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Fidel Castro writes statement on shift in Cuba-US relations

AP Top Stories - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:25am
HAVANA, Cuba (AP) -- Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country's decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations even though he distrusts politics in Washington....
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Arab lawmakers shake up Israeli politics with historic union

AP Top Stories - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:17am
HAIFA, Israel (AP) -- Israel's Arab political parties are banding together under one ticket for the first time ever ahead of national elections in March, hoping to boost turnout and help unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....
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Failed Iraqi bomber named in Islamic State hostage crisis

AP Top Stories - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:34pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosive belt....
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First Look: Sundance doc pulls back curtain on Scientology

AP Top Stories - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 9:13pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house - not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection....
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

AP Top Stories - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 9:02pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...
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US announces charges in New York Russian spy ring case

AP Top Stories - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:17pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Three Russian citizens were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university, authorities said....
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UN: deadly attack on Ukraine city could be war crime

AP Top Stories - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:20pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Deadly rocket attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol this weekend that "knowingly targeted civilians" violated international humanitarian law and could amount to war crimes, the U.N. political chief said Monday....
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Egypt: Release of Mubarak's sons caps weekend of violence

AP Top Stories - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:08pm
CAIRO (AP) -- In a sign of confidence by a tough Egyptian government, Hosni Mubarak's two sons were freed Monday after almost four years in prison, following a weekend marked by a spate of protester killings by an increasingly heavy-handed police force....
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Kurds celebrate ousting Islamic State fighters from Kobani

AP Top Stories - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:28pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- Jubilant Kurdish fighters ousted Islamic State militants from the key Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday after a four-month battle - a significant victory for both the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition....
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What you need to know about northeastern US snowstorm

AP Top Stories - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:38pm
The busy Northeast corridor was in line for a winter wallop that was predicted to bring up to 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Maine. Here's what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the storm:...
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AP PHOTOS: 10 worst Northeast snowstorms in last 60 years

AP Top Stories - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:11pm
The National Weather Service was predicting a "potentially historic" storm on par with some of the biggest to ever hit the densely populated northeastern U.S....
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Greece's first radical left prime minister sworn in

AP Top Stories - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:02pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Tieless and eschewing the traditional religious swearing-in ceremony, but with a surprise coalition deal in the bag and a sanguine international reception, radical left leader Alexis Tsipras took over Monday as austerity-wracked Greece's new prime minister....
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Twins who became 'significant rats' to cartel await sentence

AP Top Stories - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:55pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- In the underworld of illegal drug trafficking, identical twins Pedro and Margarito Flores rose from middling Chicago dealers to partners of Mexico's most notorious cartel lord, eventually building a nearly $2 billion franchise that spanned much of North America....
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Eurozone looks for dialogue after stunning Greece elections

AP Top Stories - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:43pm
BRUSSELS (AP) -- For a man long seen as the eurozone's worst nightmare, Alexis Tsipras has had a smooth first day as prime minister of Greece....
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Thousands cheer for Patriots at Super Bowl sendoff in Boston

AP Top Stories - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:07pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Brushing aside the controversy over deflated footballs, jubilant New England fans gathered downtown Monday for a spirited send-off as the Patriots headed to Arizona for the Super Bowl....
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New Jersey's Christie launches political action committee

AP Top Stories - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:22pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign....
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Thousands cheer for Patriots at Super Bowl sendoff in Boston

AP Top Stories - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:12pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Several thousand fans have gathered at City Hall Plaza in Boston to give the New England Patriots a raucous send-off to the Super Bowl....
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Small drone crashes at White House complex, origin unclear

AP Top Stories - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:57am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds before dawn Monday, triggering a major emergency response and raising fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion....
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SAG Awards win sends 'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring

AP Top Stories - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:11am
Oscar hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood."...
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Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban

AP Top Stories - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:19am
HAVANA (AP) -- Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can't access....
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