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Pentagon lays out plan to take back Mosul, Raqqa from IS

FORT CAMPBELL, KY (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out broad plans Wednesday to defeat Islamic State militants and retake the group's key power centers in Iraq and Syria. And he announced that a special commando force has now arrived in Iraq.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 January 2016

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'Sesame Street': Now brought to you by the letters HBO

NEW YORK (AP) — With the extension of "Sesame Street" into a high-price neighborhood — HBO, where it premieres Saturday morning — it has signaled significant urban renewal.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 January 2016

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US, Iran forge new relationship as nuke deal advances

WASHINGTON (AP) — For diplomats from countries without diplomatic relations, Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javid Zarif sure are doing a lot of diplomacy.

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Theater shooter thanks man accused of black church slayings

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The gunman responsible for a deadly rampage inside a Louisiana movie theater last summer left a journal thanking the man accused of killing nine black people in a church.

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US stocks indexes veer lower; crude oil slumps again

U.S. stocks were sharply lower in afternoon trading Wednesday as the price of crude oil slumped again, surrendering gains from earlier in the day. Investors were also weighing the latest company earnings and economic news from of China. Consumer discretionary stocks were among the biggest decliners.

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Justices seem divided over Iran terror-related appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday struggled with whether to put a new roadblock in the way of terrorism victims trying to obtain nearly $2 billion in judgments against Iran.

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General Electric to move headquarters to Boston

 

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — General Electric, one of the best known companies in corporate America, is moving its headquarters from suburban Connecticut to Boston, the company announced Wednesday.

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House approves greater oversight of Iran nuclear deal

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than 24 hours after Iran's detention and release of U.S. sailors, the House approved GOP-backed legislation that amplifies Republican distrust of Tehran and would give Congress greater oversight of the landmark nuclear agreement.

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