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Sharp Accepts $6 Billion Bid From Foxconn, Which Then Puts Deal On Hold

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Ailing electronics maker Sharp has accepted a takeover bid from Foxconn, the company that assembles iPhones. After the deal was announced, Sharp's stock fell more than 14 percent. And Foxconn now says it will postpone finalizing the sale due to late-arriving information.

Thursday night local time, Foxconn issued a statement ...

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Apple Has Gotten Federal Orders To Help Unlock At Least 13 Devices

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

While the dispute over cracking into an iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter is at the center of a legal case between Apple and the FBI, the company recently told a federal court that it has received — and resisted — similar orders to help unlock iPhones and ...

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5 Headlines: Donald Trump Dominates In Nevada Caucuses

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

It didn't take long for the results of the Nevada Republican caucuses to become apparent: Donald Trump had nearly double the support of his closest rival, Marco Rubio, in the state, where GOP officials are reporting voter turnout that far exceeds recent contests.

As NPR's Jessica Taylor writes, it's ...

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Plane Crash In Nepal Kills All 23 Aboard

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Bad weather is seen as a possible cause for the crash of a small passenger plane in Nepal that was navigating between mountains in an area that's popular for treks and sightseeing. The plane, with a crew of three and 20 passengers, reportedly flew into the side of a mountain.

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Kurdish Force Reports Rescuing Swedish Girl, 16, From ISIS In Mosul

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Saying it had been asked to look for a teenager from Sweden who had been misled by a member of the Islamic militant group ISIS, a Kurdish security force says it recently rescued the girl, 16, from Mosul, Iraq.

Announcing the rescue Tuesday, the Kurdistan Region Security Council said that ...

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In Debate Over Apple-FBI Dispute, Gates And Zuckerberg Don't Agree

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Apple should comply with the FBI's request to extract data from an iPhone as part of a terrorism case, Microsoft founder Bill Gates says, staking out a position that's markedly different from many of his peers in the tech industry, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

The two titans aired their ...

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Syria's Regime And Rebel Group Agree To Truce That Will Begin Saturday

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

It wouldn't end all the violence that's torn at Syria for years now, but two key parties — President Bashar Assad's government and a main opposition group — have agreed to a truce, according to a joint statement by the U.S. and Russia.

Despite its potential landmark status, the "cessation ...

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Obama Says Guantanamo Prison Doesn't Help U.S. Security, 'It Undermines It'

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

U.S. operation of the Guantanamo Bay military detention center in Cuba is "contrary to our values" and is seen as "a stain on our broader record" of upholding the highest rules of law, President Obama said Tuesday as he announced plans to close the facility.

The administration's proposal is "not ...

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AR-15 Gun-Maker Seeks To Dismiss Lawsuit Filed By Sandy Hook Parents

Monday, February 22, 2016

A judge is poised to decide whether a lawsuit filed over the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 can continue. Lawyers for gun manufacturer Remington Arms are seeking a dismissal, saying the company is protected from such suits by federal law.

The lawsuit was initially filed ...

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In Apple Dispute, FBI Director Urges A 'Deep Breath' Over Phone Security

Monday, February 22, 2016

Days after Apple's CEO wrote an open letter to customers, the head of the FBI responded with his own message, urging those involved to "take a deep breath and stop saying the world is ending."

FBI Director James Comey made his case in a blog post on the Lawfare website ...

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'You Aren't The Shooter, Are You?' Uber Ride Came Just Before Suspect's Arrest

Monday, February 22, 2016

Victims of a shooting spree are being mourned in Kalamazoo, Mich., where Jason Dalton, the man suspected of killing six people Saturday, was arraigned Monday. Police are trying to determine a motive for what seem to be random attacks.

Eerie details have emerged about the case — including a ...

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Canadians Left With Questions After Being Barred From 'Jeopardy!'

Sunday, February 21, 2016

A decision to bar Canadian citizens from being future contestants on TV's Jeopardy quiz show is causing a range of reactions in Canada, particularly among those who note that show host Alex Trebek has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Canada.

Media outlets in Canada recently noted that their country ...

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Dozens Killed In Blasts In 2 Syrian Cities; ISIS Claims Responsibility

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for multiple bombings on Sunday, which left at least 140 people dead in the Syrian cities of Damascus and Homs.

Syrian state media reported least 83 people were killed and at least 170 wounded in at least four blasts in the Damascus suburb of ...

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Pope Calls On Christians To Abolish Death Penalty

Sunday, February 21, 2016

"The commandment 'Thou shalt not kill' has absolute value and concerns both the innocent and the guilty," Pope Francis said Sunday, urging that the death penalty be abolished.

Addressing a crowd of the faithful who were gathered in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, Pope Francis said, "All Christians and ...

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Motive Unknown In Kalamazoo Shootings; Suspect Was Uber Driver

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Authorities in Kalamazoo, Mich., are piecing together clues from a weekend shooting spree. At least six people are dead after multiple shootings in three different locations in the area on Saturday night.

Police arrested 45-year-old Jason Dalton. He worked as an Uber driver — and may have logged some hours ...

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VIDEO: Taking Out The Trash At The Space Station

Friday, February 19, 2016

Today was trash day on the International Space Station, and as you might expect, it's not as simple as rolling a can out to the curb. Instead, a used resupply capsule was stuffed with 1.5 tons of trash and cut loose.

All that trash will burn up over the Pacific ...

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Harper Lee, Author Of 'To Kill A Mockingbird,' Dies At Age 89

Friday, February 19, 2016

Harper Lee, the author of the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, has died in her hometown of Monroeville, Ala. The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer was 89.

Monroeville city officials confirmed reports of Lee's death to Alabama Public Radio. Her publisher, HarperCollins, also confirmed the news to NPR.

Her famous ...

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Antonin Scalia Lies In Repose As Mourners Pay Respects At Supreme Court

Friday, February 19, 2016

A long line of mourners queued up to pay their respects to late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, whose body is now lying in repose at the Great Hall of the Supreme Court.

Parts of the observances will be open to the public. A private ceremony was slated to begin ...

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U.N. Mediator For Syria Says He'll Delay Peace Talks

Friday, February 19, 2016

Saying he won't hold Syrian peace negotiations until there's a chance of success, U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura is delaying talks that had been slated for next Thursday.

"We need real talks about peace, not just talks about talks," de Mistura says.

The envoy discussed the delay ...

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U.S. Airstrike Targets ISIS Operative In Libya, Reportedly Killing At Least 40

Friday, February 19, 2016

In a mission targeting a senior operative who's blamed for deadly terrorist attacks in Tunisia, U.S. warplanes hit an ISIS outpost in Libya on Friday. The airstrike at Sabratha, close to the Tunisian border, killed at least 40 people, according to multiple reports.

News of the strike first came from ...

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