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  • Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance - and face some

    NEW YORK - Thousands of people lined the streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, the latter a reaction to what some see as new threats to gay rights in the Trump era.
  • Activists kept from gathering en masse for Istanbul Pride

    ISTANBUL - Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor.
  • Low turnout expected in Albanian election key to EU bid

    TIRANA, Albania - Albanians voted in what was expected to be low numbers Sunday in a general election that was aimed at giving the country's two biggest political parties a chance to look past their bitter differences and work toward eventually joining the European Union.
  • Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK let go!'

    NEW YORK - Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening when he heard someone screaming.
  • Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

    WASHINGTON - Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare." Expressing frustration, he complained about "the level of hostility" in government and wondered why both parties can't work together on the Senate bill as GOP critics expressed doubt over a successful vote this week.
  • UK: All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests

    LONDON - The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.
  • Italy giving 5.2B euros in resources to keep 2 banks open

    ROME - The Italian government on Sunday made 5.2 billion euros ($5.8 billion) of resources immediately available to keep operative two banks that the European Central Bank has deemed "failing or about to fail," sending them into insolvency procedures.
  • Police commander, at least 10 others killed in Mexican state

    XALAPA, Mexico - Gunmen burst into a restaurant and killed a state commander for federal police and two other officers on another bloody day in the Mexican state of Veracruz.
  • Detroit judge to consider US freeze on Iraqi deportations

    DETROIT - A federal judge in Detroit will consider whether to put a temporary national halt on the deportation of Iraqi nationals recently rounded up by U.S. authorities.
  • Vietnamese dissident recounts deportation to France

    PARIS - A Vietnamese dissident who says he was arrested at his home in southern Ho Chi Minh City and forcibly exiled to France said Sunday he is determined to continue his activity as a pro-democracy blogger.

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