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Trump seeks federal government overhaul, merger of agencies

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The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday...

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The Latest: Lovren says Modric deserves highest honors

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Croatia defender Dejan Lovren says teammate Luka Modric would be a contender for the world’s best player of the year award if he played for one of the supposed powers of international football. Modric has been one of...


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AP Top International News at 4:28 a.m. EDT

Erdogan seeks to cement power in Turkey’s high-stakes votes Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention Debate over migrants divides EU; Mini-summit seeks solutions Saudi women hit the roads after driving ban is lifted 2nd person dies after blast at Ethiopia rally, minister says...


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France, Belgium seek UNESCO recognition for WWI memorials

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BRUSSELS (AP) — France and Belgium are urging UNESCO to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage sites as the centennial remembrance of the 1914-1918 war nears its end. Both sides of the Franco-Belgian border, where much of the fiercest fighting of World War...


World

New Zealand leader names daughter Neve, leaves hospital

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford have named their baby daughter Neve and say they want her to grow up in a world in which she can make choices about her family and career based on what she wants. Ardern made her first public...


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Mattis to visit China as Taiwan, S. China Sea tensions rise

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BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of “intimidation and coercion” in the South China Sea, is visiting Beijing this week as the countries increasingly spar over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and Beijing’s expanding military presence overseas. Mattis will be the first...


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Saudi women hit the roads after driving ban is lifted

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women steered their cars through busy streets for the first time on Sunday after the world’s last remaining ban on women driving was lifted. It’s a historic moment for women who have had to rely on their husbands, fathers, brothers and drivers to run basic errands,...


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2nd person dies after blast at Ethiopia rally, minister says

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s health minister says a second person has died after Saturday’s explosion at a massive rally in the capital for the new prime minister. Health Minister Amir Aman says on Twitter that the person died at a local hospital in intensive care. More than 150 people...


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Erdogan seeks to cement power in Turkey's high-stakes votes

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey held high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday that could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hold on power or curtail his vast political ambitions. Voters flocked to polling centers to cast ballots in an election that will complete...


World

The Latest: Turkish police arrest 6 for social media insults

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Turkey’s state-run news agency says authorities have arrested six people for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of a campaign rally by his main...


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Peru striker hospitalized after head collision at World Cup

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MOSCOW (AP) — Peru’s soccer federation says striker Jefferson Farfan has been hospitalized with head trauma after a hard collision with a teammate during practice at the World Cup. The federation says initial results “were favorable for the player” but Farfan was going to remain in the hospital so...


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