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Iraqi forces, Kurds claim gains against ISIS

Iraqi security forces have regained control of the area of Jurf al-Sakhar, a town south of Baghdad, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Saturday, as they battle to keep ISIS militants in check.

In a post on Facebook, al-Abadi saluted the…

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Death toll as Lebanese army, militants clash

Lebanese military forces battled militants in Tripoli on Saturday, resulting in the deaths of two militants and two civilians and injuries to 13 troops, the Lebanese army said.

State media and security officials said nine Lebanese soldiers were…

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Grandfather: Marysville school shooter hit cousins

When a gunman opened fire at students in a school cafeteria in Washington state on Friday, he was not shooting at random targets, his relative said.

Jaylen Fryberg, who witnesses said gunned down students at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, is the…

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To hug or not to hug -- never a question

To hug or not to hug? That was not a question for President Barack Obama, who invited previously Ebola-stricken nurse Nina Pham to the White House Friday for a visit and a hug in the Oval Office.

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Ebola: Woman isolated in N.J. tests negative

A preliminary test shows that a health care worker who traveled to West Africa does not have Ebola, New Jersey officials said Saturday. But the unidentified woman will remain in quarantine at a hospital in Newark for at least 21 days under a…

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Quarantines if you treat Ebola in Africa?

When doctors risk their lives and sacrifice their livelihoods to go to West Africa and provide desperately needed treatment to those suffering from Ebola, what should be their reward upon coming home?

Three weeks off, some say -- whether they like…

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Mother of US hostage asks for ISIS response

The mother of American hostage Abdul Rahman Kassig has sent a tweet appealing for a response from ISIS to the family's pleas for his life.

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Alleged rapist's killer executed in Iran

An Iranian woman convicted of murder -- in a killing that human rights groups called self-defense against a rapist -- was hanged Saturday, state news agency IRNA reported.

Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was sentenced to death for the 2007 killing of Morteza…

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Woman recalls last words spoken to slain Canadian soldier

Thousands lined the streets on Friday as the body of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo began its final journey home.

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U.S.: Palestinian-American killed by IDF

A Palestinian-American minor has been killed by the Israel Defense Forces, according to the U.S. State Department.

According to a press release from the State Department, the individual was killed Friday during clashes in Silwad, a town in the West…

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White House: Ebola scare under control

The White House believes Americans shouldn't fear an Ebola outbreak occurring in the U.S. But some are still criticizing the government's response to the situation.

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School shooter was well-liked student

Vigils were held Friday night, hours after a student at a school in Marysville, Washington, shot and killed a classmate and injured four others before turning the gun on himself.

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Doctor with Ebola criticized on social media

Criticism is lobbed at Dr. Craig Spencer, the doctor diagnosed with Ebola after returning from helping patients in Guinea, on social media from New Yorkers angry about the Ebola scare.

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