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A billboard with a picture of Egyptian Coptic Pope Tawadros II, left, welcomes Pope Francis, at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, April 27, 2017. On Friday, Francis is scheduled to begin a two-day pilgrimage to Egypt aimed at lifting the spirits of Christians in the Middle East, whose numbers have rapidly dwindled in recent decades due to war, displacement and emigration. The visit will include a meeting with Egypt's president and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar as well as a Mass in a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
April 28, 2017 - 9:41 am
CAIRO (AP) — Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic visit to the Arab and Muslim-majority nation aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God's name. The Catholic pontiff is holding a series of deeply symbolic meetings in Cairo with Egypt's...
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In this Wednesday, March 29, 2017, photo, people walk near the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center under construction, middle, and the Comcast Center, center right, in Philadelphia. On Friday, April 28, 2017, the Commerce Department issues the first of three estimates of how the U.S. economy performed in the January-March quarter. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 28, 2017 - 9:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result underscores the challenge facing President Donald Trump in achieving his ambitious economic growth targets. The gross domestic...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2017 file photo, Labor secretary-designate Alexander Acosta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate is poised to confirm Acosta as President Donald Trump’s secretary of labor. The vote expected Thursday, April 27, 2017, would make Acosta the only Hispanic in the Cabinet and complete Trump’s Cabinet as he approaches the 100-day mark of his presidency. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
April 28, 2017 - 9:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Acosta has been confirmed as the nation's new labor secretary, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. A 60-38 vote by the Senate on Thursday confirmed Acosta to the post. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to swear in Acosta...
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Police officers walk by the parliament building in Skopje, Macedonia, Friday, April 28, 2017, a day after clashes with protestors. More than 100 people were injured Thursday evening including protestors, policemen and lawmakers, after protesters broke through a police cordon and entered Macedonian parliament to protest against the election of an ethnic Albanian Talat Xhaferi as new speaker, despite a months-long deadlock in talks to form a new government.(AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
April 28, 2017 - 9:32 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's opposition chief rejected the president's call for emergency party leaders' talks Friday, hours after demonstrators — mostly supporters of the country's dominant conservative party — invaded parliament and assaulted opposition lawmakers. An official in the...
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FILE - In this March, 14, 2017, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks with reporters as Democrats criticize the Republican health care plan, at the Capitol in Washington. Warren said during an interview on SiriusXM's "Alter Family Values" April 27, 2017, that she was “troubled” by reports that former President Barack Obama will give a speech to a September health care conference that will be paid for by Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 28, 2017 - 9:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's "troubled" by reports that former President Barack Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak at a September health care conference put on by Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald. The Massachusetts Democrat said Thursday on SiriusXM's "Alter Family...
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April 28, 2017 - 9:30 am
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations officials say at least nine people have died from a mysterious illness in Liberia, and all tests have been negative for the Ebola virus. The World Health Organization said Friday that authorities are looking into whether the people were sickened by something...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Sunday, April 9, 2017, a girl lights candles in response after a highjacked truck was driven into a crowd of pedestrians and crashed into a department store in Stockholm, Sweden. A woman in her 60s who was injured in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm has died, Swedish authorities said Friday April 28, 2017, raising the death toll to five.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, FILE)
April 28, 2017 - 9:07 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A woman in her 60s who was injured in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm has died, Swedish authorities said Friday, raising the death toll to five. A political party in Trollhattan, near Goteborg, identified the woman as Marie Kide, 66, an elected member of the city council. "It...
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In this artist rendering provided by Robots in Service of the Environment, a new robot that hunts the dangerous and invasive lionfish made its debut in Bermuda in April. It stuns lionfish with an electric current and then the fish is vacuumed into a container alive and it can later be sold for food. The robot caught 15 lionfish in 48 hours of initial testing. Handout photo courtesy of Robots In Service of the Environment. (Robots in Service of the Environment via AP
April 28, 2017 - 9:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam's trees with poison-baited dead mice to fight the voracious brown tree snake. A special boat with giant winglike nets stuns and catches Asian carp in the U.S. Midwest. In the fight against alien...
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FILE - This Jan. 1, 1953 aerial file picture shows the destroyed Oradour-sur-Glane, central France. French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron will visit later Friday to Oradour-sur-Glane, a ghost town left behind after the largest massacre in Nazi-occupied France seven decades ago. The town is today a phantom village, with burned-out cars and abandoned buildings left as testimony to its history. (AP Photo,File)
April 28, 2017 - 8:57 am
PARIS (AP) — The darkest moment in France's modern history ended seven decades ago with the Nazis' defeat, yet still casts a lingering shadow of shame — one now clouding the race to elect a new president. HOW FRANCE COLLABORATED WITH THE NAZIS Hitler's forces marched into France in 1940 and had...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 28, 2017 - 8:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seems destined to serve his 100th day in office without House passage of a major Republican health care bill or enactment of a budget financing the government for the rest of this year. But at least the government probably won't be shut down — for at least...
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