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Fighter jets track military blimp drifting over Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says U.S. fighter jets are tracking an unmanned Army surveillance blimp that tore loose from its ground tether in Maryland and is drifting north over Pennsylvania.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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Nigerian military: 338 captives rescued from Boko Haram

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops have rescued 338 captives, almost all children and women, from Boko Haram camps in a northeastern forest, the military said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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Jewish activists step up activities at sensitive holy site

 

JERUSALEM (AP) — A new Israeli proclamation to uphold a ban on Jewish prayer at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site should have dealt a sobering blow to the die-hard activists who have spent years fighting for the right to worship at the spot, which is sacred to Muslims as well as Jews. Instead, it has only emboldened them.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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Lawyer: Teen suffered several injuries in classroom arrest

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The attorney for a teen who was flipped backward out of her desk and tossed across a classroom says his client did suffer several injuries during her arrest.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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Viewers' guide: Rising tensions on display in 3rd GOP debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect the 10 candidates participating in the third Republican presidential debate to highlight rising tensions in the unsettled field.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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AP-GfK Poll: Support for tighter gun laws ticks up

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a steady string of mass shootings and a revival of the political fight over gun control, Americans are slightly more likely than they were two years ago to say gun laws should be made stricter, a new Associated Press-GfK poll found.

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Obama to police chiefs: US safer because of your efforts

CHICAGO (AP) — Defending police officers who have come under scrutiny like never before, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said the men and women who risk their lives to provide security are wrongly "scapegoated" for failing to deal with broader problems that lead people to commit crimes.

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Walgreens buying Rite Aid, creating drugstore giant

NEW YORK (AP) — Walgreens is buying rival Rite Aid for about $9.41 billion in cash, creating a drugstore giant with nearly 18,000 stores around the world.

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