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  • Breaking
  • Afghan Taliban Release U.S. Soldier Captured In 2009

    (This post was last updated Sunday at 5:50 a.m. ET. on Sunday)

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the final remaining captured American soldier from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been released by the Afghan Taliban after almost five years of being held captive, the White House said on Saturday.

    In exchange for Bergdahl's release, the U.S. will transfer five detainees at the Guantánamo Bay prison to Qatar.

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  • Snohomish County Mudslide
  • More Bodies Recovered From Washington State Mudslide

    Updated at 9:55 p.m. EDT

    Emergency workers recovered two more bodies in the search for survivors after the massive slide near Oso, Wash., bringing the official death toll to 16.

    Up to eight more fatalities have been located but not recovered, which would put the total at 24, said Snohomish County Fire Chief Travis Hots at a press conference Tuesday evening.

    "We have found no signs of life," Hots said. "That's the disappointing part."

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  • The Two-Way
  • 14 Known To Have Died, But Mudslide's Toll May Go Higher

    This post was last updated at 7:52 p.m. ET.

    Already sad news from a tiny community north of Seattle turned even more grim on Monday. Officials said that they had found six more bodies, bringing the death toll to 14.

    What's most stunning, perhaps, is that officials expect that number to climb, because they have received reports of about 108 people still missing.

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  • Seattle Olympian
  • Persevering Olympian Finds 'Life Changing' Welcome In Peru

    Despite finishing dead last in his race in Sochi, a Peruvian-American Olympic cross country skier is looking forward to a big welcome when he returns home to Seattle this weekend.

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