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By Lisa Barrington and Umit Bektas BEIRUT/KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish-backed forces pushed deeper into northern Syria on Monday and drew a rebuke from NATO ally the United States, which said it was concerned the battle for territory had shifted away from targeting Islamic State. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on Turkey to stay focused on fighting Islamic State militants and not to target Kurdish elements of Syrian rebel forces, which Washington backs. The White House said a continued Turkish push would complicate the fight against Islamic State.
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — An Ithaca College student fatally stabbed at Cornell University was attacked while trying to help a fellow student amid a series of fights after a weekend party, the slain man's sister said Monday.
RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Business owners, beachgoers, and boat captains on North Carolina's Outer Banks were warily watching tropical weather Monday that could rain out one of the last busy weeks of the summer.