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Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria, 86 dead: officials

DALORI, Nigeria (AP) — A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to death, among 86 people officials say died in the latest attack by Nigeria's homegrown Islamic extremists.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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For Brazil's rich and poor, disparate response to Zika

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two Brazilian women, two pregnancies, one nightmare. But two very different stories.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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Massive fire destroys Lexington stockyard, many businesses

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A massive fire destroyed a 70-year-old beef cattle auction business in Lexington on Saturday, churning up a plume of thick, black smoke that darkened the skies for miles as the wind-whipped flames consumed several nearby businesses.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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Slain Virginia teen mourned as investigation continues

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl who police say was abducted and killed by a Virginia Tech student is being remembered by friends as an "angel" on Earth as investigators work to piece together the final moments of the teen's life.

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Law enforcement leaders examine new use-of-force principles

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police across the United States are rethinking how they use force amid national outrage over questionable shootings and violent arrests.

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Britain approves controversial gene-editing technique

LONDON (AP) — Britain's fertility regulator has approved a scientist's request to edit the human genetic code in an effort to fight inherited diseases — but critics fear the new technique crosses too many ethical boundaries.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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Israeli Cabinet approves liberal Jewish prayer at holy site

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Cabinet voted Sunday to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a move advocates said marked a historic show of government support for liberal streams of Judaism.

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After arrests, focus turns to how 3 men escaped from jail

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Now that the three violent inmates who escaped from a California jail are back in custody, the focus will turn to how they were able to saw, crawl and climb their way out of a maximum-security facility.

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