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Officers from the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources prepare to arrest protesters, many of them elderly, who are blocking a road to prevent construction of a giant telescope on land that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred, on Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Police were taking away about 30 elders, who were prepared to be arrested. Protest leader Kealoha Pisciotta says hundreds of protesters moved aside to allow the elders to be taken away. (Cindy Ellen Russell/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
Hawaii expands power to block telescope protestersThousands of protesters have joined a swelling effort to stop construction of a telescope they've spent years trying to keep off a mountain sacred to some Native Hawaiians
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Au pairs could soon learn whether they will get paymentsLow paid childcare workers from around the world could soon learn whether they will be getting payments from a proposed $65.5 million class action settlement
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Smoke billows from a three-story building of Kyoto Animation in a fire in Kyoto, western Japan, Thursday, July 18, 2019. Kyoto prefectural police said the fire broke out Thursday morning after a man burst into it and spread unidentified liquid and put fire. (Kyodo News via AP)
Suspected arson in Japan animation studio kills 1, 35 hurtJapanese authorities say a man burst into a famous animation production studio in Kyoto and started a fire, leaving at least one dead and 35 others injured, some critically
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. Andrea Christensen, the sister of former University of Illinois student Brendt Christensen who is convicted of killing a Chinese scholar, told a jury, Monday, July 15, 2019, deciding whether he should be executed that he was a "very gentle person" who never raised his voice. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
Jury deliberates for 2nd day on penalty in scholar's slayingJurors are set to resume deliberations on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student deserves the death penalty for slaying a 26-year-old scholar from China
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 1981, file photo Bruce Laingen steps from the first of four planes carrying the freed Iranian hostages from West Point, N.Y., to their official welcome in Washington. Laingen, the top American diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran when it was overrun by Iranian protesters in 1979 and one of 52 Americans held hostage for more than a year, has died at age 96. He died July 15, 2019, according to his son. (AP Photo)
L. Bruce Laingen, top US diplomat held in Iran, dies at 96L. Bruce Laingen, the top American diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran when it was overrun by Iranian protesters in 1979, dies at 96
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Hawaii Gov. David Ige speaks at a news conference in Honolulu on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, about issuing an emergency proclamation in response to protesters blocking a road to prevent the construction of a giant telescope. Thousands of protesters joined a swelling effort to stop construction of a telescope they have long tried to keep off a mountain considered sacred to some Native Hawaiians, blocking a road to Hawaii's highest peak and prompting the arrest of a group of elderly demonstrators. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
Hawaii protesters press on to stop telescope, face arrestThousands of protesters have joined a swelling effort to stop construction of a telescope they've spent years trying to keep off a mountain sacred to some Native Hawaiians
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Williams Arena in Greenville, N.C., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Trump leaning on issue of race to win a second term in 2020Trump leaning on issue of race to win a second term in 2020
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Asylum seekers waiting in Nuevo Laredo fear lurking dangersFor the 1,800 or so asylum seekers and migrants currently stuck in Nuevo Laredo waiting for a chance at refuge in the United States, fear is palpable and stories of harrowing experiences are common.
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In this July 8, 2019, photo, Subaru cars are parked to wait for export at Kawasaki port, near  Tokyo. The data released by the Finance Ministry Thursday show Japan's exports declined 6.8% compared to the same month last year, while imports fell 5.2%. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Japan exports dip as China-US trade war takes tollJapan exports dip as China-US trade war takes toll
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Today in History - Thursday, July 18 2019
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Migrant children sleep on a mattress on the floor of the AMAR migrant shelter in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Asylum-seekers grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refugee claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in America amid a chaos of rumors, confusion and fear. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Asylum ban may further strain immigrant detention facilitiesA dramatic change to US asylum policy may put additional strain on overcrowded detention facilities
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Japanese authorities say at least 38 injured in fire at a Kyoto animation studio, a man arrested on suspicion of arson.Japanese authorities say at least 38 injured in fire at a Kyoto animation studio, a man arrested on suspicion of arson.
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