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In this photo taken Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, Afghan lawmaker Shukria Barakzai talks with visitors at a government hospital she was taken into after a suicide attack last week in Kabul, Afghanistan. Attacks in the capital Kabul have escalated since President Ashraf Ghani took office in September. Insurgent groups oppose the bilateral security agreement he signed with Washington, ratified by Parliament on Sunday, as well as his support for women's rights and peace talks with the Taliban. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Fear for Afghan women's rights as troops withdrawWithdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan threatens rollback of women's gains
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Emergency personnel check a tour bus that had already crashed earlier in the day overturned just off Interstate 5 in Northern California, killing one person and sending dozens to hospitals near the Pollard Flat area in Redding, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The bus, bound from Los Angeles to Washington, crashed on Interstate 5 north of Lake Shasta on Sunday morning. (AP Photo/The Record Searchlight, Alayna Shulman)
California bus crash kills 1, injures dozens1 killed, dozens hurt when tour bus overturns in Northern California
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Protesters march in the streets Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in St. Louis. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decisionUncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson case as weekend passes without grand jury decision
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Mary J. Blige performs at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAsOne Direction, Katy Perry win 3 American Music Awards; Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Swift shine
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Workers remove snow from the roof of a business on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in West Seneca, N.Y. Western New York continues to dig out from the heavy snow dropped this week by lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Buffalo residents ready for possible evacuationsSchools close, residents ready for evacuation in Buffalo region as snowmelt threatens flooding
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Probe begins in fatal shooting of boy by officer12-year-old boy with fake gun at playground dies after being shot by Ohio police; probe begins
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo, Pedro Hernandez appears in Manhattan criminal court in New York. Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, but a Manhattan judge must decide whether his murder confession in one of the nation’s most haunting child disappearances can be used at a potential trial. Hernandez confessed on hours of video but his lawyer Harvey Fishbein says the admissions were illegal because he didn’t understand his Miranda rights. He says the confession is false, and defense experts have said Hernandez has a mental disorder. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, Pool, File)
Judge to rule on 1979 missing boy case confessionJudge to decide whether confession in 1979 NYC missing boy case may be used at murder trial
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Israel police: Palestinian youth attacked by JewsIsrael police say Palestinian youth attacked by Jews in Jerusalem
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This photo released by New South Wales Police shows a newborn baby who was found Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 abandoned in a drain in the Sydney suburb of Quakers Hill, Australia. Police are questioning a 20-year-old woman whose newborn baby was found abandoned in a drain next to a busy freeway by a group of cyclists. The baby, who is only a few days old, was in a serious but stable condition in Sydney's Westmead Children's Hospital, police said in a statement.(AP Photo/NSW Police)
Sydney mother dumps new-born in drainSydney mother charged with attempted murder of newborn baby allegedly left in drain for 5 days
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  • Iowa man charged in random shootings

    Authorities say a man who drove around a Des Moines suburb and randomly opened fire is charged with attempted murder. Pleasant Hill Public Information Officer Adam Choat says 32-year-old Pete Jason Polson faces several charges stemming from Monday morning's shootings, including two counts of attempted murder. Star Tribune, Mon, Nov 17 2014 @ 06:42 PM
  • Metro Man Missing, Officials Haven't Found Family Either

    DES MOINES, Iowa-Des Moines police say an elderly man has disappeared and they haven't been able to locate his family to notify about him missing. Charles Lanam, 80, was last seen November 14th, at his apartment in Des Moines' Ligutti Towers, according to a police news release Saturday afternoon. WHO-TV Des Moines, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 07:13 PM
  • Pleasant Hill Police Arrest Three Students after Yik Yak Threats

    Pleasant Hill police, city officials and the Iowa Department of Public Safety announced three arrests in the Southeast Polk Schools threats case Friday. The teens were taken into custody and charged on Friday afternoon. KCRG, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 10:26 PM
  • Man faces more charges in random shooting ...

    COURT RECORDS SHOW 32-YEAR-OLD PETE JASON POLSON NOW FACES SEVERAL DRUG CHARGES, INCLUDING POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER. HE REMAINS AT THE POLK COUNTY JAIL, WHERE HIS CASH BOND WAS INCREASED TO $840,000. WMT-AM Cedar Rapids, Tue, Nov 18 2014 @ 01:43 PM
  • Father of Pleasant Hill Shooting Suspect Arrested

    The father of the man accused of going on a shooting spree in Pleasant Hill was arrested hours after his son, Monday. Accused shooter, Pete Polson, 32, went before a Polk County judge Tuesday morning. WHO-TV Des Moines, Tue, Nov 18 2014 @ 01:35 PM
  • Do you know Joseph Haymoff?

    The curious, who were mostly French on this early November day, carefully made their way down through the hedges and brambles and thorny bushes of the steep embankment until the spiky plants opened onto the sand. Everyone stopped to look over the vast beach at low tide. Cityview Online, Wed, Nov 19 2014 @ 06:57 AM
  • Doing time in Des Moines

    Editor's note: The following includes excerpts from the diary of Steve Clemens, a self-described peace and justice activist from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who was arrested for criminal trespass while condemning the use of drones while with the Des Moines Catholic Worker group this past summer. He chose to be booked into the Polk County Jail for 48 hours rather than pay a $100 fine, only later to learn of the jail's $195 room and board charges. Cityview Online, Wed, Nov 19 2014 @ 06:57 AM
  • Mary Rutan Hospital welcomes new orthopedic surgeon

    Dr. Brennen Smith, DO, is the newest orthopedic surgeon to join the expert team of physicians at Mary Rutan Hospital Orthopedics, located at 2221 Timber Trail, in Bellefontaine. Dr. Smith received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa. Peak Of Ohio, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 11:46 AM
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