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Some killed in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena

MANCHESTER, England A blast on Monday night at a concert in the northern English city of Manchester where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing left an unknown number of people dead and injured, police said.

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Supreme Court tosses Republican-drawn North Carolina voting districts

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Republicans in North Carolina unlawfully took race into consideration when drawing congressional district boundaries, concentrating black voters in an improper bid to diminish their statewide political clout.

Politics, Election 2016 1:34pm EDT

Ford names Hackett as CEO to tackle car rivals, Silicon Valley

WASHINGTON/DEARBORN, Mich. Ford Motor Co abruptly named James Hackett as chief executive on Monday, responding to investors' growing unease about the U.S. automaker's slumping stock price and its ability to counter threats from longtime rivals and Silicon Valley. | Video

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South Korea's ex-leader Park to make first court appearance in corruption trial

SEOUL South Korea's former leader Park Geun-hye makes her first public appearance on Tuesday since her arrest in March, standing trial on bribery charges over a corruption scandal that brought down her presidency.

World, South Korea 6:03pm EDT

In Bombardier fight, Boeing sees ghost of Airbus ascent

PARIS/SEATTLE Two words underpin Boeing's decision to launch a U.S. trade complaint against Bombardier , which plunged it into a row with Canada last week: "Never again".

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Texas House passes 'bathroom bill' targeting public schools

AUSTIN, Texas The Texas House of Representatives gave formal approval on Monday to a bill that would restrict bathroom access for transgender students in public schools, a measure that critics say promotes discrimination against such children.

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Trump budget poised to slash healthcare for poor, other programs

WASHINGTON The White House is set to release President Donald Trump's first full budget on Tuesday, a plan that will include a cut of more than $800 billion from the Medicaid program for the poor and reductions in other social spending.

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North Korea says missile ready for mass production, U.S. questions progress

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea said on Monday it successfully tested what it called an intermediate-range ballistic missile, which met all technical requirements and could now be mass-produced, although U.S. officials and experts questioned the extent of its progress. | Video