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Spain expected to impose Catalonia direct rule
The Spanish cabinet is meeting to decide whether or not to impose direct rule on Catalonia. ... read more

EU paves way for UK trade talks to begin
EU leaders say there is not enough progress to start trade talks yet, but they hope to begin in December. ... read more

Czech election: Billionaire Andrej Babis poised to win
Andrej Babis's party, ANO (Yes), is leading opinion polls but is not expected to secure a majority. ... read more

Roma charged by Uefa for fans 'monkey chants' at Antonio Rudiger
Roma are charged by Uefa after some of their fans were heard making "monkey chants" towards Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger. ... read more

EU considers reducing $5bn accession aid to Turkey
Turkey is receiving the money to raise its public institutions to EU standards. ... read more

Ibrahim Halawa freed from jail in Egypt
The Irishman was acquitted of all charges in Egypt over a month ago but his release was delayed. ... read more

World Cup 2018: Sepp Blatter will accept Vladimir Putin's invitation to Russia
Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he will accept an invitation to the World Cup from Russia leader Vladimir Putin. ... read more

Tech firms to remove extremist posts within hours
Firms such as Facebook and Twitter have agreed to do more to remove extremist content within hours of it being posted. ... read more

Florence church tourist killed by falling stone fragment
Spanish tourist dies after being struck by falling stone fragment at Florence's Santa Croce basilica. ... read more

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Malta journalist killed by 'remotely detonated' bomb
Officials discuss initial results of an inquiry into the killing of an investigative reporter. ... read more

French cinema legend Danielle Darrieux dies aged 100
The girl who got her first film role at 14 was still working at the age of 99. ... read more

'Stolen Salvador Dali' painting recovered in Lebanon
The portrait is thought to be a minor work painted by the Spanish artist while living in the US. ... read more

Putin weighs in on Trump's performance as US president
The Russian president took aim at the US political system when asked about Trump's "unpredictability". ... read more

The woman without legs who became an equestrian champion
Angelika Trabert's won 24 medals - six at the Paralympics. When not riding, she works as an anaesthetist. ... read more

Brexit talks: Michel Barnier focuses on three things
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has consistently called for agreement on these three things before talks go on. ... read more

Heseltine: Brexit manoeuvring 'makes me weep'
Lord Heseltine tells BBC Newsnight that the more unpopular Brexit becomes, the higher the probability of a Labour government. ... read more

Positive noises
It is no surprise EU leaders sought to put a positive spin on negotiations, writes Laurence Peter. ... read more

A populist billionaire
The populist anti-immigration candidate who could become Czech Republic's next prime minister. ... read more

The Brit in Tbilisi
The ex-librarian from London moved to Georgia five years ago and is running for office in Tbilisi. ... read more

'Death Island'
British soldiers opened the first concentration camp in Russia in 1918, during World War One. To locals it was known as "Death Island". ... read more

EPA says this town at highest risk of developing cancer from toxins. The plant emitting them says otherwise
Geraldine Watkins sits at the kitchen table in her ranch home, rattling off the names of friends and relatives in her small Louisiana town who've died of cancer over the last 40 years.
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Steve Bannon delivers blistering attack on former President George W. Bush
Steve Bannon delivered a blistering attack on former President George W. Bush during an address at the California GOP Convention Friday night, questioning his intelligence and whether the former President understood the speech that he delivered this week.
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Why former Presidents' rebuke of Trump won't matter
The Presidents club is turning on its newest member.
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Wife of former HHS secretary on people with HIV: How about quarantine?
At a committee meeting on Tuesday to address "Barriers to Access Adequate Healthcare," Georgia state representative Betty Price asked about the legality of quarantining HIV patients, to stop the spread of the virus that causes AIDS.
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Police: Woman's death in freezer an accident
Authorities have closed the investigation into the death of a young Chicago woman whose body was found in a hotel's walk-in freezer, saying it was accidental and there was no reason to suspect foul play.
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Man accused of helping and recording teen's suicide
On May 5, 16-year-old Jchandra Brown hanged herself at a campground in Payson, Utah. Her friend Tyerell Przybycien is accused of helping her by buying the rope and tying the noose she put around her neck, and the compressed air she used to knock herself out before dying.
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Senate investigators spoke with Russians who were at Trump Tower meeting
Senate intelligence committee investigators have spoken with several Russians who attended a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr., a sign that the matter remains a significant focus for lawmakers looking into potential coordination between Trump associates and Kremlin-linked operatives during the presidential campaign. 
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Australia gets a letter from North Korea
In an open letter addressed to parliaments in a number of countries, North Korea has declared itself a "full-fledged nuclear power" and accuses US President Donald Trump of "trying to drive the world into a horrible nuclear disaster."
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Police: 3 men made Nazi salutes, shot at protesters after Richard Spencer event
Police in Florida arrested three men who allegedly made Nazi salutes, repeated Hitler chants and then shot at a group of protesters after white supremacist leader Richard Spencer's speech at the University of Florida on Thursday.
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US deficit hits $666 billion -- this year
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Paul Ryan roasts Trump at charity dinner
House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke at the Al Smith charity dinner and joked about President Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the media.
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Astros force a Game 7 with Yankees
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Trump on tweeting: 'You have to keep people interested'
President Donald Trump shared insight into his personal tweeting habits during an interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo.
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Sanders backtracks after saying it's 'inappropriate' to debate Kelly
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended White House chief of staff John Kelly Friday after he made erroneous claims about a Democratic congresswoman the day before.
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Tapper: Acceptable to question generals if you're Trump
CNN's Jake Tapper compares President Donald Trump's tweets to White House press secretary Sarah Sander's remarks on questioning four-star marine generals.
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Trump's trouble with the truth
People who have worked with President Donald Trump in the past talk with CNN's Gloria Borger about his relationship with the truth.
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Slain soldier was found nearly a mile from Niger ambush
Sgt. La David Johnson was found nearly a mile away from the central scene of the ambush in Niger that killed four US soldiers -- including Johnson -- and wounded two others, four administration officials familiar with the early assessment of what happened told CNN on Friday.
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Laptops may be banned from checked bags
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Bernie Sanders bows out after backlash
Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Thursday he will visit Puerto Rico in wake of Hurricane Maria, bowing out of his previously scheduled speaking gig at the Women's Convention next week.
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Court delays undocumented teen's abortion
A federal appeals court Friday ruled that an undocumented teenage immigrant held in detention in Texas may obtain an abortion, but it delayed the process, giving the Trump administration 11 days to find a sponsor to take custody of the girl beforehand.
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Niger Attack Came After 'Massive Intelligence Failure,' Source Says
A senior congressional aide briefed on the deaths of soldiers in Niger says Congress wants to know if the Pentagon is properly supporting the troops. ... read more

Wilson Accuses Kelly of Lying, Using 'Racist Term' During His Emotional Briefing
Wilson hit back at Kelly on Friday, claiming that the chief of staff's comments a day earlier featured a "lie" and a "racist" insult directed at her. ... read more

Latest Battle Between Google and Music Industry? The Billboard Charts.
Billboard Magazine's music charts are the latest flashpoint in a long running war between the music industry and Google. ... read more

'I've Been Called Home': Officer Killed in Las Vegas Shooting Left Funeral Notes
Las Vegas police officer and Army veteran Charleston Hartfield left instructions that people should enjoy themselves and remember him for who he was. ... read more

Richard Branson Reveals Virgin Galactic Launch Plans
The company's first astronauts could go into space 'in about four months.' ... read more

Richard Spencer Supporters Charged in Florida Shooting
Tyler Tenbrink, William Fears and Colton Fears were charged with opening fire on protesters following at Richard Spencer speech in Gainesville, Florida. ... read more

Court Blocks Immediate Abortion for Undocumented Teen
A 17-year-old who came to the U.S. illegally in September is challenging a Trump administration policy that has blocked her from getting an abortion while she remains in federal detention. ... read more

Weinstein's Latest Accuser Is Italian Actress Who Says He Raped Her
Harvey Weinstein's newest accuser claims he raped her even after she showed him photos of her kids and mom. "She did not know what was coming," her lawyer says. ... read more

Caligula Artifact Found to Be a Coffee Table in New York Apartment
How did a piece Roman Emperor Caligula's debauched lifestyle wind up as a coffee table in New York City? ... read more

Houston Suburb to Harvey Relief Applicants: Don't Boycott Israel
The application, recently posted online, includes a provision requiring people to vow in writing that they will not boycott Israel. ... read more

Grandparents Fill Void Left as Opioid Crisis Steals a Generation
An increasing number of grandparents have had to take over parenting their grandkids because their adult children are struggling with opioid addiction. ... read more

Judge Tosses $417M Award Against Johnson & Johnson in Cancer Case
A judge granted a new trial in the suit, which was brought on behalf of a woman a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using baby powder. ... read more

Oregon Man's Arrest by ICE Agents Blasted as 'Appalling'
ICE said Friday they were investigating why an Oregon man was arrested after agents admitted to entering the home he was working in without a search warrant. ... read more

Calif. Doctor Braved Wildfire on Motorcycle to Reach Premature Babies
Dr. Scott Witt of Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital used a motorcycle to reach eight premature babies as the Tubbs Fire raged last week. Witt lost his home. ... read more

Finland's Open Prisons: Where Murderers Live Nearly Normal Lives
In Finland, inmates at Open Prisons go outside to work, study and have therapy horses. They have keys to their rooms and their own kitchens to cook in. Finland believes that by treating criminals as equals, and giving them autonomy, they will rehabilitate and better adjust to life outside of prison. ... read more

Kim Jong Un's Threats Rattle the Japanese — but There's a Line They Won't Cross
Japan remains steadfast in its opposition to nuclear weapons despite threats made by Kim Jong Un and the country's proximity to North Korea. ... read more

Why Are We Still Teaching 'To Kill a Mockingbird' in Schools?
We need to ask what lessons we are conveying with Harper Lee's classic, and how useful they are to 21st century students. ... read more

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Do you have a story to share with us? Did you witness something you think should be reported? Reach out to our journalists by sending in your news tip. ... read more

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