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Florida Gov. Rick Scott enters Senate race
Bill Nelson and adding more furor to the already heightened midterm elections in November.
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Gillum: DeSantis should apologize to voters, not me
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R), said Wednesday on Fox News that voters shouldn't "monkey this up" by voting for Andrew Gillum in November's election for Florida governor.
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Women take charge in rebuilding post-ISIS Syria
Amid the rubble of war-ravaged Raqqa, Syria, local Syrian women are working together in a newly formed Raqqa Women's Council to take the lead on restoring their community's economy and civic life.
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Hawaii bill would lead to sunscreen ban
Hawaii could become the first state to ban reef-harming sunscreen.

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Hawaii bill would lead to sunscreen ban
Hawaii could become the first state to ban reef-harming sunscreen.
North Korea's war of words with U.S. resumes
North Korean state media blasted Washington on Sunday over Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's cancellation of an upcoming state visit, in an editorial that accused the United States of secretly "double-dealing" with South Korea to attack it.

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Trump, Arizona governor spoke after McCain's death
The discussion came as the governor weighs whom to appoint to the seat following the death of the late Arizona Sen. John McCain.

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Trump to hold 'major rally' for Cruz in Texas
The Texas senator faces a tough reelection race against O'Rourke, who has continued to gain-momentum in polls.

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Macron rebuilding French military to safeguard Europe without U.S.
French President Emmanuel Macron is spearheading a robust buildup of French military capability, which he says is necessary because Europe cannot rely on the United States to be its primary defense against outside aggressors.

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Merkel condemns violent anti-immigrant rights in east Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out Monday against racist violence in Germany after the eastern German city of Chemnitz experienced a Charlottesville-like outburst of anti-immigrant riots.

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Chinese media hit back at Trump as Chinese economy falters
Chinese state media issued unusually personal attacks on President Trump over his aggressive stance on trade, vowing that China would stand strong amid short-term economic losses.

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Libya's capital erupts in armed violence
Armed clashes erupted in Libya's capital of Tripoli on Sunday, triggering a government-declared "state of emergency" and raising fears of a new round of more widespread violence within the country.

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China "likely" training to attack U.S. forces and allies, says DoD
A new Pentagon report finds the Chinese military ramping up its capacities to deploy across the globe and go to war with the United States and its allies.

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Deported Mauritanians are in danger of slavery, torture, and murder
The Trump administration's deportation of dozens of Mauritanian nationals is drawing criticism from Amnesty International, which warned in a statement that the deportees will be at risk of grave human-rights abuses in their home country.

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Judge rejects Texas attempt to block DACA
DACA is an Obama-era executive order that protected undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children from deportation. President Trump tried to reverse the order in 2017, but federal judges have upheld the program.

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McCain funerals leaving top 2008 campaign aides snubbed
It's not clear why McCain chose to not invite his formerly high ranking and high profile aides before his death.

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Immigrant detainment is a windfall for the private prisons industry
The Trump administration is looking to build more prisons for immigrant detainees and have private corporations run them.

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DCCC beats its online fundraising total from 2016
The committee passed the milestone early Tuesday morning, 10 weeks before the polls even open on Election Day in November.

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Upset victory in Florida Democratic primary for governor
Gillum will now face off against-Rep. Ron DeSantis (R), who is endorsed by President Trump.

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John McCain memorialized at Arizona capitol
The memorial service in Arizona is the first of a days-long procession for Sen. John McCain, who died on Saturday after battling an aggressive form of brain cancer.

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Germany: U.S.-EU trade relations "improving," but issues remain
The United States and Europe have halted their escalation toward an all-out trade war, and U.S. farmers' pressure on President Trump has much to do with it, Germany's agriculture minister told reporters Saturday.

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North Korea returns remains of fallen U.S. soldiers from Korean War
A U.S. military plane left North Korea on Friday with what are said to be the remains of 55 U.S. service members missing from the Korean War.

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Gun advocate on Sacha Baron Cohen's show penned April warning to conservatives
Van Cleave said that he realized midway through filming that he was the target of a joke but went along with it in the hopes of discovering the true purpose of the segment.

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Meadows backs off impeaching Rosenstein
While the impeachment option remains on the table, Meadows is walking back his articles of impeachment move by saying he hopes it will be a contempt process instead, after discussions with House leadership.

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Trump and EU strike a trade deal
The Trump administration and European Union agreed Wednesday to work toward eliminating tariffs and subsidies and try to avert a much-feared trade war.

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Somalia's al-Shabaab storms government military base
After seizing control of a small town in Somalia's Puntland region, Islamic militant group al-Shabaab reportedly attacked a Somali military base Monday near the south coast and killed 27 troops.

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Nicaraguans demand their president resign as violence escalates
Nicaraguan protesters demanded the resignation Sunday of President Daniel Ortega, defying a government crackdown that has killed 300 or more protesters since demonstrations began in April.

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Russia says Putin and Trump made military agreements in Helsinki
While the Trump administration refuses to say if President Trump made any private agreements with Russian President Vladimir Putin in their Monday meeting, the Russian government says that they did and that it is prepared to implement them.

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States consider banning kids' tackle football games
Maryland and other states are considering banning tackle football and other high-impact sports for children, citing injury concerns.

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Florida's Puerto Rican voters could determine U.S. Senate race
Puerto Rican hurricane refugees are shaping out to be a crucial voting bloc in Florida, where incumbent Senator Bill Nelson and his Republican challenger, former Governor Rick Scott, are both aggressively seeking their support.

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Trump to announce $12B in aid for farmers
Trump's moves to place tariffs on imports from some of America's largest foreign buyers have prompted retaliation against U.S. farm goods, placing the burden on American farmers.

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Trump tells NATO nations to raise defense spending to 4% of GDP
President Trump further roiled European leaders Wednesday's in Brussels with a demand that NATO members aim to spend 4% of GDP on defense--even though 23 of the alliance's 28 members don't even meet the current 2% goal.

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Senate passes near-unanimous resolution supporting NATO
The Senate passed a resolution affirming U.S. support of NATO by a near-unanimous vote of 97-2, a move that contrasts with President Trump's escalating criticisms of the alliance this week.

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German player quits national team over racism
Midfielder Mesut Ozil says he received death threats and racist hate mail blaming him for the team's early exit from the World Cup.

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Trump leaves NATO summit in whiplash
The performance of contradicting messages and brutish behavior cements his pattern of creating chaos at major summits, such as Trump's blow-up at the G7 summit in Quebec earlier this year.

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State Dept looking for answers in sonic attacks in China, Cuba
The incidents prompted the U.S. last year to recall 60 percent of its staff from Havana, Cuba.

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Iranian and EU leaders meet as U.S. sanctions loom
With U.S. sanctions on Iran set to take effect again next month, Iranian and European leaders met Friday to seek agreement on they can minimize the sanctions' harms to Iran's economy.

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Leftist wins Mexico's presidential election by a landslide
Mexican leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador won by a landslide in Sunday's Mexican presidential election.

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Canada's tariffs on U.S. goods take effect
Canada followed through on threat to enact new tariffs on U.S. goods July 1, while U.S. companies said that they are already feeling the pain of the European Union's newly enacted tariffs on U.S. motorcycles, bourbons, and other products.

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As Syrian army gain ground, new humanitarian crisis looms
An advance by Syrian government forces into east Daraa has already displaced more than 160,000 people.

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Maxine Waters addresses death threats, tells harassers to 'shoot straight'
Maxine Waters responded to would-be harassers by telling them they "better shoot straight."

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Bipartisan bill calls for statehood for Puerto Rico
A new bill in Congress would make Puerto Rico a U.S. state by 2021, putting its residents on an equal electoral footing with Americans throughout the 50 present-day states for the first time.

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Rep. Louise Slaughter dies at 88
Slaughter, a microbiologist, was serving her 16th term in Congress and was dean of the New York congressional delegation.

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Russian troops prepares for biggest war games next month
Russia has confirmed it will hold its biggest war games next month. The last war game was since the Cold War.

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Analysts believe that Russia is purchasing gold to avoid sanctions
Analysts believe that Russia is purchasing more gold in order to avoid sanctions.

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Staffer who allegedly forged signatures still working for campaign
The candidate originally said he would not spare even his "closest advisers, who I wouldn't want to fire, but I would."

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Racist robocalls mocking Gillum hit Florida
The-robocall reportedly featured a minstrel-style voice mocking Gillum-with jungle noises that played in the background.

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President Nicolas Maduro urges Venezuelans migrants to return home
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has urged Venezuelan migrants to return home.

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