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Irish government parties' support falls two weeks from election: poll

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Support for the two parties that make up Ireland's coalition government fell by a combined five percentage points in a poll published on Saturday, in the latest sign a general election in two week's time may produce an inconclusive outcome. Support for prime minister Enda Kenny's...(more) 



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Mich. official's email shows switch to Flint River made too fast, against his judgment

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As the city of Flint, Michigan, prepared to begin drawing its drinking water from the Flint River, an official with the municipal water plant said his superiors were prodding him to move too quickly, an email released by the governor's office Friday shows. "If water is...(more) 



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Russia's prime minister accuses West of rekindling the Cold War

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Russia's prime minister accused the West on Saturday of rekindling the Cold War, telling a meeting of top defense officials, diplomats and national leaders that sanctions imposed after the annexation of Crimea and new moves by the NATO alliance "only aggravate" tensions. Dmitry Medvedev said Russian......(more) 



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Pope urges Mexico to work toward 'common good'

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Pope Francis is expected to mix pastoral and political messages during his visit, praising the poor and marginalized while condemning drug t...         



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Afghan Taliban use captured Humvees in suicide attack

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Taliban insurgents in captured military Humvee vehicles launched suicide attacks in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Saturday, killing several members of the security forces in the district center of Sangin, a senior official said. The incident came amid bitter fighting in Helmand, a traditional...(more) 




Pope issues tough-love message to Mexico's political elite

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis told Mexico's political leaders on Saturday that they have a duty to provide their people with security, "true justice" and basic services as he plunged head-on into the drug-inspired violence, corruption and social ills that are tormenting the country. 




Florida college football player shot dead at party

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Florida cops are hunting for the gunman who killed a college football player and wounded two other students at a packed party Saturday.  



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Puerto Rican judge nominated as 1st gay chief justice

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican judge Maite Oronoz Rodriguez has been nominated to head the U.S. territory's Supreme Court as the first openly gay chief justice in the United States. 



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Pope Francis greets crowds during historic Mexico trip

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Pope Francis is expected to mix pastoral and political messages during his visit, praising the poor and marginalized while condemning drug t...         



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Poland wants punishments for use of 'Polish death camp' phrase

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Poland is drawing up new regulations to punish use of the phrase "Polish death camps" when referring to wartime Nazi concentration camps on Polish soil, Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro said on Saturday. Poland has long sought to eliminate the misleading phrase from historical and newspaper accounts...(more) 



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Shebab claims bomb attack on Somalia plane: statement

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Mogadishu (AFP) - Shebab insurgents on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack which ripped a hole in a Somali passenger plane earlier this month, shortly after takeoff from Mogadishu. 



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Dangerous cold grips northeast U.S., could break Valentine's Day records

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By Scott Malone and Valerie Vande Panne BOSTON, Mass (Reuters) - A dangerous cold snap seized the northeastern United States on Saturday with temperatures in some areas set to fall below zero and Boston facing its coldest Valentine's Day in almost four decades. Officials warned people...(more) 



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