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Al Qaeda-led fighters on the offensive against Syrian troops

BEIRUT — Insurgents led by an al Qaeda-linked group launched one of their widest offensives yet Tuesday against Syrian pro-government forces, which responded with heavy air strikes targeting hospitals and first [Read entire story]

There are an estimated 40 million slaves in the world.

Slavery is not a thing of the past. A report released Tuesday by the U.N.-affiliated International Labor Office and the Walk Free Foundation estimates that there were 40.3 million people in some form of modern slavery [Read entire story]

Fury of Category 5 Hurricane Irma captured in online posts

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the small island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned it might [Read entire story]

Gov. Brown’s grand water-tunnel project runs into money uncertainty

Just months after Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to shore up California’s water system with two giant tunnels won key approval from regulators, the $17 billion project is running into potential financial problems. [Read entire story]

Student fatally shot by officer in Georgia had called cops

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech alerted students to shelter indoors because of violent protests on campus Monday night after police fatally shot a student over the weekend. The student had called 911 to report [Read entire story]

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News of the day from around the world, Sept. 18

1 Military might: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday attended the weeklong war games with Belarus that have demonstrated the Russian military’s resurgent might and made neighboring countries nervous. Putin [Read entire story]

News of the day from across the nation, Sept. 18

1 Severe storm: A tropical storm warning has been issued for a stretch of New England as Hurricane Jose approaches the Northeast coast. The National Hurricane Center said Monday that the warning was in effect for an area [Read entire story]

Man questioned in slaying of blacks in Louisiana is freed from jail

BATON ROUGE, La. — A 23-year-old white man whom police call a “person of interest” in the fatal shootings of two black men in Baton Rouge has been released from jail after his arrest on drug charges over the [Read entire story]

Republicans begin final push to repeal Obamacare

WASHINGTON — A last-ditch Republican push to roll back the Affordable Care Act appeared to pick up momentum Monday even as opposition from leading patient advocates and health care organizations mounted, setting the [Read entire story]

Interior secretary recommends shrinking national monuments

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that President Trump modify 10 national monuments created by his immediate predecessors, including shrinking the boundaries of at least four Western sites, [Read entire story]

3rd day of protests in St. Louis over fatal police shooting

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis police made arrests Sunday night as protesters broke windows and damaged property during a third night of demonstrations over the acquittal of a white former police officer charged in the shooting [Read entire story]

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Flap over fees puts right-wing symposium at UC Berkeley in doubt

A student group behind a vaguely organized gathering of right-wing speakers at UC Berkeley has failed to meet deadlines to sign contracts and pay fees for the campus’ principal event spaces, school officials said [Read entire story]

News of the Day From Across the Nation

1 Campus police shooting: Georgia Tech police shot and killed the president of the Pride Alliance student group Saturday night in full view of dorm residents. Police encountered Scout Schultz, 21, in a parking lot after [Read entire story]

News of the Day From Around the World

1 Syria fighting: The Russian military on Sunday denied claims that it struck a U.S.-backed force in eastern Syria, wounding six fighters. The Kurdish-led and U.S.-supported Syrian Democratic Forces said Saturday that [Read entire story]

Terror not suspected in acid attack on U.S. students in France

PARIS — Four American college students were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in the city of Marseille, but French authorities so far do not think extremist views motivated the 41-year-old woman who was [Read entire story]

2nd suspect arrested in bombing of London subway

LONDON — British police made progress Sunday in their frantic pursuit of suspects and evidence connected to the bomb that partially exploded on a packed London subway, leading counterterrorism officials to lower the [Read entire story]

Student group must pay needed fees for ‘Free Speech Week,’ UC officials say

The student group seeking to hold a four-day series of conservative speakers and provocateurs at UC Berkeley has failed to pay required deposits, university officials said Saturday. Although the Berkeley [Read entire story]

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