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  • Supporters of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shout slogans during a protest against corruption at Tahrir Square in Baghdad, July 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani  - RTSI28Z
    July 15, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, Congress released a classified report that asked whether top Saudi officials had knowledge of or were involved with the 9/11 attacks. The White House said they weren’t. Also, tthousands of Iraqi Shiites loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr rally in Baghdad against embattled Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who is under fire for corruption and a series of deadly ISIS terror attacks. Continue reading

  • Police officers pay their respects ahead of the funeral for Officer Lorne Ahrens in Plano, Texas, U.S. July 13, 2016. Five officers, including Ahrens, were killed in a shooting incident in Dallas July 7.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTSHR6T
    July 13, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, funerals for three of the five Dallas police officers killed by a sniper began, a day after President Barack Obama paid tribute to them. The wife of one of the three delivered a moving eulogy to the mourners. Among them were leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement. Also, a defiant China landed planes on a manmade island it has built in the dispute South China Sea.
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  • Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump delivers a speech in Virginia Beach, Virginia U.S. July 11, 2016.  REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTSHFZA
    July 11, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, there was another fatal shooting of police, this time in St. Joseph, Mich., where two court bailiffs were shot dead by a gunman who was also later killed. Meanwhile, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump declared himself the “law and order candidate” and, in addressing the Dallas police murders, called for more support for cops. Continue reading

  • Bangladesh Border Guards are seen near Gulshan restaurant, after gunmen stormed a restaurant popular with expatriates in the diplomatic quarter of the Bangladeshi capital, in Dhaka, Bangladesh July 1, 2016. Courtesy of  Dhaka Tribune/Mahmud Hossain Opu via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2JB5I
    July 1, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, the Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a restaurant in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Authorities say up to nine gunmen took at least 35 hostages, including some 20 foreigners. Also, Turkish police have reportedly identified two of the three suicide bombers who carried out an attack at Istanbul’s airport.
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  • Afghan security forces inspect the damage caused by a suicide bombers at the site of the attackon the western outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan June 30, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani   - RTX2J0K4
    June 30, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Taliban attackers killed 37 people and wounded 40 in a double suicide bombing in Afghanistan. The first bomber attacked buses carrying police trainees, followed by a second bomber who blew himself up when people rushed to help the victims. Also, airstrikes in Iraq devastated Islamic State convoys trying to escape Fallujah. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference during the North American Leaders' Summit in Ottawa, Canada June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTX2IXSL
    June 29, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Barack Obama pushed back at Donald Trump’s threats to pull the U.S. out of the North American and Pacific trade deals. The president didn’t mention Trump by name but said at a summit that cutting off trade would “make everyone poorer.” Also, EU leaders warned post-Brexit Britain that if it wants access to the European market, it must accept European workers.
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  • A damaged car is seen after the state was pummeled by up to 10 inches of rain on Thursday, causing rivers and streams to overflow into neighboring communities, in Elkview, West Virginia, June 24, 2016.  West Virginia Department of Transportation/Handout via Reuters  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY - RTX2I37P
    June 27, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, a new round of storms pounded West Virginia, where more than 20 counties braced for additional flooding. Since last week, floods have killed nearly two dozen people across the state. Also, a California wildfire consumed 250 homes and other buildings, stoked by record-breaking heat and ongoing drought. Continue reading

  • ENGLEWOOD, FL - JUNE 06: Jody Green tries to control her umbrellas as she walks along the beach as waves from Tropical Storm Colin crash along the shore on June 6, 2016 in Englewood, Florida. The Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency with Tropical Storm Colin as it brings high winds and a serious threat of flooding.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    June 6, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared emergencies in 34 counties after Tropical Storm Colin brought 50-mile-per-hour winds and torrential rain to the Panhandle coast. Also, U.S.-backed forces in Syria closed in on the city of Manbij — the Islamic State’s last stronghold on the Turkish border — which sits on a major supply route to the Islamic State capital of Raqqa. Continue reading

  • A police officer hangs on a military vehicle on its way through the flooded suburb of Villeneuve-Trillage in Villeneuve Saint-Georges, outside Paris, June 3, 2016 after days of almost non-stop rain caused flooding in the country. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann  - RTX2FHYL
    June 3, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, floodwaters wreaked havoc in Paris as the River Seine rose more than 18 feet above normal levels, prompting French authorities to activate a potential emergency plan to transfer government functions to more secure locations. Also, casualties continued to mount on the Mediterranean, as the Libyan Coast Guard recovered more than 110 bodies after a migrant ship sank.
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  • Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump takes the stage for a rally with supporters in Billings, Montana, U.S. May 26, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2EEGV
    June 1, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Donald Trump faced new scrutiny over his “Trump University” seminar business when a judge released lawsuit documents alleging the school’s employees were told to use high-pressure tactics. Hillary Clinton pounced, saying it’s more evidence the mogul is a fraud. Also, evacuation orders went out to several Texas towns as heavy rainfall continued to sweep across the state. Continue reading

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