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Victims of mistaken identity among the 10 sent from Guantanamo to Oman

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MIAMI -- The Arabian Sea nation of Oman has taken in eight Yemenis and two Afghans from Guantanamo, the Pentagon said Tuesday, including several men cleared for release for years who were mistakenly profiled as captives of consequence.

But U.S. officials anticipated there would be more releases in coming days -- over the objection of President-...Read more

Prosecutors release recording of Florida musician's final words in police shooting

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Stranded along a highway off-ramp in the middle of the night, Corey Jones can be heard pleading, "Hold on. Hold on."

For the first time, the public on Tuesday could listen to the final words the drummer spoke at 3:15 a.m. on Oct. 18, 2015, just before he was shot to death by then-plainclothes Palm Beach Gardens Police ...Read more

President Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning

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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has sharply reduced the sentence of Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army private convicted of leaking thousands of classified reports to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

The president also pardoned a retired Marine Corps general, James E. Cartwright, who pleaded guilty in October to lying to FBI agents about ...Read more

Marine killed in live-fire training exercise in Southern California

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LOS ANGELES -- A U.S. Marine was killed and another was injured last week during a live-fire training exercise at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms.

The Marines were participating in small arms live-fire training Friday just after 5 p.m. in preparation for an integrated training exercise, said Lt. Karen Holliday, a ...Read more

Donald Trump may have accidentally created a new women's movement

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WASHINGTON -- When Marin Alsop was 9 years old, her father took her to see Leonard Bernstein direct the New York Philharmonic. The next day, she got a bracing response when she told her violin teacher she wanted to be a conductor. She couldn't. She was a girl.

Today, Alsop is music director and conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Yet...Read more

UC President Janet Napolitano hospitalized amid cancer treatment

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University of California President Janet Napolitano is nearly finished with an undisclosed cancer treatment that began more than four months ago, the university system announced Tuesday, a day after "she experienced side effects that required her to be hospitalized."

In a statement, UC said Napolitano was diagnosed with the cancer at the end of...Read more

Prosecutor says Pulse gunman's widow knew about the attack before it happened

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- The widow of the gunman who attacked a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., in June, leaving 49 patrons dead, knew about the attack before it was going to happen and failed to do anything to stop it, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.

Noor Zahi Salman barely spoke at her first appearance in court in Oakland to face charges of ...Read more

Trump says low approval ratings are rigged

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President-elect Donald Trump accused approval rating polls of underestimating his support as he nears inauguration, tweeting early Tuesday morning that they were "rigged" against him.

"The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls," he wrote. "They are rigged just like before."

A new ...Read more

Nigeria 'accidentally bombed' civilians, president says

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ABUJA, Nigeria -- Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said his military "accidentally bombed" civilians in the country's northeast Tuesday after an aid organization said 52 people were killed in a Nigerian airstrike on a refugee camp.

Doctors Without Borders, or MSF, said staff workers were trying to provide first aid and evacuate at least 120 ...Read more

Trump says first day of his administration will be Monday, not his inauguration

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During the campaign, President-elect Donald Trump promised to roll back many of President Barack Obama's policies on day one of his administration, some of which can be swept away with a simple stroke of the pen.

Trump will officially become president after he delivers the oath of office at his inauguration on Friday, but it appears the ...Read more

GM, after pressure from Trump, pledges $1B US investment

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DETROIT -- A week after President-elect Donald Trump criticized its production of cars in Mexico, General Motors on Tuesday pledged to invest $1 billion at several plants in the U.S.

The automaker also said it plans to bring thousands of information technology jobs back to the U.S. from overseas. The moves will create 7,000 new manufacturing ...Read more

Airport shooter told FBI he was under mind control and chatted with jihadi

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The gunman who opened fire on Fort Lauderdale airport travelers, leaving a trail of questions about his motive for killing five people and injuring six others, told FBI agents after the violent rampage that he had been under "government mind control" and "hearing voices," authorities said Tuesday at a federal court ...Read more

India's Modi, taking shots at China, says no talks with Pakistan

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NEW DELHI -- India will not hold talks with Pakistan as long as New Delhi's nuclear-armed neighbor continues to support terrorism in South Asia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a foreign policy speech.

"India alone cannot walk the path of peace, it also has to be Pakistan's journey to make," Modi said at a conference in New Delhi. "...Read more

Man posed as Justin Bieber to extort nude photos from 9-year-old girl, police say

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LOS ANGELES -- A Massachusetts man is in police custody after soliciting nude photos from a Los Angeles County minor while posing as pop star Justin Bieber, authorities said this week.

Bryan Asrary, 24, was arrested in Revere, Mass., on Dec. 18 when a search warrant was served on his home by L.A. County sheriff's detectives with the assistance ...Read more

Putin says doesn't believe Trump met prostitutes in Russia

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MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said he doesn't believe that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump met with prostitutes in Russia, calling the accusations part of a campaign to undermine the election result.

Unsubstantiated allegations made against Trump are "obvious fabrications," Putin told reporters in the Kremlin on Tuesday. "People ...Read more

Search for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 ends after nearly 3 years

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JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Nearly three years after Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over the Indian Ocean, Australia, China and Malaysia on Tuesday called off the underwater search, saying "no new information has been discovered" to solve what has become one of aviation's greatest mysteries.

A statement by the Joint Agency Coordination ...Read more

China's Xi warns against trade war in defense of globalization

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HONG KONG -- Chinese President Xi Jinping cautioned against protectionism as he pushed back against criticism of globalization by Donald Trump and other Western populists.

"Protectionism is like locking yourself in a dark room, which would seem to escape wind and rain, but also block out the sunshine," Xi told the World Economic Forum on ...Read more

Court nixes key spot on parade route for anti-Trump protest

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WASHINGTON -- Protesters won't get to displace bleachers at a key inauguration parade spot on Pennsylvania Avenue so they can stage an anti-Donald Trump demonstration, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Act Now to Stop War and End Racism Coalition, known as ANSWER, had pressed a lawsuit seeking access to Freedom Plaza with the U.S. Court of...Read more

Airport shooter Esteban Santiago visited 'jihadi chat rooms' online, prosecutors say

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Accused airport shooter Esteban Santiago initially blamed his actions on government mind control but later told FBI agents he had been "on the dark web" communicating in "jihadi chat rooms," with Islamic State terrorists or sympathizers, authorities said in court Tuesday.

During a detention hearing, federal prosecutors ...Read more

Court records detail charges wife of Pulse shooter faces

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Records detailing the charges the wife of the Pulse nightclub shooter is facing were unsealed Tuesday morning in federal court.

Noor Salman was arrested early Monday morning at her home outside San Francisco and is expected to appear before a federal judge for the first time later Tuesday.

She is the only person facing charges...Read more

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