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Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 - 4:14pm

Ex-detainees: Detention center's practices border on slavery

DENVER (AP) -- Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same - $1 a day....

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Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 - 3:51pm

Report: Israel gearing up to build in east Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli newspaper says the government is preparing to authorize construction of 7,000 new homes in Jewish areas of east Jerusalem - a move that could complicate the efforts of U.S. envoy Jared Kushner to restart peace talks....

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Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 - 3:27pm

Israel: Hezbollah uses NGO to conceal border posts

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has filed a complaint with the U.N. Security Council accusing the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah of setting up observation outposts along the border on land purportedly used by an environmental advocacy group....

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Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 - 2:57pm

German parliament votes to annul gay men's convictions

BERLIN (AP) -- German lawmakers on Thursday approved a plan to annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was enforced enthusiastically in post-World War II West Germany....

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Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 - 2:35pm

"You can hear the screams": Inside Yemen's secret prisons

MUKALLA, Yemen (AP) -- They call it the "grill": The victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun furiously within a circle of fire. It is just one of the terrors inflicted by interrogators on detainees in Yemen who are routinely beaten with wires and were kept in filthy shipping containers, blindfolded for months - all by one of America's closest counterterrorism allies....

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Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 - 1:14pm

London fire: Tests show other high-rises have suspect panels

LONDON (AP) -- Tests so far have found that at least seven high-rise apartment buildings in England have combustible external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed 79 people in London, Prime Minister Theresa May's office said Thursday....

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Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 - 12:54pm

'Imagine' if Britain stays in EU? Discord at EU summit

BRUSSELS (AP) -- While European Union chief Donald Tusk may still be "a dreamer" hoping that Britain is having second thoughts on leaving the EU, other leaders at Thursday's EU summit tried to shake him back to reality....

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Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 - 12:38pm

Archbishop: Church of England 'colluded' to hide sex abuse

LONDON (AP) -- The Church of England "colluded" with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops, the head of the church said Thursday....

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Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 - 8:51am

IS militants destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq's Mosul

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- The Islamic State group blew up a historic landmark in Mosul - the city's famed 12th century al-Nuri mosque with its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba, from where the IS leader proclaimed the militant group's self-styled caliphate nearly three years ago....

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Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 - 6:21am

AP Newsbreak: US, EU urge China to limit food import control

BEIJING (AP) -- Food exporters including the United States and European Union are stepping up pressure on China to scale back plans for intensive inspections of imports that they say would hamper access to its fast-growing market....

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