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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 8:04 P.M.

Turkey links Russian envoy’s killer to US-based cleric Gulen

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey’s president on Wednesday implicated a U.S.-based Muslim cleric in the killing of Russia’s envoy to Turkey, saying the policeman who carried out the attack was a member of his “terror organization.” Ambassador Andrei Karlov was killed Monday evening by a gunman in front of stunned onlookers at a photo exhibition in Ankara. The assassin, Mevlut Mert Altintas of Ankara’s riot police squad, was killed in a police operation.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 7:25 P.M.

Ohio governor rejects mercy for killer of 3-year-old

Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday rejected mercy for the first inmate scheduled for execution next year under a new process for putting condemned prisoners to death. The governor also delayed the execution of Ronald Phillips by one month following a federal judge’s order last week that temporarily put executions on hold.

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In this Oct. 19 photo, Health and Human Service  Secretary Sylvia Burwell speaks during a news conference  in Washington. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 2:51 P.M.

‘Obamacare’ holding its own: 6.4M signed up so far

WASHINGTON – “Obamacare” seems to be holding its own. The administration said Wednesday that 6.4 million people have enrolled for subsidized private coverage through, ahead of last year’s pace. Despite rising premiums, dwindling insurers, and the Republican vow to ...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 2:40 P.M.

Japan to boost coast guard to defend East China Sea islands

TOKYO – Japan’s government announced Wednesday that it will bolster its coast guard capabilities to defend East China Sea islands that China also claims and regularly patrols. Japan controls the uninhabited islands, and Wednesday’s decision by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

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Christmas is officially over

Mrs. O has remarked several times that a nice offshoot of the cold and snow and now slush in the Coeur d'Alene area is ... many residents can't get to ...

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