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FILE - In this file photo taken on Thursday Nov. 27, 2014, civilians who fled their homes following an attack by Islamist militants, in North East Nigeria walk away after receiving relief materials from the government  at the camp for internally displaced people in Yola, Nigeria. Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state, killing, burning and looting with no troops deployed to protect civilians, fleeing villagers said Wednesday, Jan. 28,  2015.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba,File)
Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border townChad air force, in 1st operation in Nigeria, bombs Boko Haram out of border town: witness
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Death toll in southern Pakistan bomb blast rises to 20Pakistan official raises death toll from Shiite mosque bombing in country's south to 20 killed
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the memorial ceremony of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, on the 1st anniversary of his death at his grave site, in Havat Shikmim southern Israel, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.(AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Ahead of election, Israel issues West Bank building tendersIsrael's settlement watchdog says government has issued building tenders for West Bank
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German Vice Chancellor and Minister for Economy and Energy Sigmar Gabriel attends a news conference to present the annual German economic report with the government's economy projection in Berlin, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Eurozone prices plunge 0.6 pct amid weak growth, cheap oilPrices in the 19 euro countries fall 0.6 percent annually in January as ECB readies stimulus
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EPA administrator at Vatican ahead of encyclical.EPA administrator talks climate change with Vatican officials ahead of environment encyclical
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Former Bulgarian president dies at 79Former Bulgarian president Zhelyu Zhelev, first democratically elected leader, dies at 79
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FILE - This August 2008 file photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight. A lawyer for Knight says the Death Row Records founder was at the wheel of a car that struck two men, killing one, in a Los Angeles suburb. The accident in Compton occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department) (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, File)
Lawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crashLawyer says Death Row Records founder Suge Knight was behind the wheel in deadly Compton crash
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Senior Kurdish military commander killed in IraqIraqi officials say senior Kurdish military commander killed during clashes with Islamic State
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Qatar Finance Minister Ali Sheriff Al Emadi, poses for a photo in Times Square after ringing the opening bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York,  Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
World stocks uneven ahead of US growth reportWorld stock markets uneven ahead of quarterly US economic growth report
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  • Missing Md. woman found in police custody

    The Montgomery County police say that Elizabeth "Betty" Jean Queen was reported missing on Jan. 9, and that on Thursday, Queen's sister made a public statement in hopes that someone would see Queen's picture and know something about where she was. Someone did - a correctional officer, who recognized the woman in the photo as someone who was in the Central Processing Unit under the name Jane Smith. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 12:39 AM
  • Should Kids Be Allowed to Roam Unsupervised?

    Rafi and Dvora Meitiv were walking home from a park recently in Silver Spring, Maryland, when they were picked up by police for being unsupervised. Rafi and Dvora Meitiv were walking home from the park recently in Silver Spring, Maryland , when they were suddenly confronted by strangers. ABC News, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 12:22 AM
  • Aspiring rap artist tells judge, love for music spurred drug-dealing lifestyle

    ROCKVILLE, Md. He sold drugs to finance a budding rap career, but for the next decade he'll be behind bars singing the blues. TBD.com, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 11:59 PM
  • 'Honest Abe' gets 9 years for not-so-honest behavior

    Abraham Kamara of Silver Spring, who has videos on YouTube under the names "Honest Abe" and "Honest Business", has been sentenced to nine years in prison for possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute and fleeing and eluding police. Kamara was driving a box truck last April when an officer tried to pull him over because the truck's registration had been suspended. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 08:59 PM
  • Governor Larry Hogan Names Benjamin H. Wu DBED Deputy Secretary

    Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Secretary Mike Gill announced Thursday that Benjamin H. Wu, an internationally recognized technology policy expert with more than 25 years of experience and management leadership, has been named Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development . In his new role, Wu will act as the Chief Operating Officer, responsible for overseeing the Department's charge of attracting companies to the State, working with in-state companies to help them expand and add jobs, connecting companies with resources and partners and driving tourism, film and the arts. WBOC-TV Salisbury, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 06:58 PM
  • Missing Gaithersburg woman found as Jane Doe in mental hospital

    Montgomery County police say a missing Gaithersburg woman has been found in Springfield mental hospital, where she was admitted as a Jane Doe. ,br> Betty Jean Queen, 69, had been missing for a month, but during that time was arrested for disorderly conduct and assaulting an officer. WJLA-TV Arlington, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 06:19 PM
  • Schools to Host Information Session on PARCC Assessments

    Parents in Montgomery County are invited to attend information session on the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers assessment on PARCC Night on Monday. At the event, parents can learn about the PARCC assessment and how Montgomery County Public Schools is preparing students for the tests. Patch.com, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 04:58 PM
  • Purple Line opponents, country club members hold Hogan fundraiser

    Opponents of building a Purple Line, including members of the Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, held a fundraiser for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan two weeks before Hogan was sworn in and as he considers whether to continue the light-rail project in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, according to campaign records and an event attendee. Ben Ross, a longtime Purple Line supporter, said he began researching Hogan's campaign contribution records after Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal , another longtime Purple Line advocate, tweeted Jan. 9 that he'd heard about the fundraiser at the Maryland Association of Counties' winter conference on the Eastern Shore. The Washington Post, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 02:27 PM
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