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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2016


Ferguson residents get their chance to weigh in on consent decree

FERGUSON, Mo. – A proposed agreement between the city and the U.S. Justice Department provides broad principles under which police officers should operate: Build community trust. Increase transparency. Strengthen accountability. But the agreement, negotiated for months behind closed doors, then ...

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani smiles ahead of a meeting in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. Rouhani says his first visit to Europe since the nuclear accord was signed has proven that there are “great possibilities” for economic, academic, scientific and cultural cooperation and that “today we are in a win-win situation” after years of mutual losses due to sanctions. (Christophe Ena / AP)

France asks EU partners for new sanctions on Iran

France has asked its European Union partners to consider new sanctions on Iran for its recent missile tests, officials have told The Associated Press, even as Paris welcomed the president of the Islamic Republic, which is flush with funds from the lifting of other sanctions over Tehran’s nuclear program.

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Suicide bombers kill 10 in Chibok home of kidnapped girls

LAGOS, Nigeria – Five female suicide bombers exploded in the Chibok hometown of Nigeria’s kidnapped schoolgirls on Wednesday, killing nine people and wounding 32, witnesses said. Soldiers were searching the northeastern town late Wednesday for two other women seen with ...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 2016

Workers spray insecticide Tuesday to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil,. (Felipe Dana / Associated Press)

220,000 troops sent to battle mosquito blamed for Zika virus 

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil’s health minister says the country is sending about 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading a virus suspected of causing birth defects – but he also says the war is already being lost. Marcelo Castro said nearly 220,000 members of Brazil’s armed forces would go door-to-door to help in mosquito eradication efforts ahead of the country’s Carnival celebrations. Agency spokesman Nivaldo Coelho said Tuesday details of the deployment are still being worked out.

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In this photo taken  Monday, wooden panels cover statues inside the Rome’s Capitoline Museums. A decision by Italian officials to cover up ancient nude statues to not offend Iran’s visiting president is drawing ridicule in Rome. (Giuseppe Lami / Associated Press)

Italy hides ancient museum nudes from Iranian president

ROME – A decision by Italian officials to cover up ancient nude statues to not offend Iran’s visiting president is drawing ridicule in Rome. Ahead of a news conference Monday with Premier Matteo Renzi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, wooden panels were erected around some Roman statues in Rome’s Capitoline Museums.

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FBI: Man plotted machine gun attack on Milwaukee Masonic temple

MILWAUKEE – A Milwaukee man wanted to storm a Masonic temple with a machine gun and kill at least 30 people in an attack he hoped would show “nobody can play with Muslims” and spark more mass shootings in the United States, federal agents said Tuesday after the man’s arrest. Federal prosecutors charged 23-year-old Samy Mohamed Hamzeh with unlawfully possessing a machine gun and receiving and possessing firearms not registered to him. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney, Dean Puschnig, didn’t immediately respond to a question asking why charges were limited to gun possession.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald speaks during a new conference Tuesday at the Roundhouse Gymnasium in Marshalltown, Iowa. (Mary Altaffer / AP)

Trump pulls out of Fox News debate over Kelly flap

Presidential candidate Donald Trump will not participate in the Republican primary debate airing Thursday on the Fox News Channel and could stage a competing event on another network, according to his campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks. The announcement follows complaints from the candidate of his treatment by Fox’s Megyn Kelly during a previous debate.

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U.S. and allies confront Islamic State online

The U.S. and its allies are using online tools to snuff out recruitment and incitement on the Internet and social media while maintaining enough sources of intelligence to diminish Islamic State’s appeal and foil attacks.

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Anti-abortion activists accused of using fake licenses

AUSTIN, Texas – Two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos about Planned Parenthood are accused of using fake driver’s licenses to infiltrate the group, indictments made public Tuesday show. David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt allegedly used California driver’s licenses they ...

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The week that was…

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