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Blow to Japan PM as minister resigns over money scandal

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Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's high-profile and telegenic industry minister on Monday resigned over claims she misused political funds, including to buy both votes and make-up, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's proclaimed gender reform drive. 



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US airdrops for Kurds battling IS

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US military aircraft drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling IS militants in the key Syrian town of Kobane. 




BK man accused of beating girl, 3, to death called 911 on kids: police sources

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Kelsey Smith (center) desperately tried CPR on little Jeida Torres (right) before fleeing the apartment in a city homeless shelter at 38 Cooper St. around 4 p.m. Saturday, Mark Almodovar (left) told the Daily News. Smith "backslapped" the girl during the fit of rage, according to...(more) 




Federal police take control of 13 towns in Mexico

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Security officials say federal police have taken control of 13 municipalities in southern Mexico where local police are suspected of possible links to organized crime and the case of 43 missing students. 




Family of Ebola-stricken nurse says she wasn’t ‘careless’ in flying

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The family of Ebola-stricken nurse Amber Vinson said it has retained an attorney and lashed out at the media on Sunday, calling the perception that the 29-year-old Dallas nurse knowingly endangered passengers on a flight from Cleveland to Dallas "untrue."  



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West Side woman held in boyfriend's stabbing death

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A 29-year-old Chicago woman has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of her boyfriend at their Austin home last week.  




U.S. military says air-drops weapons for Kurdish fighters near Kobani

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military aircraft air-dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies for Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants near the Syrian border town of Kobani on Sunday night, the U.S. Central Command said. In multiple airdrops, U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft "delivered weapons, ammunition and...(more) 



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Brief profiles of a few ex-Nazis getting benefits

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Since 1979, at least 38 of 66 suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards forced out of the United States collected millions of dollars in American Social Security payments, an Associated Press investigation has found. 



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5 findings about Social Security for Nazi suspects

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An Associated Press investigation found that dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments, through a loophole in U.S. law, after being forced out of the United States. 



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Japan minister resigns over campaign fund charges

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade minister has announced her resignation after allegations that she violated election laws. 



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Kerry in Indonesia seeking Asian support against Islamic state

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By David Brunnstrom JAKARTA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Indonesia for Joko Widodo's presidential inauguration on Monday, seeking more help from Southeast Asian leaders in the U.S.-led effort against Islamic State in the Middle East. In a one-day stop in Jakarta,...(more) 



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Advisors work to freeze 'summer melt,' get students to college

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JanicaRose Buensuceso had planned to leave Orange County and attend college at Cal State East Bay in Northern California. Then family and financial problems emerged in the weeks after she graduated from Los Amigos High School, making the move increasingly difficult. 



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