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Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

“They’re such good fighters,” said one peshmerga fighter, who was uninjured but was resting outside the clinic on a rock surrounded by blood-soaked bandages.

Hong Kong leader refuses to meet with protesters

Hong Kong leader refuses to meet with protesters

“It is not for us to involve ourselves in every dot and comma of what the Chinese set out,” Cameron said in England. But he added: “I think it is a critical question. Real universal suffrage doesn’t just mean the act of voting; it means a proper choice.”

No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media

No images of Hong Kong protests in China’s media

“The authorities see this as a matter of life and death,” said Shanghai-based columnist and independent analyst Zhao Chu.

Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction

“It’s hard to know how much it will be used or how much it will prevent,” Wilcox said.

Florida loud music killing trial coming to close

Florida loud music killing trial coming to close

“He wasn’t shooting at the tires. He wasn’t shooting at the windows. He was shooting to kill. Aiming at Jordan Davis,” prosecutor Erin Wolfson told jurors.

Police: Shots fired at Ky. school, 1 student hurt

Police: Shots fired at Ky. school, 1 student hurt

“It appears it is an isolated incident that happened just inside the school,” Russell said. “Obviously a large crime scene, but it was isolated to just inside the building.”

Weather service storm forecasts get more localized

Weather service storm forecasts get more localized

“This will translate into lives saved and better decision-making on the part of the public,” said Geoffrey DiMego, branch chief of the weather service’s Environmental Modeling Center in College Park, Maryland.

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

“People at the top just have so much income now that they’re easily able to spend more on their kids,” Kornrich said.

Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

“There was some sort of infatuation with beheadings. It seemed to be related to his interest in killing someone that way,” Cleveland County Prosecutor Greg Mashburn said.

Secret Service head takes heat for WH breach

Secret Service head takes heat for WH breach

“I wish to God you protected the White House like you protected your reputation here today,” Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch told Pierson at a hearing.