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Kohl
Helmut Kohl, the German chancellor credited with reunifying Germany, has died at age 87. The German newspaper Bild reports Kohl died Friday at his home in Ludwigshafen. … MORE
Dreamer
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced late Thursday that the Trump administration would not eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, despite the president’s campaign promises. … MORE
Trump
The Pentagon is preparing to deploy up to 5,000 new U.S. troops to aid Afghanistan’s army against a Taliban insurgency. … MORE
Baseball
Thousands gathered at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on Thursday night for the annual congressional baseball game-one day after a 66-year-old Illinois man shot four people during the Republican team’s morning practice. … MORE
China
Chinese police on Friday identified the man who detonated a bomb in front of a kindergarten in eastern China, killing eight people and injuring 65 others. … MORE
ISIS
Russia’s Ministry of Defence on Friday said its troops killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, in a May airstrike in Syria. … MORE
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