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  • Thousands of Iraqis being used as human shields near Mosul
    QAYARA, Iraq (AP) -- For three months, as Islamic State militants ranged across farms and villages south of Mosul, they took Sayid Naheer, his wife and eight children with them. The family was among tens of thousands of people that the U.N. says have been rounded up to be used as human shields....
  • Frequent casino bus crashes draw mounting safety scrutiny
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rosa Ruiz returned from a gambling jaunt to San Diego before dawn Saturday and was back on another bus that evening, headed for a desert casino....
  • Kirk apologizes for mocking rival's family military history
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk apologized Friday for mocking his Democratic rival's immigrant background and her claim that her family's military service dates back to the Revolution - comments that drew wide criticism and threatened an already difficult re-election campaign....
  • Oil pipeline protesters burn vehicles, set roadblock
    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- Protesters ousted from private land where they tried to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline burned vehicles and built roadblocks along a North Dakota state highway where they faced off Friday with authorities....
  • Syrian rebels launch Aleppo offensive to break siege
    BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels launched a broad offensive for Aleppo Friday as the Russian, Syrian, and Iranian foreign ministers vowed to intensify their fight against terrorism in the country....
  • Does baby powder cause cancer? Another jury says yes.
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- For the third time, Johnson & Johnson has been hit with a multimillion-dollar jury verdict over whether the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene....
  • Brick workers enslaved for life as Afghan warlords profit
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Every day that Dil Agha works at his backbreaking job at a brick kiln on the outskirts of Afghanistan's capital Kabul, from before sunrise to well after sunset, he digs himself deeper into debt....
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