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Mormons to meet in Salt Lake City for biannual conference
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Mormons to meet in Salt Lake City for biannual conference

SALT LAKE CITY — Tens of thousands of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are scheduled to attend the faith’s biannual conference this weekend, in which senior leaders will address nearly 17 million believers throughout the world from their headquarters in Utah. The conference, held at the church’s 21,000-seat conference center...

The Best Way to Combat Putin’s Nuclear Threats
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The Best Way to Combat Putin’s Nuclear Threats

Vladimir Putin has again threatened to use nuclear weapons to protect Russia and its people. In his remarks Friday, he extended that nuclear deterrence over the 15% of Ukraine’s territory that Russia annexed after sham referendums that ended on Wednesday. That even includes some lands already liberated by the Ukrainian army. Mr. Putin’s threats constitute...

Burkina Faso Soldiers Take Control of State TV, Declare Countercoup
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Burkina Faso Soldiers Take Control of State TV, Declare Countercoup

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso—More than a dozen members of Burkina Faso’s army seized control of state television late Friday, declaring that the country’s coup leader-turned-president, Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, had been overthrown. The spokesman introduced Capt. Ibrahim Traore as the new head of the volatile West African country that is battling a mounting Islamic insurgency....

Annual hot air balloon festival draws global audience to US
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Annual hot air balloon festival draws global audience to US

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hundreds of hot air balloons are scheduled to lift off Saturday morning, marking the start of an annual fiesta that has drawn pilots and spectators from across the globe to New Mexico’s high desert for 50 years now. As one of the most photographed events in the world, the Albuquerque International Balloon...

UN says it’s ready to work with Congo on peacekeeper pullout
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UN says it’s ready to work with Congo on peacekeeper pullout

UNITED NATIONS — The head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo, which was the target of deadly protests during the summer, said the United Nations is “ready and willing” to work closely with the government to step up the pace of withdrawal of the U.N. force that has over 14,000 troops and police. Bintou...

1 teen killed, 1 wounded in Tulsa homecoming game shooting
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1 teen killed, 1 wounded in Tulsa homecoming game shooting

TULSA, Okla. — A teenager was killed and another was wounded in a shooting at a high school homecoming game in Oklahoma Friday night, police said. The victims, both 17, were shot during the event at McLain High School for Science and Technology shortly before 10 p.m., according to a statement by the Tulsa Police...

Unrest in Iran Spreads to Remote, Restive Provinces
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Unrest in Iran Spreads to Remote, Restive Provinces

At least 19 people were killed in Iran on Friday during antigovernment protests in a southeastern province that is home to a restive ethnic minority, as unrest spread to remote regions of the country in a new challenge to the ruling Islamic establishment. Antigovernment protests erupted in Zahedan, the capital of Sistan-Baluchistan, one of the...

Malaysia aims to add US flights after safety rating boost
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Malaysia aims to add US flights after safety rating boost

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has upgraded Malaysia’s air safety rating to Category 1, allowing the country’s carriers to expand flights to the United States after a three-year hiatus, Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong said Saturday. Wee said the move will bolster tourism and economic growth in Malaysia, which opened up...

A Supreme Court Watershed – WSJ
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A Supreme Court Watershed – WSJ

The Supreme Court kicks off its new term on Monday, and the welcome back isn’t universal. “Supreme Court term begins amid questions about its legitimacy,” says a headline over a news story in the Washington Post. We could cite a dozen similar takes. These articles offer no explanation for this pique other than that the...