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Obama summons Americans to compromise and change

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Americans soon to begin choosing his successor, President Barack Obama is casting his seven divisive years as a time of positive change, implicitly asking voters to replace him with a Democrat who would continue his hard-won policies on health care, climate change and Iran.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 January 2016

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US Navy sailors released unharmed by Iran in less than a day

 

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It turned out to be the international crisis that wasn't.

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Michigan National Guard, FEMA help Flint amid water crisis

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Members of the Michigan National Guard are headed to Flint to help dole out bottled water, filters and other supplies to residents dealing with a drinking water crisis that began months ago.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 January 2016

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Suicide attack on Pakistan polio center kills 15

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide attack on a polio vaccination center in southwestern Pakistan on Wednesday killed 15 people, mainly police who had gathered to escort health workers, who have been repeatedly targeted in recent years by Islamic militants, officials said.

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Once accommodating neighbors now turn back Syrian refugees

BEIRUT (AP) — After taking in a million Syrian refugees, Lebanon has quietly changed course in recent months, forcing refugees to return to Syria — where they are at risk of persecution or death — or stay illegally, leaving them vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.

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S. Korea fires warning shots after North Korean drone seen

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday fired 20 machine gun warning shots after a North Korean drone briefly crossed the rivals' border, officials said, the first shots fired in a Cold War-style standoff between the Koreas in the wake of the North's nuclear test last week.

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Israeli military: Airstrike targets Gaza militants, 1 killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military carried out a rare airstrike in Gaza on Wednesday, targeting a group of Palestinian militants placing explosives along the border and killing one of them, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

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1 person detained in connection with Istanbul suicide attack

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police have arrested one person in connection with the deadly suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed 10 Germans, officials said Wednesday.

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