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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019 file photo, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks during a press conference in Khartoum, Sudan. On Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, the Sudanese news agency said Hamdok's senior advisor, Al-Sheikh Khedr, his office manager, Ali Bakheet, and the governor of the Ce…

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FILE - Sudanese Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan speaks during a military-backed rally in Omdurman district, west of Khartoum, Sudan, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Sudan’s leader said Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 that the decision to normalize ties with Israel was an incentive for President Donald Trump’s admin…

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CAIRO (AP) — Sudan says it has signed an agreement with the U.S. that could effectively stop any future compensation claims being filed against the African country in U.S. courts, following Washington's decision to remove the country from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.

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FILE - In this July 31, 2020, file photo, letter carriers load mail trucks for deliveries at a U.S. Postal Service facility in McLean, Va. A U.S. judge on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide. The judge called them "a politic…

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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, mail delivery vehicles are parked outside a post office in Boys Town, Neb. A U.S. judge on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide. The judge called them "a politically motivated attack …

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, a person drops applications for mail-in-ballots into a mail box in Omaha, Neb. A U.S. judge on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide. The judge called them "a politically moti…

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Postal Service to take “extraordinary measures” to deliver ballots in time to be counted in Wisconsin and around Detroit, including using a priority mail service.

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Kyle Rittenhouse sits while listening during an extradition hearing in Lake County court Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Waukegan, Ill. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis.

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ANTIOCH, Illinois (AP) — A visibly upset 17-year-old accused of fatally shooting two demonstrators in Wisconsin told officers at his local police station in Illinois where to find an assault-style rifle he said he had used just two hours earlier to shoot several people, according to police records.

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 file photo, A full gallery oversees the Texas Gov. Greg Abbott giving his State of the State Address in the House Chamber in Austin, Texas. Two years ago, a longtime Republican incumbent held onto his west Houston state House seat by the slimmest of margi…

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Akilah Bacy, a Houston lawyer and candidate for Texas state house district 138, speaks with the Associated Press outside of a voting center in the Spring Branch neighborhood, Friday Oct. 16, 2020 in Houston. Bacy, a Democrat, is vying for an open seat in what could be a closely contested dis…

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Akilah Bacy, a Houston lawyer and candidate for Texas state house district 138, speaks with the Associated Press outside of a voting center in the Spring Branch neighborhood, Friday Oct. 16, 2020 in Houston. Bacy, a Democrat, is vying for an open seat in what could be a closely contested dis…

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for a Wisconsin police officer who has fatally shot three people since 2015 says his client shouldn't be disciplined or fired simply because city officials are worried he might do it again.

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Muslim activists from various organizations participate in a protest against France, near the French Consulate, in Kolkata, India, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Muslims have been calling for both protests and a boycott of French goods in response to France's stance on caricatures of Islam's most …

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A Muslim activist stamps on posters bearing defaced images of French President Emmanuel Macron during a protest near the French Consulate, in Kolkata, India, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Muslims have been calling for both protests and a boycott of French goods in response to France's stance on c…

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A man holds a poster with a caricature of France's President Emmanuel Macron, depicting him as a devil, which was set on fire, during a protest against France in Istanbul, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. There is ongoing tension between France and Turkey after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan s…

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Indonesian Muslims pray during an anti-France rally outside Al Mashun Great Mosque in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Muslims around the world have been calling for both protests and a boycott of French goods in response to France's stance on caricatures of Islam's …

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Members of an Italian Muslim association stage a sit-in and prayer to condemn what they see as persecutory acts against the Islamic community in France and against the publication of pictures and what they see as disrespect of the Prophet Muhammad, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. The protest…

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Supporters of religious group burn a representation of a French flag during a rally against French President Emmanuel Macron and republishing of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad they deem blasphemous, in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Muslims have been calling for both protests…

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A Muslim man holds a defaced poster of French President Emmanuel Macron during a protest at Al Jihad mosque in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Muslims around the world have been calling for both protests and a boycott of French goods in response to France's stance on …

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Supporters of a religious group burn defaced images of French President Emmanuel Macron with a representation of a French flag during a protest against the French president and republishing of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad they deem blasphemous, in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Oct. 31,…

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Muslim activists from various organizations hold placards and participate in a protest against France, near the French Consulate, in Kolkata, India, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Muslims have been calling for both protests and a boycott of French goods in response to France's stance on caricature…

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Muslim activists from various organizations hold placards and participate in a protest against France, near the French Consulate, in Kolkata, India, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Muslims have been calling for both protests and a boycott of French goods in response to France's stance on caricature…

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PARIS (AP) — Many countries, especially in the democratic West, champion freedom of expression and allow publications that lampoon Islam’s prophet. So why is France singled out for protests and calls for boycotts across the Muslim world, and so often the target of deadly violence from the ex…

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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2020 file photo Democratic challenger John Hickenlooper, front, talks during a debate with Republican U.S. Senator Cory Gardner during a debate between the candidates in Fort Collins, Colo. Democrats seeking to pick up senate seats in Montana and Colorado are painting…

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FILE -In this Sept. 28, 2020, file photo, Gov. Steve Bullock, left, and U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., prepare their notes before the beginning of their televised debate at the KUFM-TV studio at the University of Montana in Missoula, Mont. Democrats seeking to pick up senate seats in Monta…

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democrats seeking to pick up U.S. Senate seats in Montana and Colorado are falling back on a party playbook now familiar for the U.S. West: Paint their opponents as a threat to the public lands the two sprawling Rocky Mountain states are known for.

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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with then California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, left, during a visit to a neighborhood impacted by the wildfires in Paradise, Calif. Nearly two years ago President Trump ordered the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of…

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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, firefighter Matthew Dunagan stands watch as flames spread during a prescribed fire in Cedar Grove at Kings Canyon National Park, Calif. Nearly two years ago President Donald Trump ordered the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Interior to make…

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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, firefighters monitor a backfire while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire near Ladoga, Calif. Nearly two years ago President Trump ordered the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Interior to make federal lands less suscept…

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A man dressed as Inca ruler Manco Capac, who according to some historians was the first governor and founder of the Inca civilization in Cusco waits for tourists on an empty street in modern-day Cusco, Peru, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. All major sites around the Cusco are currently open for free,…

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A woman carries herbs in the Plaza de Armas in downtown Cusco, Peru, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. All major sites around Cusco are currently open for free, in hopes of sparking any tourism after the COVID-19 pandemic brought it to a standstill.

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Police walk past the famous wall known as the stone with 12 angles, part of the current Religious Art Museum on Hatun Rumiyoc Street in Cusco Peru, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. All major sites around Cusco are currently open for free, in hopes of sparking any tourism after the COVID-19 pandemic …

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CUZCO, Peru (AP) — Efraín Valles guided world leaders, pop stars and a princess on exclusive tours through the land of the Incas. He now makes ice cream to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Iraqi immigrant Ethar Kakoz, a contact tracer for the COVID-19 virus, sits for a portrait Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in El Cajon, Calif. Kakoz is among a growing legion of ethnically and racially diverse contact tracers hired by local health departments to bridge the cultural divide in the Uni…

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Amira Temple, a contact tracer for the COVID-19 virus, stands for a portrait Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Chula Vista, Calif. Temple sees her job as an extension of her work as a civil rights activist in San Diego's Black and Hispanic communities. "There's a gap within these communities of fo…

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Veronica Pelayo, a contact tracer for the COVID-19 virus, stands for a portrait Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in San Diego. A native Spanish speaker and daughter of Mexican immigrants, Pelayo lets each person know that their information is confidential and tries with each call "to make it very pe…

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Iraqi immigrant Ethar Kakoz, a contact tracer for the COVID-19 virus, makes calls Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in El Cajon, Calif. Kakoz is among a growing legion of ethnically and racially diverse contact tracers hired by local health departments to bridge the cultural divide in the United Sta…

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Iraqi immigrant Ethar Kakoz, a contact tracer for the COVID-19 virus, makes calls Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in El Cajon, Calif. Kakoz is among a growing legion of ethnically and racially diverse contact tracers hired by local health departments to bridge the cultural divide in the United Sta…

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — When a contact tracer called the Iraqi woman to say her 18-year-old daughter tested positive for the coronavirus and could quarantine for free in a hotel, the woman panicked — recalling the family's terror of risking separation forever during their flight from Baghdad after …