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HUNDREDS MAY PERISH FROM CAPSIZED CHINESE BOAT
A Yangtze River cruise with 458 people aboard has rescuers working to save elderly tourists.

NEWS+ STRATEGY AGAINST ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS
Iraq and allies meet to plot against Islamic State militants, but Russia, Iran and Syria are out.

US SENATE VOTES ON PHONE COLLECTION
Passing US Freedom Act will restore portions of the Patriot Act that expired at midnight on Sunday.

MYSTERIOUS SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT OVER US
FBI air force of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and cellphone spying technology.

HOMELAND INSECURITY
House-prices collapse, recession and moves to turn houses into cash are causing chaos at home.

TRANSGENDERS BENEFIT FROM JENNER'S CHANGE
Jenner's Twitter account retweeted Caitlyn's Vanity Fair cover photo, with positive comments.

CENTURY LATE MEDAL OF HONOR
A black and a Jew: Sgt. William Shemin and Pvt. Henry Johnson were heroes during World War I.

US-CUBA DETENTE
Soccer's NY Cosmos becomes the first to play in Cuba since re-established diplomatic relations.