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A paramilitary police officer carries the lifeless body of a  migrant child after a number of migrants died and a smaller number  were reported missing after boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized, near the Turkish resort of Bodrum early Wednesday. [Associated Press | DHA]

Dead baby becomes most tragic symbol of refugee crisis

Twelve migrants thought to be Syrian refugees were feared to have drowned off the coast of the Greek island of Kos on Wednesday after the boats carrying them sank. A number of bodies washed ashore on a beach in the Turkish resort town of Bodrum, probably connected to the disaster. The images of the dead soon circul …

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Wrongly convicted brothers each get $750,000 in compensation (w/video)

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Obama gets Iran deal win as Senate Democrats amass enough votes

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    National

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    World

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The 19-year-old mother clutched her newborn son as she arrived at the Ebola holding center. The child's father was gone, and she had no family to help her. She knew she was dying.

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  3. Father of drowned refugee boy photographed on beach describes boat's sinking

    World

    ISTANBUL — The little boy on the beach had a name, and it was Aylan.

    Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, left, and his 5-year-old brother Galip Kurdi drowned off the coast of Turkey on Wednesday. [Photo courtesy of Tima Kurdi  | Canadian Press via AP]
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    World

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  5. Judge lays out path to revive challenge to NSA phone surveillance program (w/video)

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — A federal judge laid out a path Wednesday to revive a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's domestic telephone records surveillance program, days after a U.S. appeals court ruled that the plaintiffs lacked standing to sue.