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U.S. Navy Ship Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Vessel in the Gulf

A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots when an Iranian vessel in the Gulf came within 150 yards (137 meters) on Tuesday in the first such incident since President Donald Trump took office in January, a U.S. official told Reuters. (more…)

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Israel Removes Metal Detectors From Jerusalem Holy Site, But Palestinians Reject New Security Measures

Israel removed metal detectors from entrances to the Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday in favor of CCTV cameras, hoping to calm days of bloodshed, but Palestinians said the modified security measures were still unacceptable. (more…)

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Truck Driver Charged With ‘Transporting Illegal Aliens’ After 10 People Die in Stifling Conditions

Federal prosecutors have charged a Florida man with "transporting illegal aliens" after at least 10 people died crammed into the back of a tractor-trailer in San Antonio. The truck, which had been parked in a Walmart parking lot in blistering heat, contained 39 people in total, all of whom were

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2 Chinese Jets Intercept U.S. Navy Surveillance Plane Over East China Sea

Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend, with one jet coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials said on Monday. (more…)

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Russian Diplomat Sergey Kislyak Officially Departs U.S. as Ambassadorship Ends

Controversial Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak has officially departed the United States as his assignment has come to an end, CBS News' Margaret Brennan reports. (more…)

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American College Student Arrested in China Has Been Freed

Chinese authorities have dropped charges against an American college student who was arrested and detained in the Asian nation a week ago after reportedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother in a fare dispute, a U.S. lawmaker said Sunday. (more…)

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U.S. Airstrike Kills 16 Afghan Police Members

Afghan officials say 16 members of the Afghan National Security Forces died in a U.S. airstrike Friday, during operations against Taliban fighters in southern Helmand province. The U.S. says it is investigating the circumstances that led to the mistake. (more…)

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U.S. State Department to Ban Americans From Traveling to North Korea

The U.S. government on Friday said it will bar Americans from traveling to North Korea due to the risk of "long-term detention" in the country, where a U.S. student was jailed while on a tour last year and later died. (more…)

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Pentagon Withholds $50 Million in Military Aid to Pakistan

The Pentagon has withheld tens of millions of dollars remaining in military aid to Pakistan after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis decided that Islamabad was not taking enough action to counter the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network. (more…)

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Top U.S. General Confirms End to Secret Program Aiding Rebel Groups in Syria

U.S. Special Operations Commander Tony Thomas confirmed Friday that the U.S. had ended its covert program aiding rebel groups fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad, saying the decision was made after assessing the years-long operation’s capabilities and by no means an effort to curry favor with Assad’s chief backer, Moscow.

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U.S. President Donald Trump reacts as he leaves a Made in America roundtable meeting in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. July 19, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Trump Warns Iran of ‘Consequences’ Unless Detained Americans Are Released

U.S. President Donald Trump warned that Iran would face "new and serious consequences" unless all unjustly detained American citizens were released and returned, the White House said in a statement on Friday. (more…)

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Lyft to Develop Its Own Self-driving Car Technology

Lyft Inc has formed a self-driving car division, company executives said, a bold investment for the second-largest U.S. ride-services firm as it jockeys for position in the highly competitive autonomous vehicle race. (more…)

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California Judge Refuses to Reinstate Trump’s Sanctuary Cities Order

A federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday refused to reinstate President Donald Trump’s executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. (more…)

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DC Police Say 2 of 6 African Teens Who Went Missing From Robotics Competition Are in Canada

Hordes of teenagers displaying colors and flags from 157 countries cheered wildly in DAR Constitution Hall on Tuesday afternoon, exhausted and exhilarated from two days of robotics competitions. Somewhere on the packed auditorium floor, six teenagers from Burundi quietly slipped away amid the closing gala. (more…)

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France’s Armed Forces Chief Resigns After Dispute With Macron Over Defense Budget Cuts

France's armed forces chief resigned on Wednesday in a dispute with Emmanuel Macron over defense budget cuts, an early test of the newly elected president's mettle and the tough presidential style he is cultivating. (more…)

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Trump Nominates Jon Huntsman to be U.S. Ambassador to Russia

The White House announced Tuesday night that President Trump intends to nominate former Gov. Jon Huntsman of Utah to be U.S. ambassador to Russia. (more…)

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Trump Administration Says Iran is Complying With Nuclear Deal But Still Remains a ‘Dangerous Threat’

President Donald Trump's administration on Monday declared that Iran was complying with its nuclear agreement with world powers, but warned that Tehran was in default of the spirit of the accord and that Washington would look for ways to strengthen it. (more…)

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Trump Threatens Sanctions on Venezuela if President Maduro Creates Constituent Assembly

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to take "strong and swift economic actions" if Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro goes ahead with plans to create a super-legislature known as a Constituent Assembly in a July 30 vote. (more…)

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