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North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile into Sea in Latest Test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Tuesday in a continuation of its recent weapons tests, the South Korean and Japanese militaries said, hours after the U.S. reaffirmed its offer to resume diplomacy on the North’s nuclear weapons program. The South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff didn’t immediately…

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NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on Senior Administration Official Travel to Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, and Mauritania

WASHINGTON – Principal Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer will travel to Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, and Mauritania for official meetings next week. He will be joined by National Security Council Senior Director for Africa Dana Banks and Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Michael Gonzalez. In Nigeria, Mr. Finer will affirm the importance of the…

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Jacksonville Jaguars released their inactive players list Week 6

The Jacksonville Jaguars have released their list of inactive players ahead of Sunday morning’s game against the Miami Dolphins in London. The Jaguars are without #44 linebacker Myles Jack, #4 kicker Josh Lambo, #12 receiver Tyron Johnson, #32 cornerback Tyson Campbell, #67 lineman Rashaad Coward, #92 defensive end Jordan Smith and #(# defensive lineman Taven…

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US Vows to Pay Relatives of Afghans Killed in Drone Strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Defense Department said Friday that it is committed to offering condolence payments to relatives of the 10 people who were killed in an errant U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, in August. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement that the Defense Department was also working with the State…

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US Officials Defend Expulsion of Haitians from Texas Town

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — More than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants have been removed from an encampment at a Texas border town, U.S. officials said Monday as they defended a strong response that included immediately expelling migrants to their impoverished Caribbean country and using horse patrols to stop them from entering the town. Calling it…

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Israel Hits Hamas Targets in Gaza in Response to Rocket Fire

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck a series of targets in the Gaza Strip early Monday in response to a series of rocket launches out of the Hamas-ruled territory. It was the third consecutive night of fighting between the enemies. Tensions have been heightened following last week’s escape from an Israeli prison by six Palestinian…

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Two Women Campaign to Become France’s 1st Female President

PARIS (AP) — Two French politicians kicked off their presidential campaigns Sunday, seeking to become France’s first female leader in next year’s spring election. The far-right National Rally party’s Marine Le Pen and Paris’ Socialist mayor, Anne Hidalgo, both launched their presidential platforms in widely expected moves. They join a burgeoning list of challengers to…

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Last Troops Exit Afghanistan, Ending America’s Longest War

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan late Monday, ending America’s longest war and closing a chapter in military history likely to be remembered for colossal failures, unfulfilled promises and a frantic final exit that cost the lives of more than 180 Afghans and 13 U.S. service members, some barely older…

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