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Sister of accused killer in Arkansas says he’s mentally ill

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Dardanelle, May 12 (AP) - The sister of a man accused of killing an Arkansas sheriff's deputy and two other people says she spoke to him by phone while he held a woman hostage during a five-hour standoff with law enforcement.
Julie Inmon told The Associated Press on Friday that her brother, James Arthur Bowden, has a history of mental illness. Doctors and authorities have not confirmed that.
Bowden, 42, surrendered Thursday afternoon at a house near Dardanelle where two of victims were found...
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Syrian Kurds welcome US arms

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Turkey says ‘unacceptable’
Beirut, May 10 (AP) - A top Syrian Kurdish official on Wednesday welcomed the U.S. decision to arm Kurdish fighters with heavier weapons, saying it would "legitimize" the force as it prepares to march on Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State group.
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Some names Trump might consider in picking a new FBI chief

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Washington, May 10 (AP)- With James Comey ousted as FBI director, President Donald Trump will have an opportunity to select a replacement for a new 10-year term. The FBI in the interim will be led by Comey's top deputy, Andrew McCabe. But Trump is likely to reach outside the bureau to find...
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Car bomb in Thailand's Muslim-dominated south wounds over 50

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Pattani, May 10 (AP)- Suspected insurgents detonated a car bomb Tuesday outside a busy shopping center in southern Thailand, wounding more than 50 people in a huge blast that ripped the building apart and sent people running for their lives.
The attackers initially set off a small bomb outside...
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akarta governor sentenced to 2 years prison for blasphemy

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Jakarta, May 09 (AP) - An Indonesian court sentenced the minority Christian governor of Jakarta to two years in prison on Tuesday for blaspheming the Quran, a jarring ruling that undermines the reputation of the world's largest Muslim nation for practicing a moderate form of Islam.
In announcing...
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