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Indiana student arrested in attack on Muslim woman

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A 19-year-old Indiana University student accused of trying to remove a Muslim woman's headscarf and shouting racial slurs says he had been drinking alcohol and hadn't taken his anti-anxiety medication prior to the incident.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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Why optimism about the US economy's strength has dimmed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers, fueled by job growth, cheaper gas and higher home values, would drive the U.S. economy through a global slump.

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Government tightens payments to for-profit college ITT Tech

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Education Department officials are placing new limits on federal student aid administered by struggling for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services, which serves about 50,000 students in 27 states.

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Mediators face uphill battle in Israeli-Palestinian morass

JERUSALEM (AP) — A surprise Mideast mediation effort by U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon underscores the world community's desire to stamp out the new flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence. But diplomacy faces an uphill battle with both sides deadlocked on the big issues and the current leaders being dragged along.

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Webb dropping Democratic bid for president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb said Tuesday he is dropping out of the Democratic race for president and is considering his options about how he might "remain as a voice" in the campaign.

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Russia, US sign deal to minimize risks in Syrian skies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia and the United States signed an agreement Tuesday designed to minimize the risk of collisions and other dangers as both countries carry out airstrikes in Syria.

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Iraq says forces recapture refinery town from IS militants

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq says its forces have driven Islamic State militants out of a key oil refinery town north of Baghdad.

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Koreans celebrate reunions across DMZ, 1st in more than year

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of mostly elderly Koreans — some in wheelchairs or leaning on walking sticks, most overcome by tears, laughter and shock — began three days of reunions Tuesday with loved ones many have had no contact with since war divided the North and South more than 60 years ago.

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