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FILE -- In this Nov. 24, 2015 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waves as he boards the plane on departure from Israel after meetings in Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah. A senior leader of a Jewish settlement council is calling U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry "a stain on American foreign policy" and "ignorant of the issues." Oded Revivi, chief foreign envoy of the Yesha Council, made the remarks ahead of Kerry's final policy speech on Mideast peace Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool, File)
December 28, 2016 - 5:45 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the U.S. allowing an anti-settlement resolution to pass through the U.N. security council (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A Jerusalem city councilman says a municipal committee has delayed a vote on roughly 500 new homes in Jewish areas of east Jerusalem...
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December 26, 2016 - 8:02 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Sarajevo authorities have banned half of the city's cars from driving on city streets in an attempt to ease air pollution. The city government ordered the introduction of alternative driving days for cars with even and odd numbered license plates and made public...
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An ethnic Albanian couple vote at a polling station in village of Tearce, in northwestern Macedonia, on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. Authorities in Macedonia have ordered a Christmas Day rerun of a parliamentary election in one voting district - a decision that could threaten the slim majority of the long-governing conservatives. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
December 25, 2016 - 3:36 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Residents of the northwestern Macedonian village of Tearce voted Sunday in an election rerun that could tilt the national election result. The rerun involved a single polling station with 714 registered voters in the village, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the capital of...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian army soldiers flash the victory sign near their tank in the Sukkari neighborhood, east Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Dec 23, 2016. Syrian rebels outside Aleppo on Friday shelled a neighborhood in the northern city, killing three people in the first bombardment since government forces took control of the whole city after opposition fighters in the eastern parts withdrew, state TV reported. (SANA via AP)
December 24, 2016 - 5:11 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV says an explosion rocked eastern Aleppo as some residents were returning to their homes after the government assumed full control of the city earlier this week. It says the explosion on Saturday was caused by a device left inside a school by Syrian rebels, who withdrew...
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December 22, 2016 - 2:52 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's decision to release thousands of pages of private emails does not end a dispute in Illinois about public access to such emails from him and other officials when they deal with government business. Emanuel announced late Wednesday that he had settled a...
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State Sen. Jay Chaudhuri, D-Wake, speaks on the senate floor during a special session of the North Carolina General Assembly called to consider repeal of NC HB2 in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. North Carolina's legislature reconvened to see if enough lawmakers are willing to repeal a 9-month-old law that limited LGBT rights, including which bathrooms transgender people can use in public schools and government buildings. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
December 22, 2016 - 9:49 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A supposedly bipartisan deal to repeal North Carolina's anti-LGBT law collapsed when both sides balked and started blaming each other, likely meaning their state will keep being shunned by corporations, entertainers and high-profile sporting events. After more than nine hours...
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State Sen. Jay Chaudhuri, D-Wake, speaks on the senate floor during a special session of the North Carolina General Assembly called to consider repeal of NC HB2 in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. North Carolina's legislature reconvened to see if enough lawmakers are willing to repeal a 9-month-old law that limited LGBT rights, including which bathrooms transgender people can use in public schools and government buildings. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
December 22, 2016 - 2:59 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A supposedly bipartisan deal to repeal North Carolina's anti-LGBT law collapsed when both sides balked and started blaming each other, likely meaning the state will remain a pariah shunned by corporations, entertainers and high-profile sporting events. After more than nine...
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State Sen. Jay Chaudhuri, D-Wake, speaks on the senate floor during a special session of the North Carolina General Assembly called to consider repeal of NC HB2 in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. North Carolina's legislature reconvened to see if enough lawmakers are willing to repeal a 9-month-old law that limited LGBT rights, including which bathrooms transgender people can use in public schools and government buildings. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
December 21, 2016 - 9:07 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Amid deepening acrimony, a supposedly bipartisan deal to kill the North Carolina law known as the "bathroom bill" fell apart Wednesday night, ensuring the likelihood that global corporations and national sports events will continue to stay away from the state. The law limits...
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December 21, 2016 - 9:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago released thousands of email messages from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's personal accounts on Wednesday as part of a settlement with a government watchdog organization. Emanuel's office said it was making public any messages pertaining to city business that were sent to and...
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Opponents of HB2 hold signs outside the North Carolina House chambers gallery as the North Carolina General Assembly convenes for a special session at the Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. North Carolina's legislature reconvened Wednesday to decide whether enough lawmakers are willing to repeal a 9-month-old law that limited LGBT rights, including which bathrooms transgender people can use in public schools and government buildings. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)
December 21, 2016 - 7:38 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to repeal House Bill 2 in North Carolina (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Lawmakers and interest groups are trading accusations after a special session in North Carolina ended without approving legislation to address the state's "bathroom bill." Republican...
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