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"My withdrawal comes in the wake of personal attacks that, left undefended, would have made my leading USAG a liability for the organization," Mary Bono said in her resignation letter on Tuesday.

Dennis Hof, seen outside one of his brothels in Nevada earlier this year, was found dead Tuesday. Hof was a brothel owner who beat the three-term Republican candidate in the primary for a district in southern Nevada, a victory that roiled local politics and made national headlines.

He was best known as a legal pimp whose business was profiled on a reality TV show that aired on HBO. He had recently turned to politics, running for state assembly in Nevada.

Anna Burns, author of Milkman, which was awarded the Man Booker Prize for Fiction on Tuesday.

For the first time, a writer from Northern Ireland has won the prestigious award. The story draws on Burns' own experiences during "the troubles."

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Tuesday with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the capital Riyadh. They discussed the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who vanished two weeks ago during a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Saudia Arabia has long seen its role as keeping the turbulent Gulf region steady and calm. But under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom has become far more aggressive.

The Great Synagogue in Vilnius, Lithuania's capital, was built in the 17th century. Vilnius served as a center of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before World War II.

The synagogue is "very important," says an archaeologist, "not only for Jews but all people living in Lithuania." Just 3,000 Jews are left in the capital, compared to some 70,000 before World War II.

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