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Trump orders US troops out of Syria, declares victory over ISIS; senators slam action as mistake

Trump orders US troops out of Syria, declares victory over ISIS; senators slam action as mistakeTrump declared victory over the Islamic State in Syria, "my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency," he said. Key senators blast move



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Lebanon's Aoun says Israeli anti-tunnel action no risk to peace

Lebanon's Aoun says Israeli anti-tunnel action no risk to peaceLebanese President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday he saw no risk to peace from an operation by Israel’s military to disable cross-border tunnels it says were dug into its territory by Hezbollah guerrillas. Israel says Hezbollah, Lebanon’s most powerful armed group, dug the tunnels with the aim of launching attacks into Israel with backing from its regional sponsor Iran. Hezbollah has yet to comment.



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Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violence

Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violenceSTOCKHOLM (AP) — The Congolese doctor who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the use of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war called Monday for strong international action against the abuse, including reparations for victims.



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Europe rebuffs Ukrainian calls for action in Russia standoff

Europe rebuffs Ukrainian calls for action in Russia standoffEuropean leaders rebuffed calls from Ukraine for greater support against Russia on Thursday, after Kiev urged NATO to send ships into waters disputed with Moscow. German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked Kiev to be “sensible” following the request from President Petro Poroshenko, just hours after the European Union failed to agree to threaten new sanctions against Moscow. Kiev has called on Western allies to back expressions of support with concrete action after Russian forces on Sunday seized three Ukrainian ships off the coast of Crimea.



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The Latest: UN Security Council takes no action on Gaza

The Latest: UN Security Council takes no action on GazaJERUSALEM (AP) — The latest on the outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers (all times local):



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Kemp claims victory in Georgia, prompting threat of legal action from Abrams

Kemp claims victory in Georgia, prompting threat of legal action from AbramsRepublican Brian Kemp claimed victory Wednesday in the Georgia governor’s race, but the campaign of Democrat Stacey Abrams insisted that not all votes have been counted.



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Trump Reportedly Considering Executive Action That Targets Migrants Seeking Asylum

Trump Reportedly Considering Executive Action That Targets Migrants Seeking AsylumThe White House is considering a major executive action to stop a massive



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Hubble in trouble: space telescope out of action as gyroscope fails

Hubble in trouble: space telescope out of action as gyroscope failsThe Hubble Space Telescope has been put out of action by a gyroscope problem. Nasa announced Monday that one of Hubble’s gyroscopes failed last Friday. As a result, the telescope is in so-called safe mode with non-essential systems turned off. That means all science observations are on hold. Rachel Osten, Hubble's deputy mission head at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, said: "It’s true. Very stressful weekend. Right now HST is in safe mode while we figure out what to do. "Another gyro failed. First step is try to bring back the last gyro, which had been off, and is being problematic. We’ll work through the issues and be back." Nasa said mission controllers are working to restore the 28-year-old telescope. An image of Saturn taken by Hubble Credit: AP In a statement the space agency said: "Mission experts are taking steps to return Hubble to great science." Gyroscopes are needed to keep Hubble pointed in the right direction during observations. Astronomers use the orbiting observatory to peer deep into the cosmos, revealing faraway solar systems as well as galaxies and black holes. Launched in 1990, Hubble has had trouble with its gyroscopes before. Spacewalking shuttle astronauts replaced all six in 2009. The telescope could work with as few as one or two gyroscopes, although that leaves little room for additional breakdowns. The problem with Hubble comes after Nasa's Opportunity Mars rover went silent on June 10 following a dust storm on the red planet.



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Israel says retains Syria freedom of action despite downed Russia plane

Israel says retains Syria freedom of action despite downed Russia planeIsrael’s coordination with Russia on its attacks in Syria remains unchanged despite the deadly downing of a Russian plane and the Jewish state retains its right to decide on military actions, an Israeli official said Friday. “There have been no changes to the deconfliction mechanism as a result of this unfortunate event,” the military official said on condition of anonymity, referring to Monday’s downing following Israeli air strikes. The arrangement was agreed by Israel and Russia in 2015, when Russian forces intervened alongside the regime in Syria to avoid clashes between their militaries inside Syrian territory.



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'Hotep' — community action in East New York

'Hotep' — community action in East New YorkEast New York, a residential neighborhood in the eastern section of Brooklyn, has been battling poverty since the 1950s. Since April 2018, I have been documenting the context of ongoing, grass-roots community action in response to the social problems associated with poverty, from street crime to drug addiction as well as gun violence. In this series, which is part of an ongoing, long-term urban project I began in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in 2012, I have been following the efforts made by a local organization called ManUp Inc. Members of ManUp have chosen the Egyptian word “Hotep,” which means “to be at peace” to greet people in their community.



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