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Germany out of World Cup despite 4-2 win over Costa Rica

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) – Consecutive early exits at world Cup German coach Hansi Flick wants to get back to basics. The four-time champions were once again knocked out of the group stage, four years after their embarrassing performance as defending champions in Russia. Something has to change, Flick said after a 4-2 win over …

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Trial canceled after jury deadlock in Danny Masterson rape case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ruled a mistrial on Wednesday in the ‘That ’70s Show’ actor’s rape trial Danny Masterson after jurors, who leaned heavily on his acquittal, deadlocked following the month-long trial in which the Church of Scientology played a supporting role. Prosecutors said Masterson raped three women, including a former girlfriend, at …

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China eases COVID rules after protests, maintains broader strategy

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities relaxed some anti-virus rules but affirmed their tough “zero COVID” strategy on Monday after protesters demanded the resignation of President Xi Jinping in the biggest show of opposition to the ruling Communist Party in decades. The government had no comment on the protests or criticism of Xi, but the move …

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Trump accused of having dinner with white nationalist rapper Ye

NEW YORK (AP) – Former President donald trump renews attention to his long history of turning a blind eye to bigotry after having dinner with a white nationalist Holocaust denier and the rapper formerly known as Kanye West only a few days his third campaign for the White House. Trump dined at his Mar-a-Lago club …

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Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election defeat

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as leader of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following defeats in Saturday’s local elections in which voters chose the opposition nationalist party in a several great races across the self-contained island. Concerns about threats from rival China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, took precedence …

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Walmart shooter left ‘death note’ and bought gun on day of murder

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — The Walmart supervisor who fatally shot six co-workers at a store in Virginia bought the gun hours before the killings and left a note on his phone accusing co-workers of making fun of him, authorities announced on Friday. “Sorry everyone, but I didn’t plan for this, I promise things fell into …

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Supporters of the Iranian government clash with protesters during the World Cup

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Tensions ran high in Iran’s second game at the world Cup Friday as supporters supporting the Iranian government harassed those protesting against it and stadium security seized flags, t-shirts and other items expressing support for the protest movement that has gripped the Islamic Republic . Some fans were prevented by …

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Russia steps up missile barrage on recaptured Ukrainian city

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — The corpse of Natalia Kristenko lay covered in a blanket outside the door of her apartment building for hours overnight. City workers were initially too overwhelmed to retrieve it as they responded to a barrage of deadly attacks that rocked Kherson, a city in southern Ukraine. The 62-year-old had left her …

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