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Obama says Putin wrong on Syria but no 'proxy war'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday vehemently rejected Russia's military actions in Syria as self-defeating and dismissed the idea that Moscow was strengthening its hand in the region. He vowed not to let the conflict become a U.S.-Russia "proxy war."

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 October 2015

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'We began to run': Students describe horror of shooting

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Armed with multiple guns, a 26-year-old man walked into a morning writing class at a community college in this rural Oregon town and opened fire, hitting some students with multiple gunshots. One witness said the attacker demanded to know students' religion before shooting them.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2015

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A look at deadliest shootings on or near US college campuses

 

A shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, on Thursday left 10 people dead and seven wounded, authorities said.

A look at some of the worst shootings on or near college campuses in recent years:

Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2015

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Obama decries 'routine' response of country to shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grim President Barack Obama says the U.S. has "become numb" to mass shootings like Thursday's incident in Oregon, where 20-year-old gunman killed at least 9 people at Umpqua Community College.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2015

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The hajj journey of black Americans 50 years after Malcolm X

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As Shahidah Sharif, an African-American Muslim, joined millions of fellow pilgrims from around the world on the hajj this year, she felt a renewed connection. To her own "blackness," she says, but also to humanity as a whole.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2015

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Ambassador talks to refugee camp via video link at UN

 

NEW YORK (AP) — The muscular young man on one side of the video link spoke of his flight from Syria and his life since 2012 at the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan, where he teaches wrestling to boys.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2015

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St. Louis County police urged to strengthen protest planning

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County police must strengthen policies for handling protests, improve training on diversity and community policing, and do a better job of hiring and promoting minorities and women, according to a report released Friday by the Department of Justice.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2015

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Officials: Pentagon weighs protections for US-trained rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's launch of airstrikes in Syria is prompting discussions within the Pentagon about whether the U.S. should use military force to protect U.S.-trained and equipped Syrian rebels if they come under fire by the Russians.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2015

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