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Stephen Sambu wins record fourth straight Falmouth Road Race

Leonard Korir, a naturalized citizen who runs for the U.S. Army's World Class Athlete Program and is based at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colo., was awarded second place in the Falmouth Road Race.
17 hours 46 min ago

McCain completes round of radiation, chemo for brain cancer

The daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona says the 80-year-old lawmaker has completed the first round of radiation and chemotherapy as he battles an aggressive form of brain cancer.
21 hours 22 min ago

Finland honors stabbing victims; wounded suspect questioned

Finland has observed a minute of silence for the victims of a stabbing attack in the western city of Turku that left two people dead and eight injured.
23 hours 42 min ago

Trump to outline new Afghanistan plan in address to nation

President Donald Trump plans to address the nation on his strategy for the war in Afghanistan. The White House says Trump will speak to the country on Monday at 9 p.m. EDT from Fort Myer in Arlington, Va.
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US commander in Afghanistan launches special ops corps

Signaling that the U.S. military expects its mission to continue, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the launch of the Afghan Army's new special operations corps, declaring that "we are with you and we will stay with you."
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Jerry Lewis, comedian, telethon host, dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.
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