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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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Device, possibly aerial drone, found on White House grounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Barack Obama and the first lady were in India, but his spokesman said Monday that it posed no threat.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015

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Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' in US-India relations

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of "new trust" in the often fraught relationship between their nations as the U.S. leader opened a three-day visit to New Delhi.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015

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Nor'easter threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snow

NEW YORK (AP) — The Monday morning commute was normal for much of the Northeast as officials continued to urge residents to prepare for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow starting later in the day.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015

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Islamic State group nearly pushed out of Syria's Kobani

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group almost entirely out of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, marking a major loss for extremists whose hopes for easy victory dissolved into a bloody, costly siege that seems close to ending in defeat.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015

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