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WASHINGTON (AP) — American soldiers and airmen who killed and wounded dozens of civilians in a strike on an Afghanistan hospital violated U.S. rules of engagement and have been suspended as they await disciplinary action, military officials said Wednesday.

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NEW YORK (AP) — For a short time Monday afternoon, the Christmas manger at a New York City church might've been able to pass for the real thing: A newborn baby, with the umbilical cord still attached, was abandoned there. Now, New York City police are searching for whoever left the child.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Wednesday morning threw cold water on Donald Trump's claims that he saw Muslim Americans in New Jersey cheering after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

"I don't believe it happened. I know many Muslims that were just as angry and saddened by the attack on our country. I don't believe it," Bush said on CNN when asked about Trump's comments.

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MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Tuesday night quizzed Rep. Steve King (R-IA) about the conservative congressman's belief that Muslim immigrants from the Middle East are largely unwilling to assimilate into American culture.

Hayes played a clip of King saying earlier on Tuesday that he has not seen an example of Muslim immigrants having "assimilated" into the U.S. The MSNBC host asked King if he could back up his statement.

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Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Tuesday night questioned whether a protester in Chicago on Tuesday night should have stared down a police officer, arguing with one of her panelists, radio host Richard Fowler.

Hundreds of Chicagoans took to the streets on Tuesday night to protest the deadly shooting of black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer last year. The video of the shooting was released on Tuesday evening.

During a panel discussion on her show, Kelly interrupted when she saw an image of a man staring at a police officer in Chicago during the protests.

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CHICAGO (AP) — The white officer who shot a black Chicago teen 16 times has been charged with murder and jailed. The graphic video of the slaying has been made public. And in the hours after the footage was released, protesters seemed to honor pleas for restraint.

The question now is whether those efforts will be enough to address the simmering resentment that authorities took more than a year to share the footage and charge the officer who emptied an entire magazine into the teen even after he had crumpled to the ground.

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