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FILE - In this May 12, 2005 file photo, inmates have their meal in the mess hall at the Islas Marias federal prison island, located 90 miles south of Mazatlan, Mexico.  President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 that he will close the famed island penal colony and will have it converted into a cultural and environmental education center. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
Mexico to close infamous island penal colony, region's lastMexico will close its infamous Isla Marias prison, the last island penal colony in a hemisphere once dotted with remote island jails like the one depicted in the movie "Papillon."
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Jay Platt holds a sign during a protest in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. People gathered on the Presidents Day holiday to protest President Donald Trump's recent national emergency declaration. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Protests slam Trump's emergency declaration for border wallProtesters are gathering in cities around the country to decry President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to fund his planned U.S.-Mexico border wall
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San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, top, talks with catcher Buster Posey during a baseball spring training practice, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Giants manager Bruce Bochy to retire after this seasonGiants' Bruce Bochy to retire after this season, his 25th as a big league manager
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018, file photo, a woman browses her smartphone as she walks by a Huawei store at a shopping mall in Beijing. China’s government has accused Washington of trying to block its industrial development after Vice President Mike Pence said Chinese tech giant Huawei and other telecom equipment suppliers are a security threat. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China accuses US of trying to block its tech developmentChina accuses the United States of trying to block its industrial development by alleging Chinese mobile network equipment poses a cybersecurity threat
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Scientist who popularized term "global warming" dies at 87A climate scientist who popularized the term "global warming" has died
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Executive director of the Board of Elections Kim Strach questions the first witness during the public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District investigation Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh, N.C. (Juli Leonard/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)
N Carolina elections head says ballots handled illegallyThe North Carolina State Board of Elections is holding a hearing on ballot fraud allegations in the nation's last undecided congressional election
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2018 file photo Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference at MLB headquarters in New York. Pitch clocks are coming for spring training games. Looking to speed the pace of play in baseball, Manfred said, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, pitchers will have 20 seconds to deliver to the plate when teams play exhibition games in Arizona and Florida beginning this week. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)
Clark: Some teams make little effort to justify ticket costsPlayers' union head Tony Clark criticized baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred for blaming players' demands for the slow free agent market and said an increasing number of teams make little effort to justify the price of a ticket
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ADDS INFORMATION ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHER- FILE - In this Aug. 14, 1945 file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, a sailor and a woman kiss in New York's Times Square, as people celebrate the end of World War II. The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. George Mendonsa was 95. This image was taken by U.S. Navy photographer Victor Jorgensen. The photo is of the same moment that photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captured and first published in Life magazine. (Victor Jorgensen/U.S. Navy, File)
Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 file photo, Polish President Andrzej Duda , left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, talk after a group photo during a two-day international conference on the Middle East, at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland. An off-hand comment by Netanyahu in Warsaw about Poland and the Holocaust looks to overshadow a summit of central European leaders this week in Israel. Poland’s abrupt decision Sunday to downgrade its participation in the Visegrad conference suddenly cast a pall gathering. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
Israeli leaders' Nazi comments derail European summitPoland has pulled out of a summit in Jerusalem, triggering the collapse of the entire meeting, after the acting Israeli foreign minister said that Poles "collaborated with the Nazis."
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