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Lockheed's F-35 still falls short, Pentagon's tester says

AF-2 First Aerial Gun Fire 10/30/2015

A week after the Air Force declared its version of Lockheed Martin Corp.‘s F-35 jet ready for...

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Friends, colleagues to remember slain Mississippi nuns

Nuns Killed

DURANT, Miss. (AP) — Friends and colleagues who knew two nuns killed in their Mississippi home are gathering Sunday to remember them, as authorities continue to investigate the harrowing crime that shocked people in the small communities where the women committed their lives to helping the poor....


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Colombian peace deal could mark a rare victory for U.S. diplomacy

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. HAVANA - In an era of frustrating, if not failed, U.S. policy interventions abroad, the Colombian peace deal announced last week offers the possibility of a rare victory for American diplomacy. It would be a validation of Plan Colombia, the U.S. counternarcotics and...


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CDC: Woman got Zika from partner with no symptoms

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. A woman in Maryland contracted the Zika virus in a possibly unprecedented way: She apparently got it from a male sex partner who showed no symptoms of infection, according to a federal report. The most widely recognized source of the infection is through the bite of...


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Sheriff: Man confesses in killings of 2 Mississippi nuns

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DURANT, Miss. (AP) — A man suspected in the slayings of two nuns found dead in their Mississippi home confessed to the killings, a sheriff said Saturday, in the latest twist to a crime that has horrified people in the small communities where the women served. Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, of Kosciusko,...


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Grief erupts in Italy as nation honors, buries quake dead

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ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) — Mourners in Italy prayed, hugged, wept and even applauded as coffins carrying victims of the country’s devastating earthquake passed by at a state funeral Saturday, grieving as one nation after three desperate days of trying to save as many people as possible. In the...


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Kurdish-led Syria forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels

Turkey Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Backed by Turkish tanks and reports of airstrikes, Turkey-allied Syrian rebels clashed with Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria in a new escalation that further complicates the already protracted Syrian conflict. Turkey’s military didn’t specify what the airstrikes hit, saying...


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Scams & waste loom as charity millions donated after Orlando

Nightclub Shooting Charities

The more than 430 fundraisers posted on the GoFundMe website after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando have exposed weaknesses inherent in these popular do-it-yourself charity campaigns: waste, questionable intentions and little oversight. The fundraisers — an average of more than four...


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Baltimore cops pressured to police differently, but also begged to clear the

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. BALTIMORE - They’d come to the same church on the same night to confront the same quandary facing this city’s beleaguered police department. But what they wanted from the police couldn’t have been more different. Eight days had passed since the Justice Department...


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Colombian peace deal could mark a rare victory for U.S. diplomacy

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. HAVANA - In an era of frustrating, if not failed, U.S. policy interventions abroad, the Colombian peace deal announced last week offers the possibility of a rare victory for American diplomacy. It would be a validation of Plan Colombia, the U.S. counternarcotics and...


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