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Militants capture Iraqi border posts... Bergdahl "reintegration" proceeds ... US Border Patrol cancels flights

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 22, 2014 at 8:51 p.m.

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Sunni insurgents are rolling through western Iraq with relative ease, capturing four towns and three border crossings. That's deepening the predicament of the Shiite-led government in Baghdad. The latest victories, including two border posts captured Sunday, one along the frontier with Jordan and the other with Syria, have greatly expanded territory under militant control.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is now receiving outpatient care at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. The Army says he's been released from inpatient care at Brooke Army Medical Center. According to the Army he's gradually increasing social interactions as part of his "reintegration process." Bergdahl was freed by the Afghan Taliban on May 31 after five years in captivity.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Border Patrol's parent agency says it's canceled flights to bring nearly 300 Central American migrants from South Texas to California for processing but says plans could be reinstated. A spokesman for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection says he doesn't know why flights to San Diego and El Centro were shelved but he says planning is "in a very fluid state."

FILLMORE, Calif. (AP) — The search effort for a California firefighter who disappeared nine days ago during a backpacking trip will be scaled back after days of combing the Los Padres National Forest. But searchers did find Mike Herdman's wayward dog today in a parking lot. Herdman was last seen by a friend as he chased after the runaway pet barefoot and wearing only shorts.

BEIJING (AP) — China says five days of rainstorms in the southern part of the country have left 26 people dead and three missing and led to direct economic losses of $650 million. The official Xinhua (shihn-wah) News Agency says the storms caused floods and landslides and toppled more than 8,700 houses, damaged another 66,000 and ruined more than 100,000 acres of crops.

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