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San Francisco Cove Closed To Swimmers After Sea Lion Attacks

Two unusual sea lion attacks in a San Francisco Bay cove led authorities to close the popular area to swimmers Friday as officials try to determine the reason for the aggressive behavior, The Associated Press reports. A sea lion bit a man in the groin area as he swam in the waters off San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, park ...

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Trump Envisions Peace Deal With Western Wall As Part Of Israel

The Trump administration, which has remained tight-lipped about its vision for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, signaled Friday that the Western Wall should be part of Israel under any peace deal, CNN reports. “We can’t envision a scenario under which the Western Wall would not be part of Israel,” said a senior administration official, speaking on a call with reporters alongside ...

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Ebola Survivors Sue Sierra Leone’s Government Over Mismanagement Of Funds

Two Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone filed a lawsuit in a regional court on Friday, accusing the government of mismanaging funds during an epidemic that killed more than 3,000 people in the West African nation, Reuters reports. More than 11,300 people died in total during the worst outbreak of the highly contagious disease, which mainly affected Guinea, Liberia and Sierra ...

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Set Wedding Date For May 19

Britain’s Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle are to marry on Saturday, May 19, Kensington Palace has announced, The Guardian reports. The couple had already indicated they planned a May wedding at St. George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle. Confirmation of the exact date was made on the Kensington Palace Twitter feed. The 33-year-old prince and his 36-year-old ...

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Deaths Reported As Earthquake Jolts Indonesia’s Capital

A strong earthquake shook the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, Thursday and other cities on the country’s most populous island of Java, killing an unknown number of people amid reports of collapsed buildings, The Associated Press reports. Authorities issued a tsunami warning for parts of Java’s coastline after the quake struck just before midnight Friday. People ran out of buildings in panic ...

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Rubio threat on child tax credit puts bump in GOP tax path

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Marco Rubio’s potential defection over a tax credit for low-income parents put a speed bump into GOP leaders’ drive to push their big tax package through the Senate, but it’s a complication that’s likely to be resolved. The Florida senator declared Thursday that he’ll vote against the $1.5 trillion bill unless House and Senate negotiators expand ...

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Rubio threat on child tax credit puts bump in GOP tax path

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Marco Rubio’s potential defection over a tax credit for low-income parents put a speed bump into GOP leaders’ drive to push their big tax package through the Senate, but it’s a complication that’s likely to be resolved. The Florida senator declared Thursday that he’ll vote against the $1.5 trillion bill unless House and Senate negotiators expand ...

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US special envoy backs unconditional talks with N. Korea

BANGKOK (AP) — The U.S. special envoy for North Korea on Friday expressed hope that Pyongyang would accept Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s diplomatic offer of unconditional talks, although the overture has already been contradicted by the White House. Joseph Yun told reporters in Bangkok that the talks could take place without preconditions and would serve Washington’s dual…

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US special envoy backs unconditional talks with N. Korea

BANGKOK (AP) — The U.S. special envoy for North Korea on Friday expressed hope that Pyongyang would accept Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s diplomatic offer of unconditional talks, although the overture has already been contradicted by the White House. Joseph Yun told reporters in Bangkok that the talks could take place without preconditions and would serve Washington’s dual…

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