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U.S. Soldier Ambushed in Niger Wasn’t Captured

(WASHINGTON) — An American soldier killed in an ambush in Niger with three comrades but recovered days later wasn’t captured alive by the enemy or executed at close range, The Associated Press has learned, based on the conclusion of a military investigation. It found evidence he apparently fought to the end. Dispelling a swirl of…

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Hundreds of People Fell Sick on a Royal Caribbean Cruise

Hundreds of passengers fell sick aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise this week due to a gastrointestinal illness — a common issue that plagues cruise lines due to close living quarters, among other factors. The five-night cruise docked in Florida on Saturday as 332 passengers contracted a stomach-related illness, a spokesperson for Royal Caribbean told CNN.…

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New Patriots WR Kenny Britt active vs. Steelers

In one week, Kenny Britt went from the doghouse in Cleveland to the playing field in New England. Britt is active for the Patriots' pivotal showdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Britt signed a two-year deal with the Pats on Tuesday after being waived by the winless Browns. Apparently, there was enough time to get the…

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Atlanta airport loses power, trapping travelers in planes and terminals

Flying home for the holidays was more of a headache than usual for those traveling through the Atlanta airport on Sunday. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta — the busiest airport in the world — lost power on Sunday reportedly leaving some passengers trapped in planes and inside the airport terminals. Passengers sit stranded at the…

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Notable injuries we’re tracking from Sunday’s games

Here are some injuries we're tracking Sunday in Week 15 of the 2017 NFL season: 1. Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee (ankle) needed help off the field in the first quarter and is questionable to return against the Houston Texans. 2. Arizona Cardinals safety Antoine Bethea is questionable to return against the Washington Redskins…

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Putin phoned Trump to thank him for CIA intel that foiled a planned terrorist attack in Russia, the Kremlin says

In this still from a video, Russian Federal Security Service operatives detain a suspect in St. Petersburg. (Russian Federal Security Service via AP) MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday phoned President Trump to thank him for a tip from the CIA that thwarted a terrorist attack being planned in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin said.…

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‘Beyond a perfect storm’: Wind-driven California fire nears record

CLOSE Cory Iverson, a San Diego-based firefighter who was one of the thousands fighting the blaze northwest of Los Angeles, died Thursday. A review team will investigate what happened. (Dec. 15) AP In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, flames advance towards a large fire break near homes along Gibraltar Road…

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