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Body of a Texas couple's son found in bucket of tar: police

MCKINNEY, TEXAS -- A Texas couple have been charged with evidence tampering and abuse of a corpse after authorities found their infant son dead in a bucket of tar.
Sheriff's deputies arrested Donna and Roland Grabowski late Saturday in the Dallas suburb of McKinney.
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A smoking ban to curb coronavirus? Some areas in Spain are doing it

MADRID -- Two Spanish regions attracting tourists introduced outdoor smoking bans Thursday to curb the coronavirus as a top domestic medical body called for a more coordinated response and tougher punishment for rule breakers.
Under a law which came into force at midnight in the northwestern region of Galicia, smokers are forbidden to remove face masks -- which are mandatory -- to smoke in public if it is not possible to maintain a distance of two metres (6.7 feet) between people, in what is believed to be the first such restriction in Europe.
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Israel, United Arab Emirates reach historic deal to normalize diplomatic relations

Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached a historic peace deal on Thursday that will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern nations in an agreement that U.S. President Donald Trump helped broker.
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U.S. seizes digital currency accounts used by militant groups

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department said Thursday it has seized millions of dollars from cryptocurrency accounts that militant organization abroad, including al Qaeda and the Islamic State group, relied on to raise money for violent operations.
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Netanyahu says deal with U.A.E. ushers in 'new era' in Israeli-Arab relations

Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached a historic peace deal on Thursday that will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern nations in an agreement that U.S. President Donald Trump helped broker.
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UNESCO warns historic Beirut buildings at risk of collapse

BEIRUT -- The United Nations' cultural agency said Thursday it will lead the international campaign for the recovery and restoration of Beirut's heritage, citing local officials who said that around 60 historic buildings in the Lebanese capital were at risk of collapse following last week's devastating explosion at the Beirut port.
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Countries tighten rules as world coronavirus deaths pass 750,000

PARIS -- The total number of people killed by the novel coronavirus around the world passed 750,000 on Thursday, with some countries toughening control measures as caseloads once again creep up.
The Latin America and the Caribbean region remains the global epicentre, accounting for almost one-third of all deaths and housing two of the worst-affected countries -- Mexico and Brazil.
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Trump says UAE to open diplomatic ties with Israel in 'historic moment'

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state.
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Funding for the U.S. Postal Service and to shore up election infrastructure became a major sticking point in congressional talks on coronavirus relief, as President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to block any money to facilitate mail-in voting.
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'New era' in Israel's relations with Arab world: Netanyahu

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the announcement that full diplomatic ties will be established with the United Arab Emirates has ushered in a "new era" in Israel's relations with the Arab world.
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Trump vows to block money for Postal Service that would aid mail-in voting

Funding for the U.S. Postal Service and to shore up election infrastructure became a major sticking point in congressional talks on coronavirus relief, as President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to block any money to facilitate mail-in voting.
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Trump says UAE to open diplomatic ties with Israel

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -- The United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state, U.S.
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To hear Pastor John MacArthur tell it, all Grace Community Church did was open its doors and the people came, like the animals to Noah's Ark.
The megachurch in suburban Los Angeles had closed its doors in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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