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Trump Ties US Success To 2nd Term: ‘You Have To Vote For Me’

Trump Ties US Success To 2nd Term: ‘You Have To Vote For Me’

By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to reassure his supporters about the state of the U.S. economy despite the stock market volatility and told rallygoers in New Hampshire, a state that he hopes to capture in 2020, that their financial security depends on his reelection. “Whether you love…

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Philadelphia Gunman In Custody After Hours Long Standoff

Philadelphia Gunman In Custody After Hours Long Standoff

By CHRISTINA PACIOLLA and CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press   PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A gunman who opened fire on police Wednesday as they were serving a drug warrant in Philadelphia, wounding six officers and triggering a standoff that extended into the night, is in police custody, authorities said. Philadelphia police Sgt. Eric Gripp said early Thursday…

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Jordan Halts Film That Refers to Historical Jewish Presence

Jordan Halts Film That Refers to Historical Jewish Presence

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A fictional caper about an antiquities heist set in an ancient Jordanian city has stirred widespread outrage over the film’s portrayal of historical Jewish ties to Jordan, shining a light on the tenuous peace with neighboring Israel and prompting the government to suspend the movie’s production. Based on a book…

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Hong Kong Airport Slowly Reopens After Crippling Protests

Hong Kong Airport Slowly Reopens After Crippling Protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Airlines were checking in passengers at Hong Kong’s airport Tuesday, a day after protesters forced one of the world’s busiest transport hubs to shut down to highlight their calls for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Thousands of protesters took over the facility’s main terminal on Monday, an escalation of…

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5 Children Killed in Fire at Pennsylvania Day Care Center

5 Children Killed in Fire at Pennsylvania Day Care Center

ERIE, PA (AP) — A day care center where children could stay overnight as their parents worked was ravaged Sunday by a fire that killed five and sent the owner to the hospital, authorities said. The victims in the lakeside city of Erie ranged in ages from 8 months to 7 years, Chief Guy Santone…

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