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Israel Blamed for Hit on Iran-Backed Militia Depot in Iraq

BAGHDAD — An Israeli airstrike on an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq, confirmed by U.S. officials, is threatening to destabilize security in the volatile country that has struggled to remain neutral in the conflict between Washington and Tehran. It would be t...
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British Ambassador Quits Days After Criticisms of Trump Leaked

LONDON — Britain's ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday after being made a diplomatic nobody by President Donald Trump following the leak of the envoy's unflattering opinions about the U.S. administration. In the leaked documents, he called th...
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Iran Revolutionary Guard Shoots Down US Drone Amid Tensions

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. surveillance drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over the collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, though they disputed the c...
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Back to Earth: Washington Set to Allow ‘Human Composting’

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington appears set to become the first state to allow a burial alternative known as "natural organic reduction" — an accelerated decomposition process that turns bodies into soil within weeks. "It is sort of astonishing that you have th...