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US commandos heading into Syria, White House says

WASHINGTON (AP) — A small number of U.S. special operations forces will be sent to northern Syria to work with local troops in the fight against Islamic State militants, the White House announced Friday, marking the first time Americans will be deployed openly on the ground in the country.

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2 Palestinian attacks, Israeli police say; 2 stabbers killed

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian stabbed and wounded an American man at a station of Jerusalem's light rail on Friday before he was shot dead by police, security guards and civilians, police said. An Israeli man was wounded in the cross-fire.

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Attack kills dozens in Syria as talks begin in Vienna

BEIRUT (AP) — A barrage of missiles slammed into an overcrowded suburb of the Syrian capital, killing at least 45 people on Friday, activists said, as world powers convened in Vienna for talks on how to resolve the country's conflict.

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Nations agree to restart Syria peace talks

VIENNA (AP) — The United States, Russia and more than a dozen other nations have directed the U.N. to begin a new diplomatic process with Syria's government and opposition with the goal of reaching a nationwide cease-fire and political transition.

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HP, a Silicon Valley icon, is ready for its break-up

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the nation's most storied tech companies will split in two this weekend, another casualty of seismic shifts in the way people use technology — and big-company sluggishness in responding.

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Cops: Man does $4K damage to parking meters for $30 in coins

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man caused $4,000 in damage to parking meters he knocked down for the $30 in coins inside.

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Greece says 22 die in migrant boat sinkings in Aegean Sea

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister lashed out against European "ineptness" in handling the migration crisis after 22 people drowned in two shipwrecks Friday.

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Little outcry as hospitals bombed in Syria, Yemen

BEIRUT (AP) — The first missile slammed into the field hospital in the rebel-held Syrian town of Sarmeen, killing a physiotherapist inside. Five minutes later, the aircraft returned, firing another missile that hit nearby just as the first responders were arriving. A total of 13 were killed, and the hospital organizers blamed Russian warplanes.

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