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Bowing to Trump, NFL will require players to stand for anthem

NEW YORK The National Football League will fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, the league said on Wednesday in a victory for U.S. President Donald Trump, who loudly demanded an end to such protests last year.

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Iran leader blasts U.S. for 'theatrical' pullout from nuclear deal

LONDON Iran's Supreme Leader on Wednesday launched a fresh broadside at Washington's rejection of a nuclear accord with Tehran, saying the U.S. pullout showed the Islamic Republic could not deal with a country that did not abide by its commitments. | Video

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Exclusive: Yulia Skripal - Attempted assassination turned my world upside down

LONDON Yulia Skripal survived an assassination attempt that UK authorities blame on Russia. But the daughter of one of Russia's most famous spies says she wants to return to her country "in the longer term", despite the poisoning. | Video

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Judge questions ex-Trump campaign chief's bid to suppress evidence

WASHINGTON A federal judge expressed skepticism on Wednesday toward a request by lawyers for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to suppress evidence seized by FBI agents working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller. | Video

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U.S. warns citizens in China after 'abnormal' sound injures consulate worker

BEIJING An American citizen working at the U.S. consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from "abnormal" sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury, the U.S. embassy said on Wednesday. | Video

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Comcast prepares to top Disney's $50 billion offer for Fox

Comcast Corp confirmed on Wednesday it was preparing a higher, all-cash offer for most of the media assets of Twenty-First Century Fox , setting up a bidding war with rival Walt Disney Co , which already has agreed to a $52-billion deal with Fox. | Video

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Gun control support fades three months after Florida massacre: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK The Parkland, Florida, school massacre has had little lasting impact on U.S. views on gun control, three months after the shooting deaths of 17 people propelled a national movement by some student survivors, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday. | Video


Trump says will know next week if North Korea summit to go ahead

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would know next week whether his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would take place on June 12 in Singapore as scheduled, casting further doubt on plans for the unprecedented meeting.