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US Navy sued over live-fire training plan in Pacific

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Honolulu, Jul 27(AP) - Community members and an environmental group on Wednesday sued the U.S. Navy, the Department of Defense and the secretary of defense over a plan to turn two Pacific islands into live-fire testing sites.

The plan calls for using the islands of Tinian and Pagan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands for military war games.

The training would prevent Pagan's native people from returning to their home island, which was evacuated 35 years ago after a volcanic...
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Bill Clinton tells a love story to make his case for Hillary

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Philadelphia, Jul 27 (AP) - There have been millions of words, decades of video and reams of commentary devoted to their story. It's been dissected, defended and decried at kitchen tables and on cable news, in tabloids and classrooms.

But on Tuesday night, as millions of voters watched and with...
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Japan police search home of suspect in stabbing spree

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Sagamihara, Jul 27 (AP) - Japanese police on Wednesday searched the home of the suspect in a mass stabbing spree that left 19 people dead at a facility for the mentally disabled.

Earlier in the day, suspect Satoshi Uematsu was transferred from a local police station to the prosecutor's office in...
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Australian leader launches inquiry into teen detainee abuse

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Sydney, July 26 (AP) - Australia's prime minister ordered a sweeping investigation Tuesday into alleged abuse at a juvenile detention center after video emerged of Aboriginal teens being tear-gassed, stripped naked and shackled to a chair.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he would launch a...
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UN calls for 48-hour humanitarian pause in Syria's Aleppo

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United Nations, July 26 (AP) - Weekly 48-hour humanitarian pauses are urgently needed in Syria's Aleppo city where fighting has left over a quarter of a million people trapped and in desperate need of aid, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Monday.

Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council that he...
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