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Rogue emu ruffles feathers in Delaware, evades authorities

ODESSA, Del. (AP) — An emu on the run for more than 60 days has prompted lockdowns at two elementary schools in Delaware.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 November 2015

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Nephews of Venezuelan first lady indicted in US court

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two nephews of Venezuela's powerful first lady have been indicted in New York after being arrested in Haiti on charges of conspiring to smuggle 800 kilograms of cocaine into the U.S.

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Obesity still rising among US adults, women overtake men

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government research shows.

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Storm brings winds, reports of tornadoes in Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A fast-moving storm system dropped both snow and rain over portions of the Midwest on Wednesday, packing strong winds that flipped semitrailers, damaged industrial park buildings and downed power lines in parts of Iowa and Nebraska.

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After 2-year wait, some adopted children reach US from Congo

After a wrenching delay of more than two years, a few American families celebrated on U.S. territory Wednesday with children adopted from Congo who were finally granted long-stalled exit permits.

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Missouri protests embolden student leaders on other campuses

 

BOSTON (AP) — In the ouster of the University of Missouri's president, leaders of student groups on other campuses dealing with racial strife see an opening to press their own university administrators for better treatment of black students.

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Missouri student accused of posting threats against blacks

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The racial tension at the heart of the protests that led two top University of Missouri administrators to resign remained at the Columbia campus with the arrest of a white college student suspected of posting online threats to shoot black students and faculty.

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Amid offensive, Iraqi Kurds cut Islamic State supply line

 

SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — Supported by U.S.-led airstrikes, Kurdish Iraqi troops on Thursday seized part of a highway that is used as a vital supply line for the Islamic State group, a key initial step in a major offensive to retake the strategic town of Sinjar from the militants.

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