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Ordered to drop politics, ex-coal CEO shows views on trial

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An outspoken critic of President Barack Obama, charged with conspiring to violate mine safety rules before a deadly explosion, is under orders not to tell jurors he's being persecuted by Democrats.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2015

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Obama says US will tackle prescription drug abuse

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Traveling to a region in the throes of a drug abuse crisis, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to use his bully pulpit and federal programs to try to combat the "epidemic" of heroin use and prescription painkiller abuse that is upending communities across the country.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2015

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Stakes high for Clinton, GOP as Benghazi takes center stage

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of buildup, Hillary Rodham Clinton finally takes center stage as the star witness in the Republican-led investigation into the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2015

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Netanyahu causes uproar by linking Palestinians to Holocaust

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparked an uproar in Israel on Wednesday for suggesting that a World War II-era Palestinian leader persuaded the Nazis to adopt their Final Solution to exterminate 6 million Jews.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2015

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Israeli man shot dead after being mistaken for 'terrorist'

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jewish man was shot and killed in a scuffle with Israeli soldiers who suspected he was a Palestinian attacker, police said Thursday, in a reflection of the jittery mood that has gripped Israelis amid a spate of near-daily stabbings.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2015

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Assad's trip to Moscow bolsters sense he may survive war

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia's military intervention in Syria has deepened the sense that President Bashar Assad may survive the country's disastrous civil war, and his surprise visit to Moscow — a first foray out in nearly five years — underscores how emboldened the Syrian leader has become.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2015

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New evictions of Arab families part of battle for Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — On a recent morning, at a time of soaring Israeli-Palestinian tensions and massive police deployment in Jerusalem, security forces carried out an eviction order: Troops sealed off parts of the Arab neighborhood of Silwan and removed two families from their apartments to allow the entry of Jews named by a court as the rightful owners.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2015

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Mohammed's Journey: A Syrian's long quest for a normal life

AT THE SERBIAN-HUNGARIAN BORDER (AP) — At the edge of a Balkan vineyard, Mohammed al-Haj lay down under a tree to collect his thoughts. Come nightfall, he and the other Syrians with him would make a run for it, past the fence of chain-link and barbed wire being built along the Hungarian border to keep them out, past the armed border guards.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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