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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American killed in Syria while fighting with the Islamic State, was part of a growing number of Americans and other foreigners recruited by terror groups to help them wage war in the Mideast.White H ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.Free of graffiti and absent so much as a kid's initials carved in the grandstand benches, Jackie Robinson Park is outfitt ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration.Facing an expect onslaught of opposition, the administration plans to argue t ...more

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Personal conflict, not religion, was the driving motive behind beard- and hair-cutting attacks targeting Amish, an appeals court panel ruled Wednesday in overturning the hate-crime convictions of 16 men and women.A 6th U.S. Cir ...more

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, ...more

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SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) — A man accused of going on a five-day rampage of serial shootings in the Los Angeles area has made his first court appearance on charges that could lead to the death penalty.Alexander Hernandez made the brief appearanc ...more

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Defense lawyers have finished presenting their case to a jury in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.Lawyers for the couple wrapped up their case Wednesday. Closing arguments are ...more

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — People in Uruguay who want to grow marijuana legally can now register with the government to do so.The government opened the registration period Wednesday as the South American country rolls out its marijuana legalizat ...more

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MIAMI (AP) — An American freelance journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants wanted to tell the world through his writing about oppressed people in the Middle East, his mother said in a video released Wednesday.Steve ...more

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(Reuters) - BEIRUT, Aug 27 (Reuters) - The Lebanese army shelled militant positions in the border zone with Syria on Wednesday near a town that was seized by Islamist insurgents earlier this month, a security source said. It was the first suc ...more