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US Military Attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia  — U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader. Al-Shabab had attacked the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67 people a year ago this month ... more

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Lawmakers: Islamic State Group Wants to Hit US

Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say. Without offering specifics on any threats or suggestions on how to confront them, the leaders of the Senate and House intelligence committees on Sunday prodded the White Ho... more

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Hip-Hop Moves as Force for Slain Unarmed Black Man

NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers are making their voices heard in the Missouri city where a white police officer killed an unarmed young black man, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice. "It's really important to see hip-hop's role of being some ... more

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Sony Wooing Japanese to PS4 With Dragon Quest

TOKYO (AP) — Sony is trying to woo Japanese game fans to the PlayStation 4 home console that went on sale in November in the U.S. and Europe, but didn't arrive at stores here until February. Atsushi Morita , appointed head of Sony Computer Entertainment's Japan operations effective ... more

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Nintendo Launching 'Amiibo' With 12 Characters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo." Nintendo announced Friday that 12 characters will initially be part of its upcoming toy-game franchise set for release later this year. In addition to the "Pokemon" and "Legend of Zelda" leading men, the starting line-up will include Mario, ... more

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