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US Dispatches Aircraft Carrier Over Unspecified Iran Threats

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is dispatching an aircraft carrier and other military resources to the Middle East following "clear indications" that Iran and its proxy forces were preparing to possibly attack U.S. forces in the region, a defense official told The Assoc...
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Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty to Lying About Attack

CHICAGO — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago a few weeks ago. Lawyer Tina Glandian entered the plea on behalf...
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UN: Death Toll From Saudi Airstrike in Yemen at 21

SANAA, Yemen — A Saudi-led coalition airstrike at a fruit-and-vegetable market near Yemen's flashpoint Red Sea port of Hodeida killed at least 21 civilians, including children, the U.N. humanitarian aid agency said Thursday. Wednesday's attack came amid mou...