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Moroccans lay flowers and messages during a candlelight vigil outside the Norwegian embassy in Rabat for two Scandinavian university students who were killed in a terrorist attack in a remote area of the Atlas Mountains, Morocco, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Moroccans gathered Saturday in front of the Norwegian and Danish embassies in Rabat in a candlelight vigil to honor two Scandinavian university students killed in a terrorist attack in the Atlas Mountains. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
December 22, 2018 - 1:16 pm
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccans gathered Saturday in front of the Norwegian and Danish embassies in Rabat in a candlelight vigil to honor two Scandinavian university students killed in a terrorist attack in the Atlas Mountains. Hundreds of people brought flowers and shed tears Saturday in a show of...
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December 22, 2018 - 11:22 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas pledged on Saturday to implement a court ruling and dissolve the parliament controlled by his rival Hamas movement, triggering warnings of chaos from the Islamic militant group. Abbas' announcement is the latest in a series of bitter...
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, center left, attends a closed-door synod of three Ukrainian Orthodox churches to approve the charter for a unified church and to elect leadership in the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Poroshenko has told the crowd "the creation of our Church is another declaration of Ukraine's independence and you are the main participants of this historic event." (Mikhail Palinchak, Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Pool Photo via AP)
December 22, 2018 - 8:12 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Saturday signed a bill that orders the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to change its name to reflect its ties to Moscow. The Ukrainian church has been part of the Russian Orthodox Church for centuries, but some Ukrainian orthodox clerics, with government...
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People at the Tower of London on the picket line as staff from Royal Palaces take industrial action over pay. Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. The strikers carried placards but did not close the popular tourist attraction. There were also strikers outside Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace, which both remained open. It was the first Beefeaters job action since the 1960s. (Pete Summers/PA via AP)
December 22, 2018 - 7:53 am
LONDON (AP) — London's famed Beefeaters and other workers at several Royal Palaces have gone on a rare strike in a dispute over pension payments. There were picket lines Friday at the Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage site popular with tourists, and more work actions are planned for January...
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FILE - This June 14, 2007 file photo shows, Abraham Lincoln's bloodstained gloves he carried on the night of his death at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. Historians say that the 2007 acquisition of 1,500 documents and artifacts for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum firmly established Illinois as a leading repository of all things Lincoln. So forgive the handwringing over the possibility that some of it might have to be sold. The Lincoln museum's fundraising foundation, which borrowed $23 million in 2007 to buy the trove from private collector Louise Taper, still owes $9.2 million on a note due in October 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman File)
December 22, 2018 - 7:17 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation owes more than $9 million for a collection of artifacts related to Abraham Lincoln and says it might have to sell some of it to erase the debt. An Associated Press review of the collection shows a bevy of items only...
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This photo combination shows three former associates of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman who are now cooperating with the United States Attorney's Office in Guzman's prosecution. From left are Tirso Matinez Sanchez, Pedro Flores and Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa. (U.S. Attorney's Office, Matinez Sanchez; U.S. Marshals Service, Flores; Ariana Cubillos, Cifuentes Villa)
December 22, 2018 - 4:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A gambling addict who changed his appearance with plastic surgery, a trafficker who says he got his start in crime at age 4, and a Chicago drug-runner have been the latest witnesses at the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo. The three cooperators have offered...
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Migrants embraces after receiving one of the fifty turns for an interview to request U.S. asylum, alongside the El Chaparral pedestrian border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
December 22, 2018 - 3:42 am
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through clogged U.S. courts was announced with crucial details still unknown — a move that creates uncertainty along the border and possibly an incentive for people to cross...
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Vice President Mike Pence, second from right, walks with incoming White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, center, and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, second from left, after meetings to pass a bill that would pay for President Donald Trump's border wall and avert a partial government shutdown, on Capitol Hill, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 22, 2018 - 3:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts to avoid a government shutdown (all times local): 12:40 Democratic leaders say the government has shut down because President Donald Trump threw a "temper tantrum." Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi say Trump "has...
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December 22, 2018 - 3:20 am
LONDON (AP) — A potentially violent incident involving four stowaways armed with iron bars on a cargo ship in the Thames Estuary, just outside of London, has been resolved without any injuries. Essex police said Saturday that four men have been detained under the Immigration Act after the "complex...
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Special counsel Bill Forsyth, center, answers questions, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, during a press conference in Lansing, Mich., regarding the independent Special Counsel's investigation into Michigan State University's handling of the sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Assistant Attorney General Christina Grossi, left, and Special Agent David Dwyre, listen. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 2:40 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A special prosecutor on Friday accused Michigan State University of stonewalling his investigation into the school's handling of the sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar and called for "top-down cultural change" at the school. Bill Forsyth...
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