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Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble early WednesdayAfter a pre-dawn barrage of heavy artillery and airstrikes, Turkish tanks and special forces pushed into Syria on Wednesday in a U.S.-backed assault aiming to retake a border town from Islamic State militants and contain Kurdish expansionAn Associated Press photographer says the American University of Afghanistan has come under militant attackAfter scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next doorBlack Republicans generally praise Donald Trump's newfound outreach for African-American votes that typically go to a Democratic presidential nomineeWhen Obama ran for re-election, Democrats made no secret of their disdain for Mitt RomneyAfter escaping the clutches of the Islamic State group, Yasmin, a 17-year-old Yazidi girl, was so traumatized by her captivity that she poured gasoline on herself and set it alight _ hoping to render herself no longer desirable to the extremistsCorporal punishment still on the books in more than a third of the country despite regular calls to ban itThe latest revolutionary robot isn't the hardened costly machine you'd expect: It's squishy like Silly Putty, wireless, battery-less and is made for pennies by a 3-D printerWhen a court makes decisions by a majority vote, no one likes an even number of decidersAssociated Press
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