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Iraqi Kurdish forces tow a howitzer near the front lines on their way to the city of Sinjar, as the Kurdish peshmerga fighters move through Zumar, Iraq, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Sporadic clashes between Iraqi Kurdish fighters and Islamic State extremists, as well as other logistics problems, are delaying the evacuation of the last Yazidis still trapped on Sinjar mountain, an Iraqi lawmaker said Friday. (AP Photo/Zana Ahmed)
Kurds push into Sinjar; Iraqis battle for airportKurdish fighters push into Sinjar town; Iraq forces battle Islamic State group for key airport
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A Tunisian woman checks ID and registration documents in a polling station in Tunis, Tunisia, Sunday Dec. 21 , 2014. Tunisians voted on Sunday for a new president in a runoff between a symbol of the country's previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist who came to power after the revolution of 2011. (AP Photo/Ilyess Osmane)
Tunisians votes in historic presidential runoffTunisians choose between stability and change in runoff presidential vote
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An ultra Orthodox Jew lights candles during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. The Jewish festival of light is an eight-day commemoration of the Jewish uprising in the second century B.C. against the Greek-Syrian kingdom, which had tried to put statues of Greek gods in the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)
Egypt opens border with Gaza after 2-month closurePalestinian official: Egypt opens border crossing with Gaza Strip after 2-month closure
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ADDS BOTH OFFICERS KILLED - New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton takes questions from reporters during a news conference at Woodhull Medical Center, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in New York.  An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing both officers before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
2 cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself2 NYPD officers fatally shot by gunman who vowed to kill cops; shooter takes his own life
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Dec.  10, 2014, Dozhd Channel's s anchorman Pavel Lobkov speaks to his colleagues in their studio-apartment in Moscow, Russia. Lobkov, a legendary anchorman, says Dozhd, with a fraction of resources and funding of state television, can reach out to millions of people and provide a comprehensive coverage due to modern technology (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russia's sole independent TV forced into meager studioAmid media crackdown, Russia's only independent TV channel broadcasts from a living room
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Video shows Boko Haram killing captivesVideo shows Boko Haram gun down captives accused of being infidels
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FILE - In this Dec.17, 2011 file photo, snow falls on the finish area after an alpine ski women's World Cup giant slalom in Courchevel, France. Russia's tensions with the West over Ukraine and a slump in the ruble are echoing in the French Alps, just in time for ski season. Hoteliers, taxi drivers and ski stations in France's wintertime hotspots say a tourism boom by big-spending Russians in recent years is about to melt because of Russia's economic crisis, Western sanctions and falling oil prices. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati, File)
Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontentEU's Alpine tourism hubs brace for fewer Russian visits amid Ukraine, ruble and oil-price pain
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United Arab Emirates's Minister of Energy Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei speaks during the opening day of 10th Arab energy Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Saudi oil chief: No conspiracy behind oil pricesSaudi petroleum minister says there is no conspiracy behind drop in oil prices
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FILE- In this Sunday, May 11, 2014 file photo, people stand outside burnt houses following an attack by Islamic militants in Gambaru, Nigeria. Thousands of members of Nigeria’s home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks. Further north, Boko Haram employs recruits from Chad to enforce its control in northeastern Nigerian towns and cities. In Niger, the government has declared a “humanitarian crisis” and appealed for international aid to help tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees driven from their homes by the insurgency. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola, File)
Nigeria's home-grown Islamic uprising poses regional threatNigeria's Boko Haram extremists pose regional threat with cross-border attacks and recruitment
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  • Humane Society blames lead bullets for bald eagle death

    One bald eagle has died and another is in serious condition in Wisconsin after ingesting lead from ammunition. The Wisconsin State Journal reports the Dane County Humane Society has treated two bald eagles with lead poisoning in the past two weeks. WTMJ-AM Milwaukee, Sat, Dec 20 2014 @ 04:33 PM
  • Eagle dies from lead poisoning; another ill

    A bald eagle has died and another is in serious condition after they were found with lead poisoning over the last two weeks. The Dane County Humane Society's Four Lakes Wildlife Center took in a 21-year-old bald eagle on Friday after a motorist spotted the eagle on a road 2 miles west of Dodgeville. Channel3000, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 03:48 PM
  • Several people arrested and family dog killed during SWAT team raid in Wisconsin

    According to a December 19 report by Twin City News , several people were arrested and a dog was killed during a SWAT team raid of a Wisconsin home on December 18. Police spokesman Joel DeSpain stated the home, located in the 4300 block of Britta Drive in Southwest Side Madison, was raided by a part of a Dane County Narcotics Task Force team around 11:30 a.m. A high-risk search warrant had been issued to search the property. The names of those arrested haven't been released, but it was reported a number of people fled the home as the SWAT team arrived. Examiner.com, Sat, Dec 20 2014 @ 07:00 AM
  • Former UW football recruit violates criminal sentence

    A former top Wisconsin high school football player violated his criminal sentence, going unexcused from his work-release job and also using Twitter and Instagram without permission. Dominic Cizauskas was convicted in June by a Dane County jury of sexually assaulting a University of Wisconsin-Madison student during his official recruiting visit to campus last December. Channel3000, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 04:40 PM
  • Protestors stage die-in at West Towne Mall

    The group, lead by the young, gifted and black coalition is protesting the recent deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, as well as racial disparities in Dane County. The rally started at Memorial High School and protestors marched down Gammon Road to the mall. WKOW-TV, Sat, Dec 20 2014 @ 09:43 PM
  • Dane County Board rejects grant to fight marijuana use

    The $5,000 grant would have come from the Wisconsin Department of Justice Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Effort program. Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney said at the meeting that CEASE dollars are used for large-scale operations and not aimed at arresting individuals or enforcement of local ordinances. Channel3000, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 10:07 AM
  • Body Found in Burned-out Car in Dane County

    The Dane County sheriff's office is investigating the discovery of a body in a burned-out car found in a field. Authorities say the badly burned Chevrolet Cruze was found in the Town of Medina about 8 p.m. Monday. WSAW, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 06:01 PM
  • Judge gives man 15 years in half-brother's death

    Prosecutors accused 30-year-old Jeffery Vogelsberg of beating 27-year-old Matthew Graville in a Mazomanie rental they shared in 2012. They alleged the beating was part of a pattern of abuse Vogelsberg inflicted on Graville. WIBA-AM Madison, Mon, Dec 15 2014 @ 05:02 PM
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