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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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Ford to Test New Self-driving Vehicle Technology in 2018

DETROIT —  Ford Motor Co will begin testing its latest self-driving vehicle technology next year in at least one city but has not changed its plan to begin commercial production until 2021, the company said. The automaker said on Thursday that it would test self-driving prototypes in various pilot programs …

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California wildfires: Frantic man stops on highway, rescues wild rabbit from flames – National

A frantic man managed to coax a wild rabbit to safety as flames from California’s devastating wildfires threatened a highway in the Los Angeles area Wednesday. Video shows the panicked man, wearing only shorts, shoes and a hoodie, chasing the small rabbit along the side of a highway before the …

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