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Pentagon probes Trump's ex-adviser Flynn over foreign payments

WASHINGTON The Pentagon's inspector general has launched an investigation into whether Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, took money from foreign entities without needed approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats on Thursday.

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Israel strikes arms depot near Damascus airport: sources

AMMAN/BEIRUT Israeli warplanes struck a weapons supply hub operated by Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, targeting arms sent from Iran in commercial and military cargo aircraft, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said. | Video

Ford profit beats estimates; maintains 2017 profit outlook

DETROIT Ford Motor Co reported a lower quarterly net profit on Thursday but beat analyst expectations amid higher commodity, engineering and recall costs, and a drop in vehicle sales | Video

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Asylum-seekers fleeing U.S. may find cold comfort in Canada’s courts

TORONTO/WINNIPEG, Manitoba Migrants who applied for asylum in the United States but then fled north, fearing they would be swept up in President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown, may have miscalculated in viewing Canada as a safe haven. | Video

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Difficult legal path forward for Trump in sanctuary cities case

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO Even if President Donald Trump wins an appeal of a court ruling blocking his executive order on sanctuary cities, arguments made by the government in the case could permanently harm its efforts to cut off wide swaths of federal funding to targeted cities, some legal experts say.

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With fish and football, French presidential hopefuls woo the people

PARIS/LE GRAU DU ROI France's presidential candidates battled for the popular vote on Thursday with far-right Marine Le Pen wooing fishermen and Emmanuel Macron playing soccer as polls showed the centrist's commanding lead narrow marginally.

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Arkansas nears fourth execution in about a week

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Arkansas plans to end its series of April executions by putting to death on Thursday an inmate convicted of murdering a cheerleader and who escaped from prison and killed two other people before being captured again.