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Mexico vows to help Central American migrants amid crackdown

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his country must help Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence. López Obrador said in the northern state of Chihuahua Saturday that the refusal to help foreigners in need is “anti-Christian,” adding that “we can’t turn our backs on them.” Mexico plans to deploy National Guard troops on Tuesday to […]

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US wants ‘credible’ probe into Sudan crackdown

The top United States diplomat to Africa says there needs to be an “independent and credible” investigation into the Sudanese military’s violent dispersal of a protest camp in Khartoum last week. Tibor Nagy said the deadly crackdown “constituted a 180 degree turn in the way events were going with murder, rape, pillaging, by members of […]

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Italian motorcyclists die, run over by truck in Florida

Authorities say two men from Italy crashed their motorcycles on a Florida highway and were fatally run over by a semitrailer. A Florida Highway Patrol news release says Bruno Dicosimo and Francesco Vitagliano crashed their bikes Thursday morning on Interstate 75 near Ocala. FHP says Dicosimo and Vitagliano, both of Torino, Italy, were traveling north […]

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Nominations set to close in race to be next UK leader

Nominations are closing in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, with almost a dozen contenders already battling it out over Brexit, tax policy and past drug use. Prime Minister Theresa May stepped down Friday as Conservative Party leader after failing to secure Parliament’s backing for her European Union withdrawal deal. Party lawmakers and […]

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Indiana officer apologizes for blackface Halloween costume

A southern Indiana police captain has apologized for a blackface Halloween costume and his department plans to update sensitivity training following the disclosure. Interested in Race Relations? The News and Tribune reports it was recently made aware of Facebook photos showing Clarksville Capt. Joel DeMoss, a 20-year veteran of the department who is white, dressed […]

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Agents shoot, kill man at California-Mexico border crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents shot and killed a man who refused to stop at California’s border with Mexico. San Diego police say the shooting took place Monday night in a secondary vehicle inspection area near the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Police say the suspect’s vehicle was blocked and the suspect opened fire […]

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Former accountant to plead guilty in college admissions scam

An accountant who worked for the consultant at the center of the college admissions bribery scheme has agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping case . Interested in College Admissions Scandal? Court documents filed Friday show Steven Masera will also cooperate with authorities investigating the admissions scandal. He will plead guilty to a charge of […]

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Parents of slain Oklahoma teen suing city, police officers

The parents of a black teenager who was naked and unarmed when he was fatally shot by police in suburban Oklahoma City have filed a lawsuit against the city and the two officers involved. Police say 17-year-old Isaiah Lewis died April 29 after two Edmond officers shot him after he broke into a house. Sgt. […]

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Churches strike deal to restore Jerusalem holy site

The three churches in charge of Jerusalem’s holiest Christian site say they have reached an agreement to begin a multi-million dollar renovation of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Leaders of the Greek Orthodox, Catholic and Armenian churches issued a statement Monday announcing the project to restore the foundations and flooring of the church, where […]

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Melania Trump enjoys nature-themed Japan cultural experience

First lady Melania Trump had a nature-oriented Japanese cultural experience Monday at Akasaka Palace, where she learned that bamboo trunks can create music and also serve as flower vases. Mrs. Trump and Japanese first lady Akie Abe were entertained by tunes from a “shakuhachi” bamboo flute, played by flutist Yosuke Irie, with a set of […]