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Anti-Charlie Hebdo protest of several hundred in Kabul turns violent

Afghan police say a protest in Kabul, against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, turned violent.

Kerry: "Enormous interest" in new relationship with Cuba

Secretary of State John Kerry says North America has "an enormous interest" in building diplomatic relationships with Cuba. Read more »

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Balloon pilots make history with trans-Pacific flight

An audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean came to an end Saturday as two accomplished pilots safely touched down in the water just off the coast of Mexico in their... Read more »

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Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive, face down in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said. Read more »

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Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been omitted. Some anime and... Read more »

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Lowest prices on last-minute Super Bowl tickets near $9,000

In previous years, the scenario for getting Super Bowl tickets at a reasonable price was simply waiting until the last possible minute to buy. Read more »

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Video: Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist

An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant behead Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man. Read more »

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President: Egypt faces long fight to defeat Sinai militants

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi told his nation to prepare for a long fight to defeat Islamic extremists Saturday following a wave of attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. Read more »

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Officials say bombings kill 14 people around Iraq's capital

A series of bombings in and around the Iraqi capital killed 14 people Saturday and a senior Kurdish commander died in clashes with Islamic State militants in northern Iraq. Read more »

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Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies

Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. Residents of Debaltseve, seemingly inured to the racket, listened impassively as... Read more »

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Islamic State fighters admit defeat in Syrian town of Kobani

The Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani and vowed to attack the town again. Read more »

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Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress

After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the... Read more »

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Italy's lawmakers elect Sergio Mattarella as president

Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, was elected Saturday as Italy's president in the third day of balloting by lawmakers. Read more »

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Yemen president refuses to reconsider resignation

Yemen's president will not reconsider his resignation, despite pressure for him to do so by rebels who control the capital and who he says are holding him "at gunpoint," an official close to him... Read more »

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More than 2M vehicles recalled 2nd time for faulty air bags

More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for a second fix for faulty air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running. Read more »

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Navy abandons 'Global force for good' to broaden appeal

The Navy is taking a new approach to its recruiting commercials: Appealing to people who are already in uniform, have long since left the military and those who never will join. Read more »

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South Africa riots raise worry about anti-foreign sentiment

South African youths recently swept through an intersection in the heart of Soweto township, breaking into immigrant-owned shops and grabbing whatever they could — soda, a loaf of bread,... Read more »

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Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram

African leaders have agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official said Saturday. Read more »

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Gun debate turns wild in first 2 weeks of Texas Legislature

The Texas gun debate has gone wild, wild west. Read more »

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Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul

When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people's ideas. Read more »

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Legal battles from 2010 spill to unfold in 2 US courtrooms

Legal battles arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill play out in two federal courtrooms in New Orleans this coming week. Read more »

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Consumers fuel steady US economy as rest of world struggles

There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, steadiness. Read more »

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Romney's exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefuls

Mitt Romney's exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and set off a new race for the backing of donors who had remained loyal to the 2012 Republican nominee. Read more »

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Tad Walch: The LDS Church's call for balance between gay and religious rights draws praise and criticism

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The LDS Church's call for balance between gay and religious rights drew not only strong criticism from conservative churches and progressive LGBT groups but praise as well from others Read more »

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Motorcycle crash victim meets donors whose blood saved him

Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters Friday, people he had never met but knew had saved his life. Read more »

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City will pay $3.9M in 2012 NY police shooting of Bronx teen

New York City agreed Friday to pay $3.9 million to the family of a black Bronx teenager shot to death by a white police officer in 2012. Read more »

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