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Obama heralds first U.S. Memorial Day without ground war in 14 years

ARLINGTON, Va. - President Barack Obama heralded the first U.S. Memorial Day in 14 years without a major ground war in an annual ceremony of remembrance on Monday for fallen American forces. | Video

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Governor says deadly flooding is worst ever seen in Texas area

SAN ANTONIO - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami, and authorities said a dam had given way in a state park. | Video

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Houthis suffer first serious setback in south Yemen fighting: residents

ADEN/CAIRO - Local Sunni Muslim militia ejected Shi'ite Houthi rebels from much of the southern Yemeni city of Dalea on Monday, residents and combatants said, inflicting the first significant setback on the Iranian-backed rebels in two months of civil war. | Video

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Greece says wants to make debt payments but needs aid urgently

ATHENS - Greece intends to make good on its debt obligations but needs aid urgently to be able to do so, the government said on Monday, after several senior officials insisted Athens had no money to pay a loan installment falling due next week.

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Cleveland, U.S. Justice Department reach settlement over police: New York Times

WASHINGTON - Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over what federal authorities said was a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, the New York Times reported on Monday.

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Japan to join U.S., Australia war games amid growing China tensions

SYDNEY - Japan will join a major U.S.-Australian military exercise for the first time in a sign of growing security links between the three countries as tensions fester over China's island building in the South China Sea.

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Texas governor says deadly flooding is worst ever seen

SAN ANTONIO - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday described the flash flooding that had killed at least three people in his state as "a relentless wall of water that mowed down huge trees like they were grass." | Video

U.S. fighter jets escort Air France flight to New York after threat

NEW YORK - An Air France flight from Paris was escorted by two U.S. F-15 fighter jets to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, the U.S. military said. | Video