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Rebellious police add new wrinkle to disputed Honduran vote

Some police in Honduras are choosing not to enforce a government-ordered curfew amid protests over a disputed vote count from the Nov. 26 presidential election.Thousands of people left their homes overnight to show their support for police, and televised images showed uniformed officers dancing with neighbors and chanting “JOH out!” …

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AP Interview: Top Russian lawmaker wonders why Flynn lied

A senior Russian lawmaker says he can’t understand why President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn failed to immediately reveal the truth about his contacts with the Russian ambassador. Flynn last week pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his December 2016 conversations with Russian ambassador Sergei …

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Liberty City project wins two major grants

“Moonlight” playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney is continuing to leave his mark on Liberty City. The neighborhood set the scene for the 2017 Academy Award winning film, and will now play host to an art installation that will tell the story of segregation walls in America. McCraney and Brooklyn-based artist Chat …

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Arab, Muslim opposition building to any US nod on Jerusalem

Vociferous Arab and Muslim opposition was building Tuesday to any possible U.S. recognition of the hotly contested city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Turkey threatened to cut ties with Israel, the Palestinians warned they would halt contacts with their U.S. counterparts — and key Washington ally Saudi Arabia spoke out …

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Lebanese PM Hariri revokes resignation after consensus deal

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has formally rescinded his resignation following a consensus deal reached with rival political parties. The announcement came at the end of the first Cabinet meeting to be held since Lebanon was thrown into a political crisis following Hariri’s stunning Nov. 4 move. Hariri shocked the …

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Florida Keys sheriff illegally jails immigrants, ACLU says

Relying on an out-of-date federal detainer form, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is locking up immigrants in violation of the U.S. Constitution, the American Civil Liberties Union and two other groups say. Citing case law, three ACLU attorneys sent a letter to Sheriff Rick Ramsay on Monday accusing his staff …

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Erdogan: New York trial US conspiracy against Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is calling the New York trial of a Turkish banker a U.S. conspiracy being staged to “blackmail” and “blemish” his country. Erdogan on Tuesday also characterized the trial against Halkbank executive Mehmet Hakan Atilla on charges of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions as a ploy …

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Tax hike for cruise industry dropped amid Alaska concerns

The cruise industry has dodged a tax increase after Alaska’s U.S. senators helped strike the provision from the tax bill that passed the Senate. The bill approved early Saturday includes other provisions that Alaska Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan hailed as significant for Alaskans, including allowing oil and …

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Afghan agency reports killing of scores of al-Qaida figures

The Afghan intelligence agency says scores of al-Qaida figures, including senior leader Omar Khetab, have been killed in joint operations with coalition forces in the country’s eastern and southern provinces. The National Directorate of Security said in a statement on Tuesday that about 80 members of the terror network were …

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