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Wolf dens the norm in U.S. Islamic State plots

Wolf dens the norm in U.S. Islamic State plots

Wolf dens, not lone wolves, the norm in U.S. Islamic State plots If Omar Mateen acted alone in plotting the massacre of 49 people at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub, he would be the exception rather than the rule in U.S. cases involving suspected Islamic State supporters. Sunday’s worst mass shooting …

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South Africa’s Pistorius ‘a broken man’, psychologist tells sentencing hearing

South Africa's Pistorius 'a broken man', psychologist tells sentencing hearing

South Africa’s Pistorius ‘a broken man’, psychologist tells sentencing hearing Oscar Pistorius is “a broken man” who should not be jailed, a psychologist told a court sentencing the South African Paralympic gold medalist for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The 29-year-old, known as “Blade Runner” for the …

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Abortion providers, opponents brace for U.S. high court decision

Abortion providers, opponents brace for U.S. high court decision

Abortion providers, opponents brace for U.S. high court decision As she waits for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on a challenge to a restrictive Texas abortion law, Amy Hagstrom-Miller said she hopes she will not have to close up to three of the clinics she operates in the state, …

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Blast from ‘self-made’ explosive injures three in Shanghai airport

Blast from 'self-made' explosive injures three in Shanghai airport

Blast from ‘self-made’ explosive injures three in Shanghai airport A blast caused by “self-made explosive materials” injured three people at a terminal in Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport on Sunday, the Shanghai Airport Authority said. The explosion occurred near the airport’s Terminal Two ticketing area shortly after 2 p.m. and the …

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World leaders, celebrities to pay final tribute to Muhammad Ali

World leaders, celebrities to pay final tribute to Muhammad Ali

World leaders, celebrities to pay final tribute to Muhammad Ali World leaders, celebrities, boxing fans and people who admired Muhammad Ali as a man will gather on Friday in his Kentucky hometown for one last goodbye to a towering global figure who died a week ago at age 74. Mourners …

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Charleston church shooter seeks trial by court instead of jury

Charleston church shooter seeks trial by court instead of jury

Charleston church shooter seeks trial by court instead of jury The white man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a racially motivated attack at a church in South Carolina a year ago said on Thursday he would like to waive his right to a jury trial, opting instead to …

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Auschwitz artifacts recovered

Auschwitz artifacts recovered

Auschwitz museum recovers thousands of long-lost items after 50 years More than 16,000 personal items belonging to victims of wartime Nazi death camp Auschwitz have been recovered in Poland, decades after they were put away and then forgotten about. The Auschwitz-Birkenau museum in the southern Polish town of Oswiecim said …

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North Korea restarts plutonium production for nuclear bombs

North Korea restarts plutonium production for nuclear bombs

North Korea restarts plutonium production for nuclear bombs North Korea has restarted production of plutonium fuel, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday, showing that it plans to pursue its nuclear weapons program in defiance of international sanctions. The U.S. assessment came a day after the U.N. nuclear …

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Russia deploys troops westward as standoff with NATO deepens

Russia deploys troops westward as standoff with NATO deepens

Russia deploys troops westward as standoff with NATO deepens Russia is building an army base near its border with Ukraine, the latest in a chain of new military sites along what the Kremlin sees as its frontline in a growing confrontation with NATO. While there have been no clashes between …

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Two jets from elite U.S. military squadrons crash, one pilot dead

Two jets from elite U.S. military squadrons crash, one pilot dead

Two jets from elite U.S. military squadrons crash, one pilot dead Two fighter jets from elite U.S. military demonstration squadrons crashed in separate incidents on Thursday, including one that had just done a flyover of the Air Force Academy graduation in Colorado where President Barack Obama had spoken. In Tennessee, …

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