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Mississippi police officers investigated after man dies after arrest

Mississippi police have been accused of causing injuries during the arrest of a man on misdemeanor charges that ultimately led to his death. According to WAPT-TV, Tuesday, George Robinson, died in a Jackson hospital, just two days after he was arrested and released by police during the manhunt for suspects in the shooting death of a pastor. ...

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US Syria Withdrawal Risks Vital Strategic Interests

The U.S. withdrawal from Syria may bring to a close an open-ended and strategically unclear military commitment and likely put at risk vital national security interests, according to some analysts. “I guess the problem is that whereas our involvement doesn’t necessarily make things better, our lack of involvement doesn’t either,” said Mark Katz, ...

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US Syria Withdrawal Risks Vital Strategic Interests

The U.S. withdrawal from Syria may bring to a close an open-ended and strategically unclear military commitment, but it will also likely put at risk ...

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Mary Oliver: Pulitzer-winning poet dies aged 83

Oliver famously penned the line: "What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

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Lebanon arrests US man for crossing illegally from Israel

The army says the man, whom it named as Colin Emery, is suspected of crossing illegally from Israel.

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Israeli exchange student killed in Australia

Australian police say the killing of Israeli university student Aiia Maasarwe was "random and opportunistic".

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US Federal Workers Take On Odd Jobs to Make Ends Meet

When her paychecks dried up because of the partial government shutdown, Cheryl Inzunza Blum sought out a side job that has become a popular option in the current economy: She rented out a room on Airbnb. Other government workers are driving for ...

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Parkland Pushes Back Against Arming Teachers

Parents, teachers and students are pushing back on a report released recently in Parkland, Florida — the site of a mass shooting at a high school last February — that recommends arming teachers to secure schools. “I don’t agree we should arm teachers,” said Lori Alhadeff, whose 16-year-old daughter, Alyssa, was shot and killed at Marjory ...

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Netanyahu: Israel struck Iranian weapons depot at Damascus airport

In a rare acknowledgment of Israeli operations in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the country's air force struck Syria over the weekend.

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‘I’m proud as can be of my Black ancestry’: Broadway star Carol Channing dies at 97

Iconic stage personality Carol Channing, who was best known for her role as Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” has died at 97. According to ...

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Hello Dolly's Carol Channing dies aged 97

The Broadway actress and singer died on Tuesday morning at her home in California of natural causes.

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Colorado Woman, Among 1st WWII Female Pilots, Dies At 96

A Colorado Springs woman who was among the first women to fly for the U.S. military during World War II has died at age 96. Bill Young told The Gazette that his mother Millicent Young died Saturday of complications related to chronic obstructive ...

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Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei denies firm poses spying risk

The 74-year-old says China has never asked it to share "improper information" about its clients.

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How a hacked phone may have led killers to Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi probably thought his messages to a dissident were cloaked in security. In reality the messages were compromised -- along with the rest of the phone, which was allegedly infected with a piece of malware made in Israel but linked to a growing number of countries.

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Polish mayor dies after being stabbed in heart on stage

The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk died on Monday, one day after he was stabbed in the heart and stomach by a man who rushed on stage during an open-air charity event, a police spokesperson confirmed to CNN.

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Lamin Sanneh, Scholar of Islam and Christianity, Dies at 76

Born on a river island in West Africa and inspired by Helen Keller, he wound up teaching at Yale and writing about the spread of religions in Africa.

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Israel to scour Danube in search for Holocaust remains

Hungary and Israel aim to recover remains of Jews murdered and thrown into the river in 1944.

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Pawel Adamowicz, Gdansk mayor, dies after stabbing

Thousands are attending vigils for Pawel Adamowicz, who was attacked at a charity event on Sunday.

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Trump: I Never Worked for Russia'

U.S. President Donald Trump declared Monday, "I never worked for Russia," days after news reports suggested he might be beholden to Russia and President Vladimir Putin. "I think it's a disgrace you even asked that question," Trump told a reporter who queried him about his ties to Russia outside the White House as he prepared to leave for New ...

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American-Founded Liberian Academy's Investigation Looms Over Parents

Parents of students at an all-girl American academy in Liberia are anxiously awaiting an investigation into allegations that the charity failed to act on signs of a staff member’s sexual abuse.  A 2018 expose published by the U.S.-based research organization ProPublica and Time magazine on the More Than Me Academy sparked public outrage over the ...

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'Treat your business partnership like your marriage'

Founder of ecological shoe brand Allbirds, Joey Zwillinger, says he treats his business partnership like his marriage.

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Ex-South Africa striker Masinga dies

Former South Africa captain Lucas Radebe says the country has lost a "legend" following his compatriot Phil Masinga's death aged 49.

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Trump Dismisses New Allegations He Is Beholden to Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump is dismissing news reports suggesting he is beholden to Russia and President Vladimir Putin or hiding accounts of his ...

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Shirley Boone, Philanthropist and Wife of Pat Boone, Dies

Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone as well as a philanthropist, has died. She was 84. She passed away on Friday surrounded by her ...

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Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah dies aged 89

The former Cambridge professor had received the highest honour in his subject - a Fields Medal.

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Nazi prison guard who lived in New York for decades dies at 95

A former Nazi labor camp guard who lived in the United States for decades after World War II has died in Germany, local officials said.

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Michael Atiyah, Mathematician in Newton’s Footsteps, Dies at 89

One of the 20th century’s leading mathematical theorists, he revealed a connection between math and physics not seen since the 17th century.

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