NYC postal worker hoarded more than 17,000 pieces of mail, officials say

NEW YORK -- A postal worker who prosecutors say hoarded away more than 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail in New York City allegedly told investigators he was overwhelmed by the amount of mail he had to deliver.
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For Trump, Giuliani adds toughness, star power to legal team

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- For weeks, U.S. President Donald Trump had grown increasingly frustrated with the cable news chatter that he couldn't hire a big-name attorney for his legal team.
But the president boasted to a confidant this week that he had struck a deal that he believed would silence those critics: He was hiring "America's F---ing Mayor.
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Leaders approve Prince Charles to succeed Queen as Commonwealth head

Prince Charles was approved to succeed Queen Elizabeth as head of the Commonwealth at a Friday meeting of the group's heads of government in the British town of Windsor.
"We recognize the role of the Queen in championing the Commonwealth and its peoples," the Commonwealth leaders said in a statement.
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North Korea suspends nuclear and missile tests, state media says

North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site.
The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the suspension of nuclear and ICBM tests went into effect Saturday.
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Man rescued from tree after he got stuck while rescuing cat

NORFOLK, Va. - Firefighters in Virginia have rescued a man who got stuck in a tree while trying to retrieve a cat.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Friday that the man was trying to rescue a feline perched on a limb in Norfolk.
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North Korea says it has suspended nuclear tests

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of -- North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site.
The North's official Korean Central News Agency said the country is making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy.
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In lawsuit, DNC blames election loss on Trump-Russia alliance

NEW YORK -- The Democratic National Committee has sued President Donald Trump's campaign, his son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks, saying they conspired to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election.
The DNC filed the lawsuit Friday in federal court in Manhattan.
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Mourners lining up to pay final respects to Barbara Bush

HOUSTON -- A spray of flowers covered the closed silver casket of former first lady Barbara Bush in the sanctuary of a Houston church as hundreds of mourners began arriving Friday to pay their final respects.
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Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola, WHO says

The World Health Organization says it has co-ordinated shipment of an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease earlier this month.
The U.N.
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President George HW Bush greets mourners honouring his wife

HOUSTON -- Former President George H.W. Bush surprisingly greeted some of the hundreds of mourners filing through a large Houston church on Friday as they paid final respects to his wife of 73 years, former first lady Barbara Bush.
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The Democratic Party filed suit against Russia, WikiLeaks and President Donald Trump's campaign on Friday, charging that they conspired to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign, a court filing showed.
The party alleges in the federal lawsuit in Manhattan that top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and tilt the election to Trump by hacking Democratic Party computers.
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Former president George H.W. Bush greets mourners honouring his wife

HOUSTON -- His daughter standing behind him, former U.S. president George H.W. Bush sat at the front of the cavernous sanctuary of St. Martin's Episcopal Church. He gazed up at the rose-draped casket holding his wife of 73 years.
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Syria government appears poised to gain more Damascus ground from rebels

Insurgents in the last area outside Syrian government control near Damascus agreed on Friday to withdraw, but the army's bombardment continued pending a full surrender deal, state media and a war monitor reported.
The development heralds another advance for President Bashar al-Assad's push to retake remaining enclaves and strengthen his position around the capital after retaking eastern Ghouta this month.
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