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In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation.
But in Europe, Trump has faced a far cooler reception and has been eager to go on the offensive.
Cajoled on issues like climate change and NATO's defense pact, he's responded by scolding some of the United States' most loyal allies for not paying their fair share. He's also refused to explicitly back the mutual defense agreement that has been activated only once, during the darkest hours of September 2001.
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Republican Greg Gianforte won Montana's special congressional election late Thursday barely a day after he was charged with misdemeanor assault following accusations that he body-slammed a reporter, NBC News reported.
Gianforte, a technology entrepreneur, claimed about a 50- to 44-percent lead over Democrat Rob Quist.
"Tonight Montanans are sending a message to the Washington, D.C., establishment," Gianforte told a cheering crowd in Boseman after the results were announced.
Gianforte also addressed his assault charge and clash with a Guardian reporter. "I made a mistake, and I took an action that I can't take back," he said. "I should not have treated that reporter that way ... I am sorry."
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British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing have arrested a ninth man while continuing to search addresses associated with the bomber who killed 22 concert-goers.
Eight other men are in custody in connection with Monday's atrocity, with police and security agencies working to prevent further attacks.
Authorities are chasing possible links between the bomber, Salman Abedi, and militants in Manchester, elsewhere in Europe, and in North Africa and the Middle East.
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Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia investigation, multiple U.S. officials told NBC News.
Investigators believe Kushner has significant information relevant to their inquiry, officials said. That does not mean they suspect him of a crime or intend to charge him.
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Not only have many of the faces changed at this year's Group of Seven summit of leading wealthy democracies, but also many national positions.
Four leaders are making their G-7 debut on Friday, including President Donald Trump. Also new to the table are French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May and the Italian host, Premier Paolo Gentiloni.
Since the group's meeting last year, Britain has decided to leave the European Union. Trump has ordered a review of the U.S. position on climate change, sought a travel ban against several Muslim nations and is challenging the status quo on trade.
May 25th is Red Nose Day, which helps children living in poverty, and has attracted some big names to the cause. This year, the charity is debuting a long-awaited sequel to a beloved movie to help raise money.
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President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries.
Trump's administration vowed to take the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Several people killed in Monday's Manchester concert bombing have been identified so far by authorities, schools or their families. They range in age from 8 years old to a Polish couple who had come to pick up their daughters.
Twenty-two people died in the explosion outside an Ariana Grande concert in the large British city, while 119 people were wounded in the city's worst attack, authorities said.
Georgina Callander, 18, was the first victim to be identified, as her former Manchester-area school, Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy, identified her.
"She was academically a very gifted student, very hard-working. Just lovely to speak to," deputy headteacher Peter Rawlinson said.
Medical officials said 12 children under the age of 16 were among those injured in the suicide bombing attack at a pop concert in England's second-largest city.
The children were among those people taken to hospitals after the explosion at Manchester Arena Monday night, where hundreds of teenagers and youngsters were attending an Ariana Grande concert.
A North Carolina sheriff's deputy recently discovered an opium poppy field outside of Charlotte worth an estimated $500 million, officials told NBC News.
More than 2,000 plants, which can be used to make opium, morphine and heroin, were found on an acre of land of a farm near the town of Claremont, the Catawba County Sheriff's said in a statement.
Cody Xiong, 37, was arrested at the farm Tuesday and charged with two felonies, police said. He was later released after posting $45,000 bail.
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Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst once kept a zoo at his enormous estate along California's coastal Highway 1. After his death, some of the zebras escaped their enclosures, and they have been thriving on the grounds around Hearst Castle since.
Nearby resident Michelle Sherman has been observing the zebras for years, she says, and this week she captured on video a young foal running through the grass.
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In the high school yearbook, the black Labrador peers up from the bottom half of his picture, all lovable, big eyes.
It's an honor that Alpha, a service dog, earned after years at the side of his owner, junior A.J. Schalk.
“Where you see A.J., you see Alpha. Where you see Alpha, you see A.J., and he’s just one of the gang,” said Principal Joseph Lewis of Stafford High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
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President John F. Kennedy's daughter reminisces about her father in a new video released ahead of what would have been his 100th birthday.
Speaking about her father in the video released by the JFK Library in Boston, Caroline Kennedy says she has "thought about him and missed him every day'' of her life. She also recalls memories of her father, including hiding under his desk in the oval office and sailing on the family yacht.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg became emotional during his commencement speech at Harvard when discussing a high school student who is an undocumented immigrant.
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