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  • TERRORISM & SECURITY

As deadly attacks by extremists become more brazen in Mali, officials and citizens fear this month’s presidential election will be at risk from growing insecurity.

A branch of al-Qaida even set off a car bomb at the headquarters of a new West African counterterror force late last month, further destabilizing central Mali as extremist groups expand from remote northern regions where they have had strongholds for years.

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  • WEATHER & ENVIRONMENT

Severe weather across states in the Central United States brought tornadoes in Iowa and strong thunderstorms that capsized a boat on a Missouri lake, killing at least 13 people.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Thursday in Abu Dhabi on his first trip to the United Arab Emirates as the leader of China at a time when the two countries look to strengthen trade ties and expand investment.

It is Mr. Xi’s first trip abroad since he was appointed to a second five-year term as president in March when he made a historic power grab by moving to abolish presidential term limits, allowing him to rule for as long as he wants. The visit also comes as China pushes to expand its influence in a region where it sources much of its energy needs.

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  • WEATHER & ENVIRONMENT

The Great Barrier Reef is losing its ability to recover after bleaching events, cyclones or pest outbreaks, according to a report published in Science Advances on July 18.

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  • AMERICAS

The U.S. has nosed ahead of Saudi Arabia and is on pace to surpass Russia to become the world’s biggest oil producer for the first time in more than four decades.

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  • MIDDLE EAST

Israel placed new restrictions on its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip on July 17 in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it agreed to a cease-fire ending 24 hours of intense fighting.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

The hill on which a young woman’s shelter is being built is so unstable that the earth crumbles under your feet. The threat of landslides is so dire that her neighbors have evacuated. Though living here could spell doom as the monsoon rains fall, she will live here anyway.

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  • HEALTH ISSUES

Liver cancer death rates among American adults increased from 2000 to 2016, even though the mortality rate for cancer overall has declined, according to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin opened their long-awaited summit Monday as the American leader declared that “the world wants to see us get along” and predicted rosy future relations. Mr. Trump laid out a list of topics for discussion that included “everything from trade to military to missiles to nuclear to China,” the American president told his Russian counterpart.

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  • AMERICAS

The agency overseeing Oregon’s legal medical marijuana industry conceded in a report on July 12 that it has not provided effective oversight of growers and others in the industry, creating opportunities for cannabis to be diverted to the black market.

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  • EDUCATION

Every school day, Abdirizack Hussein Bashir rises at dawn for a 5-mile trek through a dangerous forest where he sometimes faces harassment by Kenyan army patrols hunting down extremists.

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  • AMERICAS

Grief flooded back for Ivonne de Gutierrez when she brought flowers to her son’s grave at a cemetery in Venezuela’s capital, only to find that the grave markers of several relatives were gone.

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  • MIDDLE EAST

Iran has no intention of leaving Syria regardless of U.S. and Israeli pressure, a senior envoy to Iran’s leader said Friday, reaffirming a tough stance on the issue expected to top the agenda of the upcoming U.S.-Russian summit.

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  • AMERICAS

Political and ideological stances in the U.S. are more entrenched than ever before. How long can the nation survive if most everyone is unwilling to listen to opposing voices?

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  • WEATHER & ENVIRONMENT

Rescuers were combing through mud-covered hillsides and along riverbanks Tuesday searching for dozens of people missing after heavy rains unleashed flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan, where the death toll has exceeded 150.

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  • GEOPOLITICS

U.S. President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit on July 11 in Brussels, Belgium, demanding that members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization “must pay 2% of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025” for their military efforts. He then rattled U.S. allies further by privately suggesting member nations should spend 4 percent of their gross domestic product on the military—more than even the United States currently pays, according to NATO statistics.

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  • EUROPE

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a charismatic and divisive cheerleader for Britain’s exit from the European Union, resigned Monday, adding to a crisis over Brexit that threatens to tear apart Prime Minister Theresa May’s government.

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  • AMERICAS

The coming battle over a Supreme Court nominee promises to be a bruising one.

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  • SOCIETY & LIFESTYLES

Never does the saying “you are what you eat” become more important than when new parents contemplate feeding their child his first bite of food.

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  • ECONOMY & PERSONAL FINANCE

For most of the 20th century, about half of working-age (16-19) teenagers in the U.S. were employed during off-school summer months working such jobs as lifeguarding or serving ice cream.

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  • HEALTH ISSUES

New research links outdoor air pollution—even at levels deemed safe—to an increased risk of diabetes globally, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System.

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  • ASIA

The Trafficking in Persons annual report cited progress but also problems across the region, especially weak enforcement of protections against trafficking and slave and child labor.

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  • HEALTH ISSUES

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