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Globe Trot: Five U.S. service members dead in C-130 crash

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: A U.S. military plane has crashed near the Jalalabad airfield, killing 11. Five of the dead were U.S. service members. Despite Taliban claims to…

Midday Roundup: Hurricane Joaquin strengthens as it nears U.S.

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Weather warnings. Hurricane Joaquin is growing stronger by the day as it roars over the mid-Atlantic. The storm became a Category 3 overnight, and it has the…

Coalition forces join Afghan army in attempt to regain Kunduz

By Anna K. Poole
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Afghanistan | Soldiers from the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan joined the fight today to retake Kunduz from the Taliban. According to The Washington Post , the troops are…

Globe Trot: Russia starts dropping bombs in Syria

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Hours after a “frank” and “productive” meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the UN, Russian…

Midday Roundup: Taliban victorious in strategic Afghan town

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Do-over. U.S. forces are once again fighting for an Afghan region they liberated from the Taliban 14 years ago. The Islamic extremists retook the…

Midday Roundup: Emissions scandal wrecks Volkswagen’s reputation

Midday Roundup: Emissions scandal wrecks Volkswagen’s reputation

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Fahrvergnügen? Volkswagen executives admitted today the emissions scandal first revealed Friday is much larger than previously thought. At least 11 million…

Globe Trot: Three Americans killed by Kabul car bomb

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN:At least 12 people were killed when a car bomber attacked a NATO convoy in Kabul on Saturday. The dead included three Americans who worked for…

Midday Roundup: Cuba lets Baptist church stay open

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Commuted sentence. Cuban authorities have withdrawn plans to seize control of a large church in eastern Cuba after receiving extensive negative publicity.

Taliban Five free to return to terror after travel ban ends next week

By Thomas Miller
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Terrorism | Five Taliban leaders will be free to travel the world again next week after serving a one-year travel ban. American leaders fear the men will rejoin their old…

Afghan president condemns Taliban for attack

By Mickey McLean
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Afghanistan | UPDATE: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the Taliban for Wednesday night’s attack that killed 14, including an American, a British citizen,

Midday Roundup: ISIS frees Yazidi captives amid Iraqi offensive

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Freed. Islamic State (ISIS) militants released 216 Yazidi prisoners today after holding them for about eight months. The captives, mostly children and…

Globe Trot: Saudi Arabia joins the fray in Yemen

By Mindy Belz
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International | YEMEN: Overnight, Saudi forces began airstrikes against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen. The Iran-backed rebels have in recent weeks driven U.S. special…

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