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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a Security Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. The meeting discussed a strategy for fighting extremism. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)
Putin says he won't be Russia's president for lifePutin says he won't remain Russia's president for life, will decide later on a 4th term
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New members of the Afghan National Army's (ANA ) march during their graduation ceremony at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Afghanistan's parliament approved agreements Sunday with the U.S. and NATO allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants. The international combat mission in Afghanistan, begun after the 2001 U.S.-led invasion that toppled the Taliban, was to conclude at the end of this year. The new agreements ratified by parliament allow the U.S. and NATO to keep a total of 12,000 troops in Afghanistan next year to support local forces. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Suicide bomber kills at least 45 AfghansSuicide bomber kills at least 45, wounds dozens, at Afghan volleyball match, officials say
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A migrant hold his bag after after being rescued, in the Turkish Cypriot breakaway northern coastal city of Kerynia or Girne, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Over 200 migrants, apparently refugees from Syria, have been rescued after their damaged ship drifted for hours in rough seas off Cyprus' northern coast, an official said. (AP Photo/Nedim Enginsoy)
Migrants rescued off Cyprus' north coastMigrants, apparently refugees from Syria, rescued off Cyprus' north coast from stranded ship
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A woman casts her vote with her child, during the first round of the Tunisian presidential election, in a polling station at Marsa, outside Tunis, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Tunisia took another step forward in its peaceful transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
Tunisians hold landmark presidential electionTunisia holds landmark presidential election, with voters weighing achievements of revolution
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Protesters hold signs Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, along a stretch of road where violent protests occurred following the August shooting of unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Ferguson tense ahead of grand jury decisionAs barricades go up, Ferguson awaits grand jury decision; group says no decision reached
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Obama: Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016Obama: Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016, wants Democrat to succeed him
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The front of Charing Cross train station in central London, which was evacuated as emergency services dealt with a fire on a train, Sunday Nov. 23, 2014. London Fire Brigade said that the "small fire" on a front carriage had been brought under control at the London station. (AP Photo/Olivia Rudgard, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES
UK authorities briefly evacuate train stationUK emergency services briefly evacuate Charing Cross train station after fire on carriage
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Afghan officials say suicide bomber kills some 45Afghan officials say suicide bomber kills "at least 45" at volleyball match in country's east
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Snow covers the roof at Schmidt's Collision and Glass after it collapsed after taking on heavy snow during this week's lake-effect snowstorms on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Hamburg, N.Y.  Western New York continues to dig out from the heavy snow dropped by this week by lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Buffalo residents urged to prepare for floodingBuffalo mayor urges residents to prepare for flooding as workers make strides in removing snow
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  • Iowa man charged in random shootings

    Authorities say a man who drove around a Des Moines suburb and randomly opened fire is charged with attempted murder. Pleasant Hill Public Information Officer Adam Choat says 32-year-old Pete Jason Polson faces several charges stemming from Monday morning's shootings, including two counts of attempted murder. Star Tribune, Mon, Nov 17 2014 @ 06:42 PM
  • Metro Man Missing, Officials Haven't Found Family Either

    DES MOINES, Iowa-Des Moines police say an elderly man has disappeared and they haven't been able to locate his family to notify about him missing. Charles Lanam, 80, was last seen November 14th, at his apartment in Des Moines' Ligutti Towers, according to a police news release Saturday afternoon. WHO-TV Des Moines, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 07:13 PM
  • Pleasant Hill Police Arrest Three Students after Yik Yak Threats

    Pleasant Hill police, city officials and the Iowa Department of Public Safety announced three arrests in the Southeast Polk Schools threats case Friday. The teens were taken into custody and charged on Friday afternoon. KCRG, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 10:26 PM
  • Man faces more charges in random shooting ...

    COURT RECORDS SHOW 32-YEAR-OLD PETE JASON POLSON NOW FACES SEVERAL DRUG CHARGES, INCLUDING POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER. HE REMAINS AT THE POLK COUNTY JAIL, WHERE HIS CASH BOND WAS INCREASED TO $840,000. WMT-AM Cedar Rapids, Tue, Nov 18 2014 @ 01:43 PM
  • Father of Pleasant Hill Shooting Suspect Arrested

    The father of the man accused of going on a shooting spree in Pleasant Hill was arrested hours after his son, Monday. Accused shooter, Pete Polson, 32, went before a Polk County judge Tuesday morning. WHO-TV Des Moines, Tue, Nov 18 2014 @ 01:35 PM
  • Do you know Joseph Haymoff?

    The curious, who were mostly French on this early November day, carefully made their way down through the hedges and brambles and thorny bushes of the steep embankment until the spiky plants opened onto the sand. Everyone stopped to look over the vast beach at low tide. Cityview Online, Wed, Nov 19 2014 @ 06:57 AM
  • Doing time in Des Moines

    Editor's note: The following includes excerpts from the diary of Steve Clemens, a self-described peace and justice activist from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who was arrested for criminal trespass while condemning the use of drones while with the Des Moines Catholic Worker group this past summer. He chose to be booked into the Polk County Jail for 48 hours rather than pay a $100 fine, only later to learn of the jail's $195 room and board charges. Cityview Online, Wed, Nov 19 2014 @ 06:57 AM
  • Mary Rutan Hospital welcomes new orthopedic surgeon

    Dr. Brennen Smith, DO, is the newest orthopedic surgeon to join the expert team of physicians at Mary Rutan Hospital Orthopedics, located at 2221 Timber Trail, in Bellefontaine. Dr. Smith received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa. Peak Of Ohio, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 11:46 AM
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