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White House looks past conservatives on tax reform - to Democrats

WASHINGTON Fresh off a defeat on U.S. healthcare legislation, the White House warned rebellious conservative lawmakers that they should get behind President Donald Trump's agenda or he may bypass them on future legislative fights, including tax reform.

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South Korea prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ousted president Park

SEOUL South Korean prosecutors said on Monday they will seek an arrest warrant for ousted president Park Geun-hye, which would see her held in a cell for up to 20 days while being investigated on charges of taking bribes from big businesses.

World, South Korea Mar 26 2017

Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters

MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG, Russia Police detained hundreds of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. | Video

World, Russia Mar 26 2017

UK police make another arrest in parliamentary attack investigation

LONDON Police have arrested a 30-year-old man in the central English city of Birmingham in connection with last week's attack on parliament, "on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts", the Metropolitan Police said on Sunday.

Mar 26 2017

U.S.-backed forces capture Islamic State-held airport near Euphrates dam

BEIRUT/AMMAN A U.S.-backed Syrian alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias on Sunday took a military airport in northern Syria held by Islamic State, close to the country's largest dam that may be in danger of collapse.

World, United Nations, Syria Mar 26 2017

Conflicting casualty figures a week after Iraq Mosul blast

MOSUL, Iraq Conflicting accounts emerged on Sunday about an explosion in Iraq's Mosul a week ago after a U.S.-led coalition strike against Islamic State that local officials say collapsed buildings, killing and burying many people.

World, Iraq Mar 26 2017
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Illinois hairstylists trained in art of helping abuse victims

CHICAGO Londa Brown and Darlene Copeland, a pair of hairstylists from Chicago's South Side, have spent so many hours listening to their customers talk about the ups and downs of their lives that the two jokingly refer to themselves as therapists.

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'Now or never' for Europe, French think tank warns

BERLIN The leaders of France and Germany must use the window of opportunity that opens up after elections in both countries to inject new momentum into their single currency project or risk its failure, a leading French think tank warned on Monday.