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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2016, file photo, Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party, gives an interview to The Associated Press, in his office at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem. Ex-military chief Benny Gantz and Lapid said early on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 they'll present a joint list for the upcoming Israeli elections that "will constitute the new Israeli ruling party." In a joint statement, the two said they were "motivated by national responsibility." (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
Top centrist Netanyahu rivals unite for Israeli election runIsrael's primary centrist challengers to Prime Minister Netanyahu announce they are joining forces ahead of April vote
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Cliff Hong, a principal at Roosevelt Middle School, left, and Amie Lamontagne, a principal at Fred T. Korematsu Discovery Academy, discuss their schedule for meeting with California lawmakers about Oakland school funding during a visit to the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The principals are not striking but support better pay for teachers. Teachers in Oakland, Calif., prepared Wednesday to walk off the job in what could be the nation's latest strike over classroom conditions and pay. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
Oakland teachers to start strike ThursdayTeachers in Oakland, California are set to strike Thursday in the country's latest strike by educators over classroom conditions and pay
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Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroidJapanese spacecraft approaching asteroid about 280 million kilometers (170 million miles) from Earth
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, photo, firefighters and local people help douse a fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A devastating fire raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed scores of people. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
Fire in centuries-old part of Bangladesh's capital kills 70A devastating fire has raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh's capital, killing at least 70 people
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FILE - This April 26, 2007, file photo, shows the exterior of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., of Waltham, Mass. The Wall Street Journal reports Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. will no longer sell or service genetic sequencers in China's Xinjiang region following criticism that they were used for surveillance that enabled human rights abuses. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
Report: US company to stop sales of genetic tech in XinjiangReport: Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will stop selling genetic sequencers in China's Muslim region of Xinjiang following criticism its products were used for surveillance
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San Diego State guard Jeremy Hemsley, right, celebrates with forward Matt Mitchell (11), and guard Adam Seiko (2) during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Nevada, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
San Diego State stuns Caroline, No. 6 Nevada 65-57Jeremy Hemsley and Devin Watson scored 15 points apiece for San Diego State, which shut down Jordan Caroline and stunned No. 6 Nevada 65-57, beating the Wolf Pack for the third straight time
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Ale from 1886 shipwreck yields new brew and conflictA bottle of ale from a 133-year-old shipwreck has fermented conflict among craft brewers in New York state
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Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party, listens to testimony during the third day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregularities investigation Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh, N.C.  (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)
N Carolina US House candidate faces questions over choicesThe Republican narrowly leading the country's last undecided congressional election wants North Carolina elections officials to overlook ballot manipulation in a rural county and declare him the winner
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Investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing, China, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Asian stock markets were little-changed Thursday following a listless day on Wall Street ahead of U.S.-Chinese negotiations aimed at ending a tariff battle. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Asian stocks higher ahead of US-China tariff war talksAsian stock markets have risen as investors looked ahead to U.S.-Chinese negotiations on a tariff war following a listless day on Wall Street
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