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Mosul siege extends IS fight in Iraq, puts civilians at risk

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:56pm
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi forces are steadily closing in on the remaining pockets of territory held by the Islamic State group in Mosul, inching toward a victory that U.S.-led coalition officials say is "only a matter of time."...
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Girls are increasingly being married off in war-torn Yemen

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:56pm
IBB, Yemen (AP) -- Nasrine's husband was once a happy, optimistic man. He made good money from a restaurant and butcher shop he owned. "With his hands, he could turn dust into gold," Nasrine says....
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Israel: Mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners ends

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:47pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A spokeswoman for Israel's prison service says a mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners has ended after 40 days...
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Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 9:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Zbigniew Brzezinski, who helped topple economic barriers between the Soviet Union, China and the West as President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, died Friday. He was 89....
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Police: Man hurling racial slurs kills 2, injures 1 on train

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 9:45pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Two people died Friday and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said....
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Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 8:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Zbigniew Brzezinski, who helped topple economic barriers between the Soviet Union, China and the West as President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, died Friday. He was 89....
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Rocker Chris Cornell remembered as 'voice of our generation'

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:44pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Music's elite and Hollywood stars remembered Chris Cornell at a somber memorial service Friday that focused on the Soundgarden frontman's love of family and friends as much as it did on his musical achievements as one of rock's leading voices....
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Trump's budget dismays families hit by drug addiction crisis

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 5:44pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- He slept next to his son's ashes most nights back when Kraig Moss first met Donald Trump....
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Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:44pm
McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings....
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Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 3:43pm
DALLAS (AP) -- A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time....
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Rocker Chris Cornell remembered as 'voice of our generation'

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 3:43pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Music's elite and celebrities remembered Chris Cornell at a somber memorial service Friday that focused on the Soundgarden frontman's love of family and friends as much as it did on his musical achievements as one of rock's leading voices....
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Sounds of silence? Trump's body language speaks volumes

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 2:41pm
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) -- The alpha-male handshake. The deadpan reaction from NATO leaders. The presidential push to the front of the pack....
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Trump's budget dismays families hit by drug addiction crisis

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 1:40pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- He slept next to his son's ashes most nights back when Kraig Moss first met Donald Trump....
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US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:40pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday...
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New 'Blue Lives Matter' laws raise concerns among activists

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:40pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Following a spike in deadly attacks on police, more than a dozen states have responded this year with "Blue Lives Matter" laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers, raising concern among some civil rights activists of a potential setback in police-community relations....
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Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:40pm
DALLAS (AP) -- A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1984 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the 1981 death of an infant, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time....
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Clinton: Trump budget an 'attack of unimaginable cruelty'

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:40pm
WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton peppered her Wellesley College commencement address Friday with barbs aimed at her rival in last year's presidential election, criticizing President Donald Trump's budget proposal as a mean-spirited "con."...
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US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:37am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday...
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Chicago inmates can order fancy Italian pizza made in jail

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 9:36am
CHICAGO (AP) -- How can you get a gourmet Italian pizza delivered right to your door for no more than $7? Get locked up at Cook County Jail in Chicago....
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