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Iraq declares victory over Islamic State group in Tikrit
UPDATE: The government declared victory in Tikrit on Wednesday over extremists of the Islamic State group, and it warned the militants holding other Iraqi provinces that they would be the next to f...
April 01, 2015 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Germany: Pissarro work from Gurlitt trove to be returned
Germany says experts have determined that a Camille Pissarro painting from the art trove hoarded by the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt was looted by the Nazis and will be returned to its rightful...
April 01, 2015 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program
President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized a new U.S. government approach to deterring cyberattacks: financial sanctions against malicious overseas hackers and companies that knowingly benefit ...
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Georgia News Roundup
Today's headlines are: Georgia officials beginning water safety campaign - Atlanta streetcar to continue offering free rides - Public input sought on plan for Fort Yargo State Park - Day 8 of delib...
April 01, 2015 11:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inmate overpowers guard, escapes from eastern Illinois jail
A convicted murderer awaiting sentencing escaped from a jail in eastern Illinois Wednesday after beating a guard into unconsciousness, taking his keys and uniform and speeding off in his SUV.
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11 Atlanta educators convicted in test cheating scandal
Eleven former Atlanta public school educators were convicted Wednesday of racketeering for their role in a wide-ranging conspiracy to inflate scores on students' standardized tests.
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US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat
UPDATE: The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas by the s...
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Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food
A group of researchers say polar bears forced off melting sea ice will not find enough food to replace their current diet of fat-laden marine mammals such as seals, a conclusion that contradicts st...
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Lufthansa CEO at crash site: 'Long, long time' to understand
Lufthansa's chief executive said Wednesday it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led to a deadly crash in the French Alps last week — but refused to say exactly what the airline knew ...
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Death of Getty oil heir is likely natural causes or accident
Andrew Getty, among the heirs in a family whose name is synonymous with elite American wealth, was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home of what was most likely natural causes or an accident, auth...
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