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    Photos of the day - February 13, 2016 (29 photos)

    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at campaign event in Reno, Nevada, a Labrador retriever jumps for a snowball while playing with its owner, with a car towing a snowboarder seen in the background, on the frozen surface of the Yenisei River and Illuminated white rose…

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    Pope Francis visit to Mexico (23 photos)

    Pope Francis called on Mexico's leaders Saturday to provide "true justice" and security to citizens hit by drug violence as he addressed a National Palace packed with politicians. With President Enrique Pena Nieto by his side, Francis invoked the country's struggles against corruption and crime,…

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    Iconic landmarks after a drought (10 photos)

    A graphic designer has produced a haunting look at what the world’s most famous landmarks would look like if they were hit by a severe drought. Joel Krebs has intricately dried up hot spots such as the Tower Bridge in London, the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Niagara Falls and Machu Picchu. The…

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  • U.S. sources: Russia forging alliance with Taliban

    Growing evidence of Russian support of the Afghan Taliban worries U.S.

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  • Obama’s budget request comes amid sexual assault investigation backlog

    Over the past decade or so, the DOE's Office of Civil Rights, which is tasked with enforcing laws against discrimination of all kinds in educational programs, including Title IX, has watched its workload double while it’s resources have remained the same.

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    Photos of the day - February 12, 2016 (30 photos)

    Riot police try to avoid a metal item thrown by farmers during a protest outside Agriculture ministry in Athens; as the sun rises, military personnel practice their positioning during a rehearsal before a Presidential Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony in celebration of the 207th birthday of…

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    Shooting at Independence High School in Glendale, Arizona (31 photos)

    Two 15-year-old girls are dead after a shooting at a Glendale, Arizona, high school this morning, police said. The shooting was reported at Independence High School, about 12 miles outside of Phoenix. The two teenagers were shot just before 8 a.m. in an "isolated" area of campus, Glendale police…

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    Yoga animals (20 photos)

    This adorable photo series shows curvy canines and flexible felines practicing yoga. The shots feature the animals in the the lotus position, balancing on two legs and stretching in ways that would make any yogi proud. Photographer Dan Borris came up with the idea for the series in 2000, when he…

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    Photos of the day - February 11, 2016 (41 photos)

    Riders practice during the launch of Israel's first official motocross course in Wingate Institute, Israel’s National Centre for Physical Education and Sport, near Netanya, Israel, two four-month-old North American cougars play in the Royev Ruchey zoo on the suburbs of the Siberian city of…

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    Fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio (35 photos)

    On Nov. 22, 2014, Tamir Rice was killed outside a recreation center by police who were responding to a report of a person with a gun. The boy, who was holding a toy gun, was shot within seconds of officers arriving at the scene. In December, a grand jury declined to indict the officers involved…

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    Mexican prison fire (30 photos)

    Dozens of people were killed during a riot at the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, in northeastern Mexico early on Thursday, local media reported, just days ahead of a planned visit by Pope Francis to another prison near, in Mexico's far north. Find more news-related pictures in our photo…

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  • Cleveland wanted Tamir Rice’s family to pay $500 for his final ambulance ride

    In what Tamir Rice’s family called a “breathtaking” display of “callousness,” the city is seeking reimbursement for emergency medical services rendered to the dying 12-year-old after he was fatally shot by police.

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    Trial of Reinhold Hanning, former Auschwitz guard, in Detmold, Germany (24 photos)

    A 94-year-old former guard at Auschwitz lowered his eyes as he arrived at a German court on Feb. 11, 2016, to be tried as an accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 people in what is likely to be one of the last few Nazi war crimes trials. Reinhold Hanning was 20 years old in 1942 when he…

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    Armed militia standoff in Oregon (129 photos)

    The last four armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge shouted, argued and raved for all the world to hear. But in the end, they surrendered without a shot being fired, leaving behind a vandalized federal property that authorities will spend weeks combing for evidence, explosives and damage…

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    Shopping center shootout in Maryland (7 photos)

    A gunman fatally shot a sheriff's deputy inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and killed another deputy in a shootout, authorities and witnesses said. The gunman was killed in the exchange of gunfire not far from the shopping center where the restaurant was located, Harford County…

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    Photos of the day - February 10, 2016 (28 photos)

    A migrant looks through a train window as migrants and refugees wait for their train to depart to Slovenia on their journey to western Europe at a refugee transit camp in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, a wild elephant is loaded onto a truck after it was tranquilized in Siliguri, India and rescue workers…

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  • Fast and faithful: Churches offer drive-thru Ash Wednesday

    Louisiana has drive-thru windows for daiquiris and beer — so why not for repentance too? That’s right, a New Orleans-area Methodist church offered its faithful “drive-thru ashes” for Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Lent holy season.

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    Supermassive black holes (26 photos)

    Known black holes in galaxies near and far. (Reuters) Find more news-related pictures on our photo galleries page and follow us on Tumblr

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