Bashar al-Assad with Syrian troops 3

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Assad: Capturing Aleppo 'huge step' to end war

Syria's President has lauded the Syrian army's assault on the beleaguered city of Aleppo, claiming that the effort to recapture it represents "a significant landmark" in bringing the country's 5-…

Art for Aleppo

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US art teacher sketching Syria's civil war

A middle school art teacher in Illinois is gaining attention for his sketches of Syria's more than 5-year-old civil war.

Georgia officer shooting suspect

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Georgia police officer fatally shot; suspect at large

A police officer was fatally shot and another was wounded Wednesday at an apartment complex in southwest Georgia, prompting a hunt for a suspect and causing nearby Georgia Southwestern State…

New York skyline

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Russians flock to U.S. real estate after Trump victory

Wealthy Russians are looking to spend big on U.S. real estate in the wake of Donald Trump's election victory.

Burned Gatlinburg home

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Gatlinburg fire: 2 juveniles face aggravated arson charges

Two juveniles face charges of aggravated arson in connection with a deadly Tennessee wildfire that began in late November and spread to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, according to Mark Gwyn, director of the…

Giraffes

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Wildlife group: Giraffes in process of 'silent extinction'

Africa's wild giraffe population has plunged dramatically and the world's tallest animals are in the process of a "silent extinction," a conservation group has reported.

Police tape crime scene

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Police: Escaped S.C. inmate may be linked to officer stabbing

Authorities searching in South Carolina for an escaped inmate are investigating whether he is the man who stabbed a Columbia police officer, according to a police statement.

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