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Texas capital of Austin approves first-in-the-nation funding for abortion transportation, lodging, child care

Texas capital of Austin approves first-in-the-nation funding for abortion transportation, lodging, child careAustin, Texas, has become the first city in the nation to approve funding for abortion access services such as transportation, advocates said.



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The FBI is reportedly investigating Facebook board member Peter Thiel's venture capital firm over allegations of 'financial misconduct'

The FBI is reportedly investigating Facebook board member Peter Thiel's venture capital firm over allegations of 'financial misconduct'A Mithril spokesperson told Recode that the federal investigation is nothing more than "a foiled plot by a self-serving ex-employee."



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Dazed and weary, Hurricane Dorian refugees descend on Bahamas capital of Nassau

Dazed and weary, Hurricane Dorian refugees descend on Bahamas capital of NassauDazed and weary, Dorian refugees descend on Nassau



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Indonesia to move capital from sinking Jakarta to Borneo

Indonesia to move capital from sinking Jakarta to BorneoIndonesia’s president says the country’s capital will move from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to a site in sparsely populated East Kalimantan province on Borneo island, known for rainforests and orangutans. President Joko Widodo said Monday intense studies over the past three years had resulted in the choice of the location on the eastern side of Borneo island. The new capital city, which has not yet been named, will be in the middle of the vast archipelago nation and already has relatively complete infrastructure because it is near the cities of Balikpapan and Samarinda, Widodo said.



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Dozens dead or hurt in wedding party blast in Afghan capital

Dozens dead or hurt in wedding party blast in Afghan capitalA suicide-bomb blast ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night in Afghanistan’s capital and dozens of people were killed or wounded, a government official said. More than 1,000 people had been invited, one witness said, as fears grew that it could be the deadliest attack in Kabul this year. The blast occurred near the stage where musicians were and “all the youths, children and all the people who were there were killed,” witness Gul Mohammad said.



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A 33-year-old woman who used to work for Amazon is the suspect in the massive Capital One hack — meet Paige Thompson

A 33-year-old woman who used to work for Amazon is the suspect in the massive Capital One hack — meet Paige ThompsonThompson is accused of stealing data from millions of Capital One customers, including Social Security numbers and linked bank accounts.



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Eric Black Jr. bonds out after being charged with capital murder in shooting of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes

Eric Black Jr. bonds out after being charged with capital murder in shooting of 7-year-old Jazmine BarnesEric Black Jr. is back on the street after posting bond on a capital murder charge in the shooting of the 7-year-old Houston girl.



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Fear and frustration in Iran's capital after aborted US attack

Fear and frustration in Iran's capital after aborted US attackFear of a potential war and frustration over biting sanctions are high in Iran’s capital, after a last-minute decision by the US to pull back from attacking the Islamic Republic. On the surface, it was business as usual on Saturday in Tehran’s bustling Karim Khan street, a hub for printing parts and materials. “We still don’t know what’s going to happen,” said print shop manager Mehrad Farzanegan, less than 48 hours after Washington aborted a military operation against three Iranian targets in response to the Islamic Republic shooting down an unmanned US drone.



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Blast in town east of Sri Lankan capital, no casualties

Blast in town east of Sri Lankan capital, no casualtiesAn explosion occurred in a town east of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, on Thursday but there were no casualties, a police spokesman said. Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said police were investigating the blast on empty land behind the magistrate’s court in Pugoda, 40 km (25 miles). “There was an explosion behind the court, we are investigating,” he said, adding it was not a controlled explosion like other blasts in recent days.



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Haftar forces press offensive on Libyan capital

Haftar forces press offensive on Libyan capitalForces backing Libya’s unity government battled to push back an offensive by strongman Khalifa Haftar on Sunday as his troops approached the gates of Tripoli after air raids overnight. Haftar’s self-proclaimed Libyan National Army, galvanised by victories in its eastern stronghold and in the country’s desert south, announced an offensive early this month to seize the capital from the UN-recognised administration of Fayez al-Sarraj. The bloodshed has derailed efforts to bring peace to a country where jihadists and people smugglers have exploited the chaos unleashed by the NATO-backed overthrow of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011.



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