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Somalis carry away a man injured after a car bomb was detonated in Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, Oct 28, 2017.  A suicide car bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital on Saturday, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 11, while gunfire could be heard inside, police said. A second blast was heard in the area minutes later. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh) AAS104Associated Press

23 dead, more than 30 wounded in Mogadishu hotel attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A suicide truck bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital on Saturday, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 30, and gunfire continued as security forces pursued other attackers inside the building, police said. Two more blasts were heard, one when an attacker deton …

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Catalonia's ousted leader calls for peaceful defiance of Spain

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Little-known aide helps shape Trump's tax plan

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  1. As tax plan gained steam, GOP lost focus on the middle class

    National

    The GOP tax plan on the cusp of becoming law diverges wildly from the promises President Trump and top advisers said they would deliver for the middle class — an evolution that shows how traditional Republican orthodoxy swamped Trump's distinctive brand of economic populism as it moved through Washington.

  2. Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

    World

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, which has roiled the region and the larger Muslim world.

  3. Firefighters begin to turn the tide on Southern California wildfires

    Nation

    LOS ANGELES — Firefighters hoped to make more progress Saturday against the wildfires burning from Ojai to Oceanside that have destroyed more than 790 structures and forced some 90,000 people to flee from their homes.

  4. Polluted air, health problems brought by California fires are expected to linger

    Nation

    CARPINTERIA, Calif. — A week of major, wind-whipped fires across Southern California has caused significant air pollution and health problems.

  5. With 2020 census looming, worries about fairness and accuracy

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — Census experts and public officials are expressing growing concerns that the bedrock mission of the 2020 census — an accurate and trustworthy head count of everyone in the United States — is imperiled, with worrisome implications.