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In this July 28, 2016 picture 17-year-old Yazidi girl Yasmin sits in a room of  her home in Germany. After escaping the clutches of Islamic State, Yasmin, a  Yazidi girl, was so traumatized by her captivity that she poured gasoline on herself and set it alight -  hoping to render herself no longer desirable to the extremists. Two years later, she’s being treated in Germany not only for her physical wounds, but for the psychological damage that led her to her act of desperation. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Raped and tortured by IS, Yazidi women recover in GermanyAfter escaping the clutches of Islamic State, Yasmin, a 17-year-old Yazidi girl, was so traumatized by her captivity that she poured gasoline on herself and set it alight _ hoping to render herself no longer desirable
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FILE - In this April 1, 2015 file photo, David Lynch speaks at the David Lynch Foundation Music Celebration at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Lynch’s “Mulholland Drive,” is listed by the BBC as one of the top 100 films of the 21st Century. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
BBC lists Top 100 films of 21st century; David Lynch tops itThere may still be 84 years to go, but a new list ranks David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive," Wong Kar-wai's "In the Mood for Love" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" as the top films of the 21st century _ so far
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Coal towns hit by layoffs to get job grants from US gov'tU.S. communities hard hit by coal industry layoffs in eight Appalachian states and Texas are being promised more than 3,000 jobs in several industries through a multimillion-dollar federal grant
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Pfizer on buying spree with AstraZeneca antibiotics dealPfizer continues shopping spree with deal for AstraZeneca's portfolio of anti-infective pills
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A man sitting in the audience wipes his face as he watches during the trial for Martin Blackwell in Atlanta, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Blackwell accused of throwing boiled water on Anthony Gooden and Marquez Tolbert, a same-sex couple sleeping in a suburban Atlanta apartment acted recklessly but wasn’t motivated by hate or malice, his defense attorney said Wednesday.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Defense: Boiled water attack on gay couple was not hateThe fate of a Georgia man accused of throwing boiled water on a same-sex couple as they slept is in the hands of a jury
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
This aerial photo shows the damaged buildings in the town of Amatrice, central Italy, after an earthquake, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Italy earthquake kills at least 120, reduces towns to rubbleRescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands race to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that kills 120, reducing 3 central Italian towns to rubble
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, right, talks to workers during a tour at a Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company plant in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
The Latest: Trump thanks Florida volunteersDonald Trump is thanking volunteers who will be staffing one of three recreational vehicles that will crisscross Florida to register voters ahead of Election Day
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
This photo provided b Nerilie Abram shows layers of ice that have built up over Antarctica and Greenland provide a way of reconstructing Earth’s past temperature. Man-made global warming may have started a few decades earlier than scientists previously figured, a new study suggests. Instead of the late 1800s, a slight almost imperceptible warming can now be tracked to around the 1850 in North America, Europe and Asia, according to a new study based on coral, microscopic organisms, ice cores, cave samples, tree rings and computer simulations. But some outside scientists aren’t convinced. (Nerilie Abram via AP)
Study: Man-made warming may have started decades earlierMan-made global warming may have started a few decades earlier than scientists previously figured, a new study suggests
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
South Korean army soldiers repel down a building during an anti-terror drill as part of Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise, at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. North Korea on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile from a submarine into the sea in an apparent protest against the start of the annual South Korea-U.S. military drills, Seoul's military said. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
North Korean submarine missile launch shows improved abilityA ballistic missile fired from a North Korean submarine flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles), the longest distance achieved by the North for such a weapon, officials said, putting all of South Korea and possibly parts of Japan within striking distance
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
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