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Friday, January 29, 2016
OAS to send special mission to Haiti amid political crisis
The threat of instability in Haiti prompted the Organization of American States (OAS) on Wednesday to authorize a special mission to help the troubled nation find a way out of a simmering political crisis and set a new date for a runoff election.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Marvin Minsky, pioneer of artificial intelligence, dies
Marvin Minsky, a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who saw parallels in the functioning of the human brain and computers, died Sunday at age 88.
One killed as police arrest leaders of militant group occupying refuge
Law enforcement officers arrested the leaders of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge as part of a dispute over public lands in the Western U.S., prompting gunfire and leaving one man dead during a traffic stop along a highway in Oregon's frozen high country.
The Obama administration is loosening the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba with a new round of regulations allowing American companies to sell to Cuba on credit and export a potentially wide range of products to the Cuban government for the first time, officials said Tuesday.
'Doomsday Clock' tells of a 'cataclysmic future'
Rising tension between Russia and the U.S., North Korea's recent nuclear test and a lack of aggressive steps to address climate change are putting the world under grave threat, scientists behind a "Doomsday Clock" that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm said Tuesday.
Ex-sailing CEO 'fired for opposing polluted venue'
The former CEO of World Sailing says he was fired for pushing to get rid of polluted Guanabara Bay as the sailing venue of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Trump pulls out of debate, Sanders to meet with Obama
Donald Trump declared he would boycott the last Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses, leading Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to challenge him to a one-on-one debate.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
A U.S. grand jury has indicted two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos alleging Planned Parenthood illegally sold fetal tissue to researchers for a profit, and said the abortion provider committed no wrong.
The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution to establish a political mission to monitor and verify a future cease-fire in Colombia that would end Latin America's longest-running guerrilla conflict.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says the Zika virus that's suspected of causing birth defects is likely to spread to every country in the Americas where the mosquito that carries it can be found: that's everywhere except for Canada and continental Chile.
  
  
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