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US won't let borders hamper fight vs. extremists

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has avoided military involvement in Syria's three-year-civil war thus far. Faced with an Islamist extremist group making gains across the region and the beheading an American journalist, the Obama administration's resistance may be weakening....
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Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq, Sunnis halt talks

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people and prompting Sunni lawmakers to freeze talks on forming a new government - a move that presents a major challenge to efforts to create an administration that can confront Islamic extremists who have seized large swaths of Iraqi territory....
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Hamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided by collaborators....
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West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a "direct invasion," and the U.S. and NATO condemned it as well....
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Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 deaths

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities....
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AP Photos: Pakistani protesters sleep on streets

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- They swarmed into Pakistan's capital in their thousands, protesters calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation and the dissolution of parliament....
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UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

GENEVA (AP) -- The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday....
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Mexico creates special economic-crime force

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions....
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2 French girls investigated as would-be jihadi

PARIS (AP) -- Two French girls, aged 15 and 17, have been captured by a security net that authorities are using to ferret out citizens who are considering traveling to other countries to join jihads....
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Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'

BANGKOK (AP) -- Interpol said Friday it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father hundreds more....
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Opinion Poll

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Considering the Governor's comments, if indicted do you think there can be a fair trial in the Michael Brown wrongful death case in Missouri? <More Info>

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No:
80%
Yes:
20%
Total Votes: 6,421

Yesterday's Poll

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Do you think the U.S. is at risk of mission creep in Iraq?

Yes:
73%
No:
27%
Total Votes: 6,415