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7-year-old immigrant girl dies after U.S. Border Patrol arrest

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- A 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed Thursday.
The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested by agents near Lordsburg, New Mexico.
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Sri Lanka's top court says president violated constitution

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court ruled unanimously that President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections was unconstitutional — a much-anticipated verdict that further embroils the island country in political crisis.
A seven-judge bench of the highest court said Thursday the president lacks the power to dissolve Parliament before it has sat for at least 4½ years, citing a constitutional amendment that was passed in 2015, according to opposition counsel Jayampathy Wickramaratne.
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In defiance of Trump, Congress votes to end U.S. support for war in Yemen

Fuelled by outrage over Saudi Arabia's murder of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi, Congress on Thursday took a historic vote to rebuke the kingdom by ending U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, the world's worst humanitarian catastrophe.
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Trump invokes 'advice-of-counsel' defence in campaign probe

NEW YORK -- U.S. President Donald Trump offered a simple defence Thursday to accusations he broke campaign finance law by directing attorney Michael Cohen to orchestrate hush-money payments to conceal Trump's alleged affairs: He was following terrible advice from a bad lawyer.
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Latest: Man killed in Strasbourg was market shooter

STRASBOURG, France -- The Latest on the attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France (all times local):
11:45 p.m.
The office of the Paris prosecutor, which handles terrorism cases in France, says a man killed in Strasbourg in a shootout with police has been identified as the main suspect in a Christmas market attack that killed three people.
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U.S. government shutdown would be 'stupid' but might happen: House Republican

WASHINGTON -- A looming, partial government shutdown would be "stupid" but might be unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, the second-ranking House Republican said on Thursday.
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Suspected jihadists kill dozens in attacks on nomadic Tuareg camps in Mali

Suspected jihadists on motorcycles have killed at least 42 people during a series of attacks on Tuareg nomadic camps in Mali, local leaders said Thursday.
Moussa Ag Acharatoumane, a Tuareg self-defence official, said the attacks took place Tuesday and Wednesday in the sprawling West African nation's eastern Menaka region.
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John Kasich considers presidential run, again

BEXLEY, Ohio -- Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday that he'd prefer to run for president as a Republican, but only if he's entering a primary he could win.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Kasich acknowledged he probably couldn't defeat President Donald Trump if the election were held today.
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Congo fire torches thousands of voting machines ahead of election

A fire overnight at a warehouse in Congo's capital destroyed thousands of voting machines and ballot boxes that were due to be used in the country's long-delayed Dec. 23 presidential election, authorities said on Thursday.
The national electoral commission of Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa, said in a statement the blaze had destroyed 8,000 of 10,368 voting machines due to be used in the capital, but said the election would go ahead as scheduled.
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E. coli outbreak from romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm

U.S. health officials have traced a dangerous bacterial outbreak in romaine lettuce to at least one farm in central California.
U.S. food regulators said Thursday that other farms are also likely involved in the E.
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Russian woman pleads guilty to conspiracy in U.S., admits to being secret agent

WASHINGTON -- A Russian woman accused of being a secret agent admitted Thursday that she conspired to infiltrate the American gun-rights movement to gather intelligence on conservative political groups as Donald Trump rose to power.
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Why vote to end U.S. support for war in Yemen is a black eye for Trump

Fuelled by outrage over Saudi Arabia's murder of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi, Congress on Thursday took a historic vote to rebuke the kingdom by ending U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, the world's worst humanitarian catastrophe.
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Motorists nab cash spilled by armoured truck, causing crashes

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Police say an armoured truck spilled cash on a New Jersey highway, causing crashes as motorists stopped to grab the money.
Police Capt. Phil Taormina says it looks as if the vehicle had an issue with the lock on one of its doors.
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