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Sean Spicer abruptly resigns as Trump press secretary

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned his position Friday, ending a rocky six-month tenure that made his news briefings defending President Donald Trump must-see TV. He said Trump's White House "could benefit from a clean slate."
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Militants burst from tunnels, hit weak points in Raqqa fight

The surprise attack came before dawn. An Islamic State group militant emerged from underground right into a deserted building being used as a position by U.S.-backed Syrian forces on a front line in Raqqa. He screamed, Allahu akbar, or "God is great," and threw a bomb, killing a guard.
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Female sailors in training to become special operators, including SEAL

According to a report on National Public Radio, two female sailors are vying for Navy special operations jobs previously closed to women.
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Ex-military contractor convicted of espionage gets life in prison for exploiting underage girls

A former military contractor from Palm Beach County was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in federal prison on Friday for sexually exploiting underage girls in Honduras.
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3 Palestinians killed, scores hurt in clashes with Israel

Palestinian anger over metal detectors installed by Israel at Jerusalem's most contested shrine boiled over on Friday, setting off clashes that killed three Palestinians and hospitalized dozens in the most widespread street violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank in nearly two years.
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GOP inadvertently benefiting Obamacare

If they want to repeal, replace or merely fix Obamacare, Senate Republicans now have no choice but to try to legislate piecemeal changes the old-fashioned way — with hearings, open debate and even a measure of bipartisanship.
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