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Alabama Governor Signs Near-Total Abortion Ban Into Law

Alabama Governor Signs Near-Total Abortion Ban Into Law

MONTGOMERY, AL (AP) — Alabama’s Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. “To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a…

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Satellite Image Shows Saudi Pump Station After Drone Attack

Satellite Image Shows Saudi Pump Station After Drone Attack

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A satellite image obtained by The Associated Press shows one of the two pumping stations attacked by drones in Saudi Arabia apparently intact. The image from San Francisco-based Planet Labs Inc. that the AP examined on Wednesday shows Saudi Aramco’s Pumping Station No. 8 outside of the town of…

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NTSB to Investigate in Alaska After Deadly Midair Collision

NTSB to Investigate in Alaska After Deadly Midair Collision

ANCHORAGE, AK (AP) — A team of federal accident investigators is expected to arrive in Alaska Tuesday to try to piece together what caused a deadly midair collision between two sightseeing planes. Four people were killed after the floatplanes carrying cruise ship tourists collided Monday near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan, the Coast Guard…

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N. Korean Cargo Ship Seized by US Arrives in American Samoa

N. Korean Cargo Ship Seized by US Arrives in American Samoa

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A North Korean cargo ship seized by the U.S. because of suspicion it was used to violate international sanctions arrived at the capital of this American territory, where it will undergo inspections. The Wise Honest was slowly towed to the port of Pago Pago during a cloudy Saturday morning…

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Shanahan Says Military Won’t Leave Until Border Is Secure

Shanahan Says Military Won’t Leave Until Border Is Secure

By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan visited a border city in Texas on Saturday and said he intends to accelerate planning to secure the border and bolster the administration’s ability to accomplish that without the Pentagon’s continuous help. He also offered assurances to perhaps two…

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