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House, Senate debate measures going nowhere

WASHINGTON (AP) — On both ends of the Capitol, the parties controlling Congress are happily showcasing futility.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014

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Rights group accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading international rights group on Thursday alleged that Israel committed war crimes during this summer's Gaza war, saying it reached that conclusion after investigating three attacks on or near United Nations-run schools housing displaced Palestinians.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014

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Dad to be charged with murder in death of 5 kids

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man confessed to killing his five children, ages 1 to 8, then dumping their bodies wrapped in trash bags in a secluded clearing along a rural road in Alabama, authorities said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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Airstrikes in Syria? Obama outlining Mideast plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a high-stakes address to the nation Wednesday night, President Barack Obama planned to outline a broad expansion of the U.S. military role in combating extremists in Iraq and Syria, including a call for arming Syrian opposition forces and potentially launching airstrikes in both countries.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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Weapons watchdog: Chlorine likely used in Syria

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A toxic chemical, almost certainly chlorine, was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in attacks on villages in northern Syria earlier this year, the global chemical weapons watchdog said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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UK leader rushes to fend off Scottish independence

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The British political establishment descended on Scotland Wednesday to plead for a united United Kingdom, after polls suggested that the once-fanciful notion of Scots voting to break from Britain has become a real possibility in next week's referendum.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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Felon caught on Twitter holding guns faces prison

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston gang member who posted photos of himself on Twitter holding guns even though he wasn't allowed to have weapons is set to be sentenced Wednesday to prison.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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Obama to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will ask Congress to quickly authorize the arming and training of Syrian opposition forces but will press forward without formal sign-off from lawmakers on a broader military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, administration officials said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014

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