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US Forces Say 2 American Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

US Forces Say 2 American Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two American service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday, the U.S. and NATO forces said, providing no other details on the combat deaths. The fatalities, which bring to four the number of U.S. soldiers killed so far this year in Afghanistan, underscore the difficulties in bringing peace…

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Merkel Sets Out German Position on Brexit Delay

Merkel Sets Out German Position on Brexit Delay

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:30 a.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says European Union leaders could approve a short delay to Brexit in principle so long as Britain’s Parliament passes a twice-rejected withdrawal deal next week. She says that if that doesn’t happen, another EU summit might be needed. British…

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Floodwaters Threaten Millions in Crop and Livestock Losses

Floodwaters Threaten Millions in Crop and Livestock Losses

DES MOINES, IA (AP) — Farmer Jeff Jorgenson looks out over 750 acres of cropland submerged beneath the swollen Missouri River, and he knows he probably won’t plant this year. But that’s not his biggest worry. He and other farmers have worked until midnight for days to move grain, equipment and fuel barrels away from…

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Records Show FBI Was Probing Michael Cohen Long Before Raid

Records Show FBI Was Probing Michael Cohen Long Before Raid

By JIM MUSTIAN and LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, in the early stages of his Russia probe. The heavily blacked-out records, released by…

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Over 1,000 Feared Dead After Cyclone Slams Into Mozambique

Over 1,000 Feared Dead After Cyclone Slams Into Mozambique

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation’s president said. “It is a real disaster of great proportions,” President Filipe Nyusi said. Cyclone Idai could prove to be the deadliest…

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