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Palestinians gather around a young man injured by rubber bullets by Israeli troops following a prayer for Palestinian Cabinet minister Ziad Abu Ain, who collapsed shortly after a protest on Dec. 10 in the West Bank village of Turmus Aya, as they clash with the troops near the village outside of Ramallah, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Clashes erupted between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces at a West Bank military checkpoint near Turmus Aya, where Abu Ain collapsed and later died en route to hospital. Palestinian and Israeli pathologists subsequently disagreed over the cause of Abu Ain's death. The Palestinian expert said the cause of death was a "blow," while his Israeli colleague said Abu Ain died of a heart attack. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Israeli military says Gaza rocket hits IsraelGaza rocket strikes Israel in first attack since September, says Israeli military
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Emergency services workers cover off the perimeter fence of a house where eight children have been found dead in a Cairns suburb in far north Queensland, Australia, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries.When police got to the house, they found the bodies of the children inside, ranging in age from 18 months to 15 years. (AP Photo/Graeme Bint)
8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia8 children found dead and mother wounded in a home in northern Australia
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South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell, top, swats at the ball being handled by Savannah State's Kenyata Hendrix during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
Parity abounds among women's hoops eliteSouth Carolina sits atop women's hoops, but Gamecocks not alone _ parity reigns at the top
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Speaker invites Obama for State of the UnionSpeaker invites Obama to deliver State of the Union on Jan. 20
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Hungary official says disputed Internet tax plan 'dead'Hungarian official says plan to tax Internet use, which provoked huge protests, is 'dead'
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A pedestrian looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Asian stocks rallied for a second day Friday after the Federal Reserve's reassurance it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. But shares of Sony Corp. dropped as a hacking scandal rocked its American movies unit. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
US stocks open mostly higher after a two-day rallyUS stocks open mostly higher as the market comes off a huge two-day rally; CarMax climbs
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Lawmakers attend the first round of voting to elect a new Greek president at the Parliament in Athens on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Parliament has failed to elect a new Greek president in the first round of voting, leaving another two tries before the government falls and early elections have to be called. The conservative-led government's candidate, former European Commissioner Stavros Dimas, received 160 votes Wednesday, far short of the 200 needed for an outright win. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Greek lawmaker alleges bribery attempt in presidential voteGreek right-wing opposition lawmaker alleges bribery attempt in presidential vote
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AP source: Peavy agrees to $24M deal to stay with GiantsPerson familiar with talks to AP: Peavy gets $24 million, 2-year deal to stay with Giants
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No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shiftFormer Cuban leader Fidel Castro silent amid historic thaw in Cuba-US relations
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  • Principal at Va. charter school could get provisional license

    A principal who has been running Northern Virginia's first charter school without proper credentials has moved closer to obtaining a state license. Barbara Smith was hired in the spring to lead Middleburg Community Charter School in Loudoun County and applied for a principal's license. The Washington Post, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 07:50 PM
  • Candland's proposal passed; Prince William County property tax increase capped at 1.7%

    The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a plan from Gainesville Supervisor Peter Candland to cap the maximum property tax increase to 1.7%, down from an annual 4% tax increase approved last April. Under the old 5-year tax plan approved in April, the average tax bill was to increase by at least 4% every year. Potomac Local, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 01:04 PM
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