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  • Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 3:42 pm
    Russia's Interior Ministry says Boris Nemtsov, a leading opposition figure and former deputy prime minister, has been shot and killed near the Kremlin.
  • US, Cuba cite progress on restoring diplomatic ties
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 3:42 pm
    The United States and Cuba claimed progress Friday toward ending a half-century diplomatic freeze, suggesting they could clear some of the biggest obstacles to their new relationship within weeks.
  • Partial shutdown? House rejects Homeland Security funding
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 3:31 pm
    The Republican-controlled House unexpectedly rejected short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, increasing the prospect of a partial shutdown at midnight of an agency with major anti-terrorism responsibilities.
  • Rio homicide division to investigate killings by police
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 3:18 pm
    Rio de Janeiro's police department said its homicide division will start investigating "resistance killings," or slayings by officers who say that victims died in shootouts while resisting arrest.
  • 5 reasons US economy is stronger than Q4 GDP suggests
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 3:12 pm
    The U.S. economy grew at a modest annual rate of 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, less than half the third quarter's torrid 5 percent rate and weaker than the government first reported.
  • Mexico official: Police capture top capo 'La Tuta' Gomez
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 3:12 pm
    Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to Mexican officials.
  • Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 3:07 pm
    The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in to defend British spy craft.
  • Mexico's dolphinariums come under criticism from activists
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 3:00 pm
    Environmental and animal-rights groups in Mexico are training their sights on the growing number of "swim with dolphins" enclosures on the nation's coasts.
  • House Republican leaders scrap education vote
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 2:36 pm
    In a political embarrassment for Republicans, House GOP leaders on Friday abruptly cancelled a vote on a bill to update the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law after struggling to find support from conservatives.
  • Well-educated 'Jihadi John' no surprise to experts
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 2:30 pm
    The profile of "Jihadi John," the university-educated Londoner whose masked face is emblematic of the grisly executions by the Islamic State group, is vastly different from that of the marginalized men who carried out terror attacks in France and Denmark. That comes as no surprise to those who work with tracking such threats, who say there is no typical terrorist.
  • Obama to host new Afghan leaders at White House on March 24
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 2:18 pm
    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah are to visit the White House next month, and Ghani has accepted an invitation to speak to a joint meeting of Congress at a time when the Obama administration is weighing whether to slow the pace of U.S. troop withdrawals from the country.
  • The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 1:44 pm
    From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet (hundreds of meters) below to re-shape Earth.
  • Syria expels 3 key UN humanitarian staffers
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 1:44 pm
    The Syrian government has expelled three key U.N. humanitarian staffers, a decision the U.N. says could have "a major impact" on critical aid operations and harm a new effort to secure a six-week truce in the country's largest city.
  • Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 1:44 pm
    A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday.
  • Greek prime minister rules out third bailout
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 1:07 pm
    Greece's new radical left government has no intention of seeking yet another bailout deal from international creditors and will spend coming months trying to ease the terms of its current commitments, the financially struggling country's prime minister said Friday.
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