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  • NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea

    HELSINKI (AP) — NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.

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  • Mother of Utah baby found in trash leaves jail

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a trash can was released from jail on Monday, and told reporters as she left that she hadn't known she was pregnant.

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    Citizen Pulls Over Police Officer

    In an attempt to bring attention to the issue of unlawful traffic stops by police impersonators, Gavin Seim of Washington state flagged down a police officer on the side of the road.

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  • Man, woman stoned to death for adultery in Syria: monitor

    By Rasha Elass BEIRUT (Reuters) - A man and a woman have been stoned to death for adultery in separate executions in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a monitoring group reported on Tuesday. The man was executed in Idlib province in an area controlled by Islamist groups including the Nusra Front,…

    Reuters
  • Sweden gets two new sightings, as hunt for undersea intruder goes on

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's military is working on two new observations that could be evidence of suspected "foreign underwater activity" near the country's capital, a senior naval officer said on Tuesday. Swedish forces have been scouring the sea off Stockholm since Friday, after what the…

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    New data shows just how liberal Silicon Valley donors are (17 photos)

    Republicans often talk about how they need to do a better job of making inroads into Silicon Valley—the nation’s tech innovation hub—and there have been plenty of reports in recent years about the progress they've already made. But new data from Crowdpac, a for-profit company that analyzes…

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  • How 1 doctor saved Nigeria from Ebola catastrophe

    A day after the World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of Ebola, the doctor who treated the country's first case of the deadly virus and later died from the disease herself is being hailed as a hero for helping stop the outbreak.

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  • Lawsuit: Detained transgender teen treated as boy

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 16-year-old transgender girl being held at a boys' detention center alleged that staff members are repeatedly referring to her by her male birth name and male pronouns, forcing her to wear boys' uniforms and banning her from wearing her wig and makeup.

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  • Another US patient recovers from Ebola

    Washington (AFP) - A US patient who has asked to remain anonymous has recovered from the Ebola virus and was released from the hospital, Emory University Healthcare said on Monday.

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  • IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.

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  • Man warns Obama 'don't touch my girlfriend.' How did president handle it?

    An apparently jealous man on Monday warned President Obama to stay away from his fiancée.

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  • Arizona jury sworn in to consider death penalty for Jodi Arias

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona jury was sworn in on Tuesday to decide whether Jodi Arias, who was convicted of the 2008 slaying of her ex-boyfriend at a sensational trial, should face the death penalty or life in prison. The 12 jurors and six alternates were sworn for the penalty…

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  • US man charged with killing Saudi college student

    SAN FERNANDO, California (AP) — A man charged with killing a Saudi Arabian college student stabbed him in order to steal a car the student was selling on Craigslist for more than $30,000, Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday.

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  • Poland's Sikorski under fire over Russia interview

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's former Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski came under fire Tuesday from the prime minister and political opponents over a U.S. magazine interview in which he allegedly said Russia's president offered Poland the opportunity to jointly carve up Ukraine in 2008.

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    Police: Man Crawled Through Apartment Window To Sexually Assault Girl, 10

    The case of a Connecticut man accused of sexually assaulting a 10 year old girl has been transferred to New Haven Superior Court due to the severity of his charges, a judge said Monday. According to police, Desmond James, who also goes by the name Jose Gonzalez, climbed into the window of a…

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  • Head of Iran's chief clerical body dead at 83

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A leading Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, who headed the country's most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing the nation's supreme leader, has died. He was 83.

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  • Newborn killer whale, first born since 2012, presumed dead in Washington

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - The first calf born in two years to an endangered killer whale population off the coast of the Pacific Northwest has been declared missing and presumed dead just weeks after its birth, experts said on Tuesday. The mother of the baby orca was seen for three…

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