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University of Oklahoma frat to close over racist video

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A University of Oklahoma fraternity will close and its members will be suspended after the group's national headquarters says a video of members participating in a racist chant was posted online.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015

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CIA director announces sweeping reorganization of spy agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping reorganization of the CIA, an overhaul designed to make its leaders more accountable and close espionage gaps amid widespread concerns about the spy agency's limited insights into a series of major global developments.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 March 2015

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Russia: 2 suspects detained in murder of Boris Nemtsov

MOSCOW (AP) — Two suspects have been detained in the killing a week ago of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the head of Russia's federal security service said Saturday, an announcement received with both skepticism and reserved satisfaction by some of Nemtsov's comrades.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 March 2015

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Malaysia: 'Back to the drawing board' if jet not found soon

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — If the massive undersea search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 turns up nothing by the end of May, the three countries leading the effort will go "back to the drawing board," Malaysia's transport minister said Saturday, a day before the anniversary of the plane's disappearance.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 March 2015

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Popular environmental documentary removed from China's Web

BEIJING (AP) — A popular documentary about China's environmental woes that has been viewed hundreds of millions of times over the past week was removed from Chinese websites as the country's legislature holds its closely watched annual meeting.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 March 2015

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Senator Menendez, amid probe, says he's honest, law-abiding

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Amid a federal investigation, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez insists he has always been honest in his more than 20 years in Congress and says he is "not going anywhere" even as a person familiar with the matter says he's expected to face criminal charges soon.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 March 2015

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In EU foreign policy, strength through unity hard to come by

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — It was enough even for the normally unflappable European Union President Donald Tusk to start losing his cool. He stuttered, staggered his sentences, as he assessed what Russian President Vladimir Putin was doing to the EU's brittle sense of unity.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 March 2015

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Top US general optimistic about outcome of Tikrit battle

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — The one-two punch of Iranian-back militias and Iraqi government troops is likely to prevail in the unfolding battle for Tikrit, but it would not have been possible if U.S. airstrikes had not tied down Islamic State fighters elsewhere in northern Iraq, the top U.S. general said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 March 2015

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