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Opposition forces break through the Qaboun siege

Airstrike in Syria Kills and Wounds Dozens

Warplanes struck rebel-held parts of Syria Saturday killing and wounding scores of people amid clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and insurgent groups in some of the worst violence to hit the country in weeks, opposition activists said

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Lawmakers Want FBI Help on Missing Black Girls

Black lawmakers are putting pressure on the FBI to help investigate the number of missing black minors in Washington, D.C. after social media users have been tweeting about the lack of media coverage of missing black and Hispanic girls

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London Attacker Worked in Saudi Arabia Teaching English

The British man who killed four people during a London rampage had made three trips to Saudi Arabia: He taught English there twice on a work visa and returned on a visa usually granted to those going on a religious pilgrimage

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The European Union Just Turned 60. Now What?

European leaders marked the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty as a turning point in their history in the knowledge that Britain will officially trigger divorce proceedings from the bloc next week

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Two Further Arrests In Connection With London Attack

London's top anti-terror officer says two more "significant arrests" have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, in central and northern England. Nine people are currently in custody, while one has been released on bail.

US President Donald Trump speaks during the Women in Healthcare panel at the White House in Washington, DC, March 22, 2017.

Trump Administration Approves Keystone Pipeline Permit

The Trump administration has issued a presidential permit to pipeline builder TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. President Donald Trump is expected to discuss this decision in a press conference later today

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The NHL Is Headed to China

National Hockey League officials are putting finishing touches on a pair of exhibition games between the Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings. The move comes as local Chinese officials and businessmen discuss investing in an NHL franchise

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Released from Custody

An Egyptian security official says ousted President Hosni Mubarak is back at home after being released from custody. The 88-year-old was acquitted on March 2 of charges that he ordered the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that led to his ouster

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Rick Perry Thinks Texas A&M Election Was 'Stolen'

The Energy Secretary said he was initially proud of his alma mater for electing its first openly gay student body president. But when he found out another candidate initially won, Perry questioned whether he was disqualified in pursuit of "diversity"