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  • Fillon wins French conservative presidential primary

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  • Protesters gather for 5th week

  • France’s Fillon makes patriotic pitch for final votes

  • Trump names McGahn counsel, McFarland to security post

  • Indonesia arrests bombing suspect

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  • Pope extends to all priests power to forgive abortions

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  • Merkel to increase spending in election year

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  • Trump holds talks with old foe Romney

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  • Dalai Lama visits Mongolia over China’s objections

  • Women’s cancer deaths predicted to soar

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  • Study: Anesthesia risks in early childhood minimal

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  • Petraeus eyed for defense chief

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  • UN climate talks end with pleas for Trump to join fight

  • Granddaughter of Trump sings ‘PPAP’

  • NYT subscriptions up despite Trump’s claim

  • Oxford Dictionaries names ‘post-truth’ word of the year

  • Vietnam ‘expanding’ S. China Sea runway

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  • Obama urges Trump to stand up to Russia

  • Duterte threatens to leave ICC

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  • Kerry: U.S. climate goals won’t be reversed

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  • Assad ready to work with Trump

  • Russia restarts airstrikes in Syria

  • Trump turns to Wall Street

  • ISIL executes 21 civilians in Mosul

  • Yemen ceasefire ‘agreed’

  • Hardliner says wall, Muslim registry plans ongoing

  • Luxury N.Y. apartments stripped of Trump name

  • Dakota pipeline protests escalate as firms step in

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  • Global temperatures head for new record

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  • Giuliani tipped for secretary of state

  • FBI: Muslim hate crimes up 67%

  • U.S. may have committed war crimes, Hague court says

  • Gambia to quit ICC in 2017

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  • Protocol on press access bucked

  • Trump meets with Obama, discusses transfer of power

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  • GOP maintains control of Congress

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  • Trump’s Hollywood star smashed

  • Half of all Republicans would reject poll result

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  • N.C. GOP office torched, graffiti threat sprayed nearby

  • Trump ramps up rigged election claim

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  • Obama: ‘Democracy itself’ at stake in poll

  • Michelle Obama excoriates Trump over sexual assault

  • Trump campaign hit by new allegations of sexual assault

  • House Speaker Ryan dumps Trump

  • Forgiveness, praise focus of Pence’s resurfacing

  • 2nd debate marked by personal insults

  • More Republicans condemn Trump

  • Ryan ‘sickened’ by comments

  • Trump caught making lewd remarks about women

  • Clinton edges out in front of Trump in national poll

  • Twitter, ‘lies’ and videotape: Trump shames beauty queen

  • Clinton hits Trump over Cuba embargo ‘violation’

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  • Cruz endorses Trump, whom he called ‘utterly amoral’

  • Clinton leads Trump by 4 points

  • Politics takes center stage at Emmys

  • Clinton condemns triple ‘apparent terrorist attacks’

  • Clinton, Trump trade barbs over health amid tighter race

  • Powell criticizes candidates in slew of hacked emails

  • Clinton, Trump seek to prove fitness

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