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By Justin Lynch The Associated Press

Obama grants waiver to South Sudan, others on child soldiers

JUBA, South Sudan — President Barack Obama has issued waivers that continue U.S. military assistance for troubled South Sudan and six other nations where child soldiers have been used, disappointing advocates who say his administration hasn’t made curbing the use of children in combat a higher priority.

More than a million refugees have fled South Sudan, UN says

AWEIL, South Sudan — More than one million refugees have fled South Sudan’s ongoing civil war, overwhelming aid agencies and creating one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters.

The United Nations said Friday that South Sudan joins Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia as countries that have produced over one million refugees.