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Top US Congressman to Boycott Opening of Civil Rights Museum    

WASHINGTON —  U.S. Representative John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat, is one of the country’s best known living icons of the fight for civil rights in the 1960s. But Lewis said Thursday he will refuse to attend Saturday’s opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum if President Donald Trump will be …

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Jerusalem Decision Could Boost Extremist Islamist Parties

Islamist parties are using the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as a rallying cry that likely will resound in upcoming election campaigns in Muslim-dominated countries. U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement on Wednesday sparked protests in a number of countries, with clashes breaking out with security forces in …

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US State Department Braces for Violent Fallout from Jerusalem Recognition

STATE DEPARTMENT —  The State Department has issued security warnings at scores of U.S. embassies around the world, bracing for protests or violence from President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. At the United Nations, American diplomats are preparing for a meeting Friday called by eight of …

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Veteran Congressman Conyers Retires Amid Sexual Assault Claims

The longest serving member of Congress, John Conyers, has announced his retirement, amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Conyers, in a radio interview Tuesday, endorsed his son to replace him in the House of Representatives. Several women have come forward recently, accusing the 88-year-old congressman of harassment. Among them is …

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Mattis Urges Pakistan to Redouble Efforts Against Terrorists

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday insisted his country is “committed” to the war against terrorism. The comment came during a meeting in Islamabad with U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Outwardly, there were no signs of tension between the two men. However, it’s a different story behind the …

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