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The Latest: UN calls for transparent probe into Morsi deathU.N. human rights office calls for a "prompt, impartial, thorough and transparent investigation" into the death of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, who collapsed and died inside a Cairo courtroom
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US Education Department to investigate UNC Middle East eventThe U.S. Department of Education will investigate a Middle East studies conference held by the University of North Carolina and partially funded by federal grant money, after a legislator says reports of anti-Semitic rhetoric emerged
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Retired Oklahoma judge to mediate opioid settlement fundsA former Oklahoma State Supreme Court justice will attempt to resolve a dispute over how to disburse an $85 million settlement of a state lawsuit with Teva Pharmaceuticals
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Saudi security say 2 Italians injured in apparent attackSaudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says two Italians wounded in Jiddah in apparent car attack
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, released by the Iranian President's Office, President Hassan Rouhani visits the Bushehr nuclear power plant just outside of Bushehr, Iran. On Monday, June 17, 2019, Iran said it will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days. (AP Photo/Iranian Presidency Office, Mohammad Berno, File)
Iranian president: Iran isn't seeking war against any nationPresident Rouhani: Iran not seeking to wage war against any nation, will withstand mounting US pressure
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Report: Syria holding 2 Lebanese security agentsLebanon's state-run National News Agency says Syrian troops are holding two Lebanese security agents who crossed by mistake into the neighboring country
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A defense lawyer says Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi has been buried in Cairo, with family attendingA defense lawyer says Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi has been buried in Cairo, with family attending
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In this photo taken Dec. 9, 2014, spokesman for Iran's atomic agency Behrouz Kamalvandi speaks to the media, in Tehran, Iran. Iran will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days, spokesman for the country's atomic agency Kamalvandi said Monday June 17, 2019, while also warning that Iran has the need for uranium enriched up to 20%, just a step away from weapons-grade levels. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
The Latest: Saudi Arabia say it intercepted 2 Houthi dronesThe Latest: Saudi Arabia says it intercepted 2 bomb-laden drones launched by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels
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The Latest: Amnesty urges Egypt to investigate Morsi's deathThe Latest: Amnesty Int'l urges Egypt to investigate the death of former President Mohammed Morsi
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 30, 2019, file photo, U.S. Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, left, hugs his wife, Andrea Gallagher, after leaving a military courtroom on Naval Base San Diego, in San Diego. Edward Gallagher, who has been charged with allegedly killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care and attempted murder for the shootings of two Iraq civilians in 2017, is scheduled to go on trial Monday, June 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Julie Watson, File)
Combat vets in jury pool for decorated Navy SEAL's trialProspective jurors in the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with murder include combat vets from Navy, Marines
The Associated Press13 hours ago
In this photo taken Dec. 9, 2014, spokesman for Iran's atomic agency Behrouz Kamalvandi speaks to the media, in Tehran, Iran. Iran will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days, spokesman for the country's atomic agency Kamalvandi said Monday June 17, 2019, while also warning that Iran has the need for uranium enriched up to 20%, just a step away from weapons-grade levels. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Tensions rise as Iran speeds up enrichment, US sends troopsIran says that in the next 10 days, it will surpass the uranium stockpile limit set under Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers
The Associated Press13 hours ago
The Latest: Combat vets possible jurors in Navy SEAL trialA defense lawyer for a Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner says he's hopeful a jury will be seated with seasoned combat veterans
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FILE - In this March 19, 2013 file photo, then Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi arrives for a signing of agreements ceremony in New Delhi, India. On Monday June 17, 2019, Egypt's state TV said the country's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, 67, collapsed during a court session and died. It said it occurred while he was attending a court trial on espionage charges. Morsi, who hailed from Egypt's largest Islamist group, the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was elected president in 2012 in the country's first free elections following the ouster the year before of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
Egypt's ousted president Morsi dies in court during trialEgypt's state TV says Mohammed Morsi, the Brotherhood leader who became the country's first freely elected president and who was ousted by the military after a year in office, died during a court session
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FILE - in this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, an Iraqi army soldier stand guard near a U.S.- made Iraqi Air Force F-16 fighter jet at the Balad Air Base, Iraq. Militants fired early Saturday, June 15, 2019,  three mortar shells on an air base just north of Baghdad where American trainers are present, causing a small fires but no casualties, the Iraqi military said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)
Rockets land in an Iraqi military post home to US personnelThe Iraqi military says three rockets have hit an installation north of Baghdad used by Iraqi troops and where American trainers are also present
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Algerian protesters gather during an anti-government demonstration in the centre of the capital Algiers, Algeria, Friday, June 7, 2019. Banner in Arabic reads "No to PM Bensaleh's second mandate". (AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum)
Algeria's army chief renews push for presidential electionAlgeria's powerful army chief is stressing the need for political dialogue that would lead to a presidential election, as a people's revolt for democracy remains at an impasse with the government
The Associated Press18 hours ago
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