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Colombian paramilitary warlord wanted in US freed from jail


Associated Press

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A prominent Colombian paramilitary warlord wanted in the U.S. on drug charges has walked from a Colombian jail, becoming the first...full story
updated 2015-05-23 09:01 AM
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Colombian paramilitary warlord wanted in US freed from jail

Associated Press

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A prominent Colombian paramilitary warlord wanted in the U.S. on drug charges has walked from a Colombian jail, becoming the first....Fullstory

2015-05-23 09:01 AM

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Brownback signs bill regulating ride-hailing companies

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