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U.S. Cuts More Than $200 Million In Aid To Palestinians

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| The State Department announced the Trump administration's decision to cut assistance to Palestinians on Friday. It said the money will now be redirected to "high-priority projects elsewhere."

Georgia County Votes To Keep Polling Places Open After Intense Scrutiny

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In a matter of seconds Friday morning, the board of elections in south Georgia's Randolph County voted to keep all of its polling places open ahead of the November midterm elections.

2 Men Sentenced To Prison For Beating Black Man During Charlottesville Rally

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Jacob Goodwin and Alex Ramos received eight and six years of prison, respectively, for the attack after last year's Unite the Right rally. Another man got prison time this week in a separate incident.

Australia Gets A New Prime Minister

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Scott Morrison was chosen as the country's new prime minister by members of Australia's Liberal Party. The outgoing Malcolm Turnbull said "a determined insurgency" in his own party brought him down.

Parents Were 'Coerced' To Waive Reunification Rights With Children, Complaint Says

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Lawyers for immigrants filed a complaint on Thursday with Homeland Security. They contend that parents, amid cruel treatment, did not understand the forms they were being forced to sign.

U.S. And China Impose Fresh Tariffs As Trade War Escalates

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The U.S. imposed 25 percent tariffs on $16 billion of Chinese goods overnight, and China matched them. The two have slapped tariffs on a total of $100 billion of each other's goods in two months.

LA Approves $1.9 Million Settlement To Family Of Homeless Man Killed By LAPD

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An investigation exonerated officers who fatally shot a mentally ill man, but a jury ruled they'd used excessive force. The payout is the first involving LAPD bodycams capturing a police killing.

3 North Carolina Confederate Monuments Will Stay In Place, Commission Decides

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It also recommends at least one monument to be added to the Capitol grounds that highlights the contributions of the state's African American citizens, and new signage on the existing statues.

German Authorities Detain Suspected Terrorist For Plotting Attack

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The 31-year-old Russian man has been arrested and is believed to have been an accomplice to French terror suspect imprisoned in France last year.