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Obama casts Iran talks as part of broader foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is casting the Iran talks as part of a broader foreign policy doctrine that sees American power as a safeguard that gives him the ability to take calculated risks.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2015

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After Tikrit victory, Iraq's new challenge: Win over Sunnis

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq won the battle to retake the city of Tikrit from the Islamic State group, backed by a coalition of the unlikely in Iranian advisers, Shiite militias, and U.S.-led airstrikes, but the country now faces what could be its most important battle: Winning the support of the Sunnis.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2015

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Gunman in Kenyan massacre was government official's son

GARISSA, Kenya (AP) — One of the gunmen who slaughtered 148 people at a college in Kenya was identified Sunday as the law-school-educated son of a Kenyan government official, underscoring the inroads Islamic extremists have made in recruiting young people to carry out attacks against their own country.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2015

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AP: US special ops forces skeptical women can do their job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2015

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Report cites multiple failures in Rolling Stone rape article

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Rolling Stone is pledging to review its editorial practices but won't fire anyone after a leading journalism school issued a blistering critique of how it reported and edited a discredited article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2015

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Look up! Brief total lunar eclipse to grace the sky Saturday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don't blink. There's a total eclipse of the moon Saturday — and it's an unusually short one.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015

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Racism a lingering problem among collegiate millennials

 

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Kayla Tarrant loves the University of Maryland. But the campus tour guide says a racist email and photo attributed to her schoolmates makes her reluctant to encourage other black students to enroll "in a place where you feel unsafe and no one cares about you."

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015

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Man reported missing at sea for 66 days found in good health

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A man reported missing at sea two months ago was rescued on the overturned hull of his sailboat off the North Carolina coast, and he walked away from a hospital hours later in good condition, with no obvious sunburn, dehydration or other signs of distress.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015

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