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Putin Calls Downing of Russian Plane in Syria 'Tragic,' Absolves Israel – New York Times

Putin Calls Downing of Russian Plane in Syria ‘Tragic,’ Absolves IsraelImageA Russian IL-20 military plane in 2006. Syrian antiaircraft missiles shot down an IL-20 aircraft off the Syrian coast on Monday.CreditCreditNikita Shchyukin/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Related Coverage Russia and Turkey Announce Demilitarized Zone in Last Rebel-Held Part of Syria Sept. 17, 2018Image How a 4-Hour Battle Between Russian ...

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Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify, her attorney says; judge offers fresh denial – Washington Post

An attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who said Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh assaulted her when the two were in high school, said Monday that Ford is willing to testify about the allegations before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “She is. She’s willing to do whatever it takes to get her story forth,” lawyer Debra Katz said on NBC’s “Today” ...

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'We're just getting prepared for the worst': Florence pounds Carolinas with rainfall, floods rivers – Washington Post

September 17 at 11:14 AM Florence continues to inch across the Carolinas, spurring a widespread emergency across all of North Carolina, from the ocean east to mountain west. Floodwaters are expected to push many rivers to all-time highs and could spur life-threatening landslides as the storm’s remnants move west. The storm has been linked to several deaths, according to authorities. ...

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