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The Latest: Columbine moves ahead with memorial events

The Latest: Columbine moves ahead with memorial eventsLITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a woman believed to have posed a threat to schools in Colorado (all times local):



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'King Bibi': perennial survivor Netanyahu comes out ahead

'King Bibi': perennial survivor Netanyahu comes out aheadDespite corruption allegations and stiff opposition from a new centre party, Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to boost his party’s share of the vote and looks set to keep power. While his right-wing Likud party and a centrist coalition appear set to have around the same number of parliamentary seats after Tuesday’s general elections, the man called ‘King Bibi’ by admirers has a clear path to forming a coalition. The 69-year-old is now likely to form another right-wing government and become the longest-serving Israeli prime minister later this year.



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US 2020 hopefuls chide Netanyahu ahead of Israel vote

US 2020 hopefuls chide Netanyahu ahead of Israel voteMultiple US presidential candidates have criticized Israel’s prime minister ahead of the Jewish State’s Tuesday general election, with Beto O’Rourke branding Benjamin Netanyahu “racist” and Bernie Sanders calling him too extreme. US politicians traditionally hail Washington’s close partnership with Israel, and assuring those ties will continue has become a campaign trail standard. Speaking Sunday at an event in Iowa City, the Texas Democrat accused Netanyahu of siding with a “far-right racist” party in a bid to gain a fifth term in power.



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Popular comedian races ahead in Ukrainian presidential election

Popular comedian races ahead in Ukrainian presidential electionExit polls and early counting put 41-year-old Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who plays a fictional president in a popular TV series, comfortably ahead of incumbent President Petro Poroshenko in the first round, though short of a majority. Zelenskiy’s rise coincided with voters around the world upending the status quo, propelling anti-establishment forces such as U.S. President Donald Trump and Italy’s 5-Star movement to power. Investors are also watching to see if the next president will push reforms required to keep the country in an International Monetary Fund bailout program that has supported Ukraine through war, sharp recession and a currency plunge.



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Cease-fire talks continue ahead of Gaza anniversary rally

Cease-fire talks continue ahead of Gaza anniversary rallyGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Cease-fire talks between Israel and Hamas progressed Friday, the leader of the Islamic militant group said, as the Gaza Strip braced for renewed violence on the eve of the first anniversary of its weekly protests along the frontier with Israel.



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Palestinian killed by Israel fire ahead of border protests: Gaza ministry

Palestinian killed by Israel fire ahead of border protests: Gaza ministryA Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza border early Saturday, the territory’s health ministry said, hours ahead of planned mass protests. The ministry said Mohammed Saad, 20, died after being hit in the head with shrapnel caused by Israeli army fire east of Gaza City.



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Gaza's 'night disturbers' put Israeli border villagers on edge ahead of anniversary

Gaza's 'night disturbers' put Israeli border villagers on edge ahead of anniversaryOrganizers say the intention of the night-time events is to fray the nerves of Israeli military lookouts and to lower morale in Israeli villages along the 30-mile frontier. “A child does not know how to tell the difference between a rocket or someone throwing a bomb,” she told Reuters.



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Biden building 2020 White House campaign ahead of expected bid: sources

Biden building 2020 White House campaign ahead of expected bid: sourcesBiden has told supporters and former staff that he will run, according to one source who has knowledge of discussions. Biden and his aides also have reached out to donors and potential bundlers – people who volunteer to raise money on behalf of the candidate – to assess support, according to another source. A third source with direct knowledge of Biden’s plans offered a caveat, saying the former vice president was very close to running, but “it’s not 100 percent.” “We’re leaning into that moment” when Biden gives the green light, the source said.



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US' Pompeo boosts Israel prime minister ahead of election

US' Pompeo boosts Israel prime minister ahead of electionJERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday lauded the White House's warm ties with Israel during a visit to the country and promised to step up pressure on Iran, giving a public boost to Israel's prime minister at the height of a tight re-election campaign.



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The Latest: Spy agency says no threats ahead of massacre

The Latest: Spy agency says no threats ahead of massacreCHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local):



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