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Missouri River flooding forces evacuation of 7,500 from waterfront city

Missouri River flooding forces evacuation of 7,500 from waterfront cityRecord floodwaters that submerged vast stretches of Nebraska and Iowa farmland along America’s longest river reached a new crest on Friday at the waterfront city of St. Joseph, Missouri, forcing chaotic evacuations of thousands from low-lying areas. With emergency sirens blaring as the Missouri River rose to the top of the three-story-high levee wall in St. Joseph, about 55 miles (88 km) north of Kansas City, Missouri, sheriff’s deputies rushed door-to-door urging residents to flee to higher ground.



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Venezuelan forces kidnap opposition leader Juan Guaido's chief of staff in raid

Venezuelan forces kidnap opposition leader Juan Guaido's chief of staff in raidVenezuelan armed intelligence officers descended on the apartment of Roberto Marrero, a lawyer and top adviser to opposition leader Juan Guaido.



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U.S.-backed forces capture Syria suspects tied to American deaths: sources

U.S.-backed forces capture Syria suspects tied to American deaths: sourcesThe bombing killed Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan Farmer, Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon Kent and Scott Wirtz from the Defense Intelligence Agency. It also killed Ghadir Taher, a naturalized U.S. citizen working as a civilian interpreter for a U.S. contractor. “The investigation is ongoing as are efforts to bring all of those terrorists responsible to justice.” The attack was the worst single incident involving U.S. personnel in Syria since they deployed on the ground there in 2015 and took place at a cafe in the town of Manbij, which was controlled by a militia allied to U.S.-backed Kurdish forces.



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U.S.-backed forces capture Syria suspects tied to American deaths

U.S.-backed forces capture Syria suspects tied to American deathsU.S.-backed forces have captured Islamic State fighters tied to a January suicide bombing in Syria that killed four Americans.



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Colombia: 1,000 Venezuelan forces crossed border since Feb.

Colombia: 1,000 Venezuelan forces crossed border since Feb.CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — About 1,000 members of the Venezuelan security forces have fled to Colombia since last month, giving up weapons and uniforms as they abandoned the government of President Nicolas Maduro, Colombian authorities said Monday.



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Israel Defense Forces confirms rockets fired from Gaza were launched by the Hamas terrorist organization

Israel Defense Forces confirms rockets fired from Gaza were launched by the Hamas terrorist organizationIsraeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon says Israel is ready to protect their people.



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US-backed Syrian forces push on as IS militants fight back

US-backed Syrian forces push on as IS militants fight backBAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces said Wednesday that Islamic State militants are putting up a desperate fight against their advances and staged a counterattack overnight from the tiny speck of land the extremists still hold in eastern Syria.



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US-backed Syrian forces resume assault on last IS redoubt

US-backed Syrian forces resume assault on last IS redoubtUS-backed forces said Sunday time was up for Islamic State group jihadists hunkering down in their eastern Syrian holdout and resumed their assault on the pocket. The extremists once ruled over millions in a swathe of Syria and Iraq, but they have since lost all that land except for a riverside encampment in the village of Baghouz. The Syrian Democratic Forces has slowed down its months-long campaign against IS in recent weeks to allow civilians and surrendering jihadists out from their shrinking enclave.



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Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross

Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday crossSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A teacher in the predominantly Mormon state of Utah was placed on administrative leave after she forced a Catholic student to wash off the Ash Wednesday cross from his forehead.



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Utah teacher forces boy to wipe Ash Wednesday cross off his forehead

Utah teacher forces boy to wipe Ash Wednesday cross off his foreheadAn elementary school teacher may face disciplinary action after she allegedlymade a young student wipe a religious symbol off his head in front of hisclass



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