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Former Syrian rebels flee, hide from army conscription

BEIRUT (Reuters) – After fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for six years, rebel soldier Abu Mohammed laid down his arms as part of a peace deal in his home town of Moadamiya last year. Reuters: World News

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Putin’s visit to breakaway Georgian region ‘inappropriate’: U.S

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit this week to the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia was “inappropriate,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement on Wednesday. Reuters: World News

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U.S. slaps new sanctions on Venezuela, fugitive mayor defiant

CARACAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington imposed sanctions on eight Venezuelan officials on Wednesday for their role in creating an all-powerful legislative body loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, while a mayor-turned-fugitive called for more anti-government protests. Reuters: World News

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Texas bill restricting insurance coverage for abortions nears approval

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A Texas bill that would restrict insurance coverage for abortions was approved by the state’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Wednesday, a move critics called cruel and damaging to women’s health. Reuters: U.S.

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Exclusive: Tesla developing self-driving tech for semi-truck, wants to test in Nevada

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla Inc is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in “platoons” that automatically follow a lead vehicle, and is getting closer to testing a prototype, according to an email discussion of ...

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The Curious Case Of Mega Man Legacy Collection 2’s Misplaced Art

The Curious Case Of Mega Man Legacy Collection 2’s Misplaced Art

On August 8, Capcom released Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, containing the four 2D Mega Man games that were not on the previous collection. Before the end of the day, a minor controversy ...

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FBI raided former Trump campaign manager Manafort’s home in July

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – FBI agents seized documents and other material last month at the Virginia home of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, as part of a special counsel’s probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. ...

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Tiger Woods likely to enter first-time DUI offender program in Florida

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Reuters) – Golfer Tiger Woods is expected to enter a program for first-time DUI offenders to resolve charges filed against him after police found him asleep at the wheel of his parked car alongside a Florida ...

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Car rams into soldiers in Paris suburb, man arrested

PARIS (Reuters) – A car rammed into a group of soldiers in a Parisian suburb on Wednesday, injuring six before speeding off and sparking a manhunt that a judicial source said ended with the suspect’s arrest on a motorway. Reuters: ...

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Scant oversight, corporate secrecy preceded U.S. weed killer crisis

NEW YORK (Reuters) – As the U.S. growing season entered its peak this summer, farmers began posting startling pictures on social media: fields of beans, peach orchards and vegetable gardens withering away. Reuters: U.S.

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