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Democrats try narrower focus in attempt to pass gun-control measures

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WASHINGTON -- Gun control advocates, who have failed for decades to impose broad limits on weapons purchases, may finally have hit upon a winning strategy as they push for a narrower ban on gun sales to suspected terrorists.

Compared with previous attempts to impose universal background checks or restrict gun show transactions, the new push ...Read more

Britons reel over vote to leave EU

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LONDON -- At the Speaker's Corner of Hyde Park, where generations of Londoners have come to hear harangues on almost any topic imaginable, a small crowd gathered Sunday during a brief, sunny respite from an overcast and rainy week.

A Muslim preacher held forth, perched on a green folding chair, but his words were only background to the debate ...Read more

Weary Calif. evacuees are eager to know if their homes survived massive wildfire

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LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. -- Tensions were running high Sunday at Kernville Elementary School, where dozens of evacuees camped out over the weekend as a massive wildfire continued to burn out of control in Kern County.

Robert Larsen sat by himself outside the school, drinking coffee.

"I want to go home," said the 34-year-old Mountain Mesa resident...Read more

After 'Brexit' vote, Clinton calls for 'steady, experienced leadership'

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Hillary Clinton pitched herself as an example of "steady, experienced leadership" and bipartisanship Sunday, just hours after the Senate's Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, declined to say whether he thought Donald Trump was qualified to be president.

Speaking at a gathering of mayors here, Clinton said the market turmoil that...Read more

A new era in global trade begins, as $5.4 billion Panama Canal expansion opens

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BOGOTA, Colombia -- A Chinese freighter laden with nearly 9,500 metal cargo containers transited the expanded Panama Canal on Sunday, inaugurating the interoceanic waterway and opening a new era in global trade.

As midmorning clouds dissipated over the 50-mile-long canal, the vessel Cosco Shipping Panama began moving through the new Caribbean-...Read more

Senate GOP leader McConnell refuses to say if Trump is qualified to be president

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WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, refused to say Sunday whether he thinks his party's presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, is qualified to be president of the United States.

"Look, I'll leave that to the American people to decide. You know, he won the Republican nomination fair and square," ...Read more

Clinton continues to lead Trump in two new polls

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WASHINGTON -- Two new polls continue to show Hillary Clinton leading the presidential race against Donald Trump, although the surveys differ on the size of her margin.

Clinton holds a 12-point lead, 51 percent to 39 percent, in the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll, which shows roughly two in three Americans saying the wealthy businessman is...Read more

5 stabbed as neo-Nazis, counterprotesters clash in California capital

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- At least five people were stabbed, with some injured critically, during clashes between rallying neo-Nazis and counterprotesters at the state Capitol in Sacramento on Sunday, fire officials said.

Five patients were taken to hospitals with stab wounds, said Chris Harvey, public information officer of the Sacramento Fire ...Read more

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli gets life sentence for 2015 gay-parade stabbings

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TEL AVIV, Israel -- An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man was sentenced to life in prison on Sunday for stabbing a 16-year-old girl to death and injuring others at last year's gay pride parade in Jerusalem.

The court said Yishai Schlissel was motiviated by "blind fanaticism" and that "this man should never again walk free in the streets of Jerusalem."

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British parties in turmoil after anti-EU vote

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LONDON –– The turmoil engulfing British politics worsened as the country's biggest parties descended into chaos after last week's national vote to leave the European Union.

Senior Labour Party lawmaker Hilary Benn was fired after calling on Jeremy Corbyn to quit as party leader, triggering the resignation of seven other members of Corbyn's ...Read more

Iraq takes full control of Fallujah from Islamic State, military says

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BAGHDAD -- The western Iraq city of Fallujah has been retaken by government forces after more than five weeks of fighting there against Islamic State, a senior Iraqi commander said Sunday.

The chief of counterterrorism forces in Fallujah, Abdel-Wahab al-Saadi, said government troops recaptured Fallujah's northern district of al-Julan, the ...Read more

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