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Pipeline fights move from Dakota prairie to Louisiana bayous

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(This story corrects paragraph 37 to say $12,000 instead of $1,200 in Feb 22 story.) | Video

In Bavarian town, Syrian sisters get to grips with Germany's freedoms

SCHILLINGSFUERST, Germany More than a year ago, Mayar and Nawar Ballish escaped car bomb attacks in Damascus. Now the Syrian sisters, both students in their twenties, go to school by train past neat gardens and farms in the quiet hills of Bavaria, southern Germany.

World, Syria Feb 22 2017

Sportsmen fight Trump energy plans alongside environmental left

WASHINGTON/SALT LAKE CITY, Utah When Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah introduced legislation last month to transfer about 3 million acres of federally-held public land to state control, he was bombarded by thousands of angry phone calls, letters and social media posts urging him to back off.

Politics, Election 2016 Feb 17 2017

After drug war contracting boom, Mexican prisons stand idle

PAPANTLA, Mexico Guards at one of Mexico's high security prisons have to worry much more about criminals breaking in than busting out. | Video

World, Mexico Feb 17 2017

California demand for wind power energizes transmission firms

LOS ANGELES A firm controlled by Philip Anschutz, the billionaire entertainment and pro sports magnate, will soon build the largest wind farm in the United States to serve utilities in California, where officials have set ambitious green power goals.

Sold into marriage: how Rohingya girls become child brides in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR The slight girl in a turquoise headscarf held back tears as she recalled what happened when she fled to Malaysia from Myanmar's violence-hit Rakhine state. Just 12-years-old at the time, she was forced to wed a man she did not know, and who was more than a decade older than her.

Duterte targets Philippine children in bid to widen drug war

MANILA Before Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs had even begun, allies of the Philippines president were quietly preparing for a wider offensive. On June 30, as Duterte was sworn in, they introduced a bill into the Philippine Congress that could allow children as young as nine to be targeted in a crackdown that has since claimed more than 7,600 lives.

Feb 14 2017

Murders, robberies of drivers in Brazil force Uber to rethink cash strategy

SAO PAULO On a Thursday night last September, Uber driver Osvaldo Luis Modolo Filho accepted a ride request from a teenage couple on the eastern edge of Sao Paulo, to be paid in cash. | Video

Feb 14 2017

Modi's reforms meet realpolitik in key Indian state election

LUCKNOW, India Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to clean up politics. The man running the ruling party's campaign in a crucial state election, who is facing 11 criminal cases, says it will take a while.

Feb 10 2017

Pipeline fights move from Dakota prairie to Louisiana bayous

(This story corrects paragraph 37 to say $12,000 instead of $1,200 in Feb 22 story.)

Feb 23 2017
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Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said he would make a massive budget request for one of the "greatest military buildups in American history" on Friday in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism to eager conservative activists.