminds evade trial

Malaysia North Korea Assassination

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Lost in the glare of North Korea’s missile launches, rhetorical...

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McMaster says evidence of Russian meddling is 'incontrovertible'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MUNICH - U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster acknowledged Saturday that evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is “incontrovertible” but said Moscow’s campaign to divide the West through subterfuge was failing. “It’s just not working,”...


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Copter on quake mission flips in Mexico, kills 13 on ground

Mexico Helicopter

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A military helicopter carrying officials who were assessing damage from a powerful earthquake flipped as it was attempting to land in southern Mexico, crashing on top of people who had fled their homes and were spending the night outside. Thirteen people were killed — the only...


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7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destruction

Mexico Earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico escaped major destruction from a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that jolted southern and central parts of the country, authorities said Saturday, though 13 people were killed in the crash of a helicopter sent to assess the damage. A national emergency committee that convened...


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Starved and abandoned, a suburb of the Syrian capital is bracing for new attacks

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In Eastern Ghouta, an opposition-controlled suburb of the Syrian capital that for years has been besieged by the government, residents find it hard to describe the dread triggered by the sound of warplanes in the morning. Resignation rubs up against anxiety. Fear can...


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Self-proclaimed 'icon' Adam Rippon takes final Olympic skate

APTOPIX Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Men

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Adam Rippon put his hands over his face and let the cheers wash over. He waved and smiled, and when the crowd kept clapping, he jumped where he stood and swung his arms to egg them on. Ever the showman, and with his trademark grace and flair, Rippon took his final...


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Tears, exuberance as 'Black Panther' opens across Africa

Black Panther South Africa Premiere

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — “Black Panther” has burst onto the screen in Africa, handing a powerful response to the unfortunate remarks about the continent by President Donald Trump. As the red carpet in South Africa swirled with stunning outfits and exclamations in the local isiXhosa language used in the...


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Tied for 6th, Vonn points to key mistake; also erred earlier

Pyeongchang Olympics Alpine Skiing Men

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn’s first Olympic race in eight years included one obvious, late mistake that she was sure cost her a medal — maybe even the gold. Truth is, the American generally considered the greatest female ski racer in history botched things in the upper half of the...


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Jordan's military says it foiled smuggling plot: report

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The state news agency Petra reports that Jordan’s military says it has foiled a plot to smuggle in weapons, drugs and terrorists by using an old pipeline linking the kingdom with Syria and Iraq. Saturday’s report says smugglers used a house near Jordan’s northern border and dug...


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Trump adviser: Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'

Germany Security Conference

MUNICH (AP) — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Saturday there was “incontrovertible” evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election, a blunt statement that shows how significantly the new criminal charges leveled by an American investigator have upended the...


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McMaster says evidence of Russian meddling is 'now really incontrovertible'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MUNICH - U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster acknowledged Saturday that evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election was “incontrovertible” but said Moscow’s campaign to divide the West through subterfuge was failing. “It’s just not working,...


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