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An auctioneer calls for bids Tuesday on an official NBA basketball hoop during the Seattle Kingdome’s first renovation auction. Items from television sets to popcorn makers and NFL markers went on sale. Proceeds will be plowed back into the Kingdome budget. Photo by Associated Press


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Trump backtracks on Syria after talks with French leader

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