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9/11 museum shows SEAL's shirt from bin Laden raid

9/11 museum shows SEAL's shirt from bin Laden raid

NEW YORK - The shirt a Navy SEAL wore in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and a special coin given to a CIA officer who played a key role in finding him are being displayed at the Sept. 11 museum, adding potent symbols of the terrorist attacks' aftermath days before their anniversary.

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Arab League chief: Confront Islamic State group

Arab League chief: Confront Islamic State group

CAIRO - The head of the Arab League urged its members Sunday to confront Islamic State extremists "militarily and politically," issuing an apparent call to arms as President Barack Obama prepares to go to lawmakers and the American public with his own plan to stop the militants.

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Al-Qaida leader says it has expanded into India

Al-Qaida leader says it has expanded into India

NEW DELHI — Promising to "storm your barricades with cars packed with gunpowder," al-Qaida announced Thursday it had created an Indian branch that the terror network vowed would bring Islamic rule to the entire subcontinent.

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For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

BIDDEFORD, Maine - A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball's earliest greats.

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Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

WASHINGTON - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question.

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US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

WASHINGTON - Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.

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 Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombing killed 14 people in Anbar western province, officials said.

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UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

GENEVA — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are known now, the World Health Organization said Thursday as the United States announced plans to test an experimental Ebola vaccine.

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Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.

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Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US

Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US

WASHINGTON — Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three years to stabilize Libya after dictator Moammar Gadhafi's overthrow.

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Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues

Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting — an uneasy deal that halts the deadliest war the sides have fought in years, with more than 2,200 killed, but puts off the most difficult issues.

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UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

WASHINGTON — Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.

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Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens US

Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens US

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT — Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.

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 Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter

Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter

LEWISTON, Maine - The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.

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American held in Syria freed after nearly 2 years

American held in Syria freed after nearly 2 years

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.

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Quake in California's wine country injures dozens

Quake in California's wine country injures dozens

NAPA, Calif. — A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them and toppling wine bottles in vineyards around the region. Scores were injured as the temblor knocked out power to thousands, caused gas and water lines to rupture, sparked fires and buckled roads.

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Tropical Storm Cristobal to move away from Bahamas

Tropical Storm Cristobal to move away from Bahamas

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Cristobal is moving erratically north-northeastward away from the Bahamas but is forecast to stay away from the U.S. East Coast.

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