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by July 28, 2017 General

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North Korea tests another ICBM, putting U.S. cities in range

SEOUL/TOKYO – North Korea fires missile that experts say was capable of striking Los Angeles and other cities in United States, and U.S. and South Korean respond by staging joint missile exercise, South Korean news agency Yonhap says. (NORTHKOREA-MISSILES/SOUTHKOREA (UPDATE 7, PIX, TV), expect by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, by Jack Kim and Elaine Lies, 400 words)

Trump replaces chief of staff Preibus with retired Gen. Kelly

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump replaces his beleaguered White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, after only six months on job, installing retired Gen. John Kelly in his place in major shakeup of his top team. (USA-TRUMP/KELLY (UPDATE 2, PIX, TV), moving shortly, by Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton, 300 words)

U.S. Republicans try to pick up the pieces after healthcare defeat

WASHINGTON – Seven-year Republican quest to scrap Obamacare, major campaign vow by President Donald Trump, lies in ruins after Senate fails to dismantle healthcare law, with congressional leaders now planning to move on to other matters. (USA-HEALTHCARE/ (WRAPUP 5, PIX, TV), moved, by Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan, 1,038 words)

Russia orders out U.S. diplomats in sanctions retaliation

MOSCOW – Russia orders United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff in retaliation for new round of U.S. sanctions, and says it is seizing two U.S. diplomatic properties. (USA-TRUMP/RUSSIA-RETALIATION (UPDATE 4, PIX), moved, by Andrew Osborn, 832 words)

+ See also:

– USA-TRUMP/RUSSIA-HONEYMOON (PIX), moved, by Arshad Mohammed, 716 words

Venezuela opposition blocks streets as controversial vote looms

CARACAS – Venezuelan opposition sympathizers block streets against legislative super-body to be elected Sunday that critics call plan by President Nicolas Maduro to create dictatorship. (VENEZUELA-POLITICS/ (UPDATE 2, TV, PIX, GRAPHIC), moving shortly, by Hugh Bronstein, 500 words)

Colombia to extend Venezuelans’ visas ahead of assembly vote

BOGOTA – Colombia says it will give special visa extensions to more than 150,000 Venezuelans in Colombia who have over-stayed their permits ahead of controversial assembly vote in Venezuela on Sunday. (VENEZUELA-COLOMBIA/IMMIGRATION, moved, moved, 331 words)

UNITED STATES

U.S. economy speeds up in second quarter, wages continue to lag

WASHINGTON – U.S. economy accelerates as consumers ramp up spending and businesses invest more on equipment, but persistent sluggish wage gains cast dark shadow over growth outlook. (USA-ECONOMY/ (WRAPUP 6, PIX, TV, GRAPHIC), moved, by Lucia Mutikani, 889 words)

U.S. government ordered to solve ‘Case of the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat’

WASHINGTON – U.S. aviation authorities are ordered back to drawing board to solve what federal appeals judge calls “The Case of the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat.” (USA-PLANES/ (PIX), moved, by David Shepardson, 438 words)

EXCLUSIVE-Majority of Americans support transgender military service

NEW YORK – Majority of Americans believe that transgender individuals should be allowed to serve in military, according to exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. (USA-MILITARY/TRANSGENDER-POLL (EXCLUSIVE, UPDATE 2, GRAPHIC), moved, by Chris Kahn, 464 words)

ASIA

Pakistan faces political turmoil as PM Sharif ousted in wealth probe

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualifies Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office over undeclared assets, plunging nuclear-armed South Asian nation into political turmoil after period of relative stability. (PAKISTAN-POLITICS/ (UPDATE 7, TV, PIX), moved, by Asif Shahzad and Syed Raza Hassan, 1,039 words)

EUROPE

Charlie Gard, ‘beautiful little boy’ at heart of dispute, dies

LONDON – Charlie Gard, British baby who became subject of bitter dispute between his parents and doctors over whether he should be taken to United States for experimental treatment, has died, local media say. (BRITAIN-BABY/ (UPDATE 5, PIX), moved, by William James and Fanny Potkin, 451 words)

Talk of sea border with Britain riles vulnerable May’s Northern Irish allies

DUBLIN – Northern Irish protestant politicians who are propping up British Prime Minister Theresa May’s minority government react with fury to report that Ireland wants Irish Sea to be its effective border with Britain after Brexit. (BRITAIN-EU/IRELAND (UPDATE 3, PIX), moved, by Padraic Halpin and Conor Humphries, 593 words)

(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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