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Militants free Australian woman kidnapped in Burkina Faso

A spokesman for Niger's president says an Australian woman kidnapped last month in northern Burkina Faso has been freed
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Rubio braces for attacks in debate, Trump returning to stage

Rubio braces for attacks in debate, Trump returning to stage

Rubio heads into Republican debate ready for attacks about his experience; Trump returning to debate stage
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New York real estate developer John Tishman dies at age 90

A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center in Florida among other high-profile developments has died
Updated: 2 hours ago

Mardi Gras season rolls into last big weekend in New Orleans

The Mardi Gras season entered its last big weekend of parades and galas in New Orleans before its end at midnight Fat Tuesday, when Ash Wednesday ushers in the period of Lent leading to Easter
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AP Top News at 5:16 p.m. EST

AP Top News at 5:16 p.m. EST
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Colombia: 3,177 pregnant women with Zika; no microcephaly

Colombia: 3,177 pregnant women with Zika; no microcephaly

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos says there's no evidence that Zika has caused any cases of the birth defect known as microcephaly in his country, though it has diagnosed 3,177 pregnant women with the virus
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New York moves to stop gay conversion therapy for youths

New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, joining a number of states that have acted against what's known as gay conversion therapy
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Smoking materials likely cause of Flight 93 memorial fire

The National Park Service says discarded smoking material is "strongly" suspected as the cause of a 2014 fire that struck the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania
Updated: 3 hours ago
El Salvador arrests 4 ex-soldiers in massacre of Jesuits

El Salvador arrests 4 ex-soldiers in massacre of Jesuits

Salvadoran police say they've arrested four former soldiers wanted in Spain for the 1989 murder of six Jesuit priests in the Latin American country
Updated: 3 hours ago
Cause of deadly NYC crane collapse is under investigation

Cause of deadly NYC crane collapse is under investigation

Officials are working to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a New York City Street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars
Updated: 3 hours ago