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Young blacks more open to Bernie Sanders' White House bid


ORANGEBURG, S.C. If Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders has a chance of drawing African-American voters away from rival Hillary Clinton in South Carolina's presidential nominating contest on Feb. 27, his best opportunity will be among the young.

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Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce; Assad vows to fight on


MUNICH/AMMAN Major powers agreed on Friday to a pause in combat in Syria, but Russia pressed on with bombing in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad, who vowed to fight until he regained full control of the country. | Video

Syria rebels say get more missiles from Assad's enemies


BEIRUT Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's foreign enemies have sent rebels new supplies of ground-to-ground missiles to confront a Russian-backed offensive by the government near Aleppo, stepping up support in response to the attack, two rebel commanders said.

Syria cessation of hostilities an 'important step': White House

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE The White House said on Friday an agreement for a break in hostilities in the Syrian conflict is significant, but there is still more to be done in the peace talks.

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Congress passes tougher North Korea sanctions, sends bill to Obama


WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation on Friday broadening sanctions to punish North Korea for its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber crimes, and sent the measure to President Barack Obama to sign into law.

Exclusive: Immigrants arrested in U.S. raids say were misled on right to counsel


WASHINGTON U.S. immigration authorities violated their own rules by telling some of the 121 Central American women and children they arrested in raids last month that they had no legal recourse to dispute their deportations, according to several of the women and their lawyers.

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Two teen girls found shot dead at school in Phoenix suburb

GLENDALE, Ariz. Two 15-year-old girls died on Friday in a shooting at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale and were found with a gun beside them, police said. | Video

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Assad 'deluded' if he thinks there is a military solution in Syria: U.S.

WASHINGTON Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is "deluded" if he thinks there is a military solution to the war in Syria, a U.S. State Department spokesman said on Friday.

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Oregon refuge searched for evidence, explosives after occupiers leave


BURNS, Ore. Law enforcement officials on Friday were sweeping a wildlife refuge in Oregon for possible live explosives and evidence, a day after the last holdouts in a protest over federal control of Western land surrendered, ending a six-week armed standoff.

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U.S., UK likely to charge multiple banks in Libor rigging: WSJ


WASHINGTON American and British regulators are likely to charge several banks with rigging interest rates, including Citigroup, the third-largest U.S. bank, and London-based HSBC Holdings, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.