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Former Japanese PM Abe visits controversial Tokyo shrine

Former Japanese PM Abe visits controversial Tokyo shrine

TOKYO — Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he has visited a shrine viewed by China and both Koreas as a symbol of wartime aggression.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.
Homes destroyed after winds push California fire into desert

Homes destroyed after winds push California fire into desert

JUNIPER HILLS, Calif. — Homes were destroyed Friday by an unrelenting wildfire that reached a Mojave Desert community and was still growing on several fronts after burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles.
Ginsburg, a feminist icon memorialized as the Notorious RBG

Ginsburg, a feminist icon memorialized as the Notorious RBG

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg moved slowly. When court was in session, she often had her head down, sometimes leading visitors to think she was asleep. She once acknowledged that she did occasionally nod off.
US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S.
Hundreds of thousands still without power in Sally cleanup

Hundreds of thousands still without power in Sally cleanup

LOXLEY, Ala.

'The Vanishing Half' nominated for National Book Award

NEW YORK — Two of the summer's most talked about novels, Brit Bennett's “The Vanishing Half” and Megha Majumdar's “A Burning,” are on the National Book Awards fiction longlist.
Poland's senior right-wing party moving to govern alone

Poland's senior right-wing party moving to govern alone

An official with Poland's conservative governing party said Friday that the country's right-wing government coalition has collapsed, but other politicians talked of only a serious crisis.
Egyptian, Mexican, Moldovan exit in race for top post at WTO

Egyptian, Mexican, Moldovan exit in race for top post at WTO

GENEVA — World Trade Organization member countries on Friday trimmed a list of candidates vying to become the next director-general from eight to five.
Book 'em: Police find 'irreplaceable' tomes stolen in 2017

Book 'em: Police find 'irreplaceable' tomes stolen in 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Police in Romania have uncovered a trove of “irreplaceable” books including first editions of works by Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton that were stolen in a sophisticated 2017 heist from a warehouse in London, police and the