NYPD make 3 arrests in protest assaults

Three more anti-police protesters being sought for allegedly assaulting a pair of New York officers on the Brooklyn Bridge have been arrested, police said Saturday. The assaults occurred one week ago when tens of thousands of demonstrators took to th…

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UN warns over new DR Congo violence

Scores of people have been killed in worsening violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s eastern region, leaving the local population in urgent need of aid, according to the United Nations and Human Rights Watch. The U.N. High Commissioner f…

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Upbeat Obama bids goodbye to tough year

Barack Obama actually looks like he’s having fun being president. The commander-in-chief showed the world an unfamiliar face in a punchy end-of-year news conference Friday. He said he was energized and excited, and his bouncy body language suggested h…

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Inside the push to draft Ben Carson

John Philip Sousa IV has a mission: Convince a retired neurosurgeon with no political experience to run for President — and then help him win. Sousa, 67, launched a super PAC last year that has raised millions in an effort to urge Dr. Ben Carson to …

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Kurds claim to take Iraq’s Sinjar town

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters claimed to take control Saturday of Sinjar, the northern Iraqi town that ISIS militants stormed this summer causing minority Yazidis to flee into nearby mountains and spawning a humanitarian crisis. The Kurdistan Region Secu…

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