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Two Deaths Tied to California Cruise Ship, With Few Tested

SAN FRANCISCO — Two men who traveled on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship stalled for days off the California coast have died, federal officials said Thursday, and they confirmed that fewer than half the ship’s passengers were tested for the virus despite ass...
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VP Pence’s Staff Member Has Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — The White House says a member of Vice President Mike Pence’s staff has tested positive for coronavirus. Pence’s spokeswoman Katie Miller said Friday that the staff member, who is not being ident...
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World Leaders Rally in Jerusalem Against Anti-Semitism

JERUSALEM — Dozens of world leaders gathered Thursday in Jerusalem for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating rising modern-day anti-Semitism — a politically charged event that has been clouded by rival national interpr...
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Vice President Mike Pence Coming to California for 2 Days

COSTA MESA — Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to arrive in California today for a two-day visit to support President Donald Trump and tour a NASA facility. The Office of the Vice President said Pence would arrive at Orange County’s John Wayne Airport ...
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Syria Kurds Accuse Turkey of Violating Cease-Fire

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey — The Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria accused Turkey on Friday of violating a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect overnight, as fighters from both sides clashed in an...

US, Turkey Agree on Turkish Cease-Fire with Syrian Kurds

ANKARA, Turkey — The U.S. and Turkey agreed Thursday to a five-day cease-fire in the Turks' attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria to allow the Kurds to withdraw to roughly 20 miles away from the Turkish border. The arrangement appeared to be a signific...