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Group: Airstrikes in Syria kill more than 900

In the two months since the United States and coalition allies first launched airstrikes against ISIS targets inside of Syria, the missions have killed more than 900 people, nearly all militants, a monitoring group said Saturday.

But 52 civilians,…

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2 reported dead after earthquake hits China

A magnitude-5.9 earthquake struck a remote region of southwestern China, reportedly killing at least two people and causing a stampede at a primary school.

The quake struck late Saturday afternoon in a mountainous area of Sichuan province at a depth…

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UVA suspends fraternities after rape claim

The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternities and associated parties until January 9 following a Rolling Stone magazine article that described a student's account of being gang raped and her frustration at trying to bring her alleged…

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Ferguson waits: No decision this weekend

A steady rain dampened an already gloomy mood here Saturday afternoon as word spread that a grand jury looking into whether to indict police Officer Darren Wilson had yet to make a decision.

The grand jury, which last met on Friday, will reconvene…

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Buffalo's curse: Warmer temps and rain

After insane amounts of snow and bitterly cold temperatures this week, the Buffalo area begins to thaw out Saturday.

The good news: Warmer temperatures will begin to melt some 7 feet of snow across the region.

The bad news: Warmer temperatures will…

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Strong earthquake shakes Japan's Nagano area

A strong earthquake shook central Japan on Saturday night, injuring several people as their homes collapsed in a village west of Nagano, an official said.

Reports of the intensity of the quake, centered in the Nagano area at 10:08 p.m., differed. The…

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U.S. to extend combat role in Afghanistan

In a policy shift, President Barack Obama has decided to extend the combat role of U.S. forces in Afghanistan into 2015, allowing troops to keep fighting the Taliban and other militant groups that threaten American soldiers or the Afghan government,…

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Report: Chances to help Adam Lanza missed

Newtown shooter Adam Lanza was an isolated young man with deteriorating mental health and a fascination for mass violence whose problems were not ignored but misunderstood and mistreated, according to a report released Friday by a Connecticut state…

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Why students are saying #ThanksMichelleObama

Students unhappy with school meals are taking it out on the first lady by sharing images on social media of lunches sarcastically tagged #ThanksMichelleObama.

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ISIS threatens Anbar government center

ISIS militants are fighting Iraqi military and tribal forces close to the main government complex of Anbar province in the center of Ramadi, according to a local official there.

The fighting started Friday after ISIS militants launched a coordinated…

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