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Russia tests new anti-missile system amid NATO tensions

The Russian military conducts a test of an upgraded air defense missile in Sary-Shagan in Kazakhstan.  (Ministry of Defense of Russia) The Russian military announced Monday the successful test of a new anti-missile rocket designed to help protect Moscow from any incoming threats. The tests of interceptor missiles for the A-135 Anti-Ballistic Missile system were conducted at the Sary-Shagan site ...

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Voodoo adherents worry about backlash after recent crimes

BOSTON –  Two separate crimes against children in recent days have one haunting similarity: authorities have pointed to Voodoo rituals as a possible motive. But practitioners of Haitian Vodou, which adherents spell differently to distinguish it from other variants, say the religion does not sanction violence and fear the crimes will spark a backlash against their community. “We are being ...

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NBC benches Olympics analyst over remarks deemed offensive to Koreans

Joshua Cooper Ramo was benched after NBC said his on-air remarks Friday were seen to have ‘insulted’ Koreans.  (LinkedIn) NBC has sidelined one of its Olympic analysts for saying that the Japanese occupation of the Korean peninsula was an important moment in South Korea’s economic transformation, drawing swift backlash online. The analyst, Joshua Cooper Ramo, made the remark during NBC’s ...

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Russian passenger aircraft crashes outside Moscow, reports say

Russia’s S7 Airlines aircraft takes off at the Domodedovo Airport outside Moscow, Russia, November 2, 2017.  (REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov) A passenger aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff outside Moscow on Sunday, Russian media reported. The plane was an An-148, a regional jet belonging to Saratov Airlines, that had taken off from Domodedovo Airport with 71 people aboard, REN-TV reported. The Russian Emergencies ...

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Ex-Texas death row inmate now questions prosecutors

DALLAS –  A man who was exonerated after spending 12 years on Texas’ death row questioned candidates running to become Dallas’ top prosecutor on Saturday about how they would prevent wrongful convictions like his. Anthony Graves moderated a panel of candidates for Dallas County district attorney. Speaking to The Associated Press beforehand, Graves said he wanted to push forward changes ...

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UK official says 2 British IS suspects shouldn't return home

LONDON –  Britain’s defense secretary says two captured Islamic State group extremists who grew up in England should never be allowed to return to the country. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson told the Sun newspaper on Saturday: “I don’t think they should ever set foot in this country again.” Williamson’s remark comes amid reports that Britain already has stripped El Shafee ...

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Illegal immigrant cheers after being found guilty of killing two California deputies, threatens to 'kill more cops'

In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, Luis Bracamontes listens to opening statements as his trial begins in Sacramento, Calif.  (AP) An illegal immigrant charged with killing two California deputies in 2014 cheered after being found guilty of murder and threatened “to kill more cops soon” as he was taken away. The defendant, Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes, 37, was found ...

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