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IS buried thousands in 72 mass graves, AP finds

1 hour 9 min ago
HARDAN, Iraq (AP) -- Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die....
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Longtime aide Huma Abedin like 'second daughter' to Clinton

1 hour 9 min ago
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has won plaudits for her campaign instincts, her deep-rooted loyalty and her glamorous personal style. But she has been thrust into the spotlight for another attribute - as a wronged political wife....
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Kasich back in New Hampshire with nostalgia, eye on future

1 hour 9 min ago
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich is campaigning again in New Hampshire....
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Penn State tries to move forward without abandoning Paterno

1 hour 9 min ago
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Legends tend to linger in college football even after they are gone. At Penn State, getting out from under Joe Paterno's shadow is more complicated than the typical transition from a coaching giant....
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Human Rights Watch: Palestinians abuse media, activists

4 hours 9 min ago
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Palestinian authorities are silencing dissent by cracking down on free speech and abusing local journalists and activists critical of their policies, a leading international human rights group said Tuesday....
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Republican Meg Whitman to campaign for Clinton

Mon, 2016-08-29 21:44
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign. (all times EDT):...
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Nephew: Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

Mon, 2016-08-29 15:44
Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," has died. He was 83....
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FAA forecast: 600,000 commercial drones within the year

Mon, 2016-08-29 15:44
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate....
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Did fall from tree kill famous human ancestor Lucy?

Mon, 2016-08-29 15:44
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The famous human ancestor known as Lucy walked the Earth, but it was her tree climbing that might have led to her demise, a new study suggests....
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Weiner's wife is leaving him amid a new sexting scandal

Mon, 2016-08-29 12:44
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said Monday that she is separating from her husband, Anthony Weiner, after the former New York congressman was accused in yet another sexting scandal....
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European ships rescue thousands of migrants off Libyan coast

Mon, 2016-08-29 12:44
OFF THE COAST OF LIBYA (AP) -- Italian naval ships and vessels from non-government groups rescued thousands of migrants off the Libyan coast on Monday, the latest surge in desperate attempts to flee to Europe driven by war, poverty, and human traffickers....
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In drought, drones help California farmers save every drop

Mon, 2016-08-29 12:44
LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) -- A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird's-eye view of a vast tomato field in California's Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region....
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Pope Francis chats in person with Facebook CEO Zuckerberg

Mon, 2016-08-29 09:43
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has met with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Zuckerberg's wife, Priscilla Chan, at the Vatican....
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Police probe Cornell brawl that left Ithaca student dead

Mon, 2016-08-29 09:43
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) -- Police investigating a brawl on the campus of Cornell University that left an Ithaca College student dead and another Ithaca student injured are asking witnesses with cellphone video of the fight to come forward....
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Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway

Mon, 2016-08-29 09:43
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lighting in central Norway....
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False report of gunman at Los Angeles airport causes panic

Mon, 2016-08-29 06:42
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be false caused panicked evacuations at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday night, while flights to and from the airport saw major delays....
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Kerry in Bangladesh for security talks amid terror concerns

Mon, 2016-08-29 06:42
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Monday for Bangladesh to step up efforts to fight extremist violence and protect and promote human rights amid increasing concern about terrorism in the South Asian nation in the wake of a series of militant attacks....
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Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment

Mon, 2016-08-29 06:42
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is rolling out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate mental health services into the nation's health care system....
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False report of gunman at Los Angeles airport causes panic

Mon, 2016-08-29 03:41
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be false caused panicked evacuations at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday night, while flights to and from the airport saw major delays....
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