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It said the attack targeted "a command base. of the terrorists in Deir Ezzor", using a different version of the name for the province in eastern Syria. "Backed by Iran, Iraqi Shi'ite groups are spreading across the Badia", said Abu Yaqoub, a commander in the Ahmed Abdo Martyrs Brigade, an FSA rebel group whose fighters were involved in the battles.
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    The article published by the official Korean Central News Agency was Pyongyang's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a U.S. hospital on Monday after North Korea released him for what it said was humanitarian reasons. The US doctors had also said that Warmbier's severe brain injury was most likely - given his young age - to have been caused by cardiopulmonary arrest cutting the blood supply to the brain.
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    The objective of the act is to preserve records that can help explain the president's thinking and decision making. Michael Kratsios, the White House's deputy chief technology officer, told reporters the goal of the sessions is to find ways the United States "can maintain its leadership creating and fostering entirely new technologies that will drive our economic growth".
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    Sheriff to shorten sentences for inmates who rescued fallen depu

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    The sheriff ... may award earned time allowances to such inmates based on institutional behavior. While on work detail at a local cemetery with six inmates, he says he began experiencing "coughing spells" before fainting. They'll be getting shortened sentences. "That really speaks a lot about my officers too, how they treat these inmates. If they would have left him there, it could have been hours before anyone came across him".
  • Huge stuffed cow saves 2-year-old boy after fall out window

    Huge stuffed cow saves 2-year-old boy after fall out window

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    The boy escaped with apparent minor injuries and was held overnight at Massachusetts General Hospital for observation, Kyes said. The boy is expected to be OK. Quateri said the incident was the first of its kind in his 25-year career, although Kyes said a child falling out of a window is not uncommon. The family says he loves the cow and carries it everywhere.
  • Otto Warmbier funeral: Ohio town celebrates life of North Korea detainee

    Otto Warmbier funeral: Ohio town celebrates life of North Korea detainee

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    The European Union is in discussions with South Korea and China about taking a potential role as a broker for negotiations with North Korea on ending its nuclear program, according to EU officials involved in the effort. North Korea will be on top of the agenda when Chinese and American officials meeting in Washington on Wednesday. North Korea released him last week for what it described as humanitarian reasons and he died Monday in a USA hospital.
  • Oscar to Enter Tennessee's Obamacare Market in 2018

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    Humana, one of four insurers now serving Bexar County, announced earlier this year that it planned to pull out of the exchanges completely. Insurers that will participate in the health program in some states are expected to send their proposed rates Wednesday, a deadline that was postponed several weeks by the Trump administration to give companies more time.
  • King Mohammed VI Congratulates Mohammed Bin Salman on Appointment as Crown Prince

    King Mohammed VI Congratulates Mohammed Bin Salman on Appointment as Crown Prince

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    The president called Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after Saudi Arabia's King Salman appointed his 31-year-old son as crown prince . Risky regional conflicts are also a challenge, as Saudi Arabia and Iran compete for dominance in countries like Yemen , Saudi's southern neighbor, which has been devastated by a Saudi-led air campaign to quell an uprising that the Saudis say is backed by Iran.
  • Spokeswoman: Trump thinks election hacking 'probably was Russia'

    Spokeswoman: Trump thinks election hacking 'probably was Russia'

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    The continuing stream of information may have been enough to sway one of the Russian hacking story's biggest and most important skeptics - President Donald Trump . "I believe that the president said even back in January and I'll read the statement from then, that he thinks it's a disgrace, thinks its an absolute disgrace".