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2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

Rescue workers carry a body bag from the scene of an explosion in Kaduna, Nigeria. Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Police say at least 25 people were killed Wednesday by two bombings in the northern city of Kaduna. Police Commissioner Umar Usman Shehu said the first blast came after Sheik Dahiru B…

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2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

Rescue workers gathered at the scene of an explosion in Kaduna, Nigeria. Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Police say at least 25 people were killed Wednesday by two bombings in the northern city of Kaduna. Police Commissioner Umar Usman Shehu said the first blast came after Sheik Dahiru Bauchi gave…

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2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

Rescue workers at the scene of an explosion in Kaduna, Nigeria. Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Police say at least 25 people were killed Wednesday by two bombings in the northern city of Kaduna. Police Commissioner Umar Usman Shehu said the first blast came after Sheik Dahiru Bauchi gave an annua…

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2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Bomb blasts appearing to target former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and a prominent moderate Muslim cleric killed dozens of people Wednesday, but left both leaders unharmed, according to Nigerian state security.

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Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

Shiite lawmaker Mohammad Taqi al-Mawla speaks to the media in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Iraq's parliament convened to vote for a new president on Wednesday. Since 2003, Iraq's political parties have agreed to assign the position of president to a Kurd, prime minister to a Shii…

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Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

In this Tuesday, July 22, 2014 photo, a sign is posted at a checkpoint belonging to the Islamic State group, captured from the Iraqi Army, at the main entrance of Rawah, 175 miles (281 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Arabic reads,"Islamic State, the Emirate of Anbar, City of Rawah." …

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Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

In this Monday, July 21, 2014 photo, fleeing refugees from Mosul arrive in the town of Hamadaniya, 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Mosul, Iraq. The U.N. said on Sunday that at least 400 families from Mosul from different ethnic minority groups had sought refuge in the northern provinces of…

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Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

This Tuesday, July 22, 2014 photo shows a motorist passing by a flag of the Islamic State group in central Rawah, 175 miles (281 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, nearly six weeks since a Sunni militant blitz led by the Islamic State extremist group seized large swaths of northern and …

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Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term in office and further exacerbating the country's political crisis.

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Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

Palestinians carry on with their lives at a U.N. school where dozens of families have sought refuge after fleeing their homes following heavy Israeli strikes in the Gaza Strip.

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Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but he says he’d rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the blockade of the Gaza Strip.

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Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

President Obama signs executive orders Monday to protect gay and transgender federal employees.

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Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.”

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Obama can't plunge US into sectarian civil war

Obama can't plunge US into sectarian civil war

We would be on one side with no end in sight.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax: Doesn't want to play games

Advice from Carolyn Hax: Doesn't want to play games

Try some light, family-friendly defiance.

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Ban gay discrimination at work, exclude special exceptions

Ban gay discrimination at work, exclude special exceptions

Obama should show Congress how best to enact vital sexual orientation protections.

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‘Machine Gun Preacher’ brings word of African ministry

‘Machine Gun Preacher’ brings word of African ministry

Saving Sudanese orphans main focus of his life now

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Jehovah's Witnesses gather for worry-free convention

About 6,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses will check anxiety at the door this weekend for the religious group’s annual convention.

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Prayer a staple at local government meetings

Prayer has been a staple at City Council and Board of Supervisor meetings for decades in Tucson.

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Journey to Easter: Palm Sunday

Journey to Easter: Palm Sunday

A palm frond is folded into a cross before at St. Augustine Cathedral in downtown Tucson.

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