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Saturday, February 13, 2016
Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week
Diplomats trying to secure a cease-fire for the civil war in Syria fell short early Friday in organizing a truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in a week's time.
Riot at prison in Mexico leaves 49 inmates dead
A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 49 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country's deadliest prison melee in years.
Hillary Clinton says Bernie Sanders is making promises that 'cannot be kept'
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial support of black and Hispanic voters in a Democratic debate, a polite but pointed contest that marked a shift in the primary toward states with more minority voters.
Surrounded by FBI agents in armored vehicles, the last four occupiers of a national nature preserve surrendered Thursday, and a leader in their movement who organized a 2014 standoff with authorities was criminally charged in federal court.
Iranians rally to celebrate revolution anniversary
Iranians held nationwide celebrations Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 revolution that ousted a pro-Western monarchy and brought Islamists to power, with some making a point of taunting the U.S. despite Iran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers.
Friday, February 12, 2016
2 female bombers kill 58 in northeast Nigerian refugee camp
Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeastern Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 58 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday.
The U.S. federal government sued the city of Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the city council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the Republican nomination for president on Wednesday, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire's primary.
Panel denies parole to Sirhan, assassin of Robert F. Kennedy
Sirhan Sirhan was denied parole Wednesday for fatally shooting Robert F. Kennedy after a confidante of the slain senator who was shot in the head forgave him and repeatedly apologized for not doing more to win his release.
Ex-priest arrested in 1960 Texas slaying
For more than half a century, the unsolved killing of a young schoolteacher and beauty queen who was last seen at church haunted the Texas city of McAllen.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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