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South Africa anti-foreigner protesters clash with police

February 24, 2017 | Source: BBC News - Africa

South African police use force to try and break up a march by anti-immigrant protesters in Pretoria.

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Can the Calif. Republican Party bounce back in 2018? Here’s the chairman’s game plan

February 24, 2017 | Source: Phil Willon, Christine Mai-Duc

Jim Brulte hopes to keep a job few would envy: As chairman of the California Republican Party, he’s tasked with trying to steer his party out of the wilderness in one of the bluest states in the nation.

As the party looks ahead to a high-stakes governor’s race and midterm elections in 2018, it…

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Kings are unable to break a recurring habit — losing

February 24, 2017 | Source: Kevin Baxter

The Kings have practiced almost every morning since early October. 

So Coach Darryl Sutter was asked before Thursday night’s game against the Boston Bruins what he could still be teaching the players six months later.

“Just reinforcing small details from prior games,” he said. “Or if you see a…

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Nerve agent was used to kill North Korean leader’s half brother, police say

February 24, 2017 | Source: Jonathan Kaiman , Matt Stiles

Malaysian police announced on Friday that Kim Jong Nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother, could have been killed by VX nerve agent, a highly toxic chemical compound banned by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction.

The announcement that police found traces of the nerve…

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For the Record

February 24, 2017 | Source: L.A. Times - Africa

Whittier suspect: In the Feb. 22 Section A, an article about the killing of a Whittier police officer said that the suspect, Michael Christopher Mejia, was also suspected of fatally gunning down his cousin, Ray Torres. The cousin’s name was Roy, not Ray.

If you believe that we have made an error,…

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USC can’t slow down Allonzo Trier and Arizona in 90-77 loss

February 24, 2017 | Source: Zach Helfand

The most frustrating part of playing at Arizona, where the Wildcats have won 70 of their last 71 games after USC’s 90-77 loss on Thursday, is not when a visiting team is playing poorly.

That is to be expected. Wait until a team has a chance to play well here. Then futility can be understood.

USC…

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Warriors deliver knockout blow to Clippers with 50-point third quarter

February 24, 2017 | Source: Broderick Turner

The 50-point eruption hit the Clippers in the third quarter, knocking them out of a game they once had a measure of control of against the Golden State Warriors. By the time the Clippers had absorbed that hit, they were well on their way to a 123-113 l…

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UCLA survives a scare, not a potential loss to ASU but a possible injury to Lonzo Ball

February 24, 2017 | Source: Ben Bolch

It was the only kind of call UCLA never wanted Lonzo Ball to have to make. The freshman point guard raised his right hand and waved toward the bench late in the first half Thursday night at Wells Fargo Arena after hobbling around the court for about a …

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‘Joining the desperadoes’

February 24, 2017 | Source: BBC News - Africa

Elizabeth Ohene considers Ghanaians’ wanderlust as her compatriots join those taking risks to claim asylum abroad.

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Trump again weighs in on Chicago violence: ‘Out of control’

February 24, 2017 | Source: L.A. Times - Africa

Everything President Trump has tweeted (and what it was about) Feb. 23, 2017, 4:52 p.m. His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up – or down – and galvanize the American public. We’re watching how Donald Trump is u…

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