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Taliban hit Shiite mosque in Pakistan, killing 20

 

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Taliban militants stormed a Shiite Muslim mosque in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing 20 people in a wave of gunfire and explosions before the siege ended, officials said.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015

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Alabama judges' stand against gay marriage crumbles

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gays and lesbians could get licenses to marry in more than half of Alabama's counties Friday after a federal judge affirmed her ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015

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Thousands join funeral for slain Muslims in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The fathers of three young Muslims allegedly slain by a neighbor who was angry over parking spots stood before their caskets Thursday and urged a crowd of thousands to protect others by demanding justice.

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New York Times media columnist David Carr dies at age 58

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Media columnist David Carr, who wrote the Media Equation column for The New York Times and penned a memoir about his fight with drug addiction, collapsed at his office and died. He was 58.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015

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Obama to focus on cybersecurity in heart of Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Responding to unprecedented data breaches and cyberattacks, President Barack Obama is trying to spark alliances between policymakers who want to regulate the online world and tech innovators who traditionally shun Beltway bureaucracies.

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Greece and eurozone take modest steps to bridge differences

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece and its creditors in the 19-country eurozone took visible, if modest, steps Thursday to bridge their differences over Athens' demands to lighten the load of its bailout, but an imminent deal appears still to be some way off.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015

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2 Al-Jazeera journalists freed from prison in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Two Al-Jazeera English journalists were released from an Egyptian prison on Friday, after spending more than a year behind bars on terror-related charges in a case denounced as a sham by rights groups and the international community.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015

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Obama signs veterans suicide prevention bill

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acknowledging the struggles of the nation's veterans, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation intended to reduce a military suicide epidemic that is claiming lives by the day.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015

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