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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, speaks to the media while meeting with Oman's Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Friday, July 21, 2017, at the State Department in Washington. Tillerson is urging Qatar’s neighbors to lift a land blockade as a “sign of good faith” in negotiations to resolve the Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis. Tillerson says he hopes Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain will consider it seriously.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Tillerson urges Qatar's neighbors to lift land blockadeSecretary of State Rex Tillerson is urging Qatar's neighbors to lift a land blockade as a "sign of good faith" in negotiations to resolve the Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis
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FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2016 file photo, American student Otto Warmbier speaks as Warmbier is presented to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea.  U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier, who passed away after falling into a coma into a North Korean prison. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
US to ban Americans from traveling to North KoreaAmerican citizens are going to be banned from traveling to North Korea under new rules being put into place by the Trump administration.
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AP sources: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has resigned over hiring of new communications aideAP sources: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has resigned over hiring of new communications aide
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Trump to review security risks from fewer US factoriesPresident Donald Trump plans to review the U.S. manufacturing base and supply chains because of possible national security risks
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North Koreans walk while some cycle past a factory dome with Korean words painted on its side which read "First priority: self development" at the end of a work day on Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Hamhung, North Korea. Hamhung is North Korea's second largest city. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
The Latest: Americans to need special passport for NKoreaThe State Department says Americans who seek to travel to North Korea will need a "special validation passport" after a ban on U.S. citizens traveling there takes effect
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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross departs after speaking with members of the media and a listing to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' speech at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia, Friday, July 21, 2017. Sessions on Friday told a roomful of federal prosecutors and law enforcement officials that cities like Philadelphia are "giving sanctuary" to criminals and asked them to "reconsider the harm they are doing to their residents. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Philadelphia police official challenges Sessions on crimePhiladelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross is challenging remarks by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that immigrants are responsible for much of the nation's violent crime
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Opponents line up to slam fast-tracked Texas 'bathroom bill'Hundreds of people are lining up to oppose a revised Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people being rushed through the state Senate
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Cummings plans to return to work after heart procedureAbout two months after a heart procedure, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee plans to return to work during next month's congressional recess
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Panel: Kentucky gov did nothing wrong in home purchaseA state ethics commission unanimously dismisses pair of complaints against Kentucky governor over purchase of home from a campaign donor
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch Chuck Raasch column
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Online network takes aim at NYC pet-sitting lawA popular online pet-care network is taking aim at a little-known law that makes paid pet-sitting illegal in New York City
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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, heads to the chamber for a vote, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is spurring Republican senators to resolve internal disputes that have pushed their marquee health care bill to the brink of oblivion, a situation made more difficult for the GOP because of Sen. John McCain's jarring diagnosis of brain cancer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
GOP's Ted Cruz says he still sees path ahead on health careTexas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says there is still a path to getting a health care bill passed, despite "a handful of holdouts."
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