Afghan forces called for air strike in Kunduz: U.S. general

WASHINGTON - Afghan forces asked for U.S. air support while fighting the Taliban in Kunduz shortly before an air strike resulted in the deaths of civilians there, the American commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday.

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Nine dead as South Carolina grapples with historic rains

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Body found in search for ship sunk in hurricane: Coast Guard

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Clinton unveils gun control plan during Monday campaign stop

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Monday that, if elected, she would use the power of her office to curb gun violence if necessary.

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Beating parasites wins three scientists Nobel prize for medicine

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Twitter appoints Jack Dorsey CEO, seeks new chairman

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Weapons common on Oregon college campus despite 'gun-free zone'

ROSEBURG, Ore. - When a gunman killed eight students and a teacher at an Oregon college last week, he also revived a debate on the need to change firearm laws and whether the school's "gun-free zone" policy only made easier for him.