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Russia, U.S. to work together to monitor Syria in Geneva

A ceasefire is in effect in one of the most war-torn cities in Syria, the U.S. State Department said Wednesday. The United States and Russia concluded arrangements for a cessation of violence in Aleppo and surrounding areas, according to a department...

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Former U.S. Sen. Robert Bennett dies

Former Republican U.S. Sen. Robert Bennett died Wednesday from complications due to pancreatic cancer and a recent stroke, according to a statement from his family.

Bennett was 82 years old.

"His final days were filled with kindness and love, and the ...

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Australian ISIS recruiter 'killed in airstrike'

An Australian ISIS recruiter who called on his countrymen to "start attacking before they attack you" has died in a U.S. airstrike.

Neil Prakash was the country's "most prominent" ISIS recruiter and its "highest value target," according to Australian ...

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FBI: Man sprayed poison on food at grocery stores

A man who went into multiple Michigan grocery stores and sprayed a poisonous mixture on open food is in custody, according to the FBI.

About 15 stores -- including a Whole Foods Market and a Kroger -- in Ann Arbor, Flint, Midland, Birch Run and Salin...

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North Korea's nuclear program: What do we know?

Despite international condemnation, North Korea has ramped up its quest to become a nuclear power, with weapons tests a very visible sign of leader Kim Jong Un's ambitions.

This year alone has seen at least eight signs of either nuclear tests or deli...

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Democrats tie Trump to GOP Senate candidates

Democrats got the Republican presidential nominee they hoped for this week as they work to take back control of the Senate.

As soon as Donald Trump gained the presumptive nominee title -- following his Indiana primary win Tuesday -- Democrats swiftly ...

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No winners! Powerball jackpot grows to $415 million

Sorry folks, there were no winning jackpot tickets sold for Wednesday's Powerball.

The good news is that after 18 consecutive drawings without a winner, the jackpot prize has increased to a staggering $415 million. That's the ninth largest potential ...

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U.S. hepatitis C deaths hit all-time high

Hepatitis C-related deaths reached an all-time high in 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday, surpassing total combined deaths from 60 other infectious diseases including HIV, pneumococcal disease and tuberculosis.

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CNN

California raises smoking age to 21

California has passed legislation raising its smoking age from 18 to 21 for most of its citizens.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a series of bills Wednesday, which also place new restrictions on where people can smoke and the sale of electronic cigarettes.

"[...

Clinton press conference

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Judge OKs depositions in Clinton email probe

A federal judge Wednesday approved a plan for the taking of depositions by several current and former State Department officials about Hillary Clinton's email server.

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