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France honors attack victims in city subdued by mourning

People run to flee from the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. The company that runs the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali's capital says assailants have takenhostages in a brazen assault involving grenades. (AP Photo/Harouna Traore)

PARIS (AP) – A subdued France paid homage Friday to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning, honoring each of the 130 dead by name as the president pledged to “destroy the army of fanatics” who claimed so many young lives. With …

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Pope honors Ugandan Christian martyrs as example of faith

A woman holds a candle as she waits for the arrival of Pope Francis for a meeting with catechists and teachers during his visit to Munyonyo, Uganda, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Pope Francis is in Africa for a six-day visit that is taking him to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

NAMUGONGO, Uganda (AP) – Pope Francis paid his respects Saturday to Ugandan Christians who were burnt alive rather than renounce their faith, the latest group of martyrs from around the world honored by Francis in hopes of giving today’s faithful missionary role models. A somber Francis prayed at shrines dedicated …

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France honors attack victims in city subdued by mourning

French President Francois Hollande walks in the courtyard of the Invalides national monument during a ceremony in Paris, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Intoning the names of 130 dead, a subdued France paid homage Friday to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

PARIS (AP) – A subdued France paid homage Friday to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning, honoring each of the 130 dead by name as the president pledged to “destroy the army of fanatics” who claimed so many young lives. With …

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Likud lawmaker’s antics make him bad boy of Israeli politics

This Wednesday June 17, 2015 photo shows Oren Hazan, a Likud party parliament member, being escorted out of the parliament hall by ushers. In less than eight months in office, Hazan has already faced accusations of physically assaulting a public official, sexually harassing women, pimping prostitutes and providing drugs to tourists at a Bulgarian casino. (AP Photo/Emil Salman) ***ISRAEL OUT***

JERUSALEM (AP) – Over the years, the Israeli parliament has seen its fair share of questionable characters. But it’s unlikely anyone has ever been so perpetually engulfed in scandal in so short a time as freshman Likud lawmaker Oren Hazan. In less than eight months in office, Hazan has already …

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Use of banned pesticide not isolated event in US territories

FILE - In this Aug, 12, 2005 file photo, a sign, required by law, warns of a pesticide application of methyl bromide on a field near Watsonville, Calif. Nine months after a vacationing family was nearly killed by exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories. (AP Photo/Rita Beamish, File)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Nine months after a vacationing family nearly died from exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories. A …

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Facebook makes paid time off for baby leave a global benefit

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Less than a week after Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said he would take two months of paternity leave, the social media company announced it is extending its parental leave policy to full-time employees outside the United States. The policy, which provides four months of paid …

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