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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2009 file photo, Senior Zimbabwean MDC opposition official Roy Bennett, right, and his wife Heather, relax at a friends home in Mutare about 200 km east of Harare, Zimbabwe, following his release from prison. A fiery helicopter crash killed Bennett and his wife, while on holiday in a remote part of the U.S. state of New Mexico, authorities said Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
Helicopter crash claims Texas investor, decorated pilotsHelicopter crash in New Mexico claims wealthy Texas investor and decorated pilots
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 file photo, anti-abortion demonstrators arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington during the March for Life, marking the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Organizers say Donald Trump will become the first sitting president to address the 2018 March for Life gathering, speaking live from the White House. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movementAmericans still feel strongly about the abortion issue nearly 45 years after the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized it
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In this Sept. 28, 2017, photo, a visitor walks past an illuminated photo showing Chinese President Xi Jinping surrounded by children at an exhibition highlighting five years of progress under Xi's leadership in Beijing. The birthrate in China fell in 2017 despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child familiesThe birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2018, file photo, Pakistani newspapers carrying headlines about a tweet by the U.S. President Donald Trump are displayed at a newsstand in Islamabad, Pakistan. As bad as President Donald Trump sees U.S.-Pakistani ties, they can get far worse. Over 16 years that included deadly U.S. drone strikes and accusations Pakistan helps insurgents that kill Americans, the reluctant allies never reached one point of no return: Pakistan closing air routes to Afghanistan. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
Pakistan's ace in poker match with US: Afghan air routesAs bad as President Donald Trump describes U.S.-Pakistani ties today, they can get far worse
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United Nations U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley listens during a U.N. Security Council meeting on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Thursday Jan. 18, 2018 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
US says Africa important but no apology for TrumpThe chair of the Africa Group at the United Nations says U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told ambassadors that "Africa is very important for the United States" _ but she didn't apologize for President Trump's vulgar comment about the continent as demanded
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo Linda Sarsour, right, and Carmen Perez, co-chairs of the Women's March on Washington, speak during an interview in New York. Rather than returning to Washington, Women's March leaders are holding a "Power to the Polls" event in the Nevada city on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, launching a voter registration tour and putting out the message that the next step is all about taking back the House and the Senate. "The year 2018 is really where the rubber meets the road," says Sarsour, one of the original march organizers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Year-old 'resistance' now sets sights on the ballot boxOne year after the self-styled 'resistance' first made its mark with the women's marches that drew millions into the streets, the next step is the ballot box, organizers say
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Indian villagers look at a house damaged allegedly due to firing from the Pakistan side of the border, near Pindi in Arnia district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Thursday, Jan.18,2018. Indian officials say a teenage girl and a soldier have been killed by Pakistani troops firing along the volatile frontier in Indian-controlled Kashmir. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in KashmirTensions between India and Pakistan soar along their volatile frontier in Kashmir as soldiers shell villages and border posts for third day
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Shutdown? Terrible, say GOP, Dems. But both threatened itShutdown? Terrible, say Republicans and Democrats. But both have threatened it
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence waves as he walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pence is making his fifth visit to Israel, returning to a region he’s visited “a million times" in his heart. An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time comes packing two key policy decisions in his bags that have long been top priorities for him: designating Jerusalem as Israel's capital and curtailing aid for Palestinians.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Pence has long pushed for Trump policies on IsraelVice President Mike Pence's fifth visit to Israel will mark his return to a region he's visited "a million times" in his heart
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford announce their pregnancy with their first child to media at press conference in Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Ardern announced that she is expecting her first child in June. (Greg Bowker/New Zealand Herald via AP)
New Zealand prime minister says she's pregnant, due in JuneNew Zealand's prime minister says she is expecting her first child in June; Jacinda Ardern says she'll take six weeks of leave after the birth and her partner will be a stay-at-home dad
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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to reporters as he walks towards the Senate as Congress moves closer to the funding deadline to avoid a government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Congress likely racing toward a government shutdownA bitterly-divided Congress is hurtling toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright of Lyons, Ga., upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Wright was one of four U.S. troops and four Niger forces killed in an ambush by dozens of Islamic extremists on a joint patrol of American and Niger Force. U.S. President Donald Trump’s approach to Africa in his first year in office has been one largely of neglect - and then suddenly one of shocking insult. The killings of the four U.S. soldiers in the West African nation of Niger set off outrage, along with questions about why the U.S. military was there at all.  (Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne/U.S. Air Force via AP, File)
Thorny global issues abound a year into Trump presidencyIn his first year in office, President Donald Trump has made sharp departures from years and even decades of US foreign policy
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