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Pentagon: Hundreds of military kids sexually abused annually

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cpl. Aaron C. Masa became fast friends with a fellow Marine during field training in North Carolina. But behind his buddy's back, Masa was sexually abusing his friend's 3-year-old stepdaughter. He also took sexually explicit photos of the girl and the Marine's infant daughter.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2016

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At least 1 gunman still remains at Indian air force base

PATHANKOT, India (AP) — A fifth gunman was killed Monday on the third day of a siege at a heavily fortified Indian air base near the border with Pakistan and at least one attacker remained as troops worked to secure the sprawling compound, a military official said. Seven troops have been killed.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2016

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Oregon standoff latest in dispute over Western lands

 

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The remote high desert of eastern Oregon became the latest flashpoint for anti-government sentiment as armed protesters occupied a national wildlife refuge to object to a prison sentence for local ranchers for burning federal land.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2016

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Saudi allies scale back ties with Iran as tensions soar

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Allies of Saudi Arabia followed the kingdom's lead and began scaling back diplomatic ties to Iran on Monday after the ransacking of Saudi diplomatic missions in the Islamic Republic, violence sparked by the Saudi execution of a prominent opposition Shiite cleric.

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Illinois, Missouri assess damage, cleanup after flooding

KINCAID, Ill. (AP) — Sharon Stivers mustered a smile as a visitor walked into her muddy yard.

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Obama starts 2016 with a fight over gun control

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is slated Monday to finalize a set of new executive actions tightening the nation's gun laws, making his first order of business in the new year a clear signal the president in his final year doesn't intend to go quietly.

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Consumers won't know meat origin after US ends labeling law

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's now harder to find out where your beef or pork was born, raised and slaughtered.

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Will work for food? Co-op programs end amid labor-law fears

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Food cooperative programs that allow members to scoop rice, sort organic vegetables and ring up sales in return for grocery discounts are fading fast amid a changing marketplace and fears of violating labor laws.

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