Merrit Kennedy

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Feds Find $20 Million Hidden Under A Mattress In Massachusetts

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The box spring full of cash was discovered during an investigation linked to a massive pyramid scheme. U.S. agents arrested a Brazilian man on a charge of conspiring to commit money laundering.

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Israel Says It Will Build 2,500 New Settlement Homes In The West Bank

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

This is the second announcement of construction plans this week. President Trump, who took office on Friday, is widely expected to be more supportive of settlement expansion than his predecessor.

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Italy Avalanche Death Toll Reaches 15 As Prospects Of Finding More Survivors Dim

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hopes are dwindling that anyone trapped in an avalanche-buried ski resort could still be alive after six days. Separately, six people reportedly were killed in the nearby crash of a rescue helicopter.

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Scientists Discover Prehistoric Giant Otter Species In China

Monday, January 23, 2017

Six million years ago, giant otters weighing more than 100 pounds lived among birds and water lilies in the wooded wetlands of China's Yunnan province. The discovery sheds light on how otters evolved.

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Trump To Nominate Heather Wilson As Secretary Of The Air Force

Monday, January 23, 2017

If confirmed, Wilson would be the first Air Force Academy graduate to hold the position. She represented New Mexico in Congress from 1998 to 2009 and currently leads a South Dakota college.

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After Standoff, Gambia Awaits Arrival Of Its New President

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh has departed the country, after a weeks-long standoff as he tried to maintain his grip on power which culminated in West African troops crossing Gambia's borders.

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East Timor's Soccer Team Booted From Asian Cup For Fake Document Scheme

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Asian Football Confederation says it found out that a dozen Brazilian-born soccer players playing for East Timor were registered using phony birth or baptism certificates.

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Death Toll From Nigerian Strike On Displaced Persons Camp Rises To 90: Aid Group

Friday, January 20, 2017

Doctors Without Borders says the death toll may be significantly higher, with the majority of the victims women and children. The government has said the strike in restive Borno state was an accident.

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Notorious Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges

Friday, January 20, 2017

For decades, U.S. authorities have been preparing to prosecute one of the world's most feared drug traffickers. They say they are seeking a life sentence and $14 billion in forfeited drug proceeds.

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Troops Poised To Remove Gambia's Leader Amid Last-Ditch Negotiations

Friday, January 20, 2017

West African troops have already crossed the border into Gambia and say they are prepared to remove Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to step down, by force to make way for the new leader.

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West African Troops Enter Gambia As Election Loser Clings To Power

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Two men now claim to be president of Gambia — the winner of last month's election, and the longtime leader. The newly minted president, Adama Barrow, took the oath of office in neighboring Senegal.

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U.S. Stealth Bombers Strike ISIS Training Camps In Libya

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Pentagon said the two ISIS training camps housed fighters who had escaped their former stronghold in Sirte, on Libya's central coast. It added that militants there were planning attacks in Europe.

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Dozens Of False Killer Whales Mysteriously Strand Themselves In Florida

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

At least 82 of the animals have died during the mysterious event on a remote coast in Florida's Everglades National Park. The species is part of the dolphin family and forms strong social bonds.

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Gambia Prepares For Showdown As Foreign Troops Threaten Intervention

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

In a few hours, longtime Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh's presidential term will expire. But he is clinging to power as troops from regional powers reportedly amass at the border.

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President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Prison Sentence

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

President Obama has shortened the 35-year prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the Army private who leaked military secrets to WikiLeaks. Obama also pardoned a general who lied to leak investigators.

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Gambia Declares State Of Emergency As Leader Refuses To Cede Power

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The president-elect is scheduled to take office on Thursday. But longtime President Yahya Jammeh has defiantly said he won't allow that to happen, citing supposed voting "irregularities."

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Nigerian Military Strike Kills Dozens In Displaced Persons Camp

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Teams from Doctors Without Borders say they've counted 52 dead and at least 120 wounded in the bombing on the camp in Rann, Nigeria. The country's president said the air force strike was accidental.

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State Media: Turkey Arrests 'Main Suspect' From Deadly New Year's Attack

Monday, January 16, 2017

Police have taken at least 16 other people into custody in connection to the deadly attack, which killed at least 39 people. A gunman shot his way into the club packed with holiday revelers.

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Archaeologists Unearth Pendant That May Be Linked To Anne Frank

Monday, January 16, 2017

Archaeologists say that they know of only one other pendant similar to the unique charm buried at the site of a Nazi death camp in Poland — and it belonged to Anne Frank.

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Orlando Shooter's Wife Arrested On Federal Charges

Monday, January 16, 2017

Charges against Noor Salman include "Aiding and Abetting by providing material support to a terrorist," Orlando's police chief said. The attack was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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