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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016 file photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent passes along a section of border wall in Hidalgo, Texas. The GOP-controlled House is plowing ahead on legislation to give the Pentagon a massive spending boost and deliver a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
House GOP passes $788B bill for Pentagon, border wallThe House has passed a $788 billion spending bill that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon
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This picture released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry on Thursday, July 27, 2017, claims to show the launching of Simorgh satellite-carrying rocket in an undisclosed location, Iran. (Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)
Iran claims launch of satellite-carrying rocket into spaceIranian state TV says Iran has successfully launched a satellite-carrying rocket into space
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A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighter, runs as he fires mortars against the Islamic State militants at one of the front lines, in Raqqa city, northeast Syria, Thursday, July 27, 2017. U.S.-backed Syrian fighters have captured almost half of the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa, but the push into the city in northern Syria has slowed due to stiff resistance and large amounts of explosives planted by the extremists, a spokeswoman for the fighters and monitors said Thursday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
US-backed Syrian fighters now control almost half of IS citySpokeswoman, activists: Syrian fighters battling IS now have taken nearly half of militants' de facto capital, Raqqa
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The sun sets behind burnt pine trees in the village of Sao Jose das Matas, near Macao, central Portugal, Wednesday, July 26 2017. More than 2,300 firefighters with more than 700 vehicles are tackling wildfires in Portugal, where every summer large areas of woodland are scorched. The flames were being driven by powerful winds across steep hillsides of dense pine and eucalyptus forest Wednesday. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
The Latest: Fire evacuations lifted in southern FranceFirefighters have contained one of the largest fires in southern France and authorities have cleared thousands of evacuees to return to their homes and campsites
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Railroad sleepers burn at the Barca da Amieira-Envendos train station outside the village of Sao Jose das Matas, near Macao, central Portugal, Wednesday, July 26 2017. More than 2,300 firefighters with more than 700 vehicles are tackling wildfires in Portugal, where every summer large areas of woodland are scorched. The flames were being driven by powerful winds across steep hillsides of dense pine and eucalyptus forest Wednesday. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Evacuations lifted in southern France; fire risk still highMore than 12,000 evacuated residents and tourists in the south of France were told they could return to their homes and holiday places after firefighters tamed one of the fiercest blazes to break out during four days of wildfires
The Associated Press2 hours ago
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, shakes hands with Francesco Stella as he becomes a French citizen during a citizenship ceremony in Orleans, central France, Thursday, July 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)
Italian, French leaders look to work in Libya on migrationItaly's prime minister considers sending naval units to help Libya's coast guard in combating migrant trafficking, while France's president discusses setting up asylum screening "hot spots" in Africa
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Israeli border police officers are seen next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered police reinforcements deployed to Jerusalem following clashes at a flashpoint holy site. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Clashes, tensions flare at sacred site in JerusalemViolence has returned to a sacred site in Jerusalem as Palestinians gathering for prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound clash with Israeli police nearly two weeks after a deadly attack there
The Associated Press2 hours ago
U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters walk past destroyed shops on the front line of the industrial district on the eastern side of Raqqa, Syria, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
UN says over 200,000 have fled Syria's Raqqa since April 1UN official: Over 200,000 civilians in Syria have fled their homes in IS' de facto capital of Raqqa since April
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Arab Foreign Ministers and delegations pay a minute of silence to the Arab League deputy chief Ahmed Bin Helli, who died early July, during their urgent meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Arab foreign ministers meet to discuss Arab action to the Israeli violations against Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
The Latest: More clashes after nightfall at Jerusalem siteThe Latest: Palestinians, Israeli forces clash again in Jerusalem; Palestinian dies of injuries from earlier in week
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People attend a vigil near Grenfell tower in London, Thursday, July 27, 2017. British police said Thursday they have "reasonable grounds" to suspect that local authorities may have committed corporate manslaughter in a deadly high-rise fire in London. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
UK police: Corporate manslaughter possible in tower fireBritish police say they have "reasonable grounds" to suspect local authorities may have committed corporate manslaughter over a deadly high-rise fire in London
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 31, 2017 file picture, French President Emmanuel Macron, left, poses in front of the MSC Meraviglia cruise ship during a visit to the STX shipyard site in Saint-Nazaire, western France. The French government is nationalizing the country's emblematic Saint Nazaire shipyard to ensure an Italian company does not take it over at the end of the week. (Stephane Mahe/Pool Photo via AP, File)
France nationalizing shipyard amid Italian takeover interestThe French government is temporarily nationalizing the country's emblematic Saint-Nazaire shipyard to prevent an Italian company from taking it over at the end of the week
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Firefighters work at the scene after part of stone wall surrounding an Armenian cemetery was demolished in a storm, in Istanbul, Thursday, July 27, 2017. At least three people were reported injured on Thursday after a severe summer storm hit Istanbul, knocking down a wall and trees and flooding the Turkish city's streets and underpasses. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Summer storm slams into Istanbul with heavy rain, hailTurkish media reports say a severe summer storm has hit Istanbul, with heavy rains flooding streets and underpasses and "walnut-sized" hail damaging windows and windshields and knocking down trees
The Associated Press3 hours ago
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