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33 Chinese dead in boat sinking off Thai island, 23 missing

Thai authorities on Friday evening suspended the search for missing tourists who were on a boat that sank during a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket, as the death toll rose to 33, all of them Chinese nationals.

US adds a solid 213,000 jobs; unemployment up to 4 pct.

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs, a sign of confidence in the economy despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China.

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US to reunite migrant families as immigration politics boil

About 80 percent of those children arrived unaccompanied at the border, and many are teenage boys.

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Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Pruitt resigns

Pruitt had also been dogged for months by scandals that spawned more than a dozen federal and congressional investigations

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Boys’ team identity, meditation may ease stress in Thai cave

More than 288 hours have passed since Ekapol and the boys got trapped in Tham Luang Nang Non cave by monsoon floodwaters on June 23 after they went exploring.

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Suspect wrote he aimed to kill everyone at Maryland newsroom

Douglas Colbert, a University of Maryland law professor, described the letters as "very powerful" evidence of intent that the state will make full use of at trial.

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Protester's climb shuts down Statue of Liberty on July 4

A protest against U.S. immigration policy forced the evacuation of the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July, with a group unfurling a banner from the pedestal and a woman holding police at bay for hours after she climbed the base and sat by the statue's robes.

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Thai official says boys may be taken out of cave in stages

A Thai official overseeing the rescue operation of a soccer team trapped in a flooded cave said the 12 boys and their coach may not all be extracted at the same time depending on their health.

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Thousands deported to Central America after fleeing gangs

She borrowed a mobile phone to call a friend to get a ride to her small brick house that she thought she had left forever, a house containing the memories of her missing children, in a town under the grip of a gang. Asked who was waiting for her there, she looked bereft and answered weakly: "No one."

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White House tweets draw ire over their political content

The White House is using its official Twitter handle to target Democratic lawmakers who have criticized President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, drawing complaints that government resources are being used to undercut potential 2020 presidential rivals.

3 more Supreme Court candidates meet with Trump

President Donald Trump spoke with three more potential Supreme Court candidates on Tuesday as a key senator privately aired concerns about one of the contenders.

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New video shows 12 boys, coach In Thailand cave

Warm in blankets, Thai boys smile, joke with rescuer in cave

New video released by Thailand's Navy Seals shows 12 boys and their coach, stuck in a flooded cave. Authorities say the group is relatively healthy and getting food. Officials are deciding how to get them out.

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Trump interviewing potential candidates for Supreme Court

President Donald Trump has interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices and plans to meet with a few more as his White House aggressively mobilizes to select a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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What's new for Amazon's Prime Day? Deals at Whole Foods

Amazon's Prime Day deals are coming to the aisles of Whole Foods as the online retailer seeks to lure more people to its Prime membership after a recent price hike.

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Restless Democratic newcomers bringing change to House

"There is a hunger for generational change, for a new generation of leadership," said freshman Rep. Ro Khanna of California. "I think we're going to see some of the most impressive young people being elected across the country, and it's going to be, in my view, an extraordinary class, like the Watergate Class."

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Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars

Looking for a plastic straw to sip your soda? It's no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants. Neither are plastic utensils in the latest push to reduce waste and prevent marine plastic pollution. Businesses that sell food or drinks won't be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect Sunday.

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Trump’s ex-lawyer fires what could be a warning shot

After once boasting he would "take a bullet" for Donald Trump, the president's longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen fired a possible warning shot toward the White House, saying he now puts "family and country first."

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Hundreds mourn at vigil for victims of birthday party attack

Timmy Kinner is accused of stabbing a group of children and the adults who tried to protect them at the party at an apartment complex that is home to many refugee families.

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Video shows Thai soccer team alive in cave

Thai official: Boys may have to dive from cave despite peril

Rescuers found all 12 boys and their soccer coach alive deep inside a partially flooded cave in Thailand, more than a week after they disappeared and touched off a desperate search. On Monday, Thai Navy SEALS released the first video of the boys.

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3-year-old who was stabbed at her own birthday party dies

A 3-year-old Idaho girl who was stabbed at her own birthday party died Monday, two days after a man invaded the celebration and attacked nine people with a knife, authorities said.

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Mexico's victor pledges to 'reach understanding' with Trump

Fresh off a landslide victory, Mexico's newly elected leftist president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pledged Monday to "reach an understanding" with Donald Trump amid uncertain times for two countries that must seek consensus on everything from contentious trade talks to cooperation on security and migration.

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Russian charged with Trump's ex-campaign chief is key figure

During the special counsel's Russia investigation, Konstantin Kilimnik has been described as a fixer, translator or office manager to President Donald Trump's ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

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Tearful reunion for mom, daughter separated at border

"I feel very happy now and to complete my joy I would like to have my husband released," Martin said in Spanish as daughter Janne clutched a stuffed dog and blue balloons and played with her younger brother at baggage claim.

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Collins would oppose court pick with Roe v. Wade ‘hostility’

Such a judge, she said, "would not be acceptable to me because that would indicate an activist agenda."

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars

Looking for a plastic straw to sip your soda? It's no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants.