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Miami security firm faces questions in Haiti assassination

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MIAMI — For the owner of a small private security company with a history of avoiding paying debts and declaring bankruptcy, it looked like...

More than 30 dead, dozens missing in heavy Europe floods

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BERLIN — More than 30 people have died and dozens of people were missing Thursday in Germany and neighboring Belgium after heavy flooding turned...

US unemployment claims fall to 360,000, a new pandemic low

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WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level since the pandemic struck last year, further evidence that...

EXPLAINER: How Indiana evictions could surge post-moratorium

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INDIANAPOLIS — A federal freeze on most evictions that was enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended...

Sarah Sanders raises $4.2M for Arkansas governor bid

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders' campaign on Thursday said she has raised another $4.2 million for her bid...

Pressing German-US issues as Merkel meets with Biden

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WASHINGTON — Angela Merkel's farewell visit to the White House was shadowed Thursday by pressing issues as well as good will, as she prepared...

Surgeon general urges US fight against COVID misinformation

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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Thursday called for a national effort to fight misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines, urging tech companies, health care...

Over 50 dead, dozens missing as severe floods strike Europe

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BERLIN — More than 50 people have died and dozens were missing Thursday as heavy flooding in Germany and Belgium turned streams and streets...

Police defend withholding details in South Carolina killings

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WALTERBORO, S.C. — State police told a judge that they don't want to release more information about the slayings of two members of a...

Cuba’s leader lays some blame for protests on his government

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HAVANA — Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel for the first time is offering some self-criticism while saying that government shortcomings in handling shortages and other...