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Under Iraqi town, IS militants built network of tunnels

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Under the Iraqi town of Sinjar, Islamic State group militants built a network of tunnels, complete with sleeping quarters, wired with electricity and fortified with sandbags. There, they had boxes of U.S.-made ammunition, medicines and copies of the Quran stashed on shelves.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 November 2015

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Officer charged with murder in teen's death; video released

CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 November 2015

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APNewsBreak: Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

02NEW YORK (AP) — A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

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Chicago cop charged with murder in killing of black teen

CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times was charged with murder Tuesday, just a day before the deadline a judge set for the city to release a squad-car video of the killing that officials fear will spark unrest.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

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US traffic deaths rise sharply after small decline in 2014

DETROIT (AP) — After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from the nation's highway safety chief to find ways to reduce the human errors that cause most fatalities.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

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In Mexico, fear as victims vanish at hands of police

TELOLOAPAN, Mexico (AP) –€” Carlos Sanchez lay in the backseat of a Honda sedan with his head in his wife's lap, an oxygen tube in his nose, IV in his arm and three bullets in his body. The 36-year-old taco vendor cried out in pain at every bump on the pitch-dark highway to the city of Iguala.

Hang on, his cousin Armando implored, just 10 more minutes to the hospital.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

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Minneapolis police say 5 shot near protest scene

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police are searching for three white male suspects who authorities say shot five Black Lives Matters demonstrators, while the family of a black man who was fatally shot by a police officer has called for the dayslong protests outside of a police precinct to end.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

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$160B deal to combine Pfizer and Allergan raises outcry

A $160 billion deal announced Monday to merge Pfizer and Allergan and create the world's biggest drug company renewed the outcry in Washington over "inversions," in which U.S. corporations combine with companies overseas to lower their tax bill.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

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