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Dozens missing in Indonesia as ferry sinks

Dozens of people are missing from a ferry that sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month.
Cellphone video released Tuesday by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency shows the crew of another ferry attempting to rescue people struggling in the waters shortly after the sinking Monday evening but being hampered by bad weather and rough waters.
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Children's distress may help Trump bargain for his border wall

The Trump White House tacitly acknowledged Monday that it needed a more coherent argument for why government agents are snatching children from their parents and holding them in cages.
So it rolled out Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to make that case, even though Nielsen, just 24 hours earlier, had denied that such a thing was even happening.
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Ohio firefighters suspended for making porn at firehouse

AKRON, Ohio - Two firefighters in Ohio have been suspended for allegedly making pornographic videos at a firehouse.
Akron officials say Arthur Dean and Deann Eller were both placed on administrative leave on Monday while the city launched an investigation into the matter.
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A bartender on the early shift cleans a whisky glass as light filters through a window draped with velvet curtains and falls on the rows of bourbon lining the bar. A collection of antiquated muskets and shotguns is carefully arranged on the wall beside skulls and antlers sourced from Texas, giving the room an air of the antebellum South.
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Thai officials carry out first execution in 9 years

BANGKOK - Prison officials in Thailand say they have carried out the country's first execution in nine years, putting to death a convicted murderer by lethal injection. The move has drawn condemnation from rights groups.
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Sarah Katz's eyes dart around the Palo Alto, Calif., coffee shop.
"Am I OK to speak here?" she said, not wanting to offend anyone within earshot with what she was about to describe. "I don't want to, like, bother people.
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Chicago teen mistaken for dead, covered in a sheet

CHICAGO - A 17-year-old Chicago boy shot several times in the head was mistaken for dead and covered with a sheet until bystanders noticed him moving and told paramedics.
Chicago Fire Department officials are trying to determine how the mix-up happened after the early Monday shooting that left one dead and five wounded.
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North Korea's Kim visits Beijing, as South Korea, U.S. halt military drill

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, where he will likely brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last week, as Washington and Seoul agreed to suspend a major joint military exercise.
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Chicago teen mistaken for dead, covered in a sheet by paramedics

CHICAGO - A 17-year-old Chicago boy shot several times in the head was mistaken for dead and covered with a sheet until bystanders noticed him moving and told paramedics.
Chicago Fire Department officials are trying to determine how the mix-up happened after the early Monday shooting that left one dead and five wounded.
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Indian police arrest 19 in test-cheating scams

LUCKNOW, India - Police in north India have broken up a series of scams that used professional test-takers and high-tech listening devices to help applicants pass a two-day test to become police constables.
Police officials say the Uttar Pradesh state Special Task Force made 19 arrests Monday.
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China says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing

FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping talk while walking in Dalian, China. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
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South Korea says U.S. military drills suspended to aid talks with North

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - South Korea said Tuesday that a joint military exercise scheduled with the U.S. has been suspended to support ongoing talks both countries have with North Korea.
"South Korea and the U.S.
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Ex-CIA worker charged with leaking secrets

A former CIA employee was charged Monday with stealing classified national defence information from the agency that emerged publicly in March 2017, when WikiLeaks began releasing some of the CIA's hacking tools.
Joshua Adam Schulte, of New York City, was charged in a 13-count superseding indictment returned by a grand jury.
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