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Tens of thousands of Czech protest, demand minister quits

PRAGUE (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in the Czech capital Tuesday as demands intensified for the resignation of the new justice minister. The protesters say the minister might compromise the legal system at a time when prosecutors have to decide whether to indict Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged fraud involving European Union funds. Babis denies any …

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Thurman promises to end Pacquiao’s legendary career

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Thurman keeps calling Manny Pacquiao a legend, and in the boxing world, he probably is correct. Then the undefeated welterweight champion keeps promising to end the ring career of the senator from the Philippines. That could happen, too. For once, Pacquiao is the underdog in the July 20 fight in Las Vegas for the WBA …

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Tesla reduces prices on Models S and X amid stock slump

DETROIT (AP) — Faced with a slumping stock price and questions about demand for its vehicles, Tesla has lowered the U.S. base prices of its two most expensive models. The company on Monday cut $3,000 from the price of the Model S sedan and $2,000 from the Model X SUV. Tesla said in a statement that it periodically adjusts prices …

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Stocks rebound after US eases off China sales restrictions

Stocks marched broadly higher on Wall Street in late-afternoon trading Tuesday, placing the market on track to snap a two-day losing streak. The rally followed the U.S. government’s decision to temporarily ease off proposed restrictions on technology sales to Chinese companies. The news gave a boost to technology sector stocks, which took steep losses a day earlier when the Trump …

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Official: Poland entitled to seek German WWII reparations

Arkadiusz Mularczyk

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish official said his country is entitled to seek World War II reparations from Germany, arguing Tuesday that no documents or records show Poland ever renounced its right to do so. Berlin has repeatedly said there is no legal basis for the claims because the matter was settled in a 1953 agreement. But prominent ruling …

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Dodgers’ Urías reinstated from administrative leave

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías was reinstated Tuesday from administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Urías was placed on leave while MLB officials looked into his May 13 arrest for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery. Police said Urías was taken into custody in the parking lot of a Los Angeles shopping mall but didn’t …

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Congress joins debate over sending TSA employees to border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers clashed Tuesday over the Trump administration’s move to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border, and one airport official warned it could lead to long checkpoint lines this summer. The TSA is asking federal air marshals, airport screeners and others to volunteer to support a buildup of federal agents along the border …

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Austrian chancellor set to face confidence vote next week

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is set to face a no-confidence vote in parliament next week after his governing coalition collapsed over a corruption scandal that Austria’s president warned risks harming the country’s image abroad. Speaker Wolfgang Sobotka, a member of Kurz’s conservative People’s Party, set a special session of the legislature for Monday. Opposition parties wanted it …

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Postal Service tests mail shipments on self-driving trucks

PHOENIX (AP) — A self-driving truck company has partnered with the U.S. Postal Service to test autonomous technology on the long-haul route between Phoenix and Dallas. San Diego-based TuSimple is planning for two autonomous trucks to carry mail and parcels on five round trips between the Postal Service distribution centers in the two cities starting Tuesday. TuSimple says a safety …

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Jury finds former Somali colonel responsible for torture

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A jury has found a northern Virginia man who once served as a colonel in the Somali Army responsible for torturing a man more than 30 years ago as part of a government campaign to repress its perceived enemies. After three days of deliberations, the civil jury on Tuesday awarded a $500,000 verdict to Farhan Mohamoud …

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