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FILE -- The aftermath of an invasion by the Islamic State  that was repelled, in Kobani, Syria, Oct. 27, 2015. The hard-won battles against militants in the Middle East have left vast destruction in their wake, and the celebrations from atop the rubble of once-grand buildings are ringing hollow for hundreds of thousands of displaced residents. (Tyler Hicks/The New York Times)New York Times (2015)

This is what victory over ISIS looks like

The declarations of victory played out across Iraq and Syria: The long campaigns to retake city after city from Islamic State militants had come to an end. But the hard-won battles left vast destruction in their wake, and the celebrations from atop the rubble of once-grand buildings are ringing hollow for hundreds  …

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Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger

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As US warns of Cuba attacks, tourists ask: Were we hit, too?

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  1. Ornery cats find a niche

    Nation

    PHILADELPHIA

    Gary wasn't used to being around people. He didn't like being touched, or even looked at. If anyone came too close, he'd lash out.

    Gary, a cat adopted through Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia, patrols his new home at Bella Vista Beer Distributors.
  2. This is what victory over ISIS looks like

    World

    The declarations of victory played out across Iraq and Syria: The long campaigns to retake city after city from Islamic State militants had come to an end.

    FILE -- The aftermath of an invasion by the Islamic State  that was repelled, in Kobani, Syria, Oct. 27, 2015. The hard-won battles against militants in the Middle East have left vast destruction in their wake, and the celebrations from atop the rubble of once-grand buildings are ringing hollow for hundreds of thousands of displaced residents. (Tyler Hicks/The New York Times)
  3. As US warns of Cuba attacks, tourists ask: Were we hit, too?

    World

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Chris Allen's phone started buzzing as word broke that invisible attacks in Cuba had hit a U.S. government worker at Havana's Hotel Capri. Allen's friends and family had heard an eerily similar story from him before.

    This image provided by Chris Allen shows the view in Havana, Cuba, from his hotel room — room 1414 — at Hotel Capri in April 2014. Allen’s phone started buzzing as word broke of invisible attacks hitting a U.S. government worker at Havana’s Hotel Capri. Allen??? ?? ?s friends and family had heard an eerily similar story from him before. The tourist from South Carolina had cut short his trip to Cuba two years earlier after numbness spread through all four of his limbs, just minutes after he climbed into bed at the same hotel. Those weren??? ?? ?t the only parallels in Allen??? ?? ?s recounting, which put him in a growing list of Americans with no government connections, asking the same alarming but unanswerable question: Were we victims, too? (Chris Allen via AP) WX210
  4. Insured losses top $1 billion in Northern California fires

    Nation

    Deadly wildfires in Northern California have caused more than $1 billion in insured losses, according to California's insurance commissioner.

    A sign on the chimney of a home that was destroyed by wildfires warns looters on Wednesday in Glen Ellen, Calif. At the peak of the fires, 11,000 firefighters were battling the blazes.
  5. Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger

    Military

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration had no answers Thursday to key questions two weeks after an ambush in the African nation of Niger killed four U.S. soldiers, prompting demands in Congress for details, complaints of Pentagon stonewalling and a comparison to the 2012 Benghazi attack. The White House defended …

    In this image provided by the U.S. Army, a carry team of soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), carry the transfer case during a casualty return for Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, of Lyons, Ga., at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Oct. 5, 2017. U.S. and Niger forces were leaving a meeting with tribal leaders when they were ambushed on Oct. 4 and Wright and three other soldiers were killed. There were about a dozen U.S. troops and a company of Niger forces, for a total of about 40 service members in the joint mission. [Pfc. Lane Hiser | U.S. Army via AP]