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In battle for Iraq's Mosul, many forces with many motives

2 hours 48 min ago
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An unlikely array of forces is converging on the city of Mosul, lining up for a battle on the historic plains of northern Iraq that is likely to be decisive in the war against the Islamic State group....
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Jordanian writer gunned down outside courthouse

2 hours 48 min ago
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A prominent Jordanian writer on Sunday was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he had been on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam....
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Swiss vote on granting new powers to intelligence services

2 hours 48 min ago
GENEVA (AP) -- Swiss voters are casting ballots to decide whether to grant new powers to Switzerland's intelligence services, such as tracking internet activity, snooping on email boxes and tapping phones to better fight spies, criminal hackers and violent extremists....
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Things to Know about deadly shootings at mall in Washington

5 hours 48 min ago
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities arrested a suspect Saturday evening in in the slayings of five people in the makeup department of a Macy's store at a mall north of Seattle. Here are things to know about the shooting and the investigation:...
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China begins operating world's largest radio telescope

5 hours 48 min ago
BEIJING (AP) -- The world's largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China's rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige....
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The Latest: Suspect from Turkey, legal resident in US

8 hours 48 min ago
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Latest on a fatal shooting at a mall in Washington state (all times local):...
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Baltimore Police: 3 gunmen shoot, wound 8 in attack

8 hours 48 min ago
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Three gunmen shot and wounded eight people including a 3-year-old girl on an east Baltimore street Saturday night, police said, adding the suspects fled and the victims were all expected to survive....
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N. Korean defectors sold as brides in China want kids back

8 hours 48 min ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- After fleeing North Korea to avoid extreme poverty and oppression, the young woman allowed a stranger to arrange a marriage for her with a rural Chinese farmer because she had nowhere to go. An even more painful decision came later....
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The Latest: Mall shooting suspect in custody

Sat, 2016-09-24 22:51
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Latest on a fatal shooting at a mall in Washington state (all times local):...
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Ted Cruz calls his decision to back Trump 'agonizing'

Sat, 2016-09-24 19:51
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Ted Cruz appears uncomfortable defending the man he says he'll vote for in November, Donald Trump....
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Anthem protests spread to colleges, WNBA player sits

Sat, 2016-09-24 19:51
NEW YORK (AP) -- Liberty guard Brittany Boyd sat on the bench with her head bowed during the national anthem....
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Clinton's debate experience could shape encounter with Trump

Sat, 2016-09-24 16:51
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton has appeared in more than 30 primary debates during her two presidential campaigns, a deep history she can draw upon as she faces Donald Trump on Monday night....
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New Smithsonian museum chronicling black history opens

Sat, 2016-09-24 16:51
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's first national museum dedicated to African-American history and culture opened Saturday with emotional but joyful words from the country's first black president, who said he hoped the stories contained inside will help everyone "walk away that much more in love" with their country....
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New Smithsonian museum chronicling black history opens

Sat, 2016-09-24 13:51
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Centuries of struggles and strife, decades of planning and pain, and years of hoping for a place that African-American history can call home will culminate as President Barack Obama officially opens the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture....
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Black community sees Charlotte as glimmering, fake Oz

Sat, 2016-09-24 13:51
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- To much of the world, Charlotte is the Queen City - a gleaming downtown, state-of-the-art stadiums, sparkling new mass transit, the nation's banking capital....
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Priests murders' rattle Mexican city gripped by violence

Sat, 2016-09-24 13:51
POZA RICA, Mexico (AP) -- In this eastern Mexican oil town already weary of rising gangland violence and extortion, the abduction and murder of two priests this week sank many residents only deeper into despair....
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Global efforts against ivory traffickers still falling short

Sat, 2016-09-24 13:51
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Poaching syndicates shipped large amounts of African elephant ivory last year despite global calls to dismantle the trafficking networks that often collude with corrupt officials, conservationists said as an international wildlife conference opened Saturday in South Africa....
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Clinton, Trump look to overcome weaknesses on debate stage

Sat, 2016-09-24 10:51
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump needs to prove to voters that he has the policy depth and gravitas to serve as commander in chief. Hillary Clinton needs a moment to connect with Americans who question whether she can be trusted....
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Black community sees Charlotte as glimmering, fake Oz

Sat, 2016-09-24 10:51
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- To much of the world, Charlotte is the Queen City - a gleaming downtown, state-of-the-art stadiums, sparkling new mass transit, the nation's banking capital....
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War crimes tribunal sought to try Islamic State detainees

Sat, 2016-09-24 07:50
WASHINGTON (AP) -- War crimes investigators collecting evidence of the Islamic State group's elaborate operation to kidnap thousands of women as sex slaves say they have a case to try IS leaders with crimes against humanity but cannot get the global backing to bring current detainees before an international tribunal....
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