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Islamic militants attack hotel in Somalia

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Terrorism | The Somali-based terror group al-Shabaab is claiming responsibility for an attack in the country’s capital today that left at least 14 dead and many others…

Police: Kansas shooter had long rap sheet

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Shooting | UPDATE (10:30 a.m.): Police have identified the man who killed three people and wounded 15 others at a lawnmower factory in Kansas as 38-year-old Cedric Ford,

Midday Roundup: Kalamazoo shooter’s family clueless during spree

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Newsworthy | Still no answers. The family of Uber driver Jason Dalton is providing details about the days and hours leading up to last weekend’s shooting spree,

Midday Roundup: Obama makes final appeal to close Gitmo

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Newsworthy | Last chance. President Barack Obama is making a final push to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, attempting to fulfill a campaign promise he made eight…

Midday Roundup: Nation pays last respects to Antonin Scalia

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Newsworthy | Last respects. Pallbearers carried the casket containing the body of Justice Antonin Scalia up the steps of the Supreme Court this morning, walking through a…

Midday Roundup: Hospital paid $17,000 ransom to hackers

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Newsworthy | E-siege. After being locked out of patient files and other computer-based systems for about a week, a Los Angeles-area hospital paid hackers $17,000 for a…

Massive car bomb in Turkish capital targets military convoy

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Terrorism | Turkish officials say at least 28 people died when a car bomb exploded in Ankara today. The blast targeted a military convoy carrying armed forces personnel.

Midday Roundup: Apple won’t unlock terror attacker’s iPhone

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Newsworthy | Security spat. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company will not comply with a judge’s order to help the FBI unlock an iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed…

Former UN head Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies

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Obituary | Former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali died today at a hospital in Cairo after falling and breaking his pelvis. He was 93. A prominent Egyptian…

Midday Roundup: Assad, rebels agree to try to end fighting in Syria

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Newsworthy | Here’s hoping. The Syrian government and opposition groups reached a peace agreement last night that will allow desperately needed aid to flow into…

Midday Roundup: FBI arrests rogue rancher Cliven Bundy

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Newsworthy | Protest arrest. FBI agents arrested Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy at the Portland, Ore., airport Wednesday night as he traveled to Burns, Ore., to rally…

Wheaton, Hawkins profess no hard feelings

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Higher Education | College to name scholarship for the departing political science professor it once wanted to fire

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