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A still image taken from a video posted on social media uploaded on February 24, 2017, shows people inspecting the damage at a site of an Islamic State car bomb explosion, said to be in Sousian village near al-Bab

Syrian Town Freed from ISIS Hit by Deadly Car Bomb

Turkey's state news agency Andadolu says the death toll from a car bomb near the town of al-Bab, just captured from Islamic State militants in northern Syria, has risen to 60. Most of the victims were civilians

Chief of Staff Reince Priebus attends a breakfast meeting with small business leaders hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) at the Roosevelt room of the White House in Washington U.S.

FBI Asked to 'Dispute Media Reports on Russia'

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that the Trump campaign was in touch with Russian intelligence, AP says, citing an unnamed White House official. Outraged Democrats say policy on pending investigations may have been violated

U.S. President Donald Trump Leads Listening Session On Human Trafficking

Trump Wants U.S. Nuclear Arsenal to Be 'Top of the Pack'

President Donald Trump wants the U.S. nuclear arsenal to stand "at the top of the pack," and has called an arms limitation pact with Russia a "one-sided deal." Russia currently has around 7,300 nuclear weapons, while the U.S. stockpile stands at 6,970

Secretary of Homeland Security Kelly delivers a statement accompanied by U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City

Kelly, Tillerson Dialing Back on Trump's Deporation Rhetoric

The U.S. Homeland Security Secretary has pledged no use of the military to enforce immigration laws, apparently contradicting Donald Trump, who described deportation as a "military operation." Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has also emphasized cooperation with Mexico


Nerve Agent Used in the Murder of Kim Jong Nam: Police

The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's half brother who was poisoned at Kuala Lumpur airport, police said. The announcement raised serious questions about public safety in the building

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Men of Asian Ethnicity Shot in 'Racial Attack' in Kansas Bar

A gunman opened fire in a Kansas bar, killing one man and injuring two others in what witnesses say may have been a racially motivated crime. A witness reportedly heard the suspect say "get out of my country" before he fired at two men of South Asian ethnicity

The 59th GRAMMY Awards -  Roaming Show

Beyoncé Is No Longer Headlining Coachella 2017

The organizers of Coachella better hope Beyoncé isn’t entirely irreplaceable: The superstar, who is pregnant with twins, has dropped out of the festival’s 2017 lineup on advice from her doctors. Organizers say she will perform at the event in 2018 instead

Sinead O'Connor Apologizes to Arsenio Hall

Musician Sinead O'Connor has fully walked back and apologized for her claims that comedian Arsenio Hall had supplied Prince with drugs before his death. Hall filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against O'Connor, which will now be retracted