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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
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WASHINGTON (AP) " The Pentagon is lowering its estimate of the number of people it believes have faced retaliation for making claims of sexual assault, arguing that what might sometimes feel like revenge may actually be an attempt to help. The decision, following a year of debate, is likely to face some criticism, particularly from sexual assault survivors who faced social snubs, harassment, job transfers or other actions in the emotional aftermath of an attack. But what victims...

Updated at 6:49 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Vape away. Increasingly popular e-cigarettes and cigar varieties could be exempt from some government safety regulations if House Republicans have their way. It's a move that alarms Democrats and public health advocates...

Updated at 6:46 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " If 2016 has been the Year of Trump in politics, it may also end up being a new Year of the Woman, if Democrats get their way. And that won't be a coincidence. Democrats will have female Senate candidates on the ballot in...

Updated at 6:41 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " With the Obama administration counting down its final year, many Democrats are finding less to like about the president's health care law, unsure about its place among their party's achievements. Sen. Bernie Sanders' call...

Updated at 6:36 AM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) " The lives of nearly 400 death row inmates hang in the balance during oral arguments Thursday before Florida's Supreme Court, which will ultimately decide if their sentences should be reduced to life in prison. The...

Updated at 6:33 AM

DALLAS (AP) " Donald Trump says he would bring back lost coal-mining jobs, and he is positioning for the November election in big coal states by portraying Hillary Clinton as a job killer. Trump, however, has yet to explain exactly how he...

Updated at 6:32 AM

ISTANBUL (AP) " Turkey's state-run agency says a salvo of rockets has struck southern Turkey, wounding four people. The Anadolu Agency said three rockets struck the Turkish town of Kilis early Thursday. The rockets were fired from...

Updated at 6:28 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) " The Israeli military says it carried out airstrikes on four Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to mortar rounds fired at Israel. The Gaza Health Ministry said three children and a 65-year-old Palestinian suffered...

Updated at 6:25 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) " The Israeli army's deputy chief of staff has drawn a rebuke from hawkish Israeli ministers for comparing pre-Holocaust Germany to trends in Israel today. Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, speaking at a Holocaust remembrance day...

Updated at 6:23 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) " Giving no indication of yielding to pressure, North Carolina's Republican leaders called a federal warning about the legality of the state's new law limiting LGBT anti-discrimination rules a broad overreach by the...

Updated at 5:24 AM

RAMADI, Iraq (AP) " This is what victory looks like in the Iraqi city of Ramadi: In the once thriving Haji Ziad Square, not a single structure still stands. Turning in every direction yields a picture of devastation. A building that housed...

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