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Trump delivers first public condemnation of anti-Semitic threats

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump delivered his first public condemnation of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States on Tuesday after a new spate of bomb threats to Jewish community centers around the country and massive vandalism in a Jewish cemetery. | Video

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Israeli soldier gets 18 months' jail for killing wounded Palestinian attacker

TEL AVIV A young Israeli soldier who killed a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment on Tuesday, in a show of leniency that drew Palestinian outrage after one of the most divisive trials in Israel's history. | Video

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Global investors warn Texas to withdraw transgender restroom legislation

AUSTIN, Texas A group of global investors with $11 trillion in managed assets told Texas on Tuesday not to enact legislation restricting access to bathrooms for transgender people, saying it is discriminatory and bad for business.

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Trump to exclude U.S. 'dreamer' migrants from crackdown

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's administration plans to consider almost all illegal immigrants subject to deportation, but will leave protections in place for immigrants known as "dreamers" who entered the country illegally as children, according to official guidelines released on Tuesday.

Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State set to storm airport, clear way to western Mosul

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq, BAGHDAD U.S.-backed Iraqi forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul prepared on Tuesday to storm the airport and a nearby military base on its southern outskirts to create a bridgehead for a thrust into the city.

World, United Nations, Iraq 11:10am EST

France's Le Pen cancels meet with Lebanon grand mufti over headscarf

BEIRUT French far-right National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen canceled a meeting on Tuesday with Lebanon's grand mufti, its top cleric for Sunni Muslims, after refusing to wear a headscarf for the encounter. | Video

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Outspoken lieutenant general named Trump's top security adviser

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser, choosing a military officer known for speaking his mind and challenging his superiors.

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Seeking to secure Sinai, Egypt builds closer ties with Hamas

CAIRO/GAZA After years of strained relations, Egypt is moving closer to Hamas in Gaza, offering concessions on trade and free movement in return for moves to secure the border against Islamic State fighters who have killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers in northern Sinai.