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HAMZA HENDAWI

Amnesty calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

Egypt's crackdown on freedom of expression under the rule of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has reached "alarming" and "unprecedented" levels, Amnesty International said Tuesday, calling for the unconditional release of Egyptians jailed for peacefully expressing their views.

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The Latest: UN Syria envoy says Idlib deal 'very good news'

The Latest on development in Syria(all times local): 7:55 p.m.

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Yellowstone tourist ticketed for walking too close, appearing to urinate on Old Faithful

The man appeared to urinate on the geyser while a park ranger repeatedly yelled at him to get to safety.

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Sasha Savitsky

Tom Arnold, Mark Burnett's alleged altercation under review by LAPD

The LAPD is interviewing witnesses after Tom Arnold filed a police report regarding an alleged altercation between he and Mark Burnett, Fox News learned Tuesday.

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Florence dumped about 8.04 trillion gallons of rain on North Carolina

"This remains a significant disaster," North Carolina's governor said Monday.

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Brian Flood

Emmy Awards roasted for mocking Middle America, ratings hit all-time low

Hollywood may have laughed when Emmys host Michael Che said only "Republicans and ex-crackheads" thank Jesus, but Tinseltown's latest middle finger to Middle America fell flat in flyover country.

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Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with free or discounted burgers, and nothing else

Several national chains are treating diners to deals on cheeseburgers — and one is giving away pancakes, for some reason.

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NICOLE WINFIELD

Pope gives bishops more decision-making options

Pope Francis decreed on Tuesday that ordinary Catholics should be consulted about issues facing the Catholic Church and that bishops gathering for periodic meetings can make binding decisions on church teaching.

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SETH BORENSTEIN and ALLEN G. BREED

Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain

When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category 4 storm to a Category 2 and then a Category 1, Wayne Mills figured he could stick it out.

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EU enlargement chief urges Macedonians to back name deal

Macedonia will take a big step to joining the European Union if the country supports a name change to "North Macedonia," the official in charge of the bloc's enlargement negotiations said Tuesday.

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Kaitlyn Schallhorn

Wisconsin Democrat Randy Bryce hit over criminal record, police comments in ad featuring brother

The race to replace Rep. Paul Ryan in Wisconsin just got even more heated as a Republican group released a new attack ad targeting the Democratic candidate – using his own brother.

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Kaitlyn Schallhorn

Who is Christine Blasey Ford, the professor who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct?

Just days before the Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation, Christine Blasey Ford publicly came forward to accuse the federal appeals judge of sexual misconduct decades ago.

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Tyler McCarthy

Roseanne Barr going to Israel to avoid 'The Conners' premiere: 'I don't want to be around'

Roseanne Barr has elaborated a bit on her previously announced plans to move to Israel as soon as “The Conners” premieres on ABC in October.

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Hollie McKay

Venezuelan opposition leader laments "genocide" in his country, reveals his escape from detainment

The people of Venezuela are the victims of genocide and first- narco-dictatorship of the 21st century, claims prominent opposition leader and former political prisoner, Antonio Ledezma.

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Pipe pressure before gas explosions was 12 times too high

The pressure in natural gas pipelines prior to a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts last week was 12 times higher than it should have been

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Opinion: In Syria, is the worst yet to come?

Bashar al-Assad thinks he is winning.

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Analysis: How Trump is changing world order

The US emerged from World War II as a superpower aiming to shape the globe in its own image. America's alliance with European powers sought to prevent another catastrophic conflict by founding institutions dedicated to defending democracy, human rights and free markets across the world.

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Trump administration cuts refugee admissions cap to record low

The Trump administration will cap refugee admissions at the lowest levels since the refugee resettlement program began, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday. It's the second year in a row the administration has set the cap at a record low.

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Turkey, Russia to create buffer zone in rebel-held Syria province

Russia and Turkey have agreed to create a demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib province, potentially thwarting a large-scale military operation and impending humanitarian disaster in the country's last rebel stronghold.

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