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WASHINGTON/NIAMEY (Reuters) - The United States is preparing a possible redeployment of its drones in Niger to set up a forward base in the Sahara closer to Islamist militants blamed for attacks across the region, U.S. military and Defense Department o ...more

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BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, " ...more

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By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - Six men who identified themselves as Cubans have landed on a Texas coastal island after the engine failed on their boat, causing it to drift for more than two weeks across the Gulf of Mexico before reaching s ...more

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The key hearing in Detroit's historic municipal bankruptcy case began on Tuesday in a federal courtroom, where teams of attorneys were set to argue for and against the city's plan to adjust $18 billion of debt. The conf ...more

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PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A Princeton University employee and marijuana legalization activist said Tuesday he has been told by his employer to choose between medical marijuana and his job.Don DeZarn, 48, of East Windsor, said Princeton officials to ...more

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MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish judge on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of the parents of a seriously ill British boy from a Madrid jail, a court source said. Britain's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said earlier it would withdraw the Eu ...more

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By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - The mother of a South Carolina teenager who says he was ordered to remove his makeup for his driver's license photograph filed suit on Tuesday against the state's Department of Motor Vehicles on c ...more

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon is assessing whether an airstrike on an encampment in Somalia killed al Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, but if confirmed the militant's death would represent a "very significant" blow to the group, the Pentagon sai ...more

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Mexico on Wednesday, officially on a trade mission for his state. But the trip also serves as schooling for Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate with a lot of swagger but lit ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulatory judges issue $1.4B fine against PG&E for deadly 2010 gas line blast . ...more