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Suspects from Spain terror attacks smile in leaked photos

MADRID—Spanish media are publishing previously unseen photographs of some of the men authorities identified as the extremists behind last year’s terror attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort town. La Vanguardia newspaper reported Tuesday that the photos were leaked from the police investigation of the Aug. 17-18 vehicle attacks that left 16 people dead and […]

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West Hollywood city council seeks removal of Trump’s Walk of Fame star

Since before the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star has seen just about everything. It was smashed into pieces — twice. It was vandalized with a swastika, enclosed with a miniature border wall, defaced with profanity and graced with the presence of a gold-painted toilet telling passersby to “TAKE A TRUMP.” […]

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Bullets flew at a Florida ‘Peace in the City’ event for kids. An armed bystander was ready.

By Kyle SwensonThe Washington Post Tues., Aug. 7, 2018 It was a Saturday afternoon in the park, the Florida sunshine barrelling down out of a cloudless sky. More than 150 kids flew around the grass, pinballing between two bounce houses and a pavilion. Organizers dubbed the occasion “Peace in the City,” an anti-violence back-to-school event […]

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Brooklyn nail salon brawl over botched eyebrow wax sparks protests, racism accusations

A now-viral video shows a nail salon in chaos — a loose flip-flop on the floor, manicure stations pushed roughly to the side. Several Asian women in smocks grab at a Black woman, trying to get a grip on the straps of her tank top. One sprays her with what looks like a bottle of […]

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Pro-government Saudi Twitter account shares image of plane flying toward CN Tower amid spat with Canada

By Adam TaylorThe Washington Post Tues., Aug. 7, 2018 Amid a diplomatic spat between Saudi Arabia and Canada, a pro-government Saudi Twitter account shared — and then deleted — a digitally altered image that appeared to show a plane flying toward the skyline of Toronto. The image, shared by the account @infographic_ksa, was accompanied by […]

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Canada to join Mexico, Japan, South Korea, EU in Geneva to talk auto tariffs

By The Canadian Press Sun., July 29, 2018 OTTAWA—Canada will join Mexico and other European and Asian auto-producing countries this week to plot strategy ahead of the potential imposition of tariffs on vehicles and auto parts exported to the United States. Japan and the European Union organized the meeting for Tuesday in Geneva, where vice […]

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Second firefighter killed battling blaze near California’s Yosemite National Park

REDDING, CALIF.—Authorities say a second firefighter has died fighting a huge blaze near California’s Yosemite National Park. Mike Theune, a spokesman for the so-called Ferguson Fire, says the firefighter was treated for injuries at the scene Sunday but died before he could be hospitalized. Theune says the firefighter was part of a crew removing brush […]

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Palestinian teen activist Ahed al-Tamimi released from Israeli prison

By Erin CunninghamThe Washington Post Sun., July 29, 2018 NABI SALEH, WEST BANK—Palestinian youth activist Ahed al-Tamimi was released from an Israeli prison on Sunday after serving an eight-month sentence on assault and incitement charges and arrived home to a hero’s welcome. Tamimi, whose December arrest drew international attention, tearfully embraced relatives as a crowd […]

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Trump accuses journalists of putting ‘lives of many’ in peril after New York Times publisher statement

U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his feud with the news media on Sunday, accusing journalists of being unpatriotic and endangering lives after the publisher of the New York Times disclosed that he had warned Trump recently that his inflammatory rhetoric about the media could lead to violence. Trump — who has made “fake news” a […]

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Death toll from Greek wildfire reaches 91 as village grieves

MATI, GREECE—Fire officials in Greece raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people were missing Sunday, six days after Europe’s deadliest forest fire in more than a century. Before the national fire service updated the official number of fatalities, it […]