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Marion Barry, Former Mayor of Washington, Dies at 78

Mr. Barry was a flamboyant and polarizing mayor of the nation’s capital who went to prison on cocaine charges and then made one of the most improbable comebacks in the history of American politics.








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Manny Pacquiao Defeats Chris Algieri by Unanimous Decision

Pacquiao retained his World Boxing Organization welterweight championship by defeating Algieri, a Long Island native, in 12 rounds.








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Baby Girl Accidentally Shot in New York City Home

Police say a 9-month-old girl is hospitalized after she was accidentally shot inside her home in New York City.








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Boy, 12, Shot and Wounded by Cleveland Police Officer

The authorities said the boy brandished what turned out to be a fake gun on a playground, then reached for it when two officers arrived.








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Saudi Detainee Is Released From Guantánamo Bay After 12 Years

Muhammed Murdi Issa al Zahrani, was sent to Saudi Arabia on the recommendation of a United States government board that has been re-evaluating the need to continue holding some of Guantánamo’s prisoners.








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Lawyer Who Represented Bin Laden Kin Is Sentenced in Tax Case

Stanley L. Cohen, who defended a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden against terrorism charges, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday for impeding the Internal Revenue Service.








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Turmoil Over Immigration Status? California Has Lived It for Decades

President Obama’s executive action on immigration was almost anticlimactic to many people in California.


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After Snow, Western New York Prepares for Floods

As western New York continues to remove up to seven feet of snow from some areas, officials warned that a forecast of rising temperatures and rain could lead to widespread flooding.








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Harvard 31, Yale 24: Far From Perfect, Harvard Ends Impeccably Against Yale

After losing a 17-point lead, the Crimson scored the winning touchdown against Yale with 55 seconds left to complete a 10-0 season, the 18th perfect season in Harvard football history.








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For Some Fans, Accusations of Rape Crumble Bill Cosby’s Wholesome Image

The change in Mr. Cosby’s image from best-known father to accused serial abuser has caused discomfort akin to confronting the dark past of a family member.








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In Ferguson, Preparation and Anticipation as Grand Jury Decision Nears

On Saturday, workers erected barriers around the St. Louis County Police Headquarters as the area awaited a grand jury’s decision on whether to charge an officer in Michael Brown’s death.








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On Pro Football: Saints Revisit Days of Futility, Without the Fun

New Orleans is contending for the N.F.C. South title, but only because the Saints, at 4-6, appear no more mediocre than the rest of the division.


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Europe Takes Stronger Measures, Albeit Symbolic, to Condemn Israeli Policies

After years of growing frustration, European politicians are embracing symbolic steps to support a Palestinian state.


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An Ethnic Chinese Christian, Breaking Barriers in Indonesia

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the new leader of Jakarta, the capital of the most populous Muslim-majority nation, says his faith and ethnicity are not political handicaps.


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With Borscht and Rifle Scopes, Volunteers Power Ukraine Forces

Volunteers are offering not only support but at least a glimmer of hope that poorly funded Ukrainian government troops can hold their own.


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Ferguson Grand Jury to Reconvene Monday, Group Says

As crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury was weighing an indictment in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white officer, a St. Louis civic group told members that the jury will continue deliberations Monday.








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Community Leaders Criticize Police Over Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Brooklyn Man

Two days after the man was shot and killed by a police officer in a housing project, critics of the New York Police Department demanded a thorough investigation into the shooting.








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Bidding in Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion

Prices are likely to rise further because the auction has no definite end and could continue for days or weeks.








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News Analysis: Mistrust Threatens Delicate Balance at a Sacred Site in Jerusalem

A site in the Old City of Jerusalem, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, has been a flash point since the advent of modern Zionism.


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Ferguson: Unlawful Assembly Arrests in Ferguson

More demonstrators were arrested in Ferguson, Mo.








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