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Uzbek Asylum Seeker Gets Life in Prison for Deadly Truck Attack in Sweden

“The sum may seem low — we realize that,” he said. “This is a unique situation, and we have looked at the concrete danger in each case. If the person was one to two meters away from the truck, it is deemed attempted murder. If [...]
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Iraqi Voters, Freed From War, Focus on Struggle of Daily Life

BAGHDAD — Four years ago, Iraqis united in a fight to free their country from what many viewed as an existential threat: the Islamic State, which held nearly one-third of Iraq in its grip. This weekend, the nation held its first election [...]
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As Nuclear Sanctions Loom, ‘Normal Life’ Is Elusive for Iranians

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“Right now, people fear instability and they prefer to hang on to the little things they have and not risk anything,” said Shadi, a 28-year-old piano teacher. “But I am prepared to go out again to protest.” She did not want to [...]
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David Goodall, 104, Scientist Who Fought to Die on His Terms, Ends His Life

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LONDON — On the eve of his death, David Goodall, 104, Australian scientist, father, grandfather and right-to-die advocate, was asked if he had any moments of hesitation, “even fleeting ones.” “No, none whatever,” Mr. Goodall [...]
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Ex-Top Chinese Official Gets Life Term for Graft

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He pleaded guilty to the charges in court and expressed repentance, according to Tianjin’s No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court, which imposed his sentence less than one month after the trial opened in a relatively swift resolution of the [...]
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With Just His Parrot, a Refugee Boy Starts a Hard New Life

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For nearly two weeks after they settled in Nangarhar, Bilal’s father, Jamshed, would try to find work. But each day, he would return with nothing except new debt. One day, Jamshed broke down. “All these debts — they need repaying. [...]
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The Gazan at the Fence: ‘Death or Life — It’s the Same Thing’

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Mr. Gerim, well within range, and resting between slinging stones, shouts back: “We want to return!” Say what you will about root causes and immediate ones — about incitement and militancy, about siege and control, about who did [...]
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Jackson troubles shine light on a fact of Washington life: Sleeping pills

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Ronny Jackson, the White House physician who is battling to save his nomination to be the secretary of veterans affairs, regularly handed out the sleep drug Ambien and the alertness drug Provigil to West Wing officials traveling [...]
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It All Started With A Dairy Cow Named ‘Gem’: A Brief History Of Devin Nunes Being Stupid His Entire Life

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This is not Gem. OR IS IT? There is no shortage of articles on Wonkette chronicling the many stupidities of Congressman Devin Nunes, GOP chair of the House “Intelligence” Committee, the man who never gets invited to bring the potato salad [...]
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Indian Guru Sentenced to Life in Prison for Raping Teenage Girl

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Over several decades, Mr. Bapu, 77, had become a celebrity in India, operating hundreds of ashrams, attracting hundreds of thousands of followers and holding giant outdoor gatherings. He has also courted controversy. After the 2012 rape [...]