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President Donald Trump announced four executive actions on Saturday, including continued expanded unemployment benefits and a temporary payroll tax deferral for some workers, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hobble the U.S. economy.

BEIRUT – A massive explosion at Lebanon’s main port rocked Beirut on Tuesday, overwhelming hospitals dealing with the injured and dying. The blast was so large it blew out windows across the capital and was even heard from Cyprus.

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon said Wednesday it would withdraw nearly 12,000 U.S. troops from Germany, carrying out an order from President Donald Trump to punish Berlin for failing to meet NATO defense spending targets.

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Regis Philbin, the effervescent broadcast personality whose everyman shtick, pithy one-liners and ability to relate to a live studio audience on talk shows such as "Live! With Regis and Kelly" kept him face-to-face with America for seven decades, has died.

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Princeton University Saturday announced it would strip the name of former President Woodrow Wilson from its school of public and international affairs and one of its residential colleges, following letters and calls from students and alumni.

MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s 7.5-magnitude earthquake has left 10 people dead, authorities said Wednesday, with 23 people reported injured and more than 2,000 buildings damaged.

SINGAPORE – The footage is stomach-churning: a half-dozen uniformed officers holding a man face down for several minutes as he gulps for air and screams, again and again, “I can’t breathe.” He falls unconscious and is pronounced dead a short time later.

WASHINGTON – Confronted with criticism about the lagging federal response to the coronavirus crisis, President Donald Trump often boasts about his Jan. 31 decision to restrict travel from China, where the outbreak began, claiming he saved thousands of American lives.

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WASHINGTON — In an overwhelming bipartisan vote, the Senate on Wednesday passed a $2-trillion economic stimulus package – the largest ever – designed to pump money directly into Americans’ pockets while also shoring up hospitals, businesses and state and local governments struggling against …

DOHA, Qatar – The landmark agreement signed Saturday to end the United States' longest war calls for the U.S. to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan within 14 months, but it is less demanding about what the Taliban needs to do to fight terrorism.

GENEVA – The number of new coronavirus infections in China appears to be declining, the World Health Organization said Monday, citing new data analyzing more than 44,000 COVID-19 cases in the epicenter of the epidemic.

The federal government has issued an emergency order allowing its coronavirus test to be used by state health labs nationwide, speeding up efforts to detect and contain new cases of the mysterious new illness.

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WASHINGTON – The Senate voted narrowly Friday to bring the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump to a close without issuing subpoenas for witnesses or evidence, rejecting Democrats’ principal demand and clearing the way for an all-but-certain acquittal to take place Wednesday afternoon.

LONDON – When Britain departs the European Union on Friday, it will be a moment of paradox: a historic rupture with profound implications for the postwar order – but one that will have very little tangible effect on people’s daily lives.

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WASHINGTON – The Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump is set to begin in earnest on Tuesday and the president has selected these nine people to defend him.

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BAGHDAD – Anti-government protests continued for a second day across Iran amid fury over the military’s admission it had downed a Ukrainian International Airlines jetliner near Tehran last week, killing all 176 of its passengers.

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WASHINGTON – Faced with the possibility of a full-scale war with Iran, President Donald Trump chose Wednesday to de-escalate, wrapping a conciliatory message in bellicose rhetoric as he denounced the country’s leaders but ordered no new military action in response to Tehran’s missile attacks…

Puerto Rico – Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans remained in the dark Tuesday evening, hours after a powerful predawn earthquake tore up roads throughout the southwestern coast, damaged electrical generators and forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes.

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WASHINGTON – Iran launched 15 ballistic missiles at two military bases used by U.S. forces in Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday night, as long-simmering tensions between Washington and Tehran erupted into fiery explosions and fears of all-out war after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. and Iran traded threats after the killing of the Islamic Republic’s most prominent military man by an American drone, with Tehran promising a protracted response and Washington warning against reprisals.

PARIS – A deadly knife rampage in a Paris suburb Friday is being treated as a suspected act of terrorism, prosecutors said on Saturday.

MELBOURNE, Australia – A mysterious lung infection in the central Chinese city of Wuhan is being monitored by the World Health Organization, which said it’s in active communication with its counterparts in China, where an investigation is underway to determine the cause.

AMMAN, Jordan – Thousands of protesters aligned with an Iraqi paramilitary group stormed the compound of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, surrounding some of its buildings and setting fire to one of its gates.