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at 17:18 on January 27, 2015, EST.

After wayward drone crash, Obama says US needs laws to make drone use safer, beneficial

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the wayward quadcopter that crashed on the White House grounds — flown by an off-duty intelligence employee — shows that the U.S. must take steps to ensure commercial and consumer drones are used safely.

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at 17:16 on January 27, 2015, EST.

Mormon leaders call for nationwide measures protecting both gay rights and religious liberties

SALT LAKE CITY - The Mormon church issued a call Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination while somehow also protecting those who suffer repercussions for asserting their religious beliefs toward these people.

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at 17:09 on January 27, 2015, EST.

Senior State Department official confirms death of 1 American in Libyan hotel attack

WASHINGTON - A senior State Department official is confirming the death of one U.S. citizen in Tuesday's attack on a Libyan hotel.

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at 16:54 on January 27, 2015, EST.

Mexico officials, without DNA confirmation, declare all 43 students dead

MEXICO CITY - Investigators are now certain that 43 college students missing since September were killed and incinerated after they were seized by police in southern Guerrero state, the Mexican attorney general said Tuesday.

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at 16:45 on January 27, 2015, EST.

Long Beach aquarium displays 2 baby zebra sharks produced through artificial insemination

LONG BEACH, Calif. - A Southern California aquarium has successfully bred two zebra sharks by artificial insemination — a landmark in preserving dwindling shark populations.

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at 16:35 on January 27, 2015, EST.

On Auschwitz anniversary, Jewish leader warns that Jews are again being demonized

BRZEZINKA, Poland - A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe.

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at 16:35 on January 27, 2015, EST.

Gunmen storm luxury hotel in Libyan capital, killing 5 guards, 4 foreigners, officials say

TRIPOLI, Libya - Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long standoff that ended when two assailants set off a grenade that killed them, officials said.

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at 16:32 on January 27, 2015, EST.

Inquiry into death of Alexander Litvinenko told ex-Russian agent may have been poisoned twice

LONDON - Former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium not once but twice, a British judge was told Tuesday, as an inquiry opened into the slaying one lawyer called an act of nuclear terrorism ordered by Moscow.

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at 16:34 on January 27, 2015, EST.

Paying respects in Saudi Arabia, Obama defends US ties despite human rights concerns

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to co-operate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he joined an array of current and former American statesmen Tuesday in paying respects following the death of King Abdullah.

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at 16:34 on January 27, 2015, EST.

Secret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostages after death threat from militants

BEIRUT - Secret talks were underway Tuesday in Jordan in the presence of a Japanese envoy to secure the freedom of a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State extremists and purportedly threatened with death within 24 hours.

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at 16:33 on January 27, 2015, EST.

French police detain 5, dismantle jihadi network in small town that has sent several to Syria

PARIS - French security forces detained five people Tuesday and broke up a jihadi recruiting network in a small southern town that has sent several French youths to fight in Syria and Iraq, the interior minister said.

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at 16:18 on January 27, 2015, EST.

Blizzard shows no mercy on Boston area after letting New York off the hook; 2 feet of snow

BOSTON - Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up more than 2 feet of snow.

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