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Barack Obama speaks to the media after having lunch with formerly incarcerated individuals who have received commutations, including Ramona Brant (L) and Phillip Emmert (R), at Bus Boys and Poets restaurant in Washington, D.C., on March 30, 2016.
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An image grab taken on Oct. 2, 2013 from a video uploaded on YouTube on July 8, 2012, of the spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), Abu Mohammad al-Adnani al-Shami, speaking next to an Islamist flag at an undisclosed location. The Islamic State (IS) group announced on Aug. 30, 2016 that Adnani was killed in Syria's northern city of Aleppo.

ISIS Says Its Spokesman Was Killed in Syria

The ISIS-run Aamaq news agency said that its spokesman, Abu Muhammed al-Adnani, was "martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo," without providing further details

Workers prepare for the opening of an Apple store in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, January 23, 2015.

Apple Ordered to Pay $14.5 Billion in Back Taxes

E.U. antitrust regulators ordered Apple to pay up to $14.5 billion in taxes plus interest to the Irish government after ruling that a special scheme to route profits through Ireland was illegal state aid

Chris Brown attends the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons honoring Martin Bandier at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

Police Investigate Alleged Chris Brown Threat

Authorities are investigating whether Chris Brown allegedly threatened a woman at gunpoint inside his California home. Officials responded after a woman said Brown pointed a gun at her before she ran outside to call police

John McCain speaking during an African American veterans and business leaders roundtable event ahead of the U.S. Senate election in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., on Aug. 12, 2016.

How Tuesday's Primaries Reflect the 2016 Elections

Sen. John McCain and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz are under pressure as congressional primary voters in Arizona and Florida head to the polls to pick their favorite candidates to run for Congress and the results could be unpredictable

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj (R) shake hands before their meeting in New Delhi, India on August 30, 2016.

U.S. and India Agree to New Counterterrorism Plan

The United States and India agreed to boost counterterrorism cooperation by expanding intelligence sharing about known or suspected extremists and terrorist threats. The two countries also renewed their commitment to track down and prosecute perpetrators of several terrorist attacks on Indian soil

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How Cheap Gas Led More Americans to Die on the Road

Americans love the low gas prices that have made driving increasingly cheap in recent years, but cheap fuel has a nasty side effect: more driving that has helped lead to a spike in traffic deaths, according to transportation officials

U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets with law enforcement experts at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, NY, on August 18, 2016.

FBI Recovers 30 Clinton Emails Involving Benghazi

The State Department says about 30 emails involving the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI's recently closed investigation into her use of a private server

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USDA Closes Offices in 5 States After Threats

The Agriculture Department said it had closed offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats that it considered serious. USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick said the messages raised concerns about the safety of USDA personnel and facilities

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It’s Official: iPads Are Sedatives for Kids

According to a small new study, giving children who were about to undergo surgery an iPads was as effective at calming them down than giving them a sedative. The research suggests that playing games on an iPad helps reduce kids' anxiety

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Zika Can Also Cause Hearing Loss: Study

The health problems associated with the Zika virus continue to pile up, and a new report from researchers in Brazil reveals that the virus can also cause hearing loss in babies born to a mother who was infected

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Dogs Can Understand What We Say: Study

If you've ever thought your dog could understand what you're saying, you may have been right, according to researchers in Hungary who have investigated and recorded the brain activity of dogs using an fMRI scanner