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FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks during a campaign event  Jan. 30 in Ames, Iowa. (Mary Altaffer / Associated Press)

New Hampshire GOP bristles at Fiorina’s debate exclusion

A top New Hampshire member of the Republican National Committee and the state’s GOP U.S. senator are blasting ABC News’s decision not to include Carly Fiorina in Saturday’s debate in the first primary state, where the former technology executive has campaigned vigorously.

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Strong quake hits Taiwan, killing 3

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Rescuers in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan pulled out 221 people and three dead from a residential high-rise complex that collapsed when a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck before dawn Saturday, leaving still others trapped inside. Firefighters ...

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Twitter seeking out, flagging terrorist supporters

Twitter Inc. announced Friday that it had deleted 125,000 terrorist-related accounts in the last seven months. The moves comes after months of criticism from President Barack Obama and others who complained that social media companies weren’t doing enough to stifle ...

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Brazil finds active Zika virus in urine, saliva

RIO DE JANEIRO – The head of a top Brazilian health research institute says its scientists have discovered the presence of active Zika virus in urine and saliva samples. Paulo Gadelha says the virus’s ability to infect other people through ...

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Pentagon wants defense boost to counter Russia

The Obama administration wants to boost military spending in Europe next year to stockpile heavy weapons, armored vehicles and other military equipment in eastern and central Europe, a substantial expansion of efforts to counter a resurgent Russia.

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In this Thursday, Feb. 3,  photo, visitors stand next to a religious ornament with the “manji” symbol, which comes from the ancient Sanskrit and is widely used for centuries to denote Buddhist temples on maps and elsewhere, at a temple in Tokyo. (Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press)

Japan may change temple map icon to avoid Nazi confusion

TOKYO – As Japan gears up to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and caters to a surging influx of foreign visitors, the country faces a cultural dilemma: Should it stop identifying Buddhist temples on maps with the traditional “manji” symbol that is often confused with a Nazi swastika? The symbol, from ancient Sanskrit, means happiness and prosperity. It has been used for centuries by Hindus and Buddhists, and has turned up in archaeological digs in Europe. But many Western tourists associate it with anti-Semitism and the Holocaust because the emblem was adopted by Nazi Germany to try to enhance a sense of ancient lineage.

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Day after Pepperdine

Back with my day-after Pepperdine post. The Zags held off the Waves 69-66 to remain a half-game up (tied in the loss column) with Saint Mary’s atop the WCC standings. ...





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