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Tearful reunions for 9 separated kids back in Guatemala

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Guatemala City, Aug 8 (AP) - Nine Guatemalan child migrants who were taken from their parents at the U.S. border arrived home for tearful reunions Tuesday as the Trump administration tries to comply with a court order to return hundreds of separated minors to their families.
"I want to see my mama," Leo Jeancarlo de Leon, 6, said after he got off a plane from New York at Guatemala City's international airport wearing a Spider-Man T-shirt and a blue cap.
Four children arrived on a first flight...
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Malaysian ex-PM Najib pleads not guilty to new graft charges

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Kuala Lumpur, Aug 8 (AP) - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three new money-laundering charges related to the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund that led to his stunning electoral defeat three months ago.
Najib spoke softly as...
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ACLU lawsuit accuses US of wrongfully denying asylum

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Houston, Aug 8 (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. government Tuesday over its efforts to prevent immigrants from seeking asylum due to domestic and gang violence in their home countries.
The ACLU's lawsuit asks a judge to invalidate Attorney General Jeff Sessions' June 11...
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14,000 firefighters battling 18 major California blazes

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San Francisco, Aug 7 (AP) - Some 14,000 firefighters, including inmate volunteers, are battling 18 major blazes burning thousands of square miles throughout California with aircraft, assorted vehicles and picks and shovels.
They take aim at the biggest wildfires in two ways and in much of the...
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Trump ups sanctions pressure on Iran despite European dismay

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Washington, Aug 7 (AP) - The United States reimposed stiff economic sanctions on Iran Monday, ratcheting up pressure on the Islamic Republic despite statements of deep dismay from European allies, three months after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the international accord limiting...
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