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Militants, Iraq security forces clash at country’s largest oil refinery

An official at Iraq’s largest domestic oil refinery says Sunni militants have taken over 75 percent of the facility following clashes with Iraqi security forces. “The militants have managed to break in to the refinery. Now they are in control ...

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Overloaded boat sinks 42 missing

An overloaded wooden boat carrying 97 suspected illegal Indonesian immigrants sank off Malaysia’s western coast on Wednesday, with rescuers searching for at least 42 missing people, Malaysian officials said. The passengers included women and children and the boat was not ...

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Picasso’s Hidden Painting

Scientists and art experts have found a hidden painting beneath one of Pablo Picasso’s first masterpieces, “The Blue Room,” using advances in infrared imagery to reveal a bow-tied man with his face resting on his hand. Now the question that ...

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Tornadoes Flatten Tiny Nebraska Town, Killing 1

Residents of the northeast Nebraska town of Pilger were set to begin a massive cleanup operation Tuesday after a deadly tornado swept through the area, killing a 5-year-old and injuring 19 others, 16 critically, while demolishing more than half the ...

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US Forces Move Into Iraq With Security Mission

Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as President Barack Obama nears a decision on an array of options for combating fast-moving Islamic insurgents, including airstrikes or a contingent of ...

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Obama Heads Back to Washington Facing Iraq Choice

Wrapping up a weekend away with his family, President Barack Obama was returning to Washington Monday faced with an impending choice on how to act to stop violent insurgents bringing chaos to Iraq. The White House said Obama got several ...

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US aircraft carrier repositioned in case needed in Iraq

The Pentagon said Saturday that the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush will be repositioned to provide President Obama “additional flexibility” in Iraq. An Al Qaeda splinter group, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, has been ...

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IRS Says It Lost Emails

  IRS Says It Lost Lois Lerner Emails in Tea Party Probe   Republican lawmakers called for a new probe of the Internal Revenue Service on Friday after it told congressional investigators that it had lost more than two years ...

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Rockefeller son dies after his plane crashes

PURCHASE, N.Y — A son of the oldest living member of the Rockefeller family died Friday after the small plane he was piloting crashed into a neighborhood near Westchester County Airport. Richard Rockefeller, 64, of Falmouth, Maine, ate dinner the night before ...

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George H.W. Bush celebrated 90th birthday with one more parachute jump

The nation’s 41st president celebrated his 90th birthday 6,000 feet up in the air. Two years ago, Former President George H.W. Bush made a vow that he would skydive one more time when he turned 90 years old. “I got ...

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