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Angry Mexicans protest over 43 missing students

  MEXICO CITY (AP) — A largely peaceful march by tens of thousands demanding the return of 43 missing students ended in violence, as a small group of masked protesters battled police in Mexico City’s main square. The march late November 20th sought the return of the students from a rural teachers’ college. November 20 [...]

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Official: Man who killed deputy had made threats

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who had made previous threats against police set his house on fire Saturday and ambushed the first sheriff’s deputy who responded, fatally shooting the deputy and wounding another before he was killed by a police officer who lives nearby, a law enforcement official said. The man’s name and address [...]

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Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend. Tension has been mounting in Ferguson and elsewhere in the St. Louis area in [...]

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Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport

BOSTON (AP) — A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women’s bathroom at Logan Airport on Saturday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding, before being arrested, state police said. Cameron Shenk, 26, of Boston, was charged with attempted [...]

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Albania opens secret bunker built by communists

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A gigantic, secret bunker that Albania’s communist regime built underground decades ago to survive a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union or the United States has been opened to the public for the first time. On Saturday, Prime Minister Edi Rama led visitors, including Western ambassadors, on a tour of the [...]

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Fog forces 5 US choppers to land in Polish field

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials say that that fog forced five U.S. Army helicopters to make an emergency landing in a Polish field and spend the night there, the second such incident since September. The U.S. Army said 15 soldiers were moving equipment to their base in Germany on Friday after training with Polish soldiers [...]

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Anti-government protest in Albania’s capital

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Tens of thousands of Albanians protested on Saturday against their government’s economic policies, including tax and energy price increases. The demonstration on the main boulevard of Tirana, the capital, also demanded action against the country’s unemployment rate of nearly 18 percent. The protest, which ended peacefully at mid-afternoon, was held by [...]

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US, Turkey still not in sync on Syria

  ISTANBUL (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Friday will become the latest in a parade of U.S. officials trying to push Turkey to step up its role in the international coalition’s fight against Islamic State extremists. His visit follows weeks of public bickering between the two NATO allies. The Turkish president insists that [...]

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Tunisia heats up ahead of presidential election

  TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s first free presidential election is boiling down to two candidates with divergent views of the revolution that transformed this former dictatorship. The clear front-runner in Sunday’s ballot is veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi, who has been campaigning for the restoration of the state’s prestige in the face of the [...]

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Kerry to leave nuke talks, Iran ponders next step

  VIENNA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry decided Friday to pull back from nuclear talks in Vienna, leaving Iran’s foreign minister to ponder an apparent new proposal from Washington meant to bridge differences standing in the way of a deal with less than four days to deadline. Iranian officials and media initially [...]

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Virginia Beach-Arena

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A local company has tentatively agreed to the city’s terms to build an oceanfront arena that could accommodate a professional sports team in Virginia Beach, though city council approval is needed, officials said Thursday. The $200 million arena would be paid for by United States Management LLC with private financing [...]

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