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Imran Khan Is Sworn Into Office As Pakistan's New Prime Minister

Khan inherits several big challenges, including Pakistan's faltering economy, and managing relations with China and the U.S.

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Millions Of Muslim Worshipers Flock To Mecca For Hajj

The holy event starts Sunday and lasts until next Friday.

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As Death Toll Rises, Mourners Gather To Honor Victims Of Italian Bridge Collapse

On a national day of mourning in Italy, questions remain about how a highway bridge gave way, killing dozens.

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Report Says 7 Former Faculty At Connecticut School Sexually Abused Students For Years

A report by a law firm found sexual abuse by seven former faculty members against 16 of its former students — going back as far as 1969 and lasting until 1992.

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Should You Get That Scan? Your Doctor Might Not Be Great At Helping You Decide

In a new study, researchers found that doctors are better at explaining the benefits of a common cancer screening that its potential downsides. But overtesting comes with risks and costs of its own.

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Brett Kavanaugh Investigated A President, Then Voiced Concerns About Doing Just That

Trump's Supreme Court pick wanted prosecutors to ask President Clinton explicit questions and wrote the section of the Independent Counsel's report to Congress making the case for impeachment.

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Kofi Annan, Former U.N. Secretary-General, Peace Prize-Winner, Dies At 80

"Kofi Annan was a global statesman and a deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world," his foundation said.

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California Legal Challenges To Census Citizenship Question To Continue

A federal judge in San Francisco has rejected the Trump administration's motion to dismiss two lawsuits over the 2020 census question. A potential trial could start in January 2019.

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Police Arrest Third Suspect In New Haven Synthetic Marijuana Overdose Case

Over three days, more than 100 people fell ill after smoking a batch of K2 officials say was laced with AB-Fubinaca. Police Chief Anthony Campbell said chemical was "knocking people down."

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Mueller: Prison Time An Option For Former Trump Campaign Aide Papadopoulos

The special counsel noted that the legal guidelines suggest a sentence of zero to six months. George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russians.

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Satanic Temple Protests Ten Commandments Monument With Goat-Headed Statue

"It will be a very cold day in hell before an offensive statue will be forced upon us to be permanently erected on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol," Republican State Sen. Jason Rapert said.

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WATCH: Massive 'Fire Tornado' Revealed In Footage Released By Officials

California authorities say the behemoth killed a firefighter battling the Carr Fire last month. Larger than three football fields, the tornado was unlike anything they'd seen. Now, they have video.

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Democrats Unveil Ad Attacking House GOP Leaders

An outside group supporting House Democrats is running a digital ad that uses a strategy the party used in 2006 to challenge Republican control of the House — focusing on personal scandals.

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Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter Is Sentenced To Life In Prison

Esteban Santiago killed five people and injured six when he opened fire in the baggage claim at Fort Lauderdale's airport on Jan. 6. A federal judge called the attack "85 seconds of evil."

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'There Must Be Justice': U.S. Sanctions Myanmar Soldiers For Rohingya Killings

The sanctions target four mid-level commanders and two units — but they failed to satisfy senators and activists alike, who say the U.S. has a ways to go to hold Myanmar accountable for its crimes.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Has Convoluted Ties To Rail Company Whose Project He Supports

In 2011, Scott rejected a federally funded rail project; now he supports a privately funded one. He and his wife invested millions with an investment firm that owns the company behind the proposal.

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Monsoon Floods Have Killed More Than 320 People In Kerala, India

The heavy rainfall has resulted in deadly landslides and flash floods, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless.

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About That Microloan Mention In 'Crazy Rich Asians' ...

In one scene, Rachel Chu, the fictional lead character in the rom-com, chats with a princess about how small loans are helping women. But do they really?

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How Spanish Women Were Allegedly Targeted In 'Stolen Babies' Cases For Decades

A secret adoption network started in Spain in the 1930s as a fascist tactic to purge "communist tendencies" from women who defended the republic, say prosecutors and academics.

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Texas Tightens Disclosure Rules Following Medicaid Investigation

Officials in Texas are responding to the findings of an investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity into drugmakers' influence over medication choices for Medicaid patients.

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