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U.N. Court Says U.K. Must Give Up Control Of Chagos Islands

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| The U.K. expelled the residents of the Indian Ocean islands and allowed the U.S. to build a military base. The U.N. Court says it must cede control of the islands "as rapidly as possibly."

Iran's Foreign Minister Announces Sudden Resignation

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Mohammad Javad Zarif was an architect of the Iran nuclear deal. His announcement provides no explanation for his immediate departure.

Judge Dismisses Murder Charges Over Boy's Death On Kansas Waterslide

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Caleb Schwab, 10, was decapitated in 2016, when the raft he was riding down the Verrückt waterslide went airborne and hit a metal pole. The slide was the tallest in the world when it opened in 2014.

Restrictions On Deployed U.S. Troop Data Could Put 2020 Census 'At Risk'

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New security measures limiting access to military records may prevent the Census Bureau from accurately counting service members, according to a newly released internal memo obtained by the NAACP.

The Military Is Partnering With Universities and Start-Ups

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To keep up with potential adversaries such as China, the Pentagon is teaming with civilian technological innovators and trying to adopt some of the practices of the private sector.

Bootleg Liquor Kills Scores In India's Latest Mass Outbreak Of Alcohol Poisoning

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Indian authorities say at least 93 people have died and some 200 others are hospitalized after drinking tainted alcohol. About 100 people died from the same thing in a nearby state earlier this month.

R. Kelly Charged With 10 Counts Of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse In Illinois

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The R&B star singer has been dogged for decades by allegations that he has sexually abused underage girls and women. Now, Kelly faces 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

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Trump Administration Proposes Sweeping Changes To Federal Family Planning Program

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Any organization that provides or refers patients for abortions will be ineligible for Title X funding to cover STD prevention, cancer screenings and contraception.

Florida Police: Robert Kraft, Owner Of Patriots, To Face Solicitation Charges

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The charges are part of a sting on a local spa. Kraft is being charged with two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution, a misdemeanor, tied to two different visits to the spa.