Arizona Senator and War Hero John McCain Dies at 81

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Saturday after battling

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Pope Says He Shares Outrage Over Clergy Abuse Cover-Up

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DUBLIN (AP) — Pope Francis said at the start of a visit to Ireland on Saturday that he shares the outrage of rank-and-file Catholics over the failure of church authorities to punish the “repugnant crimes” of priests who raped and molested children. Seeking to respond to a global outcry over the

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Pope in Ireland Decries Abuse Cover-Up, Meets With Victims

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DUBLIN (AP) — Pope Francis faced a lukewarm reception and scattered protests Saturday on his trip to Ireland, with even his vow to rid the church of the “scourge” of sexual abuse and his outrage at those “repugnant crimes” dismissed as an insult by Ireland’s wounded victims. The abuse scandal —

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Once-Powerful Hawaii Hurricane Downgraded to Tropical Storm

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HONOLULU (AP) — A powerful hurricane that threatened Hawaii for a week rapidly disintegrated to become a tropical storm south of Honolulu. But meteorologists warned heavy rains could still wallop the islands with flash flooding and punishing winds. Lane dumped nearly 3 feet of rain on parts of

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Winds Die Down But Rain is Still a Threat to Hawaii

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HONOLULU (AP) — Strong winds have died down but officials warned Saturday that torrential rains still remained a big threat to Hawaii after once-powerful Hurricane Lane was downgraded to a tropical storm. Forecasters said as much as 10 more inches (25 centimeters) of rain could fall on Oahu and

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Hawaii Emerges From Threat as Storm Veers Away From Islands

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HONOLULU (AP) — Weather officials dropped all warnings Saturday after tropical storm Lane weakened and turned away from Hawaii. The storm began moving to the west, breaking its northward march toward Honolulu after drenching the Big Island and Maui over the past two days. The slow-moving storm,

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Warnings Dropped as Tropical Storm Turns Away From Hawaii

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HONOLULU (AP) — Weather officials dropped all warnings Saturday after tropical storm Lane weakened and turned away from Hawaii. The storm began moving to the west, breaking its northward march toward Honolulu after drenching the Big Island and Maui over the past two days. The slow-moving storm,

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Rohingya who stayed behind still persecuted in Myanmar

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Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh Hamida Begum fled her home in Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh about two months ago with her husband, 2-year-old son, and 3-month-old baby. In the weeks before she left, her husband almost never slept at home out of fear of being arrested. “He would

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Latest leader-swap frustrates Australians

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Sydney and Canberra, Australia Australia’s new prime minister, Scott Morrison, on Friday promised a stable government at the end of a tumultuous week in which his predecessor was forced out of office, 13 ministers resigned, and Parliament was shut down for an afternoon. Disgruntled

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