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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan salutes as he addresses his ruling party members in Bursa, Turkey, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to drive from the region a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia, which responded with a hail of rockets on Turkish towns that killed at least one refugee. The Turkish offensive on Afrin, which started Saturday, has raised tension in the already complicated Syrian conflict, threatened to deepen strained ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States.(Kayhan Ozer/Pool Photo via AP)
Turkish troops enter Kurdish enclave in northern SyriaTurkish troops and Syrian opposition forces have attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria in their bid to drive a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the region
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Plumes of smoke rise on the air from inside Syria, as seen from the outskirts of the border town of Kilis, Turkey, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Turkish jets have begun an aerial offensive, codenamed operation "Olive Branch", against the Syrian Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin, in northwest Syria . A military statement says the operation launched Saturday aims to protect Turkey's borders, "neutralize" Syrian Kurdish fighters in the enclave and to save the local population from their "pressure and oppression." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
The Latest: Russia warned Kurdish officials of Turkey attackThree Kurdish officials have said that Russian military officials have proposed handing over a Kurdish-ruled enclave in Syria's northwest to the Syrian government to avert a Turkish military offensive
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Trump Ad: Dems 'Complicit' in Murders by Illegal ImmigrantsJust hours into the government shutdown, the Trump campaign released a video claiming that Democrats in Congress will be "complicit" in every murder committed by immigrants in the country illegally, the Hill reports. "President Trump is right—build the wall, deport criminals, stop illegal immigration now," the ad says. "Democrats...
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German Social Democrats OK coalition talks with Merkel blocGermany's Social Democrats vote to open coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives after leaders urge them to overcome apprehensions for good of country, stability of Europe
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FILE - In this June 26, 2017, file photo, needles lay at the Cactus "safe injection site," where drug addicts can shoot up using clean needles, get medical supervision and freedom from arrest, in Montreal, Canada. Some lawmakers, activists and medical groups in Massachusetts are pushing for the creation of "supervised injection sites". Injection sites are already legal in a number of countries including Australia, Canada, France and Spain. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Debate on in Massachusetts over safe sites for drug usersSome lawmakers, activists and medical groups in Massachusetts are pushing for the creation of "supervised injection sites" where drug users can shoot up illegal substances under the watchful eye of trained staff
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5 dead, dozens injured as Congo police disperse protestsPolice in Congo use tear gas, gunfire to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators across the nation on Sunday, leaving five people dead and injuring more than 33 who marched after church services calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arrives for a meeting of fellow Republicans on the first morning of a government shutdown after a divided Senate rejected a funding measure, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Speaker Ryan remains non-committal about re-electionHouse Speaker Paul Ryan is still being non-committal about whether he'll seek re-election to an 11th term
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Trial set for man accused of making bomb parts for jihadistsA trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Phoenix for a Syrian man accused of making a key component of improvised explosive devices used by a jihadist group in attacks against American soldiers during the Iraq War.
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md. The former Milwaukee Sheriff’s run-in with a man who shook his head at him while boarding a flight last year is headed for trial in federal court Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh File)
Brash ex-Milwaukee sheriff David Clarke faces civil trialFormer Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke's run-in with a 25-year-old man who shook his head at him while boarding a flight last year is headed to trial in federal court
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President Donald Trump points at a sign that reads "Merry Christmas" as he arrives at a tax reform rally at the St. Charles Convention Center, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in St. Charles, Mo. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Sequel to Trump's first year opens with crises, uneaseThe sequel to President Donald Trump's first year in office is opening with the lead player hamstrung by a government shutdown and hunkering down amid a swirl of investigations, crises and political unease
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Red letters reading "nogroko" (no great coalition) stand on a table during a party meeting of the Social Democrats, SPD, where they are discussing the possible coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in Bonn, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
The Latest: German Social Dems vote to enter coalition talksGermany's Social Democrats have voted to enter coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a key step toward ending political gridlock and forming a new government
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German Social Democrats vote to enter coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.German Social Democrats vote to enter coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
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