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Philippine leader rejects emergency power vs extremists

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte rejected proposals Wednesday for him to declare a state of emergency in a violent southern island to more rapidly defeat Abu Sayyaf extremists, who killed 15 soldiers in his government's largest single-day combat loss so far.

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Suu Kyi: Myanmar has unique chance to forge peace

Myanmar has a unique opportunity to end decades of ethnic rebellions in various parts of the country, leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday as she promised that her government will guarantee rebel groups equal rights and respect in historic peace talks.

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WWII veteran receives medals

Retired St. Clair county circuit clerk C. Barney Metz was presented several medals that he earned during his service in the Army from 1943 to 1946 by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost.
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WWII veteran receives medals 4:00

WWII veteran receives medals

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Here's a shaggy dragon story, thanks to Okinawan performers

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