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Thu Jul 24, 2014 - 10:20 AM
Muslims, Christians, displaced people and political parties took part in the protest outside UN offices in Arbil, some 350 kilometres (220 miles) north of Baghdad.UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was to fly to the city later on Thursday having earlier held talks in Baghdad."We condemn the targeting of Christians in Mosul," read one banner."We call on the international community to protect the Iraqi people," read another.Thousands of Christians and other minorities have fled t ... Full Story

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Wed Jul 16, 2014 - 2:31 PM
BOSTON (Reuters) - Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire is holding off a challenge from Republican Scott Brown, according to a poll released on Wednesday, although the former U.S. senator from Massachusetts is gaining ground. Shaheen has the support of some 50 percent of registered voters, with 42 percent favoring Brown, who stunned Massachusetts Democrats in 2010 when he won a U.S. Senate seat that had been held by liberal Edward M. Kennedy for a half-century, accor ... Full Story

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Fri Sep 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM
columbia, mo ap span classyshortcuts idlw_1348254028_6republican repspan span classyshortcuts idlw_1348254028_0todd akinspans comments about rape are evidence of his extremism on several issues, democratic sen span classyshortcuts idlw_1348254028_1claire mccaskillspan said friday at the first debate between the span classyshortcuts idlw_1348254028_2missouri senate candidatesspan akin painted his opponent as a bigspender who votes 90 percent of the time with span classyshortcuts idlw_1348254028_ ... Full Story

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Thu Jul 24, 2014 - 5:31 AM
As hundreds of mourners fanned themselves against the heat, the outrage sparked across New York City by video recordings, which show Garner flat on a sidewalk pleading to the officer gripping his neck that he cannot breathe, was never far from the surface. Officers have been banned from using chokeholds for more than 20 years and the city has said it will investigate why the practice appears to persist. Between bursts of gospel singing, ministers preached loudly and angrily over Garner's ... Full Story

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Mon Jul 21, 2014 - 10:11 AM
NEW YORK (AP) â?? Court documents show Philip Seymour Hoffman rejected his accountant's suggestion that he set aside money for his three children because he didn't want them to be "trust fund" kids.The New York Post ( ) says the children's court-appointed lawyer recently interviewed the actor's accountant, David Friedman.In a July 18 filing in Manhattan Surrogate Court, Friedman recalled conversations with Hoffman where the topic of a trust for his ... Full Story

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Thu Jul 24, 2014 - 5:55 AM
The move sets the stage for closing arguments on Monday in the case in which Donald Sterling is challenging his estranged wife's authority to sell the club for $2 billion to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer.The final witness called on behalf of Donald Sterling was doctor Jeffrey Cummings, an expert in Alzheimer's disease who acknowledged under cross-examination by Shelly Sterling's lawyer Pierce O'Donnell that the two doctors who found the Clippers owner mentally in ... Full Story

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Wed Jul 23, 2014 - 6:21 PM
"It's going to be considered common. It's not going to feel taboo, and people are not going to feel they need to be closeted or keep their sexuality a secret because of other people's opinions," Stonestreet told The Associated Press on Wednesday.The "Modern Family" star, who plays a gay man on the popular ABC show, said, "Times are changing and Jason Collins, Michael Sam and those guys who have come out are most definitely having an impact with society." ... Full Story

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Fri Sep 14, 2012 - 9:53 AM
WASHINGTON Amine El Khalifi, 29, an illegal immigrant who lived in Alexandria, Virginia, was sentenced after pleading guilty in June to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. He faced a maximum sentence under the law of life in prison, but prosecutors agreed to 25 to 30 years as part of a plea deal. "The sentence in this case must be a beacon to those would seek to commit such attacks that, when caught and prosecuted, they will be sentenced to d ... Full Story

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Thu Jul 24, 2014 - 5:26 AM
Experts, The violence they took with them easily took hold and flourished in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala â?? countries with weak, dysfunctional governments.A few things to know:WHERE DO CENTRAL AMERICAN GANGS COME FROM?One study estimated some 350,000 Salvadoran immigrants illegally came to Southern California from 1980 to 1985 while trying to escape civil war and corruption in their home country. ... Full Story

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