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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) " Prosecutors are using the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof's own words to portray him as a cruel angry racist at his death penalty trial. Roof's two-hour confession to killing nine people at a church Bible study, recorded the day after the shooting, was introduced as evidence Friday, along with a handwritten journal found in his car. "How could our faces, skin color and body structure be so different, but our brains exactly the same?" Roof wrote in...

Updated at 7:43 AM

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) " Firefighters in Bulgaria say at least four people were killed and 23 injured when a train derailed and containers of gas exploded. Nikolay Nikolov, who heads the country's firefighting department, said at least 20...

Updated at 7:29 AM

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) " U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday that as many as 200 more American troops are being sent to Syria to help Kurdish and Arab fighters capture the Islamic State group's key stronghold of Raqqa. The extra...

Updated at 7:26 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) " At least 45,000 people have been displaced by the powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province, authorities said Saturday, as the government and aid agencies pooled efforts to meet the basic survival needs of...

Updated at 7:23 AM

Troubling as the details of the McLaren Report were, a news item out of Russia earlier this week was equally so. The new chair of the country's "revamped" anti-doping agency will be Yelena Isinbayeva, the pole vault great who has spent the past...

Updated at 7:23 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " With less than hour to spare, the Senate late Friday backed legislation averting a government shutdown as coal-state Democrats retreated on long-term health care benefits for retired miners and promised a renewed fight for the...

Updated at 6:55 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for a post in President-elect Donald Trump's administration Friday, putting an end to his ill-fated bid to lead the State Department. Trump is now...

Updated at 6:51 AM

NEW YORK (AP) " President-elect Donald Trump is partaking in one the nation's most storied football rivalries, saluting U.S. troops at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday as he prepares to enter the White House. The future...

Updated at 6:51 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " Fresh off impeachment, South Korean President Park Geun-hye's days in office may be numbered. Her potential successors include the outgoing secretary general of the United Nations, an ambitious mayor who has been...

Updated at 6:37 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " One by one, key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it's not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without clear plans to address the...

Updated at 6:36 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) " Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war. It also is America's longest war. Now in its 16th year and showing little sign of ending, it...

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