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Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 23:45:56 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a TV interview

Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 01:34:51 -0500
JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man w

Sydney siege inquest: Gunman secretive, defiant narcissist
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 02:43:44 -0500
SYDNEY (AP) — The man who took 18 people hostage at a Sydney cafe last year was educated and erratic, secretive about his own life and public about his many grievances, and a self-obsessed fabulist wh

The Latest: Carl Edwards wins NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 22:43:47 -0500
The Associated Press covers the biggest day in motorsports, from Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix to the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600. The latest from the tracks:

‘Holocaust by Bullets’  traveling exbibit in El Paso until the end of the week
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 23:18:37 MDT
During World War II, Nazi mobile units were dispatched to the Ukraine to systematically kill Jews in local villages, bury them in mass graves, and later dig up the bodies and burn them in an attempt to erase the evidence.

52 FACES: Gayle Dodson, George W. Bush Childhood Home volunteer coordinator
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 25 May 2015 00:30:00 -0500
"Gayle has been an active volunteer and leader for several events and organizations over the last 50 years. ... Gayle is one of the most gracious and selfless person with whom I have ever worked." 

Polish president concedes defeat after exit poll released
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 17:16:35 -0500
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat in the county's presidential election Sunday after an exit poll showed him trailing Andrzej Duda, a previously little-known

Kids on their own among migrants who arrived in Indonesia
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 22:45:56 -0500
KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia (AP) — It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar

Crime of the Week: Man robs Auto Zone store in the Lower Valley
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 19:44:47 MDT
El Paso police detectives are looking for a man who robbed a Lower Valley store at gunpoint earlier this month.

Beilue: Stitches for the heart; Dumas woman finds comfort in late son’s Army buddies
amarillo.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 03:13:28 +0000

For Oleta Smith of Dumas, the three men in Florida, Alabama and California are in some ways like sons. They will, of course, never replace her only son, Green Beret Sgt. Warren Smith, but they provide stitches to the hole in her heart that hasn’t closed in nearly 47 years.

“Those three,” Smith said. “No words can express what they mean to me. They are part of my family.”

Jack Wesson of Jacksonville, Ala.; Lynn Hughes of Melbourne, Fla.; and David Eggleston of Sebastopol, Calif., were with “Smitty” in the jungles of Vietnam in 1968.

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Highlights from around the state Capitol
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 21:21:10 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Sunday opted to water down a major attempt to reduce the rising costs of a program offering free college tuition to veterans' children, relenting amid criticism


El Paso’s most wanted fugitives of the week
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 17:02:49 MDT
Crime Stoppers of El Paso each week releases photos and descriptions of El Paso's most-wanted fugitives for the El Paso Police Department.

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