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Trump stands by comments about wrongly convicted 'Central Park Five'

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday stood by claims he made about five men who were wrongly convicted for the brutal rape of a female jogger in New York City's Central Park 30 years ago. Dubbed the "Central Park Five," the men have faced renewed attention after becoming the subjects… Read

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Guatemala says it has not pledged to accept U.S.-bound asylum seekers

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Guatemala has not yet committed to becoming a "safe third country" for U.S.-bound migrants seeking asylum, but is analyzing with the United States how to contain flows of people from Central America, the Interior Minister said on Tuesday. U.S. President Donald Trump said in a Twitter post on Monday that… Read

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Berlin's ballooning rents to be frozen for five years

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Berlin's city government decided on Tuesday to freeze rents for five years, heeding complaints from residents that their once famously affordable city was pricing them out. For decades after German unification in 1990, the capital was a magnet for artists, musicians and students drawn by housing far cheaper than in… Read

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Gunmen kill 41 people in central Mali

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Unidentified gunmen on motorbikes attacked two villages in central Mali, killing at least 41 people in a part of the country where ethnic reprisal attacks have surged in recent months, a local mayor said on Tuesday. The attacks on Monday evening on the villages of Yoro and Gangafani 2 compound… Read

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Hong Kong leader apologizes for extradition law turmoil

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologized Tuesday for the political unrest that has shaken Hong Kong, but the pro-Beijing chief executive refused to cave in to demands for her resignation. The semi-autonomous territory has been plunged into its biggest crisis in decades, with millions of people taking to the streets… Read

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Man who shared NZ mosque shooting video gets 21 months in prison

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A Christchurch businessman who shared a video of worshippers being slaughtered at a New Zealand mosque was sentenced on Tuesday to 21 months in prison. Philip Arps had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing the video, which was livestreamed on Facebook by a gunman on March 15 as… Read

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Sandy Hook families put hoaxers on defensive

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The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims' relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy theorists. The book, "Nobody… Read

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Trump says U.S. agency will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants next week

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally. "Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States," Trump… Read

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U.S. to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, citing concerns over Iran

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Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat from Iran. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the United States have mounted since last Thursday when… Read

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Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

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U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted the three countries because thousands of their citizens had sought asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico. The plan will likely encounter stiff opposition in Congress.… Read

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