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Kerry pushes back on Israeli criticism of Iran nuke talks
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Kerry pushes back on Israeli criticism of Iran nuke talks

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry challenged critics of a nuclear deal being negotiated with Iran to come up with a better alternative Wednesday, in a spirited rebuke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claims that the emerging pact would leave Tehran just a step away from making atomic arms. Separately, … Continue reading

Hundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town
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Hundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Chadian troops have seized a strategically located northeast Nigerian town from Boko Haram, but not before the defeated Islamic extremists killed hundreds of civilians, Chad’s military said. The Chadian forces regained control Monday of Dikwa, a town occupied by the militants for weeks, said Chad’s military spokesman Col. Azem Bermandoua. One … Continue reading

Opening statements due in Boston Marathon bombing trial
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Opening statements due in Boston Marathon bombing trial

  BOSTON (AP) — Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev’s lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial. Was he a submissive, adoring younger brother who only followed directions given by his older, radicalized brother? Or was he a … Continue reading

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Italy rescues nearly 1,000 migrants; 10 die

  ROME (AP) — In a dramatic sea rescue north of Libya, a flotilla of rescue ships saved nearly 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday. The rescue vessels, including from Italy’s coast guard and navy, and three cargo ships, saved 941 people in seven separate … Continue reading