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Huge oil depot blaze puts Tripoli under threat

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Huge oil depot blaze puts Tripoli under threat
Libya was expected to call in firefighting planes Monday to douse a huge blaze sparked by clashes near Tripoli's airport, as foreigners were urged to quit the increasingly lawless country. Officials said firefighters on the ground had failed to put out the oil tank blaze near Tripoli airport and that an air intervention was the only option to avert a catastrophe.

Downing of flight MH17 'may amount to a war crime': UN

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Downing of flight MH17 'may amount to a war crime': UN
The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 "may amount to a war crime", the UN said Monday, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1,100 lives with both government and rebel forces using heavy weaponry in built-up areas. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemned the "horrendous shooting down" of the Malaysian passenger jet in rebel-held territory that killed all 298 people on board, and demanded a "thorough, effective, independent and impartial investigation". "This violation of ... more

Obama practically weepy at Malia going to college

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Obama practically weepy at Malia going to college
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.

With Obama at the helm, young African leaders head to Washington

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The president hosted a town hall with 500 African fellows fresh off the sightseeing trail of U.S. icons. Jillian Hughes reports.

List of proposed new VA medical facilities

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Proposed new Veterans Affairs medical facilities, part of an agreement reached Sunday between House and Senate leaders negotiating a bill to reform the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' access to health care. CBOC stands for community based outpatient clinic, or a walk-in clinic.