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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Bob Filner

Feb 12, 2014 — City Councilman Kevin Faulconer will fill the seat vacated by disgraced former Mayor Bob Filner, a Democrat. Filner left office after less than a year following sexual harassment allegations from more than a dozen women.
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Oct 15, 2013 — Bob Filner was charged in connection to sexually harassing three unidentified women. The disgraced former mayor pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and two battery charges.
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Aug 22, 2013 — Democratic Mayor Bob Filner has reached a tentative deal to settle a suit brought by one of the women who accuses him of sexual harassment. Details of the deal, which must be approved by the city council, have not been released. The Union-Tribune, though, says it sets the stage for his departure.
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Aug 19, 2013 — Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner continues to cling to his office, even as the City Council and activists devise plans to oust him.
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Aug 14, 2013 — Democratic Mayor Bob Filner is resisting calls to resign following the accounts of women who say he harassed them. Hooters' locations in the city say "women should be treated with respect" and that Filner's not welcome.
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Aug 7, 2013 — The women allege that Bob Filner harassed them knowing they had said they were victims of rape. A veterans organization that Filner worked with said the mayor harassed at least eight of its members.
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Aug 5, 2013 — Democratic Mayor Bob Filner is starting two weeks of treatment at a behavior counseling clinic. He won't be out of touch while he's receiving behavioral treatment. Aides say Filner will still be getting briefed on developments in the city, and will still be giving orders.
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Aug 1, 2013 — An attorney for Bob Filner says the city failed to meet its legal requirement and therefore should foot the mayor's legal bills.
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Jul 17, 2013 — San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is facing growing calls for his resignation following sexual harassment allegations lodged against him. One of them came from his ex-fiancee.
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Jul 12, 2013 — After reports that he has sexually harassed numerous women, Mayor Bob Filner released a video statement in which he apologizes but does not talk about stepping down. The 70-year-old Democrat has only been in office about 6 months.
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