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    Ben Bradlee will forever be linked to Watergate. The dynamic newspaper man steered The Washington Post through its historic coverage of the most notorious political scandal in U.S. history. “It was the unraveling, the undressing of the Nixon administration,” says Bob Woodward, who along…

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    Syrian refugees (80 photos)

    Refugees streaming into Turkey from Syria say their home city, once bustling with 400,000 citizens, has become a ghost town, emptied of all people but a few thousand fighters trying to hold off an onslaught by Islamic militants. The masses fleeing the brutal offensive by the Islamic State group on…

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    The fall of Kobani, Syria to the Islamic State (57 photos)

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday it was wrong of the United States to air drop military supplies to Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian border town of Kobani , as some weapons were seized by Islamic State militants besieging it. Find more news related pictures in our photo…

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    U.S. airstrikes in Syria (71 photos)

    Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers agreed Wednesday to send much-needed reinforcements to fellow Kurds battling to stop the key Syrian border town of Kobane from falling into the hands of the Islamic State group. The approval came as Turkey criticised US air drops of ammunition and weapons to Kobane's…

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  • Koch Brothers Super PAC adds another $6.5 million in TV ads

    The Koch brothers-backed super PAC is adding to its TV spending over the final two weeks leading up to the midterm elections, dropping an additional $6.5 million into six competitive U.S. Senate races. The ads will link Democratic candidates to President Obama.

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  • Bizarre CGI Video Goes Viral

    An odd but impressive video popped up on Vimeo recently, and we can't stop watching it. It's a CGI (computer-generated imagery) rendering of a horizontally rotating column knocking over and pushing around what looks like humans. The video is titled "I've fallen, and I can't get up!" It was uploaded…

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  • Ottawa shootings: Videos, photos capture chaotic scene, aftermath

    A chaotic scene unfolded Wednesday in downtown Ottawa, where a series of shootings left at least two people dead, including a soldier and suspected gunman.

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    K2 - the savage mountain (15 photos)

    Reuters Photographer Wolfgang Rattay travelled to northern Pakistan to trek the K2 base camp trail. K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the difficulty of the ascent. Geographically, Pakistan is a climbers paradise. It rivals Nepal for the number of peaks over 7,000 meters and is home to the…

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    Photos of the day - October 22, 2014 (35 photos)

    A woman picks marigold flowers in the fields before sending them to the market in Kathmandu, police stand in front of the house of Nuria Sanchez Miranda to evict her and her son in Madrid and a woman with a parasol sits overlooking the Mediterranean Sea near a beach in Jaffa are some of the photos…

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    Multiple shootings in Ottawa (23 photos)

    Ottawa police say they are investigating three shooting incidents in Ottawa, including inside parliament buildings and at the War Memorial. A uniformed Canadian soldier has been shot at the War Memorial in Ottawa, and gunfire has also broken out inside the Parliament buildings CPR was performed…

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    The battle for Iraq (36 photos)

    In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria’s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target - Iraq’s western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad. The vast desert region - where Sunni…

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  • McCain: 'People don’t like Republicans and they don’t like Obama'

    Arizona Sen. John McCain is expecting a low voter turnout in next month's midterm elections because he says voters are skeptical of both the Obama administration and the Republican Party.

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    Assad forces continue battle with Syrian rebels (30 photos)

    Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his…

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    Dog worship day in Nepal (21 photos)

    Nepalese are marking the five-day long festival of Tihar, and celebrations today are dedicated to the worship of dogs. Also known as the festival of lights, devotees also worship the goddess of wealth Laxmi by illuminating and decorating their homes using garlands, oil lamps, candles and colorful…

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  • Senator blasts DEA for fake Facebook profile using woman's name, photos

    The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is calling on the Justice Department to condemn the actions of a DEA agent who created a fake Facebook profile using a real woman's name and photos without her consent.

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  • Young girl narrowly avoids falling glass outside Ukraine stadium

    A young girl narrowly escaped debris that fell from a stadium after an explosion in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where pro-Russian forces have been battling Ukrainian government troops.

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  • Is Iowa's Joni Ernst a pragmatist or a partisan? The Senate's balance of power could hinge on the answer

    The contest between Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst and Rep. Bruce Braley is one of the closest Senate races in the country. And whether Iowans believe her claim that she is a middle-of-the-road Republican conservative who likes to solve problems — rather than a tea party candidate who wants to impeach…

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