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Forces loyal to Syria's government committed what amounted to crimes against humanity, including deliberately starving civilians, during the siege of Eastern Ghouta, UN investigators said Wednesday. The five-year siege, on the outskirts of the capital, ended in April when Damascus regained control of the rebel enclave. "Following the end of the longest running siege in modern history... the UN Commission of Inquiry (for human rights in Syria) has condemned this method of warfare in Syria as barbaric," the UN investigators said in a statement. The COI, tasked by the UN Human Rights Council in March to... [Read More]
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A team of scientists claims to have unraveled one of the animal kingdom's more peculiar mysteries: why wombat poo is cube-shaped. [Read More]
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Three Democratic senators have filed a lawsuit challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. The complaint was filed Monday by Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island. [Read More]
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Reporters can voluntarily ramp back their snarky, narrative-driven approach to news gathering and return to old-school best practices. [Read More]
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The S-400, a mobile long-range surface-to-air missile system, is the Kremlin's answer to America's Patriot and THAAD platforms. Lockheed Martin makes the THAAD, or terminal high altitude area defense, system, while Raytheon makes the Patriot. [Read More]
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A Broome County Grand Jury Friday handed up an 18-count indictment of Derrick D. Cervini and Heather M. Kasmarcik, for Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child, Class A-II Felonies, along with seve... [Read More]
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A Tallahassee man is out on bond after being arrested for sexually assaulting a minor at a local Motel 6. [Read More]
A judge ruled that the remains believed to be those of freed slaves will stay where they are at a construction site in Sugar Land. [Read More]
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A New Jersey couple died on Thursday on the way to their wedding. Kathryn Schurtz and Joseph Kearney were driving along I-87 when they were killed in a fiery, multi-vehicle crash in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The couple was on their way to get married in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The crash happened when a tractor-trailer was unable to stop and slow to the speed of traffic, causing it to hit a passenger vehicle which was pushed into a tractor-trailer ahead. A New Jersey couple on their way to get married died in a chain-reaction car accident on Thursday.... [Read More]
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The latest challenge, offered by Sens. Richard Blumenthal, Mazie Hirono and Sheldon Whitehouse tracks the two other recent court actions. [Read More]
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A magnitude 4.1 earthquake has shaken an area beneath Olympic National Park south of Port Angeles. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake hit just after 3 a.m. Monday. There were no immediate reports of damage. According to the agency's website, people in the region reported feeling weak to light shaking. [Read More]
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Baltimore County fire crews were fighting a dwelling fire Monday morning. [Read More]
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The Monday morning traffic rush got off to a tragic start with a fatal crash on I-275 at Eureka Road. [Read More]
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Two of the hottest teams in the NHL meet in Toronto on Monday... [Read More]
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Bob McElligott answers your questions in the Monday Mailbag episode. [Read More]
The White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) is tapping presidential biographer Ron Chernow as the headliner for its 2019 dinner, forgoing the typical Hollywood celebrity.Chernow, who pe... [Read More]
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Forty-seven national experts made picks for the Kansas City Chiefs' game Monday night against the Los Angeles Rams. Here is who they are predicting will win the NFL game on "Monday Night Football" and why. [Read More]
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After a year of changes, the quietly commanding High Maintenance co-creator embarks on a new life. [Read More]
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Cruise lines such as Cunard, Emerald and Scenic have begun rolling out Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. USA TODAY rounds them up. [Read More]
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