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The Latest: State cuts off Medicaid funds for nursing home

The Latest: State cuts off Medicaid funds for nursing homeThe Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local):



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Democrats Flip State House Seats In 2 Districts That Trump Won By Double Digits

Democrats Flip State House Seats In 2 Districts That Trump Won By Double DigitsDemocrats won two GOP-held legislative seats in Oklahoma and New Hampshire on Tuesday, bringing the total number of state legislature seats the party has flipped since the November election to six.



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The Burger Joint Everyone Is Talking About In Your State

The Burger Joint Everyone Is Talking About In Your State



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1 Dead, 3 Injured After Student Opens Fire At Washington State High School

1 Dead, 3 Injured After Student Opens Fire At Washington State High SchoolOne student is dead and three others are injured after a shooting at Freeman High School in Rockford, Washington, on Wednesday morning. Three teenage students are being treated for serious injuries at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer told reporters outside the high school.



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One dead, others wounded in Washington state school shooting

One dead, others wounded in Washington state school shooting(Reuters) – One person was killed and at least several others wounded when a suspect opened fire on Wednesday at a high school near Spokane, Washington, police and local media said.



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Syria army, U.S.-backed forces converge on Islamic State in separate offensives

Syria army, U.S.-backed forces converge on Islamic State in separate offensivesThe U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces alliance of mostly Kurdish and Arab militias (SDF) said it had reached Deir al-Zor’s industrial zone, just a few miles to the east of the city after launching operations in the area in recent days. The Syrian army and its allies, backed by Iran and by Russian air cover, meanwhile advanced from the west to seize full control of the Deir al-Zor-Damascus highway, a Hezbollah-run media unit reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said at least 17 civilians had been killed by Russian air strikes in Deir al-Zor on Sunday.



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Exclusive: Iraq holding 1,400 foreign wives, children of suspected Islamic State fighters

Exclusive: Iraq holding 1,400 foreign wives, children of suspected Islamic State fightersBy Raya Jalabi and Ulf Laessing SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi authorities are holding 1,400 foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State fighters after government forces expelled the jihadist group from one of its last remaining strongholds in Iraq, security and aid officials said. Most came from Turkey. The wives and children are being held at an Iraqi camp south of Mosul.



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Qatar ruler phones Saudi crown prince about starting talks: state media

Qatar ruler phones Saudi crown prince about starting talks: state mediaRiyadh (AFP) – Qatar's ruler phoned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to express interest in talks to resolve a three-month-old diplomatic crisis, Saudi state media said early Saturday.



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Syrian forces break long Islamic State siege of eastern city

Syrian forces break long Islamic State siege of eastern cityBEIRUT (AP) — Backed by Russian and Iranian firepower, President Bashar Assad's forces reached besieged troops Tuesday at a garrison in Syria's eastern city of Deir el-Zour, breaking a nearly three-year blockade by Islamic State militants and marking a significant advance against the extremists.



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Russian frigate fires cruise missiles at Islamic State targets near Syria's Deir al-Zor

Russian frigate fires cruise missiles at Islamic State targets near Syria's Deir al-ZorMOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian frigate Admiral Essen fired Kalibr cruise missiles at Islamic State targets near the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Tuesday to help a Syrian army offensive in the area, the Russian Defence Ministry said. The strike, which was launched from the Mediterranean, destroyed command and communications posts, as well as ammunition depots, a facility to repair armored vehicles, and a large group of militants, the ministry said. The strike had targeted Islamic State fighters from Russia and the former Soviet Union, it added. …



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