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Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 4 foreigners, 5 guards dead

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long standoff that ended when two assailants set off a grenade that killed them, officials said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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Federal government failing to protect children, report says

The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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Northeast residents digging out, moving on from snowstorm

 

Areas of the busy Northeast corridor were left to deal with a storm that packed a winter wallop of heavy snow and high winds for some and left others with more typical snow accumulations.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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Democrats, Republicans spar over Benghazi investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, began last year with promises of bipartisanship and cooperation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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Argentine president seeks overhaul of intelligence services

 

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of the mysterious death of a prosecutor, strongly denying his accusation that she had sought to shield former Iranian officials suspected in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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Japan envoy hopeful about hostage release

TOKYO (AP) — Delicate negotiations were underway Tuesday to secure the release of a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State militants, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faced questions over his government's handling of the crisis.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin

BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — When the Soviet army entered Auschwitz exactly 70 years ago, finding piles of corpses and prisoners close to death, a Russian soldier took a small and hungry 11-year-old girl into his arms and rocked her tenderly, tears coming to his eyes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

 

CHICAGO (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015

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