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Druze army vets campaign against Israel’s Jewish state law

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Ahihud, Aug 8 (AP) - Anwar Saeb spent two decades in the Israeli military, rising to the rank of colonel and suffering wounds in battle while serving as a brigade commander during the 2006 war in Lebanon.
Now, the 51-year-old lawyer, a member of Israel's Arabic-speaking Druze minority, finds himself on the front lines of a different and unlikely battle - leading a campaign against a contentious new law that critics say side-lines minority groups.
Tens of thousands of Druze Israelis, along...
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Trump’s trade battle with China hits home in Arkansas town

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Arkadelphia, Aug 8 (AP) - A Chinese company's announcement two years ago that it would spend more than $1 billion and hire hundreds of workers for a paper mill on the outskirts of this rural college town was seen as a much-needed shot in the arm for the region's economy.
A web video promoting...
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Texas dad said son pleaded for mercy before death

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Dallas, Aug 8 (AP) - A Houston man accused of killing his two children told authorities his 8-year-old son said "daddy, I'm sorry" before having his throat cut, according to court documents obtained Tuesday.
Jean Pierre Ndossoka is charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of his...
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Trump says GDP growth ‘could be in the 5s’ next quarter

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Bedminster, Aug 8 (AP) - President Donald Trump said Tuesday he thinks gross domestic product growth in the next quarter "could be in the 5s" - that is, higher than 5 percent.
Trump made the bold prediction Tuesday evening before a dinner at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf resort with leaders...
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Washington lawmaker finishing 3rd after misconduct claims

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Tacoma, Aug 8 (AP) - A Washington state representative who resigned his chairmanship following allegations of inappropriate conduct was finishing in third place Tuesday in early primary returns.
Democratic Rep. David Sawyer on Tuesday trailed Melanie Morgan, a Democrat and local school board...
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