Taiwan diplomacy harder than ever in US-China tug of war

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Woman Killed By Border Patrol Identified As Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzales, 20

The woman shot and killed by U.S. Border Patrol on Wednesday has been
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The Latest: South Korea relieved about revived US-NK talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local):
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The Latest: So far, lava has destroyed 82 Hawaii structures

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local):
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Authorities: Suspected restaurant gunman had gun license

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The man suspected of shooting three people inside an Oklahoma City restaurant before being fatally shot ...
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Teacher who confronted Indiana school shooter lauded as hero

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom Friday, ...
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Vatican bows to pressure, releases retired pope's letter

Vatican bows to pressure, releases retired pope's letterVATICAN CITY (AP) — Stung by accusations of spreading "fake news," the Vatican on Saturday released the complete letter by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI about Pope Francis after coming under blistering criticism for selectively citing it in a press release and digitally manipulating a photograph of it.


Putin on track for commanding win as Russians head to polls

Putin on track for commanding win as Russians head to pollsPETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, Russia (Reuters) – Russians began voting in a presidential election on Sunday set to give Vladimir Putin a commanding victory that could only be blemished if large numbers do not bother taking part because the result is so predictable. On Russia’s eastern edge, in the Pacific coast city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, polling stations opened at 2000 hrs GMT, and voting across the vast country will run until polls close at the westernmost point, the Kaliningrad region, 22 hours later. Opinion polls give Putin, the incumbent, support of around 70 percent, or nearly 10 times the backing of his nearest challenger.