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Iran cuts proliferation-prone uranium stock

VIENNA (AP) — Diplomats say the U.N. will certify later this week that Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been reduced because it has neutralized half of its material that can be turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium.


Grim images of Syrian dead leave U.N. council members speechless

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said. The pictures showed people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding, and some bearing the marks of strangulation and repeated beatings, and eyes having been gouged out.


Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital — a surge of violence that raised new doubts about the military's ability to contain an Islamic uprising.


Jewish center murders: Why hate crime charges were delayed

County prosecutors Tuesday charged the white supremacist suspected of killing three people outside two Kansas City-area Jewish community facilities Sunday with two counts of murder. However, despite a lengthy history of publicly espousing anti-Semitic views, F. Glenn Miller has not yet been charged with a federal hate crime, although federal prosecutors say those charges are pending. “We are in a very good place from an evidence standpoint of moving forward with this case, and it will be presented to the grand jury in the not too distant future,” said Barry Grissom, US attorney for the District of Kansas. The reason for the delay, legal experts say, is that proving hate crimes requires a careful examination of what Mr. Miller may have said that day, before and immediately after his arrest.


Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

WASHINGTON (AP) — Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S.


Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges Tuesday against the white supremacist accused in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.


5 Things to Know about Tax Day

The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.


Gunmen kidnap Jordan's ambassador to Libya

Masked gunmen kidnapped Jordan's ambassador to Libya as he rode to work in Tripoli on Tuesday, shooting at his car and wounding his driver, officials said.


Suspected extremists kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria before dawn Tuesday, but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck, officials said.

Prosecutor accuses Pistorius at end of questioning

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Wrapping up five days of relentless cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial, the chief prosecutor insisted Tuesday that he intentionally shot his girlfriend to death after they argued and — in a final exchange — urged the Olympic athlete to take responsibility for the Valentine's Day killing.


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