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Officials: In policy shift, US open to meeting with Taliban

Officials: In policy shift, US open to meeting with Taliban

WASHINGTON — The United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war, U.S. officials said.
Kim slams local North Koreans for unfinished power plant

Kim slams local North Koreans for unfinished power plant

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has blasted local officials over a delayed construction project, state media reported Tuesday, his second such rebuke over the economy in recent weeks.
US arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

US arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

WASHINGTON — A 29-year-old gun-rights activist served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations and working to establish back-channel lines of communications for the
A century ago, German sub brought World War I home to US

A century ago, German sub brought World War I home to US

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Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen push back against Sarah Palin

Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen push back against Sarah Palin

NEW YORK — Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen are pushing back against allegations the comedian duped guests on his new show by posing as a disabled veteran.

Man convicted of hate crime, arson in Texas mosque torching

VICTORIA, Texas — A man accused of torching a South Texas mosque last year has been convicted of federal arson and explosives charges and of a hate crime charge.
Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

HONOLULU — An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii's Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said.
Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin

Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin

WASHINGTON — "Bizarre." ''Shameful." ''Disgraceful.
Tenants allege Kushner firm pushed them out of their homes

Tenants allege Kushner firm pushed them out of their homes

NEW YORK — Twenty current and former residents of one of the largest buildings owned by the Kushner Cos.
Muslim candidates run in record numbers but face backlash

Muslim candidates run in record numbers but face backlash

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A liberal woman of colour with zero name recognition and little funding takes down a powerful, long serving congressman from her own political party.