A group gathers around a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast (MOAB) weapon, on display at the Air Force Armament Museum on Eglin Air Force Base near Valparaiso, Fla.

US hit IS with largest non-nuclear bomb ever used

U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with "the mother of all bombs," the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said.

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San Bernardino city schools superintendent Dale Marsden briefs reporters at police headquarters in San Bernardino, Calif., Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Boy killed in school shooting had survived heart surgery

An 8-year-old boy shot and killed along with his teacher in a San Bernardino special-education classroom was born with a genetic condition and had survived heart surgery, a school official said Tuesday.

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer talks to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Spicer discussed Syria, Trump's 2016 tax returns, the Easter Egg Roll and other topics. (AP Photo/Andrew

Spicer says even Hitler didn't use chemical weapons

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that Adolf Hitler "didn't even sink to using chemical weapons" — a comment at odds with Hitler's use of gas chambers to exterminate Jews during the Holocaust.

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A demonstrator chants slogans during a protest against the amendment of the higher education law that could force a Budapest university founded by billionaire American philanthropist George Soros to close , in front of the Parliament building in Budapest.

Hungary's president signs bill aimed at Soros-founded school

Hungary's president on Monday signed amendments to the country's higher education law that could force a Budapest university founded by billionaire American philanthropist George Soros to close or move.

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In his photo April 4, 2017 file photo, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Edlib Media Center

Official: Russia knew in advance of Syrian chemical attack

The United States has concluded Russia knew in advance of Syria's chemical weapons attack last week, a senior U.S. official said Monday.

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Blood stains pews inside the St. George Church after a suicide bombing, in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, Egypt, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Bombs exploded at two Coptic churches in the northern Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria as worshippers were celebr

Suicide bombers kill 44 at Palm Sunday services in Egypt

Suicide bombers struck hours apart at two Coptic churches in northern Egypt, killing 44 people and turning Palm Sunday services into scenes of horror and outrage at the government that led the president to call for a three-month state of emergency.

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A man places flowers at a site near the department store, Ahlens, Saturday, April 8, 2017, following Friday's suspected terror attack in central Stockholm, Sweden.

Truck attack angers Swedes, raises questions about policies

One brutal attack by a man who drove a stolen truck into shoppers in Stockholm has brought Sweden's open-door immigration policies under increased scrutiny — and raised the question if Swedish society, considered democratic and egalitarian, has failed to integrate its newcomers.

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This satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows an image captured on April 7 of destroyed aircraft shelters on the southeast side of the Shayrat air base in Syria

US vows to keep up pressure on Syria after missile strikes

The United States is vowing to keep up the pressure on Syria after the intense nighttime wave of missile strikes from U.S. ships, despite the prospect of escalating Russian ill will that could further inflame one of the world's most vexing conflicts.

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President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov speaks with The Associated Press in Moscow, Russia in Moscow, Russia.

Russia ups ante by freezing communications with US in Syria

Russia said Friday it was cutting a hotline intended to prevent midair incidents over Syria in response to the U.S. missile attack on a Syrian base.

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In this image provided by the White House, President Donald Trump receives a briefing on the Syria military strike from his National Security team after the strike at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday night, April 6, 2017.

US missile strike could resonate beyond Syria

President Donald Trump's 59-missile message to Syria — the use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated — may well resonate with Bashar Assad.

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President Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, April 6, 2017, after the U.S. fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians.

'To prevent and deter': Trump's statement on Syria strike

Text of President Donald Trump's statement on Thursday night's cruise missile strike on Syria, as provided by the White House:

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem, speaks during a press conference, Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Damascus, Syria.

Syria decries 'aggression' as US launches cruise missiles

The United States fired cruise missiles into central Syria early Friday morning, striking an Assad government-controlled air base where U.S. officials say the Syrian military launched a deadly chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier this week.

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In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea, Friday, April 7, 2017.

US missiles blast Syria base where chem planes took off

The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles Thursday night in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians.

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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping as he arrives before dinner at Mar-a-Lago resort, Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Palm Beach, Fla.

Trump kicks off Florida meetings with Chinese president

Xi and his wife were greeted by the president and first lady Melania Trump at the Mar-a-Lago estate before making their way to dinner.

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This photo provided Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Edlib Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian doctor treating a child following a suspected chemical at

Chemical attack probe aided by presence of victims in Turkey

The victims' presence in Turkey offers a way around a problem that has bedeviled past investigations and sown confusion for policymakers: limited access to attack sites.

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President Bashar Assad.

Pressure builds on Syria's Assad after chemical attack

President Bashar Assad's government came under mounting international pressure Thursday after a chemical attack in northern Syria, with even key ally Russia saying its support is not unconditional.

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SAbdul-Hamid Alyousef, 29, holds his twin babies who were killed during a suspected chemical weapons attack, in Khan Sheikhoun in the northern province of Idlib, Syria.

Chemical attack kills 22 members of a single family in Syria

The grief-stricken father cradled his 9-month-old twins, Aya and Ahmed, each in the crook of an arm. Stroking their hair, he choked back tears, mumbling, "Say goodbye, baby, say goodbye" to their lifeless bodies.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Thomas S. Monson looks on during the morning session of the two-day Mormon church conference in Salt Lake City.

President of Mormon church hospitalized in Salt Lake City

The 89-year-old president of the Mormon church has been hospitalized in Salt Lake City.

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A man watches a TV news program showing a file footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

N. Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

"I've joked before that they don't mind being hated but they definitely hate to be ignored," - Cossa

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In this Jan. 20, 2004 file photo, Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong is seen before a hearing at the Erie County Courthouse in Erie, Pa.

Woman serving life in collar bomb robbery dies in prison

A woman convicted in a bizarre bank robbery plot that left a pizza delivery driver dead when a bomb strapped to his neck exploded has died in prison.

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Region

Vice President Mike Pence, back to camera, greets U.S. service members during a refueling stop in Pago Pago, American Samoa, Monday, April 24, 2017. Pence stopped in American Samoa after leaving Australia en route to Hawaii.

Pence cites 'challenging times' to troops in American Samoa

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has thanked American service members based in American Samoa, citing "challenging times" for the military in the Asia-Pacific.

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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

In call to Trump, Chinese leader urges restraint over NKorea

As the world braces for a possible North Korean nuclear test, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged restraint in a call to President Donald Trump.

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