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Trump, Macron handshake turns into showdown


BRUSSELS— U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron. At their first meeting, ahead of a NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, the two men locked hands for so long that knuckles started turning white. Trump finally seemed ready to pull …

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Car blast injures Greece's former prime minister


ATHENS, Greece — Greek police say former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has been wounded in an explosion in a car in central Athens. Authorities say the daytime blast left the 69-year-old Papademos with non-life-threatening injuries. Papademos served as prime minister for six months in 2011-2012 and is a former deputy …

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Nearly 100, WWII veteran Ben Skardon marches on


Ben Skardon plans on walking the Bataan Memorial Death March in 2018 — when he’ll be 100 years old.  He continues to awe and inspire others at the event who have to wonder what’s more remarkable: Skardon surviving the cruel WWII march as a young man or his continuing participation …

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Trump budget would eliminate job training program for seniors


HARRISBURG, Pa. – Nathan Singletary is beyond the traditional retirement age, but he’s only just beginning a new career – helping other low-income, unemployed Americans over age 55 find jobs. Singletary got his job through the half-century-old Senior Community Service Employment Program, a training and placement program underwritten by taxpayers …

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Crews dismantling Joe Arpaio's "Tent City" complex


PHOENIX — Crews have started to dismantle some of the tents in a controversial outdoor jail complex in Phoenix that helped make former Sheriff Joe Arpaio a national law enforcement figure. One of the five jail yards within “Tent City” has already been completely dismantled, and workers on Wednesday were …

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U.N. ambassador meets refugees on Turkey-Syria border


BAB AL-HAWA, Turkey-Syria Border — President Trump’s U.N. envoy set foot Wednesday in the no-man’s-land between Syria and Turkey, witnessing the precarious transfer of aid supplies into a seemingly interminable conflict. That reality is far removed from America’s years-old hope for President Bashar Assad to leave power and speedily end …

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