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Expanding Drone Operations in Africa

The U.S. military carried out a strike against the leader of the militant group al-Shabab in Somalia yesterday. The counterterrorism operation targeted Mukhtar Abu Zubeyr, widely known as Godane, a Kenyan native who was the alleged mastermind behind the attack on an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi last year. The Pentagon has not confirmed the outcome, but Somali officials say Godane was killed. The strike comes as U.S. has been expands its drone operations in Africa. We explore the growing U.S. counterterrorism presence in Africa.

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Birkin Bag Is Fine But Namesake Actress Wants 'Birkin Croco' Rebranded

After seeing a video that PETA published on the treatment of crocodiles, Jane Burkin asks Hermes to remove her name from the line's crocodile-skin version.
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The Golden Age Of Cocktails: When Americans Learned To Love Mixed Drinks

The Manhattan, the daiquiri, the martini. These classic cocktails were all born between the 1860s and Prohibition, an era when American bartending got inventive — and theatrical.
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Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr. Charged For Political Corruption

Rep. Fattah, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, was indicted Wednesday over alleged involvement in a scheme that included bribery, illegal use of campaign contributions and theft of charitable funds.
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Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Free Of Charge

The release of Microsoft's Windows 10 could have a big impact on the computer industry. It is giving away the update for free and relying more on sales of apps, games and web services for revenue.

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