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UN official says initial reports indicate 27 killed in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A U.N. official says initial reports from the field indicate that 27 people were killed in the attack on the Radisson hotel in Mali's capital.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2015

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Volkswagen cutting investments, to present US engine fixes

WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen will cut its spending by 1 billion euros ($1.07 billion) next year and "strictly prioritize" investments as it shores up its finances to deal with its emissions-rigging scandal, CEO Matthias Mueller said Friday after a board meeting.

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Retailers, tech lift US stocks at the end of a strong week

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Big gains by retailers and technology companies are boosting stocks in afternoon trading Friday as the market heads for one of its best weeks of 2015. Nike climbed after saying it will raise its dividend and buy back $12 billion in stock.

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Mom-to-be labors over college exam just before giving birth

 

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Not even labor pains could keep Tommitrise Collins from completing a college exam, and a photo of her working on the online test from her hospital bed made her a social media sensation.

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Lafourcade wins 4 Latin Grammys, Guerra takes 3

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Natalia Lafourcade was the big winner Thursday at the Latin Grammy Awards, making good on four of her five nominations for her album "Hasta la Raiz." But the Mexican singer-songwriter lost out on the top prize, album of the year, which went to Dominican bachata artist Juan Luis Guerra for "Todo Tiene su Hora."

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Syrian refugees are put through years of screening

DETROIT (AP) — Over and over, Nedal Al-Hayk and his wife traveled up to three hours by bus from their temporary home in Jordan to an office where U.S. Homeland Security officials put them in separate rooms and asked them many questions in many different ways: Where were you born? Where were your parents born? Were you part of a rebel group? Were you politically outspoken?

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Islamic extremists attack hotel in Mali's capital

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Islamic extremists armed with guns and throwing grenades stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Friday morning, killing at least three people and initially taking numerous hostages, authorities said.

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House OK of GOP Syrian refugee curbs is just start of fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans embarrassed President Barack Obama by winning veto-proof House approval of legislation blocking Syrian and Iraqi refugees from the U.S., but from here the effort may take a different turn in Congress.

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