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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.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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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.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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Democratic, GOP races tight as Iowa kicks off 2016 voting

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a high-stakes test of enthusiasm versus organization, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders hope to ride voter energy into victories in Monday's Iowa caucuses, as Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton bank on sophisticated get-out-the vote operations months in the making.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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From SAG Awards to Sundance, diversity makes a comeback

 

In a flurry of wins at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Sundance Film Festival, diversity made a comeback.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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UN: More child sex abuse cases by European troops in Africa

 

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office says it has turned up six more cases of alleged sexual abuse against children by European troops in Central African Republic, including a 7-year-old girl who said she had to perform sexual acts on soldiers in exchange for water and cookies.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2016

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33 migrants drown as boat hits rocks, sinks off Turkey coast

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A boat smuggling migrants to Greece slammed into rocks off the Turkish coast Saturday and capsized, killing at least 33 people including five children, as the choppy Aegean Sea continued to claim asylum-seekers' lives this month at an appalling pace, officials said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2016

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Facebook announces stricter policy on firearms sales

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it's cracking down on online gun sales, announcing Friday a new policy barring private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world's largest social network.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2016

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America and its politics in flux as 2016 voting begins

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — First there was the promise of political change in Barack Obama's historic 2008 election. Then the pledge to upend Washington's ways after the 2010 tea party wave.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2016

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