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China’s bizarre anti-Japanese TV and movie kitsch backfires

China’s sustained, state-mobilized anti-Japanese propaganda campaign, one that has permeated the main news, arts and entertainment industries, has run into a wave of domestic criticism, as many World War II-themed anti-Japanese dramas on television have come across as bizarre, vulgar, even pornographic kitsch. The campaign is causing public revulsion and condemnation.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to a Republican luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, May 22, 2015. Supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits. Senators also plan to address the government's soon-to-expire authority to collect bulk data on Americans' phone records. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Deadline near, Senate faces last-minute vote on Patriot Act

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Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.

Ethnic Rohingya gather before receiving medical treatments at temporary shelter in Langsa, Aceh province, Indonesia, Friday, May 22, 2015. Thousands of refugees and migrants have washed ashore in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, about half Rohingya and the rest from Bangladesh, according to the International Organization for Migration. The U.N. refugee agency estimates more than 3,000 others may still be at sea.(AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

UN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight

- Associated Press

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in boats.

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2013 file photo, a convoy of chemical weapons disarmament experts depart the Four Seasons Hotel in Damascus, Syria. Two years after President Bashar Assad agreed to destroy his chemical arsenal and joined the Chemical Weapons Convention, activists said they have documented 18 cases of chlorine gas used in the country's rebel-held north since March 6, 2015, when the U.N. issued a resolution determining that chlorine was used in Syria and warning of repercussions. (AP Photo, File)

Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks

- Associated Press

With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine gas, hit nearby.

FILE In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The Justice Department warned lawmakers that the National Security Agency will have to wind down its bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the end of the week if Congress fails to reauthorize the Patriot Act. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Senate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extension

- Associated Press

The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot Act.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to a Republican luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, May 22, 2015. Supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits. Senators also plan to address the government's soon-to-expire authority to collect bulk data on Americans' phone records. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

- Associated Press

In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.

FILE- In this March 30, 2012 file photo, Rose Gottemoeller, Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, delivers a lecture to students in Moscow. Gottemoeller spoke for the U.S. delegation Friday, May 22, 2015, in blocking the final conference document during a landmark nuclear treaty review conference at the United Nations. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev, File)

US rejects nuclear disarmament document over Israel concerns

- Associated Press

The United States on Friday blocked a global document aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, saying Egypt and other states tried to "cynically manipulate" the process by setting a deadline for Israel and its neighbors to meet within months on a Middle East zone free of such weapons.

Members of a construction crew work at the site of the new Veterans Administration hospital complex, in Aurora, Colo., Thursday May 21, 2015.  The Veterans Affairs Department averted a costly construction shutdown at its half-finished hospital outside Denver on Thursday, but it still has to persuade an angry Congress to come up with hundreds of millions of dollars more to complete the bungled project.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

VA must find millions to finish troubled Denver hospital

- Associated Press

Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project.

Highlights from around the state Capitol

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The first state budget under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott spends lavishly on border security, defunds one of Rick Perry's signature initiatives and includes the biggest tax cuts in a decade. The House and Senate are expected to give final approval next week to the roughly $210 billion spending bill.

Things to know about the next Texas budget

- Associated Press

The first state budget under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott spends lavishly on border security, defunds one of Rick Perry's signature initiatives and includes the biggest tax cuts in a decade.

They served in the Civil War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War and World War I, but for decades, their ashes and those of thousands of others lay abandoned in corroded urns in a grisly outbuilding at Oregon's state psychiatric hospital. The Oregon National Guard on Friday, May, 22, 2015, offered a rifle salute and played Taps at Willamette National Cemetery on Portland, Ore.,  to honor 19 veterans and the spouses of two others whose cremated remains were discovered at the Oregon State Hospital a decade ago. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)

19 long-dead Oregon hospital patients get military honors

- Associated Press

They served in the Civil War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War and World War I - but for decades, their ashes and those of thousands of others lay abandoned in corroded urns in an outbuilding at Oregon's state psychiatric hospital.

Displaced civilians from Ramadi wait to receive humanitarian aid from the United Nations in a camp in the town of Amiriyat al-Fallujah, west of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, May 22, 2015. The United Nations World Food Program said it is rushing food assistance into Anbar to help tens of thousands of residents who have fled Ramadi after it was taken by Islamic State militant group. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

US officials: Iran enters Iraqi fight for key oil refinery

- Associated Press

Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants, contributing small numbers of troops - including some operating artillery and other heavy weapons - in support of advancing Iraqi ground forces, U.S. defense officials said Friday.