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Local Senator: Taliban detainees in Bergdahl swap contacted al-Qaida Senator: Taliban detainees in Bergdahl swap contacted al-Qaida
Qatar gained public praise from President Barack Obama for brokering the controversial deal in May 2014 that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity in exchange for the release of the five senior Taliban officials who had been imprisoned for years at the U.S.-run Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.

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Local Senator: Taliban detainees in Bergdahl swap contacted al-Qaida
Qatar gained public praise from President Barack Obama for brokering the controversial deal in May 2014 that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity in exchange for the release of the five senior Taliban officials who had been imprisoned for years at the U.S.-run Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.
Local Help authorities capture KBOI's Most Wanted (Photo Gallery)
Here you will find KBOI's most wanted suspects as determined by local and state police agencies. Listed with each suspect's mug shot is the person's name, warrant and available bond information. If you know where any of these suspects are you can call 208-343-COPS or you can submit a tip via Crime Stoppers Website. Do not try and apprehend any of these suspects.
Local House committee OKs resolution against E. Idaho monument
Republican Rep. Paul Romrell of St. Anthony introduced the bill Thursday to the House Resources and Conservation Committee concerning the caldera plateau around Mesa Falls west of Yellowstone National Park.

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Entertainment Lawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crash Lawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crash
Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man on Thursday as he fled attackers, his lawyer said. Authorities said the incident was being investigated as a homicide.

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Local E. Idaho sheriff charged with 4 felony counts
A grand jury on Monday indicted Jefferson County Sheriff Blair Olsen on three charges of using public money or a financial card for personal use, and another charge of misuse of public funds by a public officer.

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National & World McCain to protesters: 'Get out of here, you low-life scum'
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain kicked protesters out of a committee hearing Thursday, calling them "low-life scum" as they hollered for the arrest of one of the witnesses, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger.
National & World AP: Killer says his ideas influenced family suicide
Dan Lafferty sees himself as a prophet who will prepare the world for the second coming and has little following, but 10 years ago he started a relationship with a young woman who was drawn to him after reading a book chronicling the slayings that put him in prison.
National & World LAPD criticized for event featuring ex-Mexican Mafia leader
An ex-Mexican Mafia leader serving life in prison for murder was escorted by police to speak at a gathering of police chiefs and business leaders, prompting criticism from the mayor's office and a call for a probe from the head of the civilian oversight commission for the Los Angeles Police Department, which organized the event.

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Business For traders, oil's plunge takes a toll on egos and accounts For traders, oil's plunge takes a toll on egos and accounts
The plunge in oil has crushed the Russian ruble, erased $80 billion from Exxon Mobil's market value and pushed Venezuela to the brink of economic collapse. But to Justin Thomas, the real drama in oil unfolds on a smaller scale.

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Technology IBM disputes report that big layoffs coming
IBM is pooh-poohing a published report that the giant technology company is planning a big reorganization and massive job cuts affecting more than 100,000 people.
Technology Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV
Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either.

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Business 1st-time advertisers gamble on Super Bowl ads
More Super Bowl ad rookies will be trying to score a touchdown this Sunday. There will be 15 new Super Bowl advertisers this year, the most since 2000.

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