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Merrit Kennedy

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Major Powers Call For 'Cessation Of Hostilities' In Syria — But It's Complicated

Friday, February 12, 2016

Big questions remain about what this will actually mean on the ground in a country torn apart by five years of war.

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Progress In Munich Talks: What That Means For Syrian Peace Process

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Crucial international talks are underway in an effort to rev up the stalled Syrian peace negotiations. Here's what you need to know.

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U.N. Says 300,000 People In Key Syrian City Are At Risk Of Siege

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The push by Syrian government forces and their allies in the northern city of Aleppo has also displaced some 51,000 civilians since the beginning of last week, according to the U.N.

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Thai Police Nab Mysterious Master Forger Known As 'The Doctor'

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The arrest ends a long hunt for an elusive passport forger, who is accused of sending thousands of phony documents to Middle Eastern clients wanting to travel to Europe.

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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Is Stepping Down

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Fabius presided over December's landmark climate agreement and helped to negotiate the nuclear deal with Iran.

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Russian Opposition Leader Reportedly Attacked By Men With Cake

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Mikhail Kasyanov says he was sitting in a Moscow restaurant when about 10 men burst in, threatened to kill him and then attacked with the baked good. The Kremlin is downplaying the attack.

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State Of Emergency On Hawaii's Big Island Over Dengue Fever Outbreak

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Hawaii has nearly 250 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus since September 2015. State health officials say dengue symptoms include fever, rash, severe headaches and eye, joint and muscle pain.

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Key Moments From The U.S. Spy Chief's Annual 'Litany Of Doom'

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, National Intelligence Director James Clapper says "unpredictable instability has become the new normal."

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Trudeau Says Canada Will Cease Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria And Iraq

Monday, February 08, 2016

The prime minister says Canada will stop its airstrikes within two weeks, and will step up training for local security forces fighting ISIS militants.

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Outrage Over Egyptian President's Red Carpet Arrival

Monday, February 08, 2016

The massive red carpet at the opening of a social housing project has sparked a barrage of criticism in a country suffering from high levels of poverty.

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Video Seems To Show Somali Airport Workers Had Role In Plane Bombing

Monday, February 08, 2016

CCTV footage seems to show airport workers handing off a suitcase to the bomber, who was the only casualty in the attack. He was sucked out of a hole in the side of the plane.

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Gone Mot: The French Uproar Over Removing Some Circumflex Accents

Friday, February 05, 2016

Publishers in France are altering the spellings of around 2,400 words in textbooks and will drop the hat-shaped circumflex accent in some cases. That's causing outrage.

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Manhattan Crane Collapse Kills At Least 1 Person

Friday, February 05, 2016

At least two people were seriously injured when the crane collapsed early Friday, the New York City Fire Department says. Several cars in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood were crushed.

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Michigan Governor Wants $30 Million To Help Pay Bills For Lead-Tainted Water

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Flint residents are still being billed for water that's unsafe to drink. Tens of thousands of petitions have demanded a moratorium on residents' drinking water bills.

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Sayonara, Scion: Toyota Ending Brand Geared Toward Younger Drivers

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The decision was prompted by customers' changing needs, the automaker says. Just 56,167 cars were sold in the U.S. last year. Current owners will still be able to have their cars serviced by Toyota.

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Army, Marine Corps Generals Say Women Should Have To Register For The Draft

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

That's in light of the recent decision to lift restrictions on women in all combat positions. The two military leaders made the remarks at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

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Landmark Deal Protects Over 9 Million Acres Of Canadian Rain Forest

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

The agreement reached between aboriginal groups known as First Nations, environmental groups and logging companies designates 85 percent of the forest land as permanently protected from logging.

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Controversial Emergency Manager Of Detroit's Public Schools Resigns

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Darnell Earley has been criticized over poor school conditions in Detroit. Earlier, he oversaw the city of Flint's switch to a new water source that led to elevated lead levels.

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BP Earnings Plunge 91 Percent In 4th Quarter

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Global oil and gas price drops have done a number on BP's net income, which fell to $196 million from $2.2 billion in the year-ago quarter. The company plans to cut thousands more jobs.

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E. Coli Outbreaks At Chipotle Restaurants 'Appear To Be Over,' CDC Says

Monday, February 01, 2016

Two E. coli outbreaks infected at least 60 people in 14 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hasn't been able to determine the source of the infections.

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