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AP Exclusive: Iranian drone first over US carrier since 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. aircraft carrier last month was the first to conduct an overflight of an American carrier since 2014, according to a U.S. Navy report obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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Obama sends Congress record $4.1 trillion 2017 spending plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress his final budget on Tuesday, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives, from a new war on cancer to combating global warming to fighting growing threats from Islamic State militants.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 February 2016

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US Army study: Iraq's Mosul dam at 'higher risk' of failure

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Mosul Dam has long been branded the world's most dangerous dam, at risk of collapsing and sending water crashing over millions of people. That prospect is even greater than was previously believed after the Islamic State group captured the dam briefly in 2014, according to a new report by U.S. Army engineers.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 February 2016

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Md. legislature overrides veto on felon voting

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly on Tuesday overrode Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill with the help of a lawmaker who was allowed to vote twice: once as a member of the House and again as a senator.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 February 2016

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Flint counsel says manslaughter charge harshest possible

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Flint's water crisis, after a switch in the drinking water source allowed dangerous levels of lead and potentially caused deadly cases of Legionnaires' disease, could result in criminal charges as serious as involuntary manslaughter, a top investigator said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 February 2016

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Illinois bill would criminalize filming fights to put online

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The video posted on Facebook showed a 12-year-old on the ground while another boy tried to stomp him, with classmates standing by, circling the two and recording the fight on their phones.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 February 2016

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What should be done with architecture of white supremacy?

 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham's segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked "COLORED," that was walled-off from the elegant lobby. He climbed a dimly lit stairwell to watch movies from the steep balcony where black patrons had to sit for generations.

Now the city's mayor, he recalls the Lyric's beauty, but also the way it isolated black people.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 February 2016

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More than 1 million are besieged in Syria, new report says

NEW YORK (AP) — More than one million Syrians are trapped in besieged areas, a new report says in a challenge to the United Nations, which estimates just half that amount and has been accused by some aid groups of underplaying a crisis.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 February 2016

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