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U.S. Service Member Killed In ‘Apparent Insider Attack’ In Afghanistan, NATO Says

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A U.S. service member was killed and two others wounded in what NATO is calling “an apparent insider attack” in Afghanistan Saturday.

Details of the incident, which is under investigation, were not immediately released.

The identity of the service member who was killed will not be released until 24 hours after the next of kin has been notified, which is the policy of the U.S. Defense Department, NATO said in a statement.

NATO said the wounded service members are in stable condition.

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Desperate To Avoid Deportation, She Hasn’t Left Sanctuary For 8 Months

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Sandra Lopez holds her daughter, Areli, next to Rev. Shawna Foster in the basement of the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist parsonage in Carbondale, Colo.

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‘Today Is D-Day’: Operation Begins To Rescue Thai Boys From Cave

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In this undated photo released by Royal Thai Navy on Saturday, July 7, 2018, Thai rescue team members walk inside the cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach are trapped. The rescue began Sunday.

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‘I Did Not Act Inappropriately,’ Justin Trudeau Says Amid Groping Allegation

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, photographed in May, told reporters on Thursday, “I do not feel that I acted inappropriately in any way but I respect the fact that someone else might have experienced that differently,” amid an allegation of groping 18 years ago.

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Nights Of Unrest, Torched Cars, After Fatal Shooting By Police In Nantes, France

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A firefighter works to extinguish a burning vehicle in Nantes, France, on Tuesday. Days of unrest have plagued the city after a police officer fatally shot a motorist at a checkpoint.

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Prosecutors Will Drop Remaining Cases Against Inauguration Day Protesters

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Demonstrators clashed with police on Inauguration Day last year, resulting in more than 200 arrests. The last of those cases have now been dismissed by prosecutors.

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Meme Goals: Brazil’s Star Neymar Is On A Roll At The World Cup

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Brazil’s Neymar challenges for the ball with Mexico’s Edson Alvarez during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico in Samara on July 2.

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Trump’s Top Two Supreme Court Picks Reflect Warring Republican Factions

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Brett Kavanaugh, left, speaks in 2006 when he was a nominee for the position he currently holds as a federal judge on the D.C. Circuit. Then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee looks on.

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The Economy Keeps Adding Jobs, But Filling Them Gets Harder

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Joana Dudley looks at a list of job prospects at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla., in January. Economists say the government’s June jobs report is likely to show a continued tightening of the labor market.

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Anti-Refugee Backlash In South Korea Targets Yemenis Fleeing War And Seeking Asylum

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Protesters in Seoul demonstrate against a group of asylum seekers from Yemen, on June 30. Hundreds of asylum seekers from Yemen have arrived in South Korea’s southern resort island of Jeju.

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U.K. Police Investigating 2 New Cases Of Deadly Nerve Agent Poisoning

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The U.K.’s head of Counter Terrorism Policing Neil Basu (right) and the chief medical officer for England Dame Sally Davies, speak at a news conference at New Scotland Yard in London on Wednesday. British police say a couple who are critically ill were exposed to the Russian nerve agent Novichok.

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Caught In Tariff War, U.S. Distillers Fear Losing Out On Global Whiskey Boom

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Amir Peay recently opened a distillery in Lexington, Ky., at the site of the James E. Pepper distillery. About 10 percent of his revenues come from exports, and Peay worries that the European Union’s tariffs will hurt his overseas business.

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