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French Arrests Raise Question: Is Free Speech For All?

 In this Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 file photo, a demonstrator holds up an oversized pencil at Republique Square, Paris, before the start of a demonstration, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. When cartoonists at a French publication that had poked fun at the Prophet Muhammad were shot dead, millions around the world felt it as an attack on freedom of speech. Since the rampage, French authorities have arrested dozens of people _ including a comedian _ for appearing to praise the terrorists or encourage more attacks. Photo: APLONDON: When cartoonists at a French publication that had poked fun at the Prophet Muhammad were shot dead, millions around the world felt it as an attack on freedom of speech.

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Greece 'Leaves Behind The Austerity That Ruined It,' Party Leader Vows After Vote

The firebrand leader of Greece's left-wing Syriza party appeared to be bracing for a bigger battle as he declared victory in Sunday's election.

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'Death-Qualified' Juror Search Slows Marathon, Theater Cases

BOSTON: One prospective juror was brutally frank when asked whether he could consider a sentence of life in prison for the man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon.

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At Least 17 Killed In Protests On Anniversary Of Egypt Uprising

Anti-government protesters run as police arrive during their attempt to walk into Tahrir square in Cairo January 25, 2015. Photo: ReutersAt least 17 people were killed on Sunday in Egypt's bloodiest protests since Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected president, as security forces fired at protesters marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

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Two Employees Dead in Shooting at Home Depot in Chelsea

A Home Depot employee and the police outside the store on West 23rd Street in Chelsea after the 2:45 p.m. shooting. /Pic: Credit Kevin Hagen for The New York TimesAn armed employee walked into a Manhattan Home Depot on Sunday and fatally shot his manager before killing himself amid scores horrified colleagues and shoppers, the authorities said.

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Islamic State Confirms Killing Of Japanese Hostage

Kenji Goto's life may be won if Jordan frees Sajida al-Rishawi, right Photo: AP/ReutersIsil militants last night confirmed they had beheaded one of two Japanese hostages for whom they had demanded a $200 million ransom, declaring the government of Shinzo Abe had failed to meet their deadline.

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Father Of Alleged Bullies Loses Job After Malicious Voice Mail

The father of alleged social media bullies lost his job two days after a video surfaced on the Internet with malicious voice mail recordings targeted at the victim's father.

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California Father Arrested After His 3-Week-Old Baby Is Found Dead

 A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after his three-week-old baby girl was found dead near their Southern California home.

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Obama Announces Nuclear 'Breakthrough' On Landmark India Trip

In a glow of bonhomie, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a breakthrough on nuclear trade on Sunday, a step that both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic partnership.

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We’re not lovin’ it: McDonald’s Most Notorious Scandals

 On Thursday, a group of former employees of a Virginia McDonald’s sued the franchise for racial and sexual discrimination, alleging that they were fired because there were “too many black people.”

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