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Syria's Assad travels to Russia, meets with Putin

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia is about to end its military operation in Syria that tipped the scales in the devastating war in favor of government forces, President Vladimir Putin said at surprise talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad....
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The Latest: Kremlin: Assad visit to ensure peace agreements

MOSCOW (AP) -- The Latest on Syrian president Assad's visit to Moscow (all times local):...
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His country a smoldering ruin, but Assad still in his seat

BEIRUT (AP) -- His nation is a smoldering ruin, much of it held by rival armed factions, domestic or foreign. Half the population is displaced, hundreds of thousands have died and much of the West regards him as a tyrant and human rights abuser. But Syrian President Bashar Assad appears to have survived the war and is likely to hold onto power for the foreseeable future....
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Syria's Assad travels to Russia, meets with Putin

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia is about to end its military operation in Syria that tipped the scales in the devastating war in favor of government forces, President Vladimir Putin said at surprise talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad....
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Neurologist due in Philadelphia court on sex charges

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A neurologist accused of sexual misconduct in three states is due in court on misdemeanor charges that he groped women at a Philadelphia clinic....
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Police: 70 guns stolen from sporting goods store

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Police are investigating after 70 guns were stolen from a sporting goods store in Pennsylvania....
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NY to suspend some highway work for holiday travel

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Highway construction crews will hold off on any non-essential lane closures this holiday weekend to ease traffic during one of the busiest travel periods of the year....
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Natural gas tax comes up for debate in Pennsylvania House

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Legislation to impose a tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production is getting closer to a vote in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives, although the long-sought tax still faces hurdles in the nation's No. 2 gas state....
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House OKs children's health insurance bill without argument

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is advancing legislation to reauthorize the federally subsidized Children's Health Insurance Program after removing wording to prohibit coverage for gender or sex reassignment surgery....
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Final report analyzes options for controversial oil pipeline

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Crude oil that flows through twin pipelines beneath the channel linking Lakes Huron and Michigan could be transported to refineries in other ways, although the likelihood that the pipes will fail probably won't change much for the next several decades, according to a report released Monday....
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Auditor: Democratic convention bonuses OK under grant terms

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Pennsylvania government audit says bonuses paid out by organizers of last year's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia didn't violate terms of a $10 million state grant so they don't have to be repaid....
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Investigators: Roy Halladay performed turns before crash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Retired star pitcher Roy Halladay sped his small sports plane low over the Gulf of Mexico minutes before his fatal crash two weeks ago, climbing sharply in the final seconds before diving into the water, federal investigators said in a preliminary report released Monday....
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4 missing in senior home inferno, officials not hopeful

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Four people are missing and presumed dead following last week's fire at a Pennsylvania senior living community....
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Former hostage says captivity 'intolerable' for her children

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- An American woman who endured five years of captivity in Afghanistan said she and her Canadian husband resisted their captors and did the best they could to raise young children in brutal conditions, using bottle caps and cardboard as toys and teaching their eldest son geography and astronomy....
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