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Russian Internet trolls sought to co-opt unwitting American activists
October 18, 2017

gorodenkoff/iStock/Thinkstock(ST. PETERSBURG, Russia) — From their desks in St. Petersburg, Russian Internet trolls at a company with ties to Russian President…

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Behind the ISIS group that ambushed US forces in Niger
October 18, 2017

dikobraziy/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Defense Intelligence Agency assesses it is “highly likely” that the group behind the ambush in Niger that killed…

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Education of 4.5M children in Yemen threatened by ongoing conflict
October 18, 2017

PeterHermesFurian/iStock/Thinkstock(SANA’A, Yemen) — A new school year is underway for children in the U.S., but for children in Yemen, where air…

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'It's all gone': Hurricane-ravaged Dominica, on the front line of climate change, fighting to survive
October 18, 2017

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Verlyn Peter picked her way through the wreckage of her home, searching for anything she and…

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Why US troops are in Niger
October 18, 2017

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The back and forth about President Donald Trump’s condolence calls to the families of four fallen American soldiers in…

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Iraqi Kurdish independence gamble backfires
October 17, 2017

iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — In ongoing standoff following a referendum for an independent state separate from Iraq, Kurds in northwestern Iraq have suffered…

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US government indicts two Chinese nationals, accused of contributing to national opioid crisis
October 17, 2017

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. government has indicted two Chinese nationals for allegedly manufacturing and shipping illegal cocktails of the drug fentanyl…

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FBI to help investigate car bomb that killed Panama Papers journalist
October 17, 2017

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The FBI is helping authorities in Malta investigate a car bomb that killed a journalist who exposed the nation’s…

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Austria's conservative 'wunderwuzzi' Sebastian Kurz likely to be Europe's youngest leader at 31
October 17, 2017

Thomas Kronsteiner/Getty Images(VIENNA) — On Sunday, Austria’s center-right People’s Party (ÖVP) won the parliamentary elections, putting its 31-year-old leader Sebastian Kurz…

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Burrito-dropping drones test deliveries to customers in rural Australia
October 17, 2017

blog.x.company(QUEANBEYAN, Australia) — X, the organization known as Google’s “moonshot factory,” announced Monday that is using drone technology to deliver burritos…

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