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Tony Blair concedes link between Islamic State and Iraq War

<b>Tony Blair has apologised for mistakes made over the Iraq War - and said there were "elements of truth" in claims that it caused the rise of Islamic State.</b><p>The ex-PM said "those of us who removed Saddam" did bear some responsibility for the situation in Iraq today.<p>But he said it was "hard to …

Middle East

7 Ways To Use Coconut Oil In Your Beauty Routine Next Week

What can't this stuff do?<p>The editors here at HuffPost are constantly preaching about the benefits of coconut oil. We go through so many jars of the stuff, we should probably start growing coconut palms.<p>Whether you're already a coconut oil lover or you're just learning about this super ingredient, …

The Latest on parade crash: Police say injured grows to 44

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The latest on the fatal crash at the Oklahoma State homecoming parade (all times local):<p>9:30 p.m.<p>Police say the number of …

DUI

The New Google: 'All the Assholes Have Left'

Nice guys don't always finish last.<p>Bruno Bowden describes Google’s top ranks in a very Google-y way. With stats.<p>“In leadership at Google, you have to be three-plus standard deviations better than normal in technical ability,” said Bowden, an equity partner at Data Collective who spent eight years …

Police release names of dead, injured from Oklahoma State tragedy -- many children

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>[Breaking news update, Sunday, 4:51 a.m. ET]</b><p>Police in Stillwater, Oklahoma, have released the names of those killed and injured when a car plowed into a homecoming parade on Saturday. Those who died are: An unnamed juvenile, age 2; Nakita Prabhakar, age 23; Bonnie Jean Stone, age 65, and …

Oklahoma

Russia said to redeploy special-ops forces from Ukraine to Syria

Russia has sent a few dozen special-operations troops to Syria in recent weeks, Russian and Western officials say, redeploying the elite units from Ukraine as the Kremlin shifts its focus to supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.<p>Russia in late September launched a campaign of airstrikes in …

Video appears to show the joint US raid against ISIS in Iraq that killed an American soldier

US Army Master Sergeant Joshua L. Wheeler was the first American to die in ground combat with ISIS, and the first American service member to die in Iraq since the war there ended in 2011.<p>Another video, which appears to show the same raid, was reported by The Washington Post and obtained from the …

Special Forces