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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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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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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US appeals court upholds gun laws after Newtown massacre

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Gun control laws passed in New York and Connecticut to ban possession of semi-automatic weapons and large-capacity magazines after the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School were mostly upheld Monday by a federal appeals court decision that a gun group vowed to appeal.

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Saudi Arabia hajj disaster death toll at least 2,177

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The crush and stampede that struck the hajj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,177 pilgrims, a new Associated Press tally showed Monday, after officials in the kingdom met to discuss the tragedy.

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Son of late PM Pierre Trudeau becomes Canada's new leader

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian voters reclaimed their country's liberal identity sending Justin Trudeau — the son of one of the country's most dynamic politicians — to the prime minister's office and ending nearly a decade of conservative leadership under Stephen Harper.

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Monarchs get help from unlikely source: California's drought

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — In California's drought, the struggling monarch butterfly may have found a sprinkling of hope.

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