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A deadly ambush in Niger, an alleged murder in Mali. What are American troops doing in West Africa in the first place?

American forces are supporting a French-led military coalition that is attempting to stabilize the region and battle back against a number of militant Islamist groups.

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Students speak out on education, Betsy DeVos

Across the country, young people are seeking more agency in the future of their country, and education is no exception. As DeVos rolls out plans that stand to alter the learning landscape, students are sounding off on their fears, hopes and what they want to see happen.

Violence in Las Vegas: A good time turned tragic & how to help

Country star Jason Aldean was almost 30 minutes into his headlining set when a series of pops sounded above the music. For a moment, no one reacted. Zimmerman assumed that the lighting or sound systems had malfunctioned, but when the pops resumed, he had a horrifying realization: They were gunfire.

Called to duty in the Mexico quake

Rodrigo Heredia’s crew was just one of many civilian volunteer brigades and other first responders who showed up to rescue people trapped beneath the crumpled buildings.