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at 20:31 on February 13, 2016, EST.

Magnitude-5.8 quake shakes New Zealand city of Christchurch

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A magnitude-5.8 earthquake has shaken the New Zealand city of Christchurch but there are no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.

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at 20:13 on February 13, 2016, EST.

Pope gives tough love to Mexico's political, church elite

MEXICO CITY - Pope Francis challenged Mexico's political and ecclesial elites on Saturday to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are wracking the country, delivering a tough-love message to Mexico's ruling classes on his first full day in the country.

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at 20:12 on February 13, 2016, EST.

In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinions

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not.

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at 20:08 on February 13, 2016, EST.

Scalia death sparks election-year fight over filling vacancy

WASHINGTON - Justice Antonin Scalia's death immediately sparked a heated election-year fight over whether President Barack Obama should try to fill the court vacancy. Republicans on Capitol Hill and on the campaign trail insisted the choice should fall to the next president.

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at 19:40 on February 13, 2016, EST.

Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

WASHINGTON - Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79.

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at 18:28 on February 13, 2016, EST.

Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

WASHINGTON - Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79.

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at 18:18 on February 13, 2016, EST.

Pope gives tough love to Mexico's political, church elite

MEXICO CITY - Pope Francis issued a tough-love message to Mexico's political and church elites Saturday, telling them they have a duty to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are tormenting the country.

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at 14:51 on February 13, 2016, EST.

Recaptured jail inmate says he never intended to harm anyone

SANTA ANA, Calif. - The suspected mastermind of a three-man escape from a Southern California jail says he never intended to harm anyone during his eight days on the run.

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at 17:49 on February 13, 2016, EST.

DA: Suspect shot first in battle injuring suspect, officers

BATON ROUGE, La. - A local prosecutor says he believes police were justified in firing back at a man they had chased through a Baton Rouge neighbourhood before dawn Saturday.

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at 17:47 on February 13, 2016, EST.

Mexico warden, 2 other prison officers charged over riot

MONTERREY, Mexico - The warden, superintendent and a guard have been arrested on murder charges following a prison riot in northern Mexico that killed 49 people, state prosecutors said Saturday.

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at 17:46 on February 13, 2016, EST.

NewsAlert: US Supreme Court Justice dies

WASHINGTON - US Marshals Service confirms that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is dead at 79.

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at 14:52 on February 13, 2016, EST.

5.1 and 3.9 magnitude earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY - A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook northwest Oklahoma and was felt in seven other states on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the third-largest temblor ever recorded in the state where the power and frequency of earthquakes has dramatically increased in recent years.

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