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June 27,2017 21:00
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US lists China as among worst human trafficking offenders

A new US State Department report lists China as among the worst offenders for human trafficking, joining countries including Russia, Syria and Iran on the lowest rung of the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report.
June 27,2017 21:00
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US says it saw preparations for possible Syria chemical attack

A U.S. warning to Syria's leadership against staging a chemical weapons attack was based on intelligence about what appeared to be active preparations at a Syrian airfield used for such an attack in April, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
June 26,2017 18:20
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Oil edges higher; growing US supply limits gains

Oil prices crept higher on Monday in quiet trade that featured bargain hunting after prices slid last week and hit seven-month lows, but gains were limited by rising crude supply in the United States and other countries.
June 26,2017 04:40
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Fugitive lawyer says he's fled the US using fake passport

Fugitive lawyer Eric C. Conn fled the country using a fake passport and help from someone overseas who has given him a job to support himself while on the lam, Conn told the Herald-Leader in an email exchange over the weekend.
June 26,2017 04:40
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Japanese airbag maker Takata files for bankruptcy, gets US sponsor

Japan's Takata Corp 7312.T, the firm at the centre of the auto industry's biggest ever product recall, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Japan and said it would seek $1.6 billion in aid from U.S.-based Key Safety Systems (KSS).
June 24,2017 00:00
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Exclusive: US list to drop Iraq, Myanmar as worst offenders on child soldiers

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world's worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, U.S. officials said, a step that could prompt accusations the Trump administration is prioritizing security and diplomatic interests ahead of human rights.
June 23,2017 22:20
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US Military's Vital 'Doomsday Planes' Damaged in Tornado

Two of the U.S. Military's E-4B planes — commonly called the "Doomsday Plane" — were damaged and knocked out of service recently in a tornado at Offutt Air Force Base, in Nebraska, according to two U.S. military officials.
June 23,2017 22:20
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US releases dramatic photos of 'unsafe' Russian jet intercept

US European Command released dramatic photos that show the moment a Russian Su-27 fighter jet flew within five feet of a US Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea -- an encounter US officials assessed to be "unsafe."
June 23,2017 07:40
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Here come the US Space Corps

Star Trek has Starfleet, Star Wars has the Imperial Navy, and Halo has the United Nations Space Command. But for the moment, real-life Earthlings of the United States don’t have a cool sci-fi name...
June 22,2017 20:20
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Mourners remember US student held prisoner by North Korea

Thousands of friends and family members gathered in suburban Cincinnati on Thursday to say goodbye to an American student who died days after returning to the United States in a coma following 17 months in captivity in North Korea.
June 21,2017 22:00
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Russians targeted 21 election systems, US official says

Russian hackers targeted 21 U.S. state election systems in the 2016 presidential race and a small number were breached but there was no evidence any votes were manipulated, a Homeland Security Department official told Congress on Wednesday.
June 21,2017 19:40
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Police officer stabbed at Michigan airport

A police officer was stabbed in the back and neck Wednesday at an airport in Flint, Michigan, and the suspect is in custody and being questioned, according to authorities.
June 21,2017 19:00
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After weeks of secrecy, Senate to unveil healthcare bill

U.S. Senate Republicans plan to unveil the text of their draft healthcare bill on Thursday as senators struggle over issues such as the future of the Medicaid program for the poor and bringing down insurance costs.
June 21,2017 02:00
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Family declines autopsy for US student released by North Korea

An Ohio coroner, abiding by family wishes, has performed an external examination instead of a full autopsy on the body of the U.S. student who was held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months and sent home in a coma, the agency said on Tuesday.