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BAGHDAD (AP) — Bearded and wearing bright blue bandanas, the Islamic State group's "special forces" unit gathered around their commander just before they attacked the central Syrian town of al-Sukhna. "Victory or martyrdom," they screamed, pledging the ...more

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BAGHDAD (AP) — They are the Islamic State group's elite shock troops. Fanatical and disciplined, they infiltrate cities of Iraq and Syria, unleash mayhem and fight to the death, wearing explosives belts to blow themselves up among their opponents if th ...more

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SHERMAN, Ill. (AP) — After a decisive Republican primary victory, Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood, the son of a former area congressman and Obama administration Cabinet member, is likely headed to Washington as the replacement for disgraced former U.S ...more

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KITTERY, Maine (AP) — First came boutique wineries. Then microbreweries and craft distilleries. Now Japanese sake aficionados are hoping to transform the so-called "rice wine" into the next artisan alcohol-of-the-moment in the U.S.Dan Ford, whos ...more

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BOSTON (AP) — In her computer-generated image, she is the picture of innocence: a 4-year-old girl with long brown hair, chubby cheeks and expressive brown eyes. The image has attracted a staggering 45 million views on Facebook as investigators try to i ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The gun used in the seemingly random slaying of a woman on a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent, a law enforcement official briefed on the matter said Tuesday.The official, who was not authorized to speak publicl ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House members are seeking a Justice Department investigation of the former head of the federal board that investigates chemical accidents, saying they believe he made multiple false statements while testifying before an oversight ...more

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — One-day peace talks between Afghan officials and Taliban representatives ended with both sides agreeing to meet again after the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, Pakistan's foreign ministry said Wednesday.The ministry said in a ...more

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REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The Shasta County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday suspended the search for a missing baby, saying they have found no evidence to support the father's story that the 6-month-old was abducted from her crib.Investigators' focus i ...more

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LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — President Evo Morales is a huge fan of Pope Francis, and says he couldn't be happier they are of the same mind that capitalism promotes social inequalities that leave the poor by the wayside.But until Francis' election to ...more