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Casualties mount as Iraqi troops advance in IS-held Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- "We have wounded!" the men shouted from the roadside. Two soldiers, bleeding, were being bandaged beside their smoking vehicle on the side of a dusty dirt road....
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Casualties mount as Iraqi troops advance in IS-held Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- "We have wounded!" the men shouted from the roadside. Two soldiers, bleeding, were being bandaged beside their smoking vehicle on the side of a dusty dirt road....
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Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held area in central city

BEIRUT (AP) -- Government warplanes pounded a rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs on Sunday, killing at least three and wounding dozens, Syrian opposition activists said, and President Bashar Assad's forces pushed ahead in Syria's offensive on the historic town of Palmyra held by the Islamic State group....
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Malaysia: Poisoning of Kim caused paralysis, quick death

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's health minister said Sunday that the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused "very serious paralysis."...
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'American Watercolor' showcases masterpieces of movement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Prior to the 1860s, creating art with watercolor was seen as the realm of women and children, illustrators and amateurs. Artists wanting to prove their mettle used the most prestigious medium of the time: oil paint....
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Teams check 2 reports of tornados in Pennsylvania

Teams from the National Weather Service are investigating whether tornados touched down in two areas of central and northeastern Pennsylvania as storms battered the region over the weekend....
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Police say dozens of headstones damaged at Jewish cemetery

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say scores of headstones have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia....
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Boscov remembered as energetic businessman, caring person

READING, Pa. (AP) -- Late department store chairman Albert Boscov is being remembered as an energetic businessman, a caring person and a tireless cheerleader for the city he loved....
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High levels of manganese found on Chicago's far South Side

CHICAGO (AP) -- Dusty mounds of petroleum coke are no longer in Chicago, but federal and city officials have discovered a potentially more dangerous kind of pollution while investigating the black piles that once towered above the city's far South Side....
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Man shot by police after barbecue threat report identified

READING, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have released the name of a man shot and killed by a police officer in eastern Pennsylvania after a report of threats at a neighbor's backyard barbecue....
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Pink slips may await some Pennsylvania public universities

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- In the coming months, some of the schools in Pennsylvania's 14-university system of higher education may get pink slips....
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Charlotte Police: No injuries in gunfire by CIAA title game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Charlotte police say they're looking for clues and suspects after a barrage of gunfire in the middle of a downtown street near the site of a basketball championship game....
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Somali immigrant cab driver dies after beating; 2 charged

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Somali immigrant cab driver found beaten and robbed last week in Pittsburgh has died, and two men accused of assaulting and robbing him are facing charges, authorities said....
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Man ordered to trial in woman's death reported as suicide

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial in the death of his girlfriend, which authorities say he originally reported as a suicide....
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Is reluctance to hold town halls by some Congressional Republicans due to public safety concerns or to avoid an angry public?

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Total Votes: 32,059

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