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Prominent Al-Qaida figure killed in US drone strike in Syria

Syrian monitors and a relative of a senior Egyptian al-Qaida figure fighting in Syria say he was killed in a U.S. drone strike there this week.
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Uber settles lawsuit over driver background checks for $10M

Uber will pay at least $10 million to settle California prosecutors' allegations that the ride-hailing company misled passengers over the quality of its driver background checks.

Database of Holocaust victims reaches 1 million names

An effort to build a free online database of Holocaust victims and survivors has reached a milestone.
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Pope insists conscience, not rules, must guide faithful

Pope Francis has insisted that individual conscience should be the guiding principle for Catholics negotiating the complexities of sex, marriage and family life.

Kerry in Baghdad to meet Iraqi leaders, discuss IS fight

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced stop in Baghdad on Friday to meet Iraq's prime minister and other top officials at a time of increased military momentum against the Islamic State but deep political uncertainty in the unstable country.
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Bill Clinton clashes with ‘Black Lives Matter’ protesters

Former President Bill Clinton had a tense and prolonged exchange with Black Lives Matter protesters at a Hillary Clinton campaign event today in Philadelphia.

2 men drown after cracked paddle boat takes on water

Authorities say two men have drowned after their paddle boat had a crack in the bottom and filled with water.

Flint residents await interviews with federal investigators

Federal investigators are heading to Flint, Michigan, this weekend to interview residents who complained early on to the federal government about problems with the city's water supply.

FBI director says hacking method works on ‘narrow slice’ of iPhones

The tool purchased from a private party and used to access an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters only works on a "narrow slice" of phones, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday night.

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