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{FD} Man convicted of murder in shooting of unarmed black man

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A white man who fatally shot an unarmed black man after reporting “hoodlums” has been found guilty of first-degree murder in North Carolina. Continue reading

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{FD} Heart attack leads to change of heart over Confederate flag

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Despite a petition, protest march and neighbor-erected fences, a South Carolina woman had vowed she would die before she would stop flying a Confederate flag in her predominantly black community. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany says another citizen detained in Turkey released

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The German government says one of its citizens held in Turkey has been released, but must remain in the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Court: Man who killed officer was ordered to surrender guns

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Court records say the man who fatally shot a Maryland police officer earlier this week had been court-ordered to surrender his guns at least three times in the last five years. Continue reading

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{FD} Palestinian president says he is in good health after tests

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he has undergone medical tests while in the United States and that he is in good health. Continue reading

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{FD} Spend more or do less: EU leaders discuss post-Brexit budget

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European leaders — minus Britain’s prime minister — are meeting to discuss how the bloc will cope with a multibillion-euro hole in its budget caused by Brexit. Continue reading

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{FD} New party aide close to Germany’s Merkel, but no clone

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has shown her conservative party that she’s still very much in charge and keen to shape its future, installing a close ally who’s popular in her own right in a top party post following weeks of muttering over a difficult… Continue reading

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{FD} Rwandan police say 5 Congolese refugees killed in protests

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Rwandan police say five Congolese refugees have been killed in a protest over reduced food rations, with the U.N. refugee agency saying police fired at the protesters. Continue reading

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{FD} Rain hampers search for Indonesian landslide victims, 7 dead

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Heavy rains hampered the search for victims of a landslide on the Indonesian island of Java as authorities raised the death toll to seven. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump Jr. to give foreign policy speech in India

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Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the U.S. president, is to make a foreign policy speech at a business summit during his whirlwind trip to India where he has been promoting Trump-brand real estate. Continue reading

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{FD} Italian campaign promises gloss over grim economic realities

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While Italy’s economic growth has picked up this year, it belies grim realities below the surface, few of which are being addressed directly as politicians stump for a national ballot on March 4. The economy is forecast to grow by a decent rate of 1.5 … Continue reading

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{FD} French army says several jihadis killed in Mali operation

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France’s armed forces spokesman says that French soldiers killed “around 10” jihadis last week in Mali during an operation near the Niger border. Continue reading

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{FD} German food bank criticized for turning away foreigners

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A food bank in Germany is being criticized for its decision to stop serving more foreigners, who make up a growing percentage of its users. Continue reading

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{FD} China orders 2 detained for posing in Japanese army uniforms

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Chinese police have ordered two men detained for 15 days after they posted pictures on the internet of themselves wearing Japanese World War II army uniforms at the site of one of the greatest atrocities of the war. Continue reading

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{FD} Aide to Russian opposition leader sentenced to 30 days

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The chief of staff for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 30 days in jail on charges of violating public order in connection with an unsanctioned protest rally. Continue reading

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{FD} EU pledges 50 million euros to African counterterror force

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The European Union is pledging 50 million euros ($61 million) to a joint counterterror force in West Africa’s Sahel region, as leaders gather Friday in a show of support for the impoverished nations. Continue reading

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{FD} Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking marine protection

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With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors. Continue reading

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{FD} Rights group: Turkey not avoiding civilians in Syria strikes

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Human Rights Watch is criticizing the way Turkey is conducting its offensive in northern Syria, saying it has failed to take necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties. Continue reading

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{FD} Gang rapes and beheadings: UN reveals new South Sudan abuses

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The witness accounts remain appalling. Continue reading

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{FD} Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins

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Alabama halted the execution of an inmate who had argued that his veins were too damaged for lethal injection, because medical staff did not think they could connect the intravenous line by the time the death warrant expired at midnight. Continue reading

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{FD} Af-Pak officials inaugurate long-awaited gas pipeline

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Afghanistan’s president and Pakistan’s prime minister have launched a 1,814 kilometer (1,130 miles) gas pipeline that will feed Turkmenistan gas to Afghanistan, as well as Pakistan and eventually to India. Continue reading

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{FD} Modi hugs Trudeau, amid Indo-Canada invitation embarrassment

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau with a hug, a day after embarrassed Canadian diplomats had to rescind a party invitation for a man convicted of attempting to kill an Indian politician during a visit to C… Continue reading

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{FD} California couple charged with torture of kids due in court

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A California couple charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them is due in court on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Japanese men nabbed for shooting at defacto NKorean embassy

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Police have arrested two Japanese men believed to be right-wing activists for shooting at North Korea’s de facto embassy in Tokyo. Continue reading

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{FD} Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages

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New satellite imagery of Myanmar’s Rakhine state shows the country’s government is using bulldozers to completely flatten dozens of Rohingya Muslim villages that were burned during violence last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida man screams, yells ‘murderers!’ as he’s put to death

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A Florida Corrections official says authorities have no indication an inmate’s blood-curdling scream and repeated shouts of “murderers!” as he was being put to death were caused by the lethal injection. Continue reading

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{FD} Officer convicted at terrorism trial faces decades in prison

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A former transit-agency police officer convicted in a sting operation of attempting to help the Islamic State could face decades in prison at his sentencing hearing. Continue reading

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{FD} Activist Lewis honored decades after civil rights arrest

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Longtime U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia is one of five people who are going to be honored for their work to advance civil rights. Continue reading

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{FD} Glitches or not, Nissan starts testing semi-autonomous rides

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Starting next month, Nissan Motor Co. will be testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Continue reading

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{FD} Australia deputy leader quits Cabinet over harassment claim

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Australia’s beleaguered deputy prime minister has resigned from the Cabinet over allegations that he sexually harassed a woman. Continue reading

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{FD} Man convicted of attempted murder invited to Trudeau party

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A stunning oversight that allowed a man convicted of attempted murder to be invited to a party in India with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is prompting many to say the Canadian government is too close to Sikh separatists. Continue reading

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{FD} Cash-strapped Venezuela faces eviction from Miami consulate

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Venezuela’s cash-strapped government faces eviction from a Miami building it once owned after its consulate failed to pay rent since August. Continue reading

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{FD} Fourth victim of Grand Canyon helicopter crash dies, 3 still hospitalized

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A British tourist who was pulled from the wreckage of a fiery helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon died from his injuries Thursday, according to Nevada authorities. Continue reading

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{FD} Not guilty verdict in death of indigenous teen in Canada

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A man accused of killing a 15-year-old indigenous girl and dumping her body in Winnipeg’s Red River has been found not guilty of second-degree murder. Continue reading

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{FD} Lindsey Vonn gets emotional about leaving her grandfather’s ashes in South Korea

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Lindsey Vonn came to South Korea with the goal of taking home an Olympic medal and leaving behind something even more special.She did both. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazilian couple indicted for kidnapping in Texas case

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A federal grand jury has indicted a Brazilian couple accused of helping their grandson from Texas illegally remain in Brazil after his mother allegedly violated a custody order in a divorce case. Continue reading

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{FD} Church: Cardinal’s ‘nighty-night, baby’ tweet was for sister

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A New Jersey archbishop raised a few eyebrows when he tweeted “Nighty-night, baby. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea criticizes UN chief over support for sanctions

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North Korea is sharply criticizing U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for supporting sanctions to pressure the country into negotiations with the U.S. on denuclearization, saying he appears to be acting as a “henchman” representing the United States. Continue reading

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{FD} Inmate gets 18 more months for running inmate taxi service

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Authorities say a federal inmate in Atlanta has been sentenced to serve an additional year and a half in prison for running a taxi service that ferried escaped inmates to restaurants, hotels and homes. Continue reading

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{FD} Charges filed against mother in Minnesota ‘torture’ case

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Prosecutors in Minneapolis have filed child neglect charges against the mother of mentally disabled twin daughters who were allegedly raped, beaten and held captive by their father for years. Continue reading

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{FD} Man gets prison time after plea in malnourished boy’s death

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A judge has sentenced a western Indiana man to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to three counts of child neglect in connection with the death of a 9-year-old disabled boy who lived with him and his parents. Continue reading

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{FD} School removes posters showing body silhouettes, crime tape

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A display of posters with silhouettes of bodies surrounded by crime scene tape depicting an Ohio high school’s sports victories over its rivals has been removed from the school. Continue reading

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{FD} Police officer dies after fan violence before game in Spain

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Spanish police say an officer has died after clashes between police and soccer fans before a Europa League match on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

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In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham’s death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another American spiritual leader with his reach and influence. Continue reading

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{FD} Man convicted of fatally beating boy gets life sentence

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An Ohio man convicted of beating a 14-month-old boy to death and tossing his body into a creek with the help of the child’s mother has been sentenced to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 19 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Phoenix police shoot man suspected of killing 3 men nearby

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Authorities are investigating what led a Phoenix man to gun down three people at a neighbor’s home before he was killed in a shootout with police. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Man arrested in shooting death of postal worker

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The Latest on the arrest of a man in the shooting death of a postal worker driving on a Dallas highway (all times local): 3 p.m. Investigators say a man arrested for the shooting of a postal worker while he was driving a truck on a Dallas highway may b… Continue reading

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{FD} Jury picks death for man who abducted, killed Florida girl

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Jurors who took less than 15 minutes to convict a Florida man last week of abducting, raping and killing an 8-year-old girl have now decided he should be executed. Continue reading

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{FD} MLK’s daughter supports students, says gun changes overdue

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As the 50th anniversary of her father’s assassination approaches, the daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. said Thursday that limiting access to guns is long overdue. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman who scammed Victoria’s Secret online gets probation

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A Pennsylvania woman who stole about $30,000 from Victoria’s Secret through an online scam has been spared a prison term. Continue reading

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