Shanahan: US Iran stance for deterrence, not war

Shanahan: US Iran stance for deterrence, not war

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan says the United States stance on Iran is for "deterrence, not for war.' His comments come after he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed Congress about the situation in Iran.
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Mark Esper has been sworn in as the next U.S. defense secretary, ending the longest period in Pentagon history that it has gone without a confirmed leader.
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Air and ground crews battle Arizona wildfire

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PM Khan: Time to reset relationship with the US

PM Khan: Time to reset relationship with the US

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says "it's time to have a different sort of relationship with the US -- a reset -- a relationship based on mutual respect, trust."
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Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims fund

Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims fund

The Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks never runs out of money.
AP Top Stories July 23

AP Top Stories July 23

Here's the latest for Tuesday July 23rd: Boris Johnson chosen to be U.K.'s next Prime Minister: Michael Avenatti back in court, calls President Trump a "criminal"; Venezuela endures nationwide blackout; Four children dead in Russia tent camp fire.
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Body of man missing 10 years found in vacant store

Body of man missing 10 years found in vacant store

Authorities say the remains of a western Iowa man who was reported missing in 2009 were found inside a closed supermarket earlier this year. Police say the man fell and got wedged between a storage cooler and a wall.
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Republicans downplay Mueller testimony

Republicans downplay Mueller testimony

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he doesn't intend to watch Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress on Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he doesn't think the testimony will change public opinion.
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Lawsuit seeks to block Georgia abortion law

Lawsuit seeks to block Georgia abortion law

Opponents of a Georgia law that bans most abortions asked a judge on Tuesday to keep it from taking effect while their legal challenge plays out.
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Missing men now suspects in Canada murders

Missing men now suspects in Canada murders

Canadian police say that two young men thought missing are now suspects in the murders of an Australian and his American girlfriend as well as another man found dead in northern British Columbia.
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Dems hammer McConnell, Trump on election security

Dems hammer McConnell, Trump on election security

A group of Democratic lawmakers blasted Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for refusing to bring legislation to the floor to protect the 2020 election against foreign meddling.
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Trump praises Boris Johnson, attacks G20 members

Trump praises Boris Johnson, attacks G20 members

President Donald Trump says Boris Johnson will be "great" as Britain's next prime minister. His comments came during a speech to teens in Washington where he also went after G20 members.
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Trump attacks Rep. Tlaib as a 'crazed lunatic'

Trump attacks Rep. Tlaib as a 'crazed lunatic'

President Donald Trump lashed out again at the "squad" of Democratic congresswomen of color as he addressed a conference of conservative students Tuesday. Trump criticized Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan as a "vicious" and "crazed lunatic."
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'Send her back' chant could motivate minorities

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President Donald Trump's attack on four congresswomen last week could motivate minority voters to get to the polls and vote in 2020.
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China ahead of Russia in FBI chief's top worries

China ahead of Russia in FBI chief's top worries

FBI Director Christopher Wray says China poses a more serious threat to the US than any other country, including Russia. Wray appeared before an oversight hearing a day before former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies on the Russia report.
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Barr says encryption creates security risk

Barr says encryption creates security risk

U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr says data encryption is putting American security at risk by preventing police from tracking criminals. He's calling on tech companies to develop technologies that allow the government to break encryption.
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Tarantino sets are the most fun, says Robbie

Tarantino sets are the most fun, says Robbie

Margot Robbie says that before she started shooting "Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood," director Quentin Tarantino claimed that his sets were the most fun to work on. She now agrees.
Chris Pratt - coolest dad on the planet?

Chris Pratt - coolest dad on the planet?

At the launch of a new "Jurassic World" ride at Universal Studios Hollywood, actors Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard discuss scoring brownie points with their kids and talk about the latest installment of the franchise.
Incoming PM pledges to deliver Brexit, unite UK

Incoming PM pledges to deliver Brexit, unite UK

Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson won the contest to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party and will become the country's next prime minister, tasked with fulfilling his promise to lead the UK out of the European Union.
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Brad Pitt says it had been a long time since he had a thrill ride like he did when filming Quentin Tarantino's new movie, "Once Upon A Time in... Hollywood."
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Art Neville, member of Neville Brothers, Meters, dies at 81; Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood" premieres in LA; Lil Nas X ties Billboard record set by Mariah Carey, "Despacito."
AP Top Stories July 23

AP Top Stories July 23

Here's the latest for Tuesday July 23rd: Trump, Congress leaders endorse budget deal; Gillibrand says resigning was Al Franken's decision; Police and protesters clash in Puerto Rico; Hawaii Lt. Gov. meets protesters.
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DiCaprio's '...Hollywood character: 'I knew who this guy was'

At the Los Angeles premiere of "Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood," stars Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio discuss the themes of the film, while director Quentin Tarantino explains how he cast the movie.
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2 Officers fired for Ocasio-Cortez Facebook post

Two Louisiana police officers have been fired over a Facebook post calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a "vile idiot" and suggesting that she be shot.
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