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Clinton Gets 1st Security Briefing as Nominee Hillary Clinton received a national security briefing Saturday, her first since becoming the U.S. Democratic presidential nominee. The overview of major domestic and global threats facing the U.S. was conducted near her home, at a federal government facil
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Afghan Officials: Taliban Capture District in East After Heavy Fighting Afghan officials say Taliban insurgents overran and captured a district in the country's east following heavy fighting with Afghan security forces that left several police and militants dead and many more wounded. Officials told reporters Saturday that th
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More Airstrikes in Syria, One Day After Lengthy US-Russia Talks At least 15 civilians were reportedly killed in barrel bomb attacks by suspected government helicopters on a rebel-held district of Aleppo Saturday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government aircraft had dropped two explosive-p
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Plants Clear Indoors of Pollutants, Study Finds Polluted air is a public health problem, not only outdoors, but indoors as well. Experts say it can be even worse inside because of the variety of household chemicals that emit fumes and irritating particulates. Researchers, however, have found that plant
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Afghan Journalists Fear for Their Lives Amid Terror, Militant Insurgency The war in Afghanistan has long been a dangerous assignment for journalists, but groups say the country's deteriorating security situation is making things more dire, especially in areas held by the Taliban and Islamic State fighters where the government
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Fire in Moscow Printing Plant Kills 17 Migrant Workers A fire in a Moscow printing plant killed 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan Saturday, Russian authorities said. A representative of the Kyrgyz community in Russia, Abdygani Shakirov, said all of the dead were young women trapped in a dressing room while c
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Voters in Gabon Head to Polls After Tense Presidential Campaign In Gabon, more than half a million voters are expected to go to the polls today (Saturday) to pick their next president in a one-round election. Eleven candidates are running, including incumbent president Ali Bongo, the son of Omar Bongo, who ruled the C
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Bangladesh Police Kill Dhaka Cafe Attack Prime Suspect Police in Bangladesh say they killed at least three Islamist extremists Saturday after raiding a militant hideout just outside the countrys capital, Dhaka. The suspected mastermind of last month's deadly attack on a cafe filled with foreigners is reported
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Russia to Take Paralympics Ban to Higher Court Russia on Monday will appeal the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to uphold a blanket ban on its athletes from competing in next month's Rio Paralympics. Russian Paralympic Committee President Vladimir Lukin announced Friday that the appeal would
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Children Brutalized by IS Will Need Urgent Help, Experts Say The chilling image of five children staring into the camera with guns in their upraised arms as five grown men dressed in orange jumpsuits kneel in front of them, about to be executed, was posted by Islamic State extremists almost as a badge of honor. Acc
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