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Slain Virginia teen mourned as investigation continues

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl who police say was abducted and killed by a Virginia Tech student is being remembered by friends as an "angel" on Earth as investigators work to piece together the final moments of the teen's life.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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Law enforcement leaders examine new use-of-force principles

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police across the United States are rethinking how they use force amid national outrage over questionable shootings and violent arrests.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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Britain approves controversial gene-editing technique

LONDON (AP) — Britain's fertility regulator has approved a scientist's request to edit the human genetic code in an effort to fight inherited diseases — but critics fear the new technique crosses too many ethical boundaries.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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Israeli Cabinet approves liberal Jewish prayer at holy site

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Cabinet voted Sunday to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a move advocates said marked a historic show of government support for liberal streams of Judaism.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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After arrests, focus turns to how 3 men escaped from jail

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Now that the three violent inmates who escaped from a California jail are back in custody, the focus will turn to how they were able to saw, crawl and climb their way out of a maximum-security facility.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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Democratic, GOP races tight as Iowa kicks off 2016 voting

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a high-stakes test of enthusiasm versus organization, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders hope to ride voter energy into victories in Monday's Iowa caucuses, as Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton bank on sophisticated get-out-the vote operations months in the making.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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From SAG Awards to Sundance, diversity makes a comeback

 

In a flurry of wins at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Sundance Film Festival, diversity made a comeback.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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UN: More child sex abuse cases by European troops in Africa

 

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office says it has turned up six more cases of alleged sexual abuse against children by European troops in Central African Republic, including a 7-year-old girl who said she had to perform sexual acts on soldiers in exchange for water and cookies.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2016

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