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Suicide bomber strikes government target in Kabul

by Kent Covington & Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/16/18, 10:47 am

A suicide bomber has killed at least seven people and wounded 15 others after detonating an explosive vest in Kabul. A police spokesman said Sunday that the attacker struck on foot outside a government facility. The death toll likely will rise, officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Taliban and an Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate regularly strike government targets in the capital and elsewhere across the country. Last month a suicide bomber struck near the same building, killing 12 people and wounding 31 others.

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France captures World Cup title

by Kent Covington
Posted 7/16/18, 09:07 am

France closed out an exciting World Cup in Russia on Sunday, defeating Croatia 4-2. France was the second-youngest team in the tournament, and the youngest player on the team, 19-year-old Kylian Mbappé made history, becoming the first teenager in 60 years to score a goal in a World Cup final. Sunday’s victory represents France’s second World Cup title. The French also won in 1998.

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Associated Press/Photo by Evan Vucci

Kavanaugh gets to work on Capitol Hill

by Kent Covington & Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/11/18, 11:45 am

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is making the rounds on Capitol Hill, the first step in a lengthy Senate confirmation process. Vice President Mike Pence made courtesy calls to senators with Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, telling lawmakers he’s the right man for the job. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Wednesday as he met with Kavanaugh that he expected the Senate to confirm him. “There will be the usual attempts to sully his reputation not only in the Senate but outside the Senate, but he’ll be able to handle it and I have every confidence he’ll be confirmed,” Hatch said.

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