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The Latest: Tokyo sees virus record at Olympics midpoint

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July 31, 2021 5:36 am TOKYO — The number of COVID-19 cases reported in Tokyo totaled 4,058 people, a daily record, city hall said Saturday, fanning worries as Japan’s capital...

Tunisia’s turmoil is being watched warily around the globe

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July 30, 2021 6:56 am TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Days of political turmoil in Tunisia over a crippled economy and surging coronavirus infections have unnerved allies in Europe and the...

Biden push to vaccinate feds forces uncomfortable questions

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July 29, 2021 11:31 pm WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s requirement for federal workers to reveal their COVID-19 vaccination status is likely to force uncomfortable questions not only at...

Archdiocese apologizes after priest accuses residential school survivors of lying

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July 29, 2021 4:26 pm WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg archdiocese will no longer allow a Catholic priest to preach publicly or teach after he suggested during a sermon that residential...

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting teen

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July 29, 2021 10:56 am BOSTON (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation confirmed he had sexually molested adults as well as children, has...

With turmoil at home, more Nicaraguans flee to the U.S.

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July 29, 2021 10:01 am MIAMI (AP) — Alan Reyes Picado fled Nicaragua by bus in the middle of the night, haunted by memories of government officials harassing him, throwing...

First Nations group says all residential schools need to be investigated

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July 28, 2021 2:56 pm WINNIPEG — A First Nations advocacy group in Manitoba is urging RCMP across the country to open criminal investigations into all former residential schools for...

NXIVM sex cult member who cooperated avoids prison time

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July 28, 2021 2:56 pm NEW YORK (AP) — A former member of NXIVM leader Keith Raniere’s inner circle who was charged in his sex trafficking enterprise avoided prison...

US ramps up pressure on Poland over Holocaust restitution

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July 28, 2021 12:06 pm WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is ramping up pressure on Poland in hopes of stopping legislation that would prevent families from receiving restitution for...

Tunisia opens corruption probes of leading Islamist party

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July 28, 2021 8:06 am TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian prosecutors have opened investigations into alleged foreign campaign funding and anonymous donations to Islamist movement Ennahdha and two other political...

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Asian markets lower on virus worries after Wall Street slips

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August 2, 2021 10:31 pm BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower on Tuesday as jitters about the fast spread of the...

Nicaragua party lists presidential candidate despite arrests

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August 2, 2021 9:41 pm MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A conservative coalition registered a former leader of the 1980s Contra rebels Monday as a presidential...

Report details dramatic hot-air balloon crash in New England

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August 2, 2021 9:31 pm PIERMONT, N.H. (AP) — A preliminary report released Monday details how three passengers were able to radio for help and...