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Step Up America Heroes Appreciation Festival

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Obama to Rally Support for Immigration Overhaul

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President Barack Obama heads to Las Vegas on Friday to rally public support for his executive order that will overhaul the country's immigration system.  

Obama will hold a campaign-style event aimed at convincing Americans of the merits of the plan, which lifts the threat of deportation for millions of undocumented residents.

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Kerry Heads to Paris for More Iran Nuclear Talks

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will return to Paris for talks with European officials on Friday about the ongoing Iranian nuclear negotiations, as a crucial deadline looms to reach a comprehensive deal.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said it was not known if Kerry will return to Vienna, where he met earlier Friday with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. 

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Iraq Claims Advances Against IS in Anbar

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Iraq is saying they are gains against Islamic State jihadists in Anbar province, with Prime Minister Haidar al Abadi saying the government has "retaken the initiative” militarily. He spoke at a Baghdad news conference with Turkey's prime minister.

Iraqi state TV reports that government security forces in Anbar have recaptured several villages near the provincial capital, Ramadi, and are trying to retake the town of Hit, which fell to Islamic State militants last month.

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Russia Warns US on Ukraine Arms Supply

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Russia said on Thursday that the United States providing weapons to Ukraine’s government to fight separatists in the country’s east would escalate the conflict and be in violation of a number of agreements.

Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of President Vladimir Putin's Security Council, told a meeting of the Kremlin advisory body Thursday that the United States is "one of the initiators of the conflict" in Ukraine, adding that if it supplies weapons to Ukraine's government, "the conflict will grow."

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Biden Reiterates US Support During Ukraine Visit

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is meeting Ukraine's leaders in an effort to underscore Washington's support for Kyiv, which is battling a pro-Russian insurgency.

Ahead of the talks in Kyiv, a senior White House official said Biden is using the Friday meetings to tell President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk that "we have your back."

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North Korea Threatens Nuclear Test Over UN Vote

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North Korea on Thursday threatened to carry out a fresh nuclear test in response to a U.N. committee's condemnation of Pyongyang's alleged human rights abuses.

In a statement Thursday, the North's foreign ministry said Pyongyang will be "unable to refrain any longer" from conducting a fourth nuclear test after the United Nations moved to bring the country before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity earlier this week. 

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