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Diplomatic relations between United States and Germany broken off; Count Bernstorff given his passports and Mr. Gerard recalled from Berlin; all neutrals expected by Washington to follow same course; German auxiliary cruisers interned in American Navy yard seized and four Hamburg-Amerika liners taken under care of Panama Canal Zone authorities. American steamer Housatonic sunk by submarine off Scilly Islands. British line east of Beaucourt advanced 500 yards on front of ¾ mile. Three lines of enemy trenches west of the Hai-Tigris junction captured.

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