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Japanese PM Abe's public support slumps in wake of resignations: Yomiuri poll

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TOKYO - Public approval of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government slumped after the resignation of two high-profile cabinet ministers last week, according to a poll published on Sunday, adding more pressure on Abe as he struggles to turn around the Japanese economy.

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Suspect in two California deputy deaths charged with murder, carjacking

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- A Utah man was charged with carrying out a crime spree in Sacramento that killed two California sheriff's deputies and wounded a third, law enforcement officials said on Saturday.

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Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldier

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OTTAWA - Canadians returned to the reopened grounds of their parliament building on Saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after killing a soldier in the second domestic attack in a week on the country's military. | Video

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Canada Parliament gunman aimed to go to Saudi Arabia, not Syria: mother

TORONTO - The Canadian citizen who police contend shot dead a soldier at the nation's war memorial before charging into Parliament had intended to travel to Saudi Arabia, not Syria, his mother said in a letter to a news agency published on Saturday.

Syria, World, Saudi Arabia 9:29pm EDT

War-weary Ukraine set to pick pro-Western parliament in election

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KIEV - War-weary Ukrainians are set to pick a pro-Western and nationalist-leaning parliament on Sunday that should give President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to end separatist conflict in the east, but may inject new tension into ties with Russia.

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Washington state teen shooter's family living in 'nightmare'

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MARYSVILLE Wash. - Relatives of a Washington state teen accused of a high school shooting rampage said on Saturday that they were living in a "nightmare" and struggling to understand why the boy targeted his two cousins and several friends before killing himself.

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Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldier

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OTTAWA - Canadians returned to the reopened grounds of their parliament building on Saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after killing a soldier in the second domestic attack in a week on the country's military. | Video

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Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State

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BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni militants.

World, Iraq 6:55pm EDT

Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting

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MARYSVILLE Wash. - Authorities in Washington state worked on Saturday to find out what led a popular high school student to open fire on a group of classmates seated at a cafeteria table, killing one and wounding four others, including a pair of his cousins, before killing himself.

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On eve of poll, Ukraine leader seeks support for pro-Europe course

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KIEV - President Petro Poroshenko called on Ukrainians on Saturday to elect a majority on Sunday that would see through a pro-Europe, reform agenda and break with the Soviet past. | Video

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.