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Paris council clears way for 2024 Olympic bid

Paris took a decisive step toward a bid for the 2024 Olympics on Monday when the city council approved a resolution in favor of bringing the games back to the French capital for the first time in 100 years. The bid, which is expected to receive the final go-ahead from the...
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Iraq’s premier says more support needed to ‘finish’ IS

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister said Monday his country needs greater support from the international coalition so it can “finish” the Islamic State group. Haider al-Abadi said the “marked increase” in airstrikes, weapons deliveries and training...
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VIDEO: City auditor candidates debate

City auditor candidates Jim Staschiak and Anne Spence participated in a debate hosted by WFIN, The Courier, WFLC and UFTV on Wednesday evening.
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VIDEO: 19 become U.S. citizens in ceremony

Nineteen people became United State citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the University of Findlay’s Koehler Center on Wednesday.
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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev convicted in Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON (AP) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a federal jury that now must decide whether the 21-year-old former college student should be executed. Tsarnaev kept his hands folded in front of him and looked down at the defense table as...
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Sen. Rand Paul announces presidential campaign

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky entered the campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a declaration that he’s running for the White House to “return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government.”...
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Saudi Arabia, Egypt show discord over Syria

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt and Saudi Arabia are cooperating militarily to thwart a power grab in Yemen by Shiite rebels, but the agreement on how to deal with the region’s complex and intertwined conflicts may stop there. The two countries’ diverging interests were evident at...
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Aaron Hernandez trial resumes after courthouse bomb threat

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has resumed after being disrupted by a bomb threat called in to the courthouse. The Fall River Justice Center was evacuated at around noon Thursday and swept by Massachusetts State...