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CAIR: Hate crimes against Muslims spike after Trump win

Advocacy group says Islamophobic abuse rose 91 percent in first half of 2017, compared to same period last year.

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Muslim Ban: State dept expands 'close family' criteria

Visa criteria to include grandparents and other relatives for applicants and refugees from six mainly Muslim nations.

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Two Republican senators sink Trump's healthcare bill

Opposition from within Trump's own party leaves long-promised efforts to replace 'Obamacare' legislation in disarray.

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Venezuelan opposition calls for nationwide strike

Tensions rise after attempts to challenge Maduro's plan to reform constitution as international community weighs in.

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US certifies Iran nuclear deal, but vows new sanctions

Trump administration says Tehran complied with terms of 2015 agreement but violated 'spirit' of the deal.

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George Romero, father of the zombie movie, dies aged 77

The director's classic 'Night of the Living Dead' and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries.

George Romero

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Nine people killed by flash flooding in Arizona

One person remains missing after floodwaters swept through a normally tranquil swimming area in Tonto National Forest.

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Venezuela opposition holds symbolic referendum

While some outsiders support planned vote to gauge opinion over Maduro's moves, government says poll lacks legitimacy.

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US urges Iran to free detained American citizens

State Department issues demand as Tehran court sentences to 10 years in jail a US man, reportedly of Chinese origin.

Iranian jails

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Iran-born Maryam Mirzakhani remembered as 'Math genius'

President Hassan Rouhani praises Mirzakhani's "unprecedented brilliance", saying her death caused great sorrow.

Mirzakhani won the Fields Medal

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