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Fire at Philippines market kills 15 vendors, children

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A pre-dawn fire in the southern Philippines raced through public market stalls, killing 15 vendors, including six children, who were sleeping there to be up early for the weekend crowds, police said.

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Man charged in St. Louis area black church fires

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities charged A 35-year-old black St. Louis man with arson for two of the seven church fires in a predominantly African-American part of the St. Louis region, and federal investigators said there is no evidence of a hate crime.

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Congress OKs bipartisan budget deal, but road ahead not easy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama a bipartisan budget accord Friday that staves off a destabilizing U.S. default, eases the threat of a federal shutdown and spotlights the pitfalls — and opportunities — posed by the current brand of divided government.

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Syrian MP: US decision to send troops is act of aggression

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The United States' decision to send troops into Syria is an act of aggression because it does not have the government's agreement, a Syrian member of parliament said Saturday.

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Saudi FM: Assad's future among sticking points on Syria deal

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top diplomat says the timing of the departure of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the withdrawal of foreign fighters remain the main sticking points to finding a lasting resolution to the war in Syria.

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Survivors: Singer at nightclub did not realize fire danger

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Survivors of a deadly nightclub fire and stampede in Romania say the lead singer of the heavy metal band on stage made a joke at first about the fire before it engulfed the basement club in downtown Bucharest.

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Judge denies appeal from Utah inmate facing firing squad

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge denied an appeal Friday from a Utah death row inmate who argued that his sentence of death by firing squad is cruel and unusual punishment.

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Son faces murder charges after parents' remains found

WESTON, Conn. (AP) — The 27-year-old son of a Connecticut couple whose remains were found in a yard months after they disappeared faces murder charges in their deaths, state police said.

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