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Bristol Palin engaged to war hero Sgt. Dakota Meyer

bsmp2 via Instagram Bristol Palin announced her engagement to war hero Dakota Meyer Saturday on Instagram. Bristol Palin has met her match! The 24-year-old daughter of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is engaged to Sgt. Dakota Meyer, a U.S. Marines veteran who was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2011. Palin and Meyer both took to Instagram Saturday to announce ...

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Republicans threaten to delay Lynch confirmation vote again

J. Scott Applewhite/AP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is now saying that the vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General could depend on Congress working out an ongoing squabble over a controversial human trafficking bill. Senate Republicans threatened Sunday to further delay the confirmation vote for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ...

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Murder suspect Robert Durst arrested in New Orleans

Denise RoyalNEW ORLEANS, March 15 (UPI) — Robert Durst, the subject of the HBO true-crime series “The Jinx” about his suspected involvement in three murders, has been arrested in New Orleans. Top News – UPI.com

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U.K. teens headed for Syria to join IS held in Turkey

Amy R. ConnollyISTANBUL, Turkey, March 15 (UPI) — Two British teens and a 19-year-old man headed for Syria to join the Islamic State were detained in Turkey. They will be deported back to the United Kingdom. Top News – UPI.com

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Top EU foreign official Federica Mogherini to visit Cuba

Andrew V. PestanoHAVANA, March 15 (UPI) — European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will visit Cuba sometime this March, making her the highest-ranked EU official to visit the country. Top News – UPI.com

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Dozens killed in southern Brazil bus crash

Denise RoyalRIO DE JANEIRO, March 15 (UPI) — A bus crash in southern Brazil leaves at least 51 people dead, including 8 children. Top News – UPI.com

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8 detained in alleged India nun gang-rape

Amy R. ConnollyRANAGHAT, India, March 15 (UPI) — Eight men have been detained in the alleged gang-rape of a nun in her mid-70s at a convent school in India’s West Bengal area. Top News – UPI.com

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South Korea cuts interest rate but trade with U.S. soars

Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, March 12 (UPI) — Trade between the United States and South Korea grew nearly 14 percent three years after the signing of a bilateral free trade agreement in 2012, but South Korea’s central bank cut its base rate to a record low, citing a slower-than-expected economic recovery. Top News – UPI.com

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Iraqi forces, allies push forward to take back Tikrit

Amy R. ConnollyTIKRIT, Iraq, March 12 (UPI) — Iraqi government forces took back much of Tikrit in a military offensive launched last week, moving closer to regaining the city captured by the Islamic State. Top News – UPI.com

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