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US-backed forces take Syria's largest oil field from IS

BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-backed fighters captured Syria's largest oil field from the Islamic State group Sunday, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government forces....
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US-backed forces take Syria's largest oil field from IS

BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-backed fighters captured Syria's largest oil field from the Islamic State group Sunday, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government forces....
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Japanese Prime Minister Abe heads to impressive election win

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's ruling coalition appeared headed to an impressive win in national elections in what would represent an endorsement for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nearly five-year leadership....
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Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate Iran

DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration's case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations on Sunday, pushing for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite to counter growing Iranian assertiveness. He also called for a quick resolution to the ongoing crisis between Qatar and its Arab neighbors, which he said was unintentionally bolstering Iran....
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Study finds victim race factor in imposing death sentences

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A new study of capital punishment in Pennsylvania found that death sentences are more common when the victim is white and less frequent when the victim is black....
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Motorcyclist killed in crash after fleeing police identified

GLENSHAW, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have released the name of a motorcyclist killed in a crash after fleeing from an officer who was trying to make a traffic stop near Pittsburgh....
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Retrial set for civil rights suit against police officer

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A judge has scheduled a retrial early next year in a civil rights lawsuit filed by a black man paralyzed when he was shot during a traffic stop by a Pittsburgh police officer....
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FBI couldn't access nearly 7K devices because of encryption

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The FBI hasn't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday, turning up the heat on a debate between technology companies and law enforcement officials trying to recover encrypted communications....
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Father facing charges after son, 3, injured in shooting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say a father is facing charges following critical injuries to his 3-year-old son who police say was shot in the head by his 6-year-old brother....
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4 wounded when gunman opens fire on basketball court

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Police say four people were shot and wounded when someone opened fire on a basketball court in suburban Philadelphia....
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Prosecutor urges rejection of appeal in 1980 contract murder

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors are urging a Pennsylvania judge to dismiss an appeal by a man serving a life term in a 1980 murder that prosecutors said he was hired to commit by the victim's wife and her lover....
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Vet sentenced to 9½ to 20 years after plea in father's death

EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- An Iraq war veteran has been sentenced to 9½ to 20 years in prison in the shooting death of his father last year in a case that a Pennsylvania judge called "very, very sad."...
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Protesters arrested after clash with police in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two people have been arrested after two officers suffered injuries during a brief clash between police and protesters in Philadelphia....
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Pennsylvania's budget fight will come with its own price tag

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania state government's projected $2.2 billion deficit, and a protracted fight over how to fix it, will come with its own special price tag....
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