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Hungary police prise migrants from train tracks; dead boy's image shocks Europe

BICSKE, Hungary/MUGLA, Turkey - Migrants forced from a train threw themselves onto railway lines and scuffled with helmeted riot police in Hungary on Thursday as politicians across Europe struggled to respond to public opinion appalled by images of a drowned 3-year-old boy. | Video

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Biden meets Jewish leaders in Florida to defend Iran deal

DAVIE, Fla. - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden tried to reassure Jewish leaders in south Florida on Thursday that President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran would be a vital step toward making the world a safer place.

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Greek leftists put on brave face as poll shows conservatives pulling ahead

ATHENS - Former Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras's leftist Syriza party said on Thursday it remained confident of winning an outright victory in a Sept. 20 election despite an opinion poll that showed its main conservative rival edging ahead.

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Iran's Khamenei backs parliamentary vote on nuclear deal with powers: state TV

ANKARA - Iran's Supreme Leader said on Thursday he favored a parliamentary vote on its nuclear deal reached with world powers and called for sanctions against Tehran to be lifted completely rather than suspended, state television reported.

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New approach to old alliance for Saudi King and Obama

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's King Salman will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday, aiming to push him for more support in Riyadh's efforts to counter Iran after it agreed to a nuclear deal that will relieve Tehran of some international pressure.

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South Carolina prosecutor to announce death penalty decision in church massacre: reports

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A South Carolina prosecutor is expected to announce a decision on Thursday over whether to seek the death penalty in the June massacre of nine worshippers at a Charleston church, local media reported.

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Kentucky clerk faces judgment day in same-sex marriage dispute

ASHLAND, Ky. - A county clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds heads to U.S. federal court on Thursday where a judge could hold her in contempt for defying his order to do so. | Video

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Father of drowned Syrian toddlers prepares to take bodies home

MUGLA, Turkey - The distraught father of two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother and several other migrants as they tried to reach Greece identified their bodies on Thursday and prepared to take them back to their home town of Kobani.