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Shooting at Paris airport...Trump won't walk back accusation...Syrian opposition fighters leave Homs

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 18, 2017 at 3:10 a.m.



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PARIS (AP) — French police say an incident at Orly Airport in Paris has left a man dead after he tried to grab the weapon of a soldier standing guard. A national police official said the incident occurred this morning and the soldier is part of the Sentinel special force installed around France to protect sensitive sites after a string of deadly Islamic extremist attacks. The man was shot to death but there are no specifics yet. Police evacuated part of the airport.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump remains defiant about his assertions that Trump Tower was under surveillance during the election campaign, though no proof has yet come to light. And Britain's electronic intelligence agency is vehemently denying an unverified report highlighted by the White House that it helped. The highlighted report was from a Fox analyst.

HOMS, Syria (AP) — Reporters say they've seen scores of Syrian opposition fighters and their families on buses leaving the last rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs as part of a Russian-backed evacuation deal signed earlier this week. The al-Waer neighborhood has been under a government siege since 2013. Reports say the buses are bound for the northern rebel-held town of Jarablous on the border with Turkey.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle over the House Republican health care overhaul isn't cooling down much despite President Donald Trump's agreement to add fresh Medicaid curbs in an effort to bolstering support from some conservative lawmakers. House leaders discussed other amendments calibrated to round up votes and scheduled a showdown vote Thursday. Some conservatives still don't like the bill and neither do some Senate Republicans.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's top diplomat is trying to drum up opposition to President Donald Trump's planned border wall from among those who might consider helping to build it. Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray is urging companies thinking about signing on to check their consciences. He says "we are not talking about an economic opportunity but rather a deeply unfriendly act."

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