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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's spokeswoman is clarifying why Trump's new White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, was let go from his job only 11 days after being appointed. Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the president believes Scaramucci's recent off-color remarks to The New Yorker were "inappropriate."

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army medic who "ran into danger" to save wounded soldiers during a Vietnam War battle despite his own serious wounds has become the first recipient of a Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump. The honor comes 48 years after the selfless acts of bravery for which James McCloughan is now nationally recognized. McCloughan mouthed "thank you" as Trump placed the distinctive blue ribbon holding the medal around his neck at the White House on Monday.

PHOENIX (AP) — Defense lawyers for Joe Arpaio say the former Arizona sheriff will appeal his criminal conviction for disobeying a court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. Arpaio's attorneys say U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton violated the Constitution by issuing her ruling Monday without reading it to the former lawman in open court.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan authorities say a new generation of Taliban is being educated in seminaries in Pakistan's Quetta. Their parents call it a desperate need for education they can't find at home in Afghanistan. Police call it trafficking. Counterterrorism officials say that the parents _ wittingly or unwittingly _ risk educating a new generation in the ways of the Taliban.

NEW DELHI (AP) — A new study shows a correlation between rising temperatures and the rate of farmer suicides in India. Experts say the findings should raise an alarm as climate change is set to bring even hotter days and more erratic weather that can harm crops and drive farmers into debt and desperation.

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