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The Latest: US says unlikely Turkey used chemical weapons
Washington Post • Associated Press
Inside the Mexican towns that produce America's heroin
Washington Post • Joshua Partlow
Starved and abandoned, a suburb of the Syrian capital braces for new attacks
Washington Post • Louisa Loveluck
Mexicans survived an earthquake. Then a government helicopter killed 13 on the ground.
Washington Post • Avi Selk
Emails detail how senior U.S. military officers grappled with false Hawaii missile alert
Washington Post • Dan Lamothe
Russia dismisses US charges as ‘just blabber,’ ‘Russophobia’
Washington Post •  Ap, Jim Heintz 
FBI, under scrutiny over Russia and Clinton probes, faces new criticism for failure to act before Florida shooting
Washington Post • Matt Zapotosky
UK party sacks leader in fallout from racist Markle texts
Washington Post • Associated Press
Mexicans hold mournful procession for endangered porpoise
Washington Post • Associated Press
Israel slams Polish PM for WWII ‘Jewish perpetrators’ remark
Washington Post •  Ap, Aron Heller 
 
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The Latest: US says unlikely Turkey used chemical weapons
Washington PostAssociated Press
The Latest on Turkey’s attack on a Kurdish-controlled enclave in Syria (all times local):
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Inside the Mexican towns that produce America's heroin
Washington PostJoshua Partlow
A producer on “The Trade,” a Showtime series about the opiod crisis, talks about the heroin business in Mexico.
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International Security, World Politics
Starved and abandoned, a suburb of the Syrian capital braces for new attacks
Washington PostLouisa Loveluck
Eastern Ghouta, an opposition-controlled suburb of Damascus, is the anti-Assad forces’ last bastion in the capital.
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International Security, World Politics
Mexicans survived an earthquake. Then a government helicopter killed 13 on the ground.
Washington PostAvi Selk
Men, women and children were crushed beneath a Blackhawk carrying government officials.
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Defense Policy, International Security
Emails detail how senior U.S. military officers grappled with false Hawaii missile alert
Washington PostDan Lamothe
The erroneous warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack caused confusion and frustration at U.S. military facilities, according to emails obtained by The Washington Post.
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International Security
Russia dismisses US charges as ‘just blabber,’ ‘Russophobia’
Washington Post Ap, Jim Heintz 
Russian officials had disdainful words Saturday for a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Children’s stories, the plot of a preposterous Hollywood movie and “just blabber” were a few of the glib analogies they pressed...
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Defense Policy, International Security
FBI, under scrutiny over Russia and Clinton probes, faces new criticism for failure to act before Florida shooting
Washington PostMatt Zapotosky
Powerful congressional committees are demanding briefings on why the bureau didn’t do anything with a January tip about Nikolas Cruz.
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International Security
UK party sacks leader in fallout from racist Markle texts
Washington PostAssociated Press
The troubled U.K. Independence Party has ousted its leader after a scandal over racist messages sent by his girlfriend.
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Mexicans hold mournful procession for endangered porpoise
Washington PostAssociated Press
Activists and artists in Mexico held a mournful, dirge-like procession for the critically endangered vaquita porpoise Saturday, as the species’ numbers fell below 30.
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International Security, World Politics
Israel slams Polish PM for WWII ‘Jewish perpetrators’ remark
Washington Post Ap, Aron Heller 
Israeli politicians accused Poland’s prime minister of anti-Semitism Saturday for equating the Polish perpetrators in the Holocaust to its supposed “Jewish perpetrators,” setting off a new chapter in an angry dispute over Poland’s new bill criminalizing the mention of Polish complicity in...
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