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Pope Calls on Egyptians to Abandon ‘Fanaticism’ on Second-Day of Historic Visit 
Pope Francis called for a retreat from "fanaticism" during Mass in the Egyptian capital Saturday, the last day of a key visit during which he addressed religious violence and the plight of the region's beleaguered Christian communities. Thousands of ...

North Korea displays military prowess with failed missile launch 
North Korea’s failed attempt to launch a mid-range ballistic missile Friday evening came just hours after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson convened a session of the United Nations Security council calling for member states to increase sanctions on Pyongyang.

The death penalty has long divided Americans. Here's why those who oppose it are winning 
A series of executions in Arkansas have reignited the long-standing battle over the death penalty. Beginning last week, the state tried to put eight men to death over 11 days before one of the drugs it uses in executions expired. After legal challenges ...

Trump Tries to Deflect Flynn Vetting Questions on Obama Administration 
President Donald Trump in an interview Friday tried to turn some of the controversy around his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on the administration of President Barack Obama, saying the retired general was previously vetted. "When they ...

Rodney King And The L.A. Riots, 25 Years Later: The Video That Changed Everything — And Nothing 
Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old shot in a Cleveland Park because police thought he had a gun, his death caught on surveillance video. Eric Garner, killed by police who held him down while he gasped “I can’t breathe,” in Staten Island, New York, while a ...

Conservationists alarmed by Trump Interior nominee 
President Trump on Friday chose lobbyist and former Bush administration official David Bernhardt as his nominee to become deputy Interior secretary, drawing criticism from conservationists who said the lawyer’s history of representing oil companies and ...

South Africa’s Zuma Signs Anti-Money Laundering Bill Into Law 
South African President Jacob Zuma signed into law the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act, aimed at fighting tax evasion and money laundering. Lawmakers in February approved changes to the legislation that clarified the behavior of officials ...

Time To Consult Congress Over Use Of Force Against ISIS, Lawmakers Say 
To legally justify its military actions against the Islamic State, the U.S. has relied on a piece of 2001 legislation, written years before the extremist group came into existence. Now 46 representatives from both parties say in a letter to Speaker Paul ...

Congress at 100 Days: Frenetic Action but Few Accomplishments 
WASHINGTON — Owners of ancient water vessels are likely to be quite pleased with the Senate, which voted overwhelmingly this month to generally exempt them from a fire-retardant materials requirement. But that is about the extent of bipartisan ...

House passes stopgap spending bill, averting shutdown 
April 28 (UPI) --The U.S. House of Representatives easily passed a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown, giving lawmakers another week to hammer out a deal on the federal budget. The Senate is expected to pass the measure Friday night for ...

US executions: New troubles could resonate in upcoming case 
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Is unorthodox the same as cruel and unusual punishment? It's the central question of the current U.S. death penalty debate, highlighted by the latest execution involving a disputed sedative that appeared to involve discomfort to the ...

Boy, 5, missing for week after father was found unconscious at California park 
The father of a 5-year-old boy reported missing about a week ago in California has released a statement saying he is desperate to find his son, on the same day homicide detectives searched his home. Aramazd Aramazd Andressian Sr., released the statement ...

Glendale man pleads no contest to killing grandparents 
A 35-year-old man pleaded no contest Thursday to killing his grandparents two years ago in the Glendale home he shared with them. Nathaniel Scheiern entered the pleas for one count each of first-degree murder and second-degree murder. He faces 41 years to ...

Coast Guard Halts Shooting And Stabbing Animals For Training Purposes 
The United States Coast Guard is halting the practice of injuring live animals for military medical training. Spokeswoman Lisa Novak told the Associated Press on Thursday that “live tissue training,” meant to prepare medics for combat injuries they ...

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