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Sparks fly between Turkey, Iraq as battle looms to oust ISIL from Mosul

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The State Department urged Turkey to respect Iraqi leader’s wishes.              
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Malaysian police said on Friday that a preliminary report showed the murder of Kim Jong-nam was carried out with a highly toxic chemical known as VX
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Spurred by protests and a torrent of angry phone calls and emails from constituents, Democrats have all but cast aside any notion of conciliation with the White House.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was killed with a highly toxic chemical weapon known as VX nerve agent, Malaysian police said on Friday, citing a
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FAIRFAX, Okla. (AP) — A man fatally shot by a northeast Oklahoma police chief died Thursday after he allegedly shot his estranged wife to death on the main street of a small town, then went to a city
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