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ISIS in Palmyra

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ISIS executes 250-plus as it takes Palmyra

When ISIS captures a city, the bloodshed is hardly over, as the militants summarily execute captive fighters and residents by the dozens. In Syria, they have killed more than 250 of them in less than two weeks.

At least 13 of the victims were childre...

Michael Brelo

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Cleveland cop acquitted after shooting couple

How can a police officer fire 15 shots into a car with two unarmed people inside and then get acquitted after their deaths?

That's exactly what happened when a judge announced Saturday that Cleveland police Officer Michael Brelo was not guilty of vol...

Sheikh Hasina Bangladesh

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Graves, trafficking camps found in Malaysia

Malaysian authorities have uncovered 139 graves of victims caught up in the human trafficking trade in forests close to the Thai border, the country's national police chief said Monday.

Khalid Abu Bakar said that each grave, near the town of Wang Kel...

Bomb Capital

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DC police detonate pressure cooker

A pressure cooker in a parked car on the National Mall aroused the suspicions of Capitol Police in Washington on Sunday, and they called out a bomb squad to do away with it.

Officers spotted the car on routine patrol and found it suspicious. Inside we...

Ehud Olmert

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Former Israeli PM Olmert sentenced

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for taking cash from an American businessman.

He was also fined $25,700.

Police said Olmert received the money from 1993 through 2006, during his tenure as Jerusalem's may...

dallas storm

KTVT

Texas, Oklahoma flooding continues Monday

A day after record-setting rains left three people dead and washed away hundreds of homes in Texas and Oklahoma, the heavens are easing up. But that doesn't mean the threat is gone.

But the torrents that those storms dumped are still too much for rive...

TX flooding 2015

KXAN

Storms bring destruction to Texas and Oklahoma

Flooding from record-setting rains in Texas and Oklahoma swept away hundreds of homes and left at least three people dead.

"We do have whole streets that have maybe one or two houses left on them, and the rest are just slabs," said Kharley Smith, emer...

Mathematician John Nash in 2005

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'Beautiful Mind' mathematician, wife killed

John Forbes Nash Jr., the Princeton University mathematician whose life inspired the film "A Beautiful Mind," and his wife died in a car crash Saturday, according to New Jersey State Police.

Nash, 86, and Alicia Nash, 82, were riding in a taxi near Mo...

Ukraine truce

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Separatist commander killed in Ukraine

A high-ranking separatist commander was killed in eastern Ukraine when his car was attacked in Luhansk region, his battalion announced in a video statement Sunday. Alexei Mozgovoi, commander of the Prizrak, or Ghost, Battalion, was the target.

Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller

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Comedy great Anne Meara dies

Comedy great Anne Meara, the quick-witted half of the comedy team "Stiller & Meara," died at 85 on Saturday, her family said.

Meara and her husband, Jerry Stiller, were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long, the family said in a stat...

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