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In this Jan. 31, 2010, file photo, an unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, on a moon-lit night. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Obama to reveal civilian deaths from drones: AP sources

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama is expected to disclose as early as Friday the number of civilians killed in U.S. military and CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since he took office and will issue an executive order that makes protecting civilians a more integral part of planning U.S. military operations, according to activists and other individuals familiar with the report.

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Liberia marks security handover from UN force after 13 years

- Associated Press

Liberia's president told her country Friday that "peace is in our hands" after a U.N. peacekeeping mission handed over security responsibilities following a 13-year effort to stabilize a nation wracked by back-to-back civil wars.

Minnesota woman linked to backing terrorism in no. Va. case

- Associated Press

A Minnesota woman charged with supporting east African militant group al-Shabab is helping the federal government's case in northern Virginia against the ringleaders of a network of women who have sent thousands of dollars overseas to an organization the U.S. says is involved in terrorism.

Lawyers: US places hurdles in front of asylum seekers

- Associated Press

Lawyers representing four asylum seekers have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the U.S. government places hurdles in front of people who try to file asylum applications.

Minnesota woman linked to backing terrorism in Virginia case

- Associated Press

A Minnesota woman charged with supporting east African militant group al-Shabab is helping the federal government's case against the ringleaders of a network of women who have sent thousands of dollars overseas to an organization the U.S. says is involved in terrorism.

FILE - In this June 13, 2016 file photo, flags fly at half-staff around the Washington Monument at daybreak in Washington, by order of President Obama, the day after more than four dozen people were killed  in the Orlando, Fla., nightclub shootings. As the nation marks Independence Day on Monday, lowering the flag remains a visible, immediate way to pay tribute in hours of tragedy, but flag buffs have noted that the honor has been extended more widely over time, and they and other Americans have questioned whether the country has lowered the bar on the lowering the flag.  (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Indiana flags lowered to honor 5 slain military members

- Associated Press

On nearly nine of 10 days last year, one or more states were flying the American flag at half-staff to memorialize the deaths of military members, public officials, police, first responders, prominent citizens, and victims of mass killings and disasters, The Associated Press found in analyzing information requested from all 50 states and the federal government.