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Trump gives rambling campaign-style speech to Boy Scouts of America

After another challenging day in Washington, U.S. President Donald Trump flew to West Virginia to a field full of 40,000 chanting and cheering Boy Scouts, telling them he was happy to leave "the sewer" and fake news behind.
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Al-Qaeda-linked forces seize control in northern Syria as shaky ceasefire tested

?Syrian rebels and activists are warning that an al-Qaeda-linked group is on the verge of snuffing out what remains of the country's uprising in northwestern Syria, after the extremists seized control of the opposition-held regional capital, Idlib, last weekend.
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John McCain to vote on Republican health care plan despite brain cancer fight

U.S. Senator John McCain will make a return to the American capitol on Tuesday to play what could be a crucial role in keeping Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare afloat.
McCain, who is battling brain cancer at his Arizona home, is set to help decide whether the repeal push will move forward or perhaps be abandoned entirely.
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Trump speaks to advisers about firing Sessions, sources say

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as he continues to rage against Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation.
The president’s anger again bubbled into public view Monday as he referred to Sessions in a tweet as “beleaguered.
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Trump speaks to advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions: source

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as he continues to rage against Sessions' decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation.
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WATCH: Helicopter lifts stranded hikers in Arizona flash flood [Video]

As Steve West dangled from a rope hooked to a hovering helicopter, he wrapped his arms tightly around the 4-year-old boy he had just plucked from raging floodwaters below.
West, a Pima County sheriff’s deputy among those sent to rescue hikers stranded in a canyon, was scared the child would fall through the harness that seemed loose around his small frame.
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Box Office Top 20: 'Dunkirk,' 'Girls Trip' score

LOS ANGELES -- The news was good for two of the three new openers this weekend.
Christopher Nolan's World War II epic "Dunkirk" topped the charts with $50.5 million, while the buddy comedy "Girls Trip" earned $31.2 million to take second place.
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Ex-Gitmo detainee mysteriously surfaces in Morocco, deported to Uruguay

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- The strange tale of a former Guantanamo Bay inmate who resettled in Uruguay, staged a hunger strike to leave and sparked a regional alarm when he went missing, took another unexpected twist when he was deported back from Morocco - even though officials here were unaware that he had ever left.
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'Despacito' singers veto Venezuelan leader's campaign remix

CARACAS, Venezuela -- There's a new take on the hit Latin pop song "Despacito." And this one is not garnering accolades from its producers.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro premiered a remix of the song by Puerto Rican duo Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee Sunday, transforming the record-setting single about a slow, romantic seduction into a campaign jingle for his contested constitution rewrite.
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Last orca calf born in captivity at a SeaWorld park dies

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld's former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company's San Antonio park, SeaWorld said.
Veterinarians were treating 3-month-old Kyara for an infection last weekend, but her health continued to decline, the Orlando-based company said in a news release.
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Afghan security scrutinized after suicide bomber kills 24

KABUL -- A Taliban suicide bomber killed 24 people in a horrific early morning assault in a neighbourhood where prominent politicians reside, causing residents and analysts to question the government's ability to protect Afghanistan's capital.
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B.C. RCMP say missing grenade launcher has been found

VANCOUVER - Mounties in British Columbia say a missing non-lethal grenade launcher has been found.
The force released a plea Monday looking for anyone who had information about a missing 40-millimetre Abrams Airborne Less Lethal Multi-Launcher and some related ammunition.
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