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Meanwhile in … Kabul, Afghanistan, women are training to run ultramarathons

South Korea, Moon Jae-in, South Korea’s president, is leading the charge against the dog meat trade. Tori is now considered the country’s “first dog.” Before becoming part of the president’s family, Tori, a terrier mix, had been an unlikely candidate for adoption because of a bias against black dogs. Kabul, Afghanistan, women are training to run ultramarathons. Yahoo News – Latest ...

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USA TODAY journalist gets rare glimpse of life in Iran, whose history with US is marked by decades of animosity

USA TODAY foreign correspondent Kim Hjelmgaard chronicles his journey this summer inside Iran, a country near the top of America’s foreign policy concerns but little known to most Americans.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Dallas-area cop sentenced to 15 years in fatal shooting of black teenager

Former Balch Springs Officer Roy Oliver, 38, was convicted of fatally shooting Jordan Edwards, 15, after responding to the party.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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In polarized times, praise for McCain becomes grounds for partisan sniping

When Arizona Sen. John McCain died on Saturday, his friend and fellow Republican, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, tweeted out some words of respect and praise for a “great American,” a terrific senator, friend, and mentor. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

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John McCain: Why Joe Biden will eulogize his longtime friend. 'If he needed my personal help, I’d go'

Over four decades, Joe Biden and John McCain sparred on opposite sides of the aisle in the Senate but maintained a close friendship.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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White House counsel Don McGahn will leave Trump administration in the fall

White House counsel Don McGahn, who had extraordinary access to the president during some of his most controversial decisions, plans to leave his post.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Post-Harvey, Houston considers the line between safety and sacrifice

As the rains from tropical storm Harvey intensified last year, Marina Ageyeva stayed relatively calm. Fifteen miles to the southeast, Andrew Nat had been in his home for 22 years and never flooded. What they didn’t know was that they were living inside the flood pool for the Addicks and Barker reservoirs, which meant that, in the event of torrential rain, ...

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Florida gubernatorial candidate poised to make history, and other takeaways from Tuesday's elections

The biggest surprise was Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum winning the Democratic nomination for governor of Florida.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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