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US forces flow into Baghdad to assess Iraq troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half of the roughly 300 U.S. military advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad and have begun to assess Iraqi forces in the fight against Sunni militants, the Defense Department said Tuesday as the U.S. ramped up aid to the besieged country.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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KFC: No proof worker asked scarred child to leave

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Fried chicken chain KFC said two different investigations have not found any evidence that an employee asked a 3-year-old girl and family members to leave because injuries she suffered in a pit bull mauling disturbed customers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Judge: No-fly list violates constitutional rights

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. government offers no adequate method for people to challenge their placement on its no-fly list, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a case involving 13 Muslims who believe they're on the list.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Archivist: IRS didn't follow law with lost emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service did not follow the law when it failed to report the loss of records belonging to a senior IRS executive, the nation's top archivist told Congress on Tuesday, in the latest development in the congressional probe of the agency's targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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US special forces face complex challenge in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. teams of special forces going into Iraq after a three-year gap will face an aggressive insurgency, a splintering military and a precarious political situation as they help Iraqi security forces improve their ability to battle Sunni militants.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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Stocks inch up after strong housing, consumer data

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes moved higher in midday trading Tuesday as investors worked through a handful of positive economic reports. Homebuilder stocks rose sharply after the government reported sales of new homes rose in May to the highest level in six years.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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US: Looking at all options in immigration surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Tuesday he would consider every conceivable, lawful option to deal with a continuing flood of immigrants crossing the U.S. border illegally in South Texas.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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60 females, 31 boys abducted in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys in weekend attacks on villages in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said Tuesday, another sign of the Nigerian military's failure to curb an Islamic uprising.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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