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New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson ‘replaced’

The New York Times on Wednesday replaced its first female executive editor, Jill Abramson, with its managing editor Dean Baquet, who becomes the first African American to hold the post. Abramson's departure was announced by the US daily's publisher…
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One dead, 14 wounded in Fort Hood shooting

One person was killed and 14 wounded Wednesday in a shooting at the Fort Hood US military base, scene of a deadly 2009 rampage, officials said. The Texas base said a gunman was initially reported killed, but it could not confirm media reports that the…
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Facing threats, Afghan interpreters plead for US visas

After a five-year wait, Mohammad Janis Shinwari is relieved to be in the United States, safe from the threats of the Taliban. But as a former interpreter for US troops in Afghanistan, Shinwari fears for the lives of his colleagues back home, who are…
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Boston pays solemn tribute to marathon victims one year on

Boston paid solemn tribute Tuesday to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, observing a moment of silence and raising the US flag exactly one year after the attacks that stunned the nation. Vice President Joe Biden led an emotional and…
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Sponsors drop Los Angeles Clippers amid racism controversy

Wary sponsors dropped their support for the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday as pressure mounted over racist remarks allegedly made by the NBA team's owner, increasingly embattled Donald Sterling. The National Basketball Association said it would make…

Condemning murder of Colombian cameraman, UNESCO chief urges probe

5 March 2014 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom called today for an investigation into the death...
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US capital’s most recognizable landmarks, Washington Monument reopens after earthquake repairs

The Washington Monument, one of the US capital's most recognizable landmarks, reopened Monday under dazzling blue skies, three years after sustaining damage from a rare earthquake. The popular tourist attraction is the US capital city's tallest building…
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Mexico bids farewell to Colombian novelist Garcia Marquez

Mexico bid farewell Monday to its beloved adopted son, Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in a national tribute filled with the late Nobel winner's favorite roses and music. A coffee-colored urn containing his ashes was placed on a podium, surrounded…

Easing plight of child migrants fleeing Central America requires ‘compassionate solutions’ – Ban

16 July 2014 – Deeply concerned by the “urgent humanitarian situation” of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for...
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17 Haitians dead as migrant boat capsizes off Turks and Caicos

Seventeen Haitian suspected illegal migrants died Wednesday when their boat capsized off the Turks and Caicos islands near the Caribbean, authorities said. The incident occurred in the early hours of Christmas Day as the boat, which had been intercepted…