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Wednesday, January 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Sweden charges man in royal jewels heist

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 8:58 a.m.

A man was charged Thursday with stealing a jeweled crown and two other pieces of Swedish royal treasure from a cathedral where the pieces worth 65 million kronor ($7.2 million) were on display.
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May wins no-confidence vote, but is still beset by Brexit

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 1:51 p.m.

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office – but saw more of her power ebb away as she battled to keep Brexit on track after lawmakers demolished her European Union divorce deal.
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Death toll in Nairobi attack climbs to 21, plus 5 attackers

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 3:52 p.m.

The death toll from an extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi climbed to 21, plus the five militants killed, police said Wednesday in the aftermath of the brazen overnight siege by al-Shabab gunmen. Two people accused of facilitating the attack were arrested.
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Syria attack kills 4 Americans, raising questions on pullout

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State killed at least 16 people, including two U.S. service members and two American civilians, in northern Syria on Wednesday, just a month after President Donald Trump declared that IS had been defeated and he was pulling out U.S. forces.
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New migrant caravan sets out from Honduras for US

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras – Hundreds of Hondurans trekked out of a violent northern city Tuesday, part of a new caravan of migrants hoping to reach the United States or Mexico, following in the path of another group last year that U.S. President Donald Trump turned into a hot political issue during the U.S. midterm elections. The first groups of migrants left San Pedro Sula’s bus station Monday night, with many women and children boarding buses bound for the Guatemalan border while others started walking and hitchhiking under a steady rain.
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Iran satellite fails to reach orbit in US-criticized launch

An Iranian satellite-carrying rocket blasted off into space on Tuesday, but scientists failed to put the device into orbit in a launch previously criticized by the United States as helping the Islamic Republic further develop its ballistic missile program.