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In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, Syrians carry a victim after airstrikes by government helicopters on the rebel-held Aleppo neighborhood of Mashhad, Syria, Tuesday Sept. 27, 2016. With diplomacy in tatters and a month left to go before U.S. elections, the Syrian government and its Russian allies are using the time to try and recapture the northern city of Aleppo, mobilizing pro-government militias in the Old City and pressing ahead with the most destructive aerial campaign of the past five years. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)Government shelling and airstrikes in the rebel-held Syrian city kill seven and put one of the medical facilities out of service, observers say.

2016-09-28 08:51:51 -0600

U.S. troops and Iraqi police officers stand guard in the Bab al-Jadeed area of Mosul, Iraq, in 2009. (Maya Alleruzzo/AP)President Obama is preparing to send more troops to Iraq to help reclaim Mosul from the Islamic State, U.S. officials say.

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Customers buy products at the Harvest Medical Marijuana Dispensary in San Francisco. (Haven Daley/AP)Voters in nine states will decide on ballot measures that could possibly expand legal access to marijuana.

2016-09-28 07:47:36 -0600