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Nigerians play the board-game Ayoayo over beers at a street-side bar in the predominantly-Christian neighborhood of Sabon Gari in Kano, northern Nigeria Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Nigeria's top candidates on Saturday condemned the last-minute decision to delay the presidential election for a week until Feb. 23, blaming each other but appealing to Africa's largest democracy for calm. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Nigeria's candidates blame each other in surprise vote delayNigeria's candidates blame each other in surprise vote delay over 'very trying circumstances'
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes United States Vice President Mike Pence, left, for a bilateral meeting during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resistsGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has robustly defended European powers' decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal but U.S. Vice President Mike Pence promptly accused Europe of once again undermining the United States
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1 man arrested after security incident at Florida airportAuthorities say a man has been arrested after he attempted to breach a security checkpoint at a Florida airport
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Former Vice President Joe Biden delivers his speech during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
The Latest: Biden repudiates Trump policies in Munich speechJoe Biden isn't in the 2020 presidential race yet, but he's making clear at an international gathering that he thinks President Donald Trump has undermined America's ability to claim moral leadership
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A woman yells during an event to swear in nurses, doctors, professionals and others, as the group that will help with the arrival and distribution of humanitarian aid in Venezuela, during and event in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. The U.S. Air Force has begun flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro. The first of three C-17 cargo planes has flown from Homestead Air Reserve Base in Florida and landed in the town of Cucuta.(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
US military planes land near Venezuela border with aidThe U.S. Air Force has begun flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro
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A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter walks outside a mosque in a village recently retaken from Islamic State militants near Hajin, Syria, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
US-backed Syria force says IS territorial defeat is nearA commander with the U.S.-backed force in Syria says they are fighting members of the Islamic State group in a tiny area in Deir el-Zour province
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017 file photo, Jussie Smollett participates in the "Empire" panel during the FOX Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Smollett, an actor on the TV series "Empire," is also an R&B musician who performed Saturday night, Feb. 2, 2019, at a concert in Los Angeles. Smollett, who is openly gay, says two masked men attacked him early Tuesday in Chicago in what police are investigating as a possible hate crime. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
Key moments in actor Jussie Smollett's Chicago attackKey moments in actor Jussie Smollett's Chicago attack
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14 candidates vie to become Chicago's next mayorThe race to succeed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has attracted a diverse group of candidates, including businesspeople, a former federal prosecutor, an ex-police superintendent, veteran politicians and community activists.
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Pro independence demonstrators march waving esteladas or independece flags, during a demonstration supporting the imprisoned pro-indenpence political leaders in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Hundred of thousands of Catalan separatists are marching in Barcelona to proclaim the innocence of 12 of their leaders who are on trial for their role in a failed 2017 secession bid. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Does Catalan crisis threaten to make Spain 'ungovernable'?The secession crisis festering in Spain's northeastern corner of Catalonia has spread to the political heart of the European Union nation
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Bulgarian nationalists march in honor of pro-Nazi generalBulgarian nationalists have marched through the country's capital to honor a World War II general known for his anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi activities
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2011 file photo, Chicago mayoral candidate Gery Chico speaks to supporters in Chicago. Reform has long been a dirty word among Chicago politicians, who have well-known reputations for throwing contracts to favored businesses and dealing in patronage. But after the 2014 murder of a black teenager by a police officer and corruption charges filed against a powerful alderman, the word is now on the lips of the 14 candidates running for mayor. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
Reform, once avoided, now embraced in Chicago mayor's raceOnce a dirty word in Chicago, 'reform' is now on the lips of the city's 14 mayoral candidates
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Here Come the LawsuitsIn case you left Earth recently, President Trump has declared a national emergency to free up funds for his border wall. And now, as he predicted, lawsuits are on their way. The first one comes from the liberal non-profit Public Citizen, which says there's no actual emergency at the border,...
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