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Report: Hillary Clinton may have Broken Federal Laws on Record Keeping

Hillary Clinton may have violated federal records laws by using her personal email account for all messages when she worked as U.S. secretary of state, The New York Times reported Monday.

Among other concerns, such personal emails are seen as less protected against the risk of hacking.

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Iraq Jihadists Slow Tikrit Advance with Bombs and Snipers

Iraqi forces closed in on Tikrit Tuesday, their progress slowed by jihadist snipers and booby traps, on the second day of Baghdad's largest operation yet against the Islamic State group.

The government has mobilized a 30,000-strong force for the push to retake Tikrit made up of Shiite militiamen and Sunni tribesmen as well as troops and police.

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Envoy Says U.S. Will 'Protect' Syrian Rebels when Time Comes

The United States will be ready to "protect" moderate Syrian rebels possibly with air power once they enter into combat, a top U.S. official said Monday.

Retired U.S. general John Allen, President Barack Obama's envoy to the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group, insisted that once moderate Syrian rebels were vetted, trained and armed, they would not be abandoned on the battlefield.

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Report: Armed Trio in $4 mn U.S. Highway Robbery

Police were investigating Monday after three armed men made off with gold bars worth more than $4 million in an audacious highway heist, U.S. media said.

About 275 pounds (125 kilos) of gold was taken from a truck on Sunday in Wilson County, North Carolina, after the vehicle pulled over because of mechanical problems, local news reports said.

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Muslim Group Sues FBI in Death of Boston Bomb Suspect's Friend

A civil rights group for Muslims said Monday it will sue the Federal Bureau of Investigation over the 2013 shooting death of a friend of a Boston Marathon bombings suspect.

Ibragim Todashev, 27, was killed after a violent altercation with investigators following lengthy questioning at his apartment in Orlando, Florida in May 2013.

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Libya Parliament Votes to Return to U.N.-brokered Talks

Libya's internationally recognized parliament voted on Monday to return to U.N.-brokered talks on the future of the crisis-hit country, a week after suspending its participation, a lawmaker said.

The motion to resume the negotiations was adopted at the end of a meeting between members of parliament and the U.N.'s special envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, the lawmaker Abu Bakr Beira told Agence France-Presse.

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Kosovo Charges Seven over Islamic State Recruitment

Kosovo has indicted seven ethnic Albanians on terrorism charges over alleged plans to take up arms with the Islamic State group or recruit fighters for the insurgents, officials said Monday.

Five of the indicted "agreed to go to the war in Syria and join the group of Albanians who fight on the side of the terrorist organization ISIL", known also as IS, the Kosovo prosecutor's office said in a statement.

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U.S. Ambassador Tweet Riles Cyprus

Cyprus on Monday blasted the tweet of the U.S. ambassador to the island over the killing of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov while President Nicos Anastasiades was visiting Moscow.

The ambassador, John Koenig, wrote Sunday on Twitter: "What do people in #Cyprus think about the week in Russia as seen from here? Anastasiades visit and statements, #Nemtsov assassination?"

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Mustaqbal-Hizbullah Dialogue Makes 'Serious Progress' on Security, Political Files

Al-Mustaqbal movement and Hizbullah announced Monday after their seventh dialogue session that they made "serious progress" regarding the security and political issues in the country.

“Discussions were continued and serious progress was made over the security and political files,” said a terse joint statement that was issued after the talks in Ain al-Tineh.

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Ali Eid's Brother Shot Dead in Kuweikhat, Residents Disavow Assailants

A brother of former MP Ali Eid was shot dead Monday in the Akkar town of al-Kuweikhat, in an attack that was swiftly condemned by the residents and the municipality.

“Bader Eid, a brother of ex-MP Ali Eid, was transferred to the Rahal Hospital in Akkar with a gunshot wound after he came under fire in the town of al-Kuweikhat,” state-run National News Agency reported.

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