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Trump Says 'You'll Soon Find Out' If U.S. Will Strike, After Iran Shoots Drone Down

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U.S. officials confirm that a drone was downed by a surface-to-air missile, but over international airspace above the Strait of Hormuz.

China's Xi Visits Kim In Pyongyang, With An Eye Toward Talks With Trump

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The two countries are marking the 70th anniversary of their establishment of diplomatic relations. But some experts believe Xi Jinping's trip has another purpose.

David Ortiz Shooting Was A Case Of Mistaken Identity, Dominican Officials Say

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Officials say a poorly lit photograph led to a mix-up, resulting in the former Red Sox slugger getting shot instead of a friend who was the intended target.

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Former Interpol President Pleads Guilty To Bribery In Chinese Court

First he vanished after sending his wife a knife emoji. Then Chinese officials announced Meng Hongwei had been detained on bribery charges. Now, state-run media says he's admitted guilt.

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Women's World Cup: USA Takes On Sweden In A Game That Means Little — And Everything

Sweden dealt the U.S. a painful loss at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The U.S. squad has spent the past three years working on new strategies to win this time.

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Opinion: Why War With Iran Is Bad For Trump — And America

Iran's shoot-down of a U.S. drone underscores the growing risk of conflict between the countries. If war occurs, President Trump will wish he stayed out, write Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky.

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'I Want To Go Back': The Yazidi Girls Who Did Not Want To Be Rescued From ISIS

The girls, ages 10 and 11, were held captive for years and remember nothing of their Yazidi heritage. They miss the ISIS woman who looked after them and tell rescuers they want to return to her.

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Hong Kong's Leader Backpedaled, But Here's Why The Opposition Movement Continues

Under a "one country, two systems" policy, Hong Kong is connected to China but with its own legal protections. Protesters view the extradition bill as a threat to that arrangement.

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Why The American Shoe Disappeared And Why It's So Hard To Bring It Back

Footwear companies face big costs in potential new tariffs on more Chinese imports. Almost all shoes sold in the U.S. are made overseas. Only about 200 factories remain. One man tried to change that.

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New Zealand's Plan To Buy Back Illegal Firearms Angers Gun Advocates

The country's equivalent of the NRA says the government isn't paying enough for weapons that became illegal under a new law passed in April.

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Revolver Likely Used By Van Gogh Sells In Paris

One of the most prolific post-impressionist artists Vincent Van Gogh shot himself in July 1890. The revolver believed to have been used by the painter sold for more than 140 thousand dollars.

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4 Suspects Named And Face Murder Charges In Flight MH17 Shootdown

The Dutch-led investigation accused three Russians and one Ukrainian of being involved in the 2014 incident, which claimed 298 lives. Court hearings are set to begin next March.

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UN Report Implicates Saudi Crown Prince In Killing Of Jamal Khashoggi

After a five-month probe of Khashoggi's death, a special U.N. investigator concluded it was "inconceivable that an operation of this scale could be implemented without the Crown Prince being aware."