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Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges

NEW YORK (AP) — The lecture hall had filled quickly. Several students arrived wearing keffiyehs, the traditional Palestinian headscarves, while in the front row, a young man sat draped in the Israeli flag. As the meeting opened, a student government officer reviewed the rules of debate, warning physical confrontations would not be tolerated. "We want this to be safe for everyone," she said.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 March 2015

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Brazil arrests US sect leader wanted on sex charges

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities said Saturday they arrested a self-professed minister put on a U.S. most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a "Maidens Group" at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 March 2015

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Venezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require tourist visas

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela will shrink the size of the U.S. Embassy staff, limit the activities of U.S. diplomats and require American citizens to apply for visas if they want to come bask on the beach.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 March 2015

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Thousands to march in Moscow to mourn slain Boris Nemtsov

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands were converging Sunday in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 March 2015

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Fisherman's high court win spurs call for legal reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court case of a fisherman hooked by a law meant to preserve documents, not fish, is renewing calls to curb the reach of criminal laws that critics say are too vague.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 February 2015

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What the FCC's 'net neutrality' vote means

WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 February 2015

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Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana

TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — The Justice Department's announcement in December that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution — if not silence or opposition — from many tribes.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 February 2015

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Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 February 2015

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