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Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

As of now, the cuts will only affect Michigan, Wisconsin, New Jersey and New Hampshire.

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More than 5,000 dead in Central African Republic

GUEN, Central African Republic— More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian violence in Central African Republic since December, according to an Associated Press tally, suggesting that a U.N. peacekeeping mission approved months ago is coming too late for thousands.

Syria, Iran slam US strategy in fighting militants

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian and Iranian officials criticized the Obama administration on Thursday for excluding them from an international coalition coming together in the battle against the Islamic State group, while a state-run Syrian daily warned that unauthorized U.S. airstrikes on Syria may trigger the "first sparks of fire" in the region.

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Nation observes 9/11 anniversary

Bells toll and citizens remember

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Thousands flee homes in Pakistan

Flooding spreads to plain areas

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Monsoon kills 80 in Kashmir

Flooding season wreaks havoc

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Obama says beheading videos won't intimidate US

TALLINN, Estonia— President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to "degrade and destroy" the group.

Europe’s job market has strengths the US doesn’t

WASHINGTON — Compare unemployment rates, and America’s job market looks much stronger than Europe’s. The U.S. rate for August, being released Friday, is expected to be a near-normal 6.1 percent. In the 18 countries that use the euro currency, by contrast, it’s a collective 11.5 percent.

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Six militants killed in US Somali strike

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Shabab's top leader was in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday. The rebel commander would not say whether Ahmed Abdi Godane, the group's leader, was among the six militants killed.

EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Saturday were poised to impose new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine's president warned the conflict with Moscow threatens peace and stability for Europe as a whole.

Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.

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22 of 26 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan rescuers have saved 22 of at least 26 workers trapped in a mine collapse and were working Saturday to free the rest, officials said.

Senegal confirms first ebola case

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, becoming the first recorded in this country of an outbreak that has hit four other West African countries and has killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday.

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Syria refugees to top 3 million

UN report reveals rising numbers

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Russian columns enter Ukraine

Ukrainian president urges calm

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