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Anger, mourning in Pakistan after mosque bombing kills 59

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of Shiites across Pakistan mourned and protested Saturday after a bombing at a Shiite mosque in the country killed at least 59 people.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 January 2015

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Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people's ideas.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 January 2015

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Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies

DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. Residents of Debaltseve, seemingly inured to the racket, listened impassively as they mustered at the town hall on Saturday to be evacuated with as many belongings as they could carry.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 January 2015

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Family, diplomats say no new word on Islamic State hostages

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The family of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the Islamic State group said Saturday it has received no word on his fate since the militants threatened to kill him earlier this week.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 January 2015

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Pilots in helium-filled balloon land safely in Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean that shattered two long-standing records for ballooning.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 January 2015

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George Zimmerman assault case dropped; ex-girlfriend recants

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman that was opened when his ex-girlfriend said he threw a wine bottle at her has been dropped because she recanted her story and stopped cooperating with investigators, according to a prosecutor.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015

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Obama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual's genes.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015

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What red ink? As deficits dip, all sides seek more spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deficit is dead. Long live the deficit.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015

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