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In this Feb. 11, 2019, photo, Michael Harrison, center, acting commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department, speaks at an introductory news conference in Baltimore. Authorities say 12 people have been shot, five of them fatally, in eight separate weekend shootings in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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January 12, 2020 - 4:01 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities say 12 people were shot, five of them fatally, in eight separate weekend shootings in Baltimore. The first of Saturday's shootings was reported at about 2:30 a.m. and involved three female victims, all found with apparent gunshot wounds in a car in a northeastern...
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CLARIFIES WOMAN WAS TALKING TO POLICEMAN - In this Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 photo, released by Iranian Students' News Agency, ISNA, a woman attending a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the Ukraine plane crash, talks to a policeman, at the gate of Amri Kabir University in Tehran, Iran. Security forces deployed in large numbers across the capital, Tehran, on Sunday, expecting more protests after its Revolutionary Guard admitted to accidentally shooting down a passenger plane at a time of soaring tensions with the United States. (Mona Hoobehfekr/ISNA via AP)
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January 12, 2020 - 11:38 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian demonstrators defied a heavy police presence Sunday night to protest their country's days of denials that it shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 176 people, the latest unrest to roil the capital amid soaring tensions with the United States...
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A road is blocked with containers in Dortmund, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. Thousands of people are evacuating in the western Germany city of Dortmund as experts are getting ready to defuse up to four bombs from World War II. (Henning Kaiser/dpa via AP)
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January 12, 2020 - 11:36 am
BERLIN (AP) — Two World War II bombs were successfully defused in the western German city of Dortmund on Sunday, hours after thousands of people were evacuated from the surrounding area, officials said. The bombs were 250-kilogram (330-pound) American and British bombs. Authorities initially...
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Seen through the cut-out shape of a cross on a priest's chair, a woman attends an outdoor Mass under a tent set up near the Immaculate Concepcion Catholic Church, which sustained earthquake-related damaged earlier in the week, following a magnitude 5.9 quake earlier in the day in Guanica, Puerto Rico, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. The morning quake caused further damage along the island’s southern coast, where previous recent quakes have toppled homes and schools. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
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January 11, 2020 - 6:49 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 quake shook Puerto Rico on Saturday, causing millions of dollars of damage along the island’s southern coast, where previous recent quakes have toppled homes and schools. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 8:54 a.m. (1254 GMT) quake hit 8 miles (13...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, a health surveillance officer monitors passengers arriving at the Hong Kong International airport in Hong Kong. A preliminary investigation into viral pneumonia illnesses sickening dozens of people in and around China has identified the possible cause as a new type of coronavirus, state media said Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. In Hong Kong, 15 patients with symptoms of respiratory illness were being treated as of Sunday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
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January 11, 2020 - 5:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — Health authorities in a central Chinese city on Saturday reported the country's first death from a new type of coronavirus, as the government braced for the Lunar New Year travel boom amid concerns over a possible outbreak similar to that of the SARS virus in the early 2000s. The...
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Democratic Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg step on stag to speak during a rally Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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January 10, 2020 - 4:50 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg came to Georgia on Friday to meet influential Democrat Stacey Abrams and then rally a white-collar crowd of supporters around his late-starting, unusual White House campaign. His visit with Abrams and a private speech to a voting...
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Tents and cots are set up for people whose homes are either destroyed or unsafe to enter after an 6.4 magnitude earthquake, at a baseball stadium amid aftershocks and no electricity in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, at sunrise Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans are still without power and water, and thousands are staying in shelters and sleeping on sidewalks since Tuesday’s earthquake. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
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January 10, 2020 - 2:51 pm
GUAYANILLA, Puerto Rico (AP) — A new community has popped up in this earthquake-damaged town in southwest Puerto Rico: it houses 300 people, a dozen police officers and one macaw. Cries of “Uno!” filled the air early Friday morning as children on cots played card games while men with a pillow under...
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SDLP or Social Democratic and Labour Party leader Colum Eastwood, left and deputy leader Nichola Mallon speak to the media in the Great Hall of Parliament Buildings, Stormont, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Northern Ireland’s main political parties met on Friday to decide whether to accept a deal to restore the Belfast-based government that collapsed three years ago. (Brian Lawless/ PA via AP)
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January 10, 2020 - 12:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland's major political parties agreed Friday to restore the Belfast-based government, three years after it collapsed in acrimony and left 1.8 million people with no regional government. Northern Ireland — part of the U.K. along with England, Wales and Scotland — has been...
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January 10, 2020 - 12:14 pm
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's prime minister has sacked his environment minister after he was charged with deliberate mismanagement of water supplies for a city in western Bulgaria. Ex-minister Neno Dimov is blaming the water crisis in Pernik on dry weather and poor management by local...
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January 10, 2020 - 11:20 am
HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration is banning charter flights to Cuban cities besides Havana in a new tightening of U.S. restrictions on the island. In October, the administration banned commercial flights to cities outside the capital. The State Department said in a press release Friday that...
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