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Slaughter of Iraqi family in suspected US-led air strike hints at cost of war

Slaughter of Iraq family of 5Mustafa was jolted awake by the thunderous sound of two large explosions. As the ground shook beneath him, he could hear a young woman screaming in the distance.

Bolting out his front door, he found several hundred men running through the dark towards an olive farm on the outskirts of the village of Fadhiliya, 10 miles north of Mosul. The farm, home to a family of seven, had been hit by an air strike some time after midnight, the local imam said.

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US cited for police violence, racism in scathing UN review on human rights

US police brutalityThe United States was slammed over its rights record Monday at the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with member nations criticizing the country for police violence and racial discrimination, the Guantánamo Bay Detention Facility and the continued use of the death penalty.

The issue of racism and police brutality dominated the discussion on Monday during the country’s second universal periodic review (UPR). Country after country recommended that the U.S. strengthen legislation and expand training to eliminate racism and excessive use of force by law enforcement.

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'Clinton Cash' publisher corrects '7 or 8' inaccurate passages

Hillary ClintonIn trying to defuse the potential damage of the buzzy book “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” Hillary Clinton’s campaign and its allies seized on factual errors identified in author Peter Schweizer’s reporting.

Now, at least for Kindle eBook readers, those passages with errors have been deleted or edited in an updated version of the book.

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Jeb Bush Confronted By College Student: 'Your Brother Created ISIS'

Jeb Bush A college student told likely GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Wednesday that his brother, former President George W. Bush, was to blame for the rise of the Islamic State.

The heated confrontation took place at a town hall meeting in Reno, Nevada, according to The New York Times. Ivy Ziedrich, 19, a student at the University of Nevada, approached the former Florida governor to question him about comments he had made during the event. Bush had argued that the Obama administration's weak foreign policy was responsible for the rise of the terrorist group, also known as ISIS, in the Middle East.

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40% of Honeybee Hives Died Last Year

honey bee deathsMore than two out of five American honeybee colonies died in the past year, and surprisingly the worst die-off was in the summer, according to a federal survey.

Since April 2014, beekeepers lost 42.1 percent of their colonies, the second highest loss rate in nine years, according to an annual survey conducted by a bee partnership that includes the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

"What we're seeing with this bee problem is just a loud signal that there's some bad things happening with our agro-ecosystems," said study co-author Keith Delaplane at the University of Georgia. "We just happen to notice it with the honeybee because they are so easy to count."

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Freight train derails near Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh freight train derailmentA freight train derailment in Hazelwood, PA, sent several cars off the tracks Thursday morning.

At least 10 cars turned over, though all were empty, KDKA reported. There were no reported injuries, and hazmat crews were not dispatched. Hazelwood is a Pittsburgh suburb with about 4,300 residents.

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Top FBI official Chuck Rosenberg to become new DEA administrator

Chick RosenbergChuck Rosenberg, a top official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, will replace Michele Leonhart as the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Rosenberg, who will become the Acting Administrator of the DEA on Monday, is currently the chief of staff to FBI Director James Comey.

"Chuck Rosenberg is one of the finest people and public servants I have ever known," Comey said. "His judgment, intelligence, humility, and passion for the mission will be sorely missed at FBI. I congratulate our friends at the Drug Enforcement Administration. This is good for the entire Department of Justice and the country."

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Right-to-die group convicted of assisting Minnesota suicide

Final Exit convictedThe national right-to-die group Final Exit Network Inc. was convicted Thursday of assisting in the suicide of a Minnesota woman who took her life in 2007 after years of suffering with chronic pain.

Jurors, who deliberated for a total of about 90 minutes, also found the group guilty of a lesser charge of interfering with a death scene. The group faces a maximum fine of $33,000, and its lawyer said after the verdict that it would appeal. Sentencing has been set for August.

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US won’t take action against Guantánamo nurse who refused to force-feed

Gitmo nurseHuman rights NGO Reprieve has welcomed the US Department of Defense’s decision, announced today, to drop proceedings against a military nurse who refused to carry out force-feedings at Guantanamo Bay.

In July last year, information received by Reprieve lawyers from one of their clients held at Guantanamo revealed that one military medical professional had refused to carry out force-feedings on prisoners engaged in a peaceful hunger strike. The Miami Herald’s Carol Rosenberg subsequently obtained confirmation from the DoD that a medical provider had been unwilling to carry out the procedure, and as a result had been reassigned.

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