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Facing an onslaught of criticism from the immigrant community as well as former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's presidential campaign, Clinton said Tuesday during an online Facebook event that she will no longer refer to immigrants who enter the the country illegally or overstay their visas as "illegal immigrants."

"That was a poor choice of words," Clinton said in response to a question about the words "illegal immigrant." According to a Yahoo News report, the question came from immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas who has been rallying candidates to think more carefully about their use of the phrase. "As I’ve said throughout this campaign, the people at the heart of this issue are children, parents, families, DREAMers. They have names, and hopes and dreams that deserve to be respected."

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is recognizing 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award Tuesday, including giants of the entertainment industry such as Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg, baseball legends Willie Mays and Yogi Berra, and politicians, activists and government innovators.

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When Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spent millions of dollars on renovations to his golf course in Sterling, Virginia, perhaps his most off-the-wall addition was a historical marker commemorating a Civil War battle on site. But historians told The New York Times for a story published Tuesday that the battle Trump memorialized never happened.

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Russian officials say one of the helicopter pilots sent to retrieve the downed warplane pilots in Syria was killed in the rescue operation.

According to a report from ABC News, Syrian rebels attacked the helicopter and killed one of the crew members. The rest of the envoy landed in "neutral territory."

The drama is just the latest iteration since news broke that the Turks shot down a Russian warplane as it allegedly wandered into Turkish airspace. One of the pilots on the plane was also killed in the original crash. The whereabouts and condition of the second pilot remain unknown.