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Iran: Missiles Fired at Iraqi Air Base Housing US Troops

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran says it has launched “tens” of surface-to-surface missiles at Iraq’s Ain Assad airbase housing U.S. troops in retaliation for America’s killing of a top Iranian general. State TV described it early Wednesday as Tehran’s revenge operation...
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Baba Ram Dass, Spiritual Guru and LSD Pioneer, Dies at 88

MAUI, Hawaii — Baba Ram Dass, the 1960s counterculture spiritual leader who experimented with LSD and traveled to India to find enlightenment, returning to share it with Americans, has died. He was 88. "I had really thought about checking out, but your love...
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Man Stabbed to Death Aboard San Francisco Area Train

SAN FRANCISCO — A man who was stabbed to death aboard a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train Tuesday may have been trying to stop the theft of another rider’s shoes, authorities said. The man was stabbed ar...
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Uber CEO Walks Back Comment on Khashoggi’s Slaying

NEW YORK — Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is being criticized for calling the murder of a Washington Post columnist "a mistake" and comparing it to the death of a pedestrian struck by one of the company's autonomou...
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Pacific Bird Refuge Struggles as Ocean Garbage Patch Grows

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands — Flying into the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Midway Atoll appears out of the vast blue Pacific as a tiny oasis of coral-fringed land with pristine white sand beaches that are teeming with life. "Th...