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Attorney General Holder concerned about lone wolf attacks in U.S.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (R) welcomes US Attorney General Eric Holder on January 11, 2015 at the Interior Ministry in ParisEric Holder said he's concerned about so-called lone wolf attacks by Islamist militants in the U.S. Holder met with his European counterparts in Paris on Sunday to discuss ways to prevent violent extremism, after Islamist militants killed 17 people in several attacks in the French capital. ...


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North Dakota county feels Bakken boom ebb away as oil falls

An oil drilling rig near a home outside WillistonBy Ernest Scheyder CROSBY, N.D. (Reuters) - Just over a decade ago, this sleepy farming community on the fringe of North Dakota's Bakken shale formation hosted the state's first horizontal oil well to be hydraulically fractured, or fracked, helping set in motion an economic revolution that shook the world. Today, Divide County may be another vanguard for the state, this time ominous, as the first to feel the full effect of a collapse in prices that has lopped more than 50 percent off the price of oil since the summer. ...


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Firebombing at German paper that ran Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Firefighters gather in the courtyard of German regional newspaper Hamburger Morgenpost editorial office in Hamburg, northern Germany, on January 11, 2015A German tabloid that reprinted cartoons from the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo lampooning the Prophet Mohammed was targeted in firebombing Sunday, police said. With security services on high alert after a killing spree in Paris by Islamic extremists, police in the northern German port city of Hamburg said no one was injured in the blaze at the headquarters of the regional daily Hamburger Morgenpost, which caused only slight damage. Whether there was a connection between the Charlie Hebdo cartoons and the attack was the "key question", the spokesman said, adding that it was "too soon" to know for certain.


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Indonesia confident AirAsia fuselage discovered, zero in on black box

By Kanupriya Kapoor and Charlotte Greenfield PANGKALAN BUN/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian search teams believe they have found the fuselage of an AirAsia airliner that crashed in the Java Sea two weeks ago, and divers hope calmer waters on Monday will ...

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Police say gunman in Idaho shooting spree had multiple weapons

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A 29-year-old man who killed three people and critically wounded another during a shooting spree in the northern Idaho city of Moscow had five weapons in his car, police said on Sunday. John Lee, 29, was arr...

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Distraught man causes partial evacuation at Houston-area hospital, police say

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A man distraught about his son's condition at a hospital in the Houston suburb of Tomball on Saturday caused a commotion that led to an evacuation of part of the facility, in what was initially believed to be a hostage situation, po...

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U.S. prosecutors seek longer sentences for Madoff aides

By David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors plan to ask an appeals court to review the prison sentences given to five former employees of Bernard Madoff, after earlier questioning whether the sentences were too short, according to court filin...

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New York artist remembers friend slain in Charlie Hebdo shooting

A New York cartoonist mourning a fellow artist killed when gunmen stormed the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris Wednesday says he is confident the attack will not silence the beliefs his friend championed.

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Netanyahu to French Jews after attacks: ‘Israel is your home’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on January 4, 2015Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Saturday told Jews in France, after 17 people were killed there in Islamist attacks, that Israel is their home and his government wants them to immigrate. "To all the Jews of France, all the Jews of Europe, I would like to say that Israel is not just the place in whose direction you pray, the state of Israel is your home," he said in a statement, referring to the Jewish practice of facing Jerusalem during prayer. Four of the fatalities in France's three-day wave of violence were Jews killed in an attack on a kosher supermarket hours before the start of the Jewish Sabbath on Friday. "This week, a special team of ministers will convene to advance steps to increase immigration from France and other countries in Europe that are suffering from terrible anti-Semitism.


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