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Some Hostages Freed During Siege At Mali Hotel

A military official in Bamako, the capital of the West African Nation of Mali, says more than two dozen hostages have been freed. At least three people have been killed.
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Popular Hotel In Mali's Capital Taken Over By Gunmen

Armed attackers have taken dozens of people hostage in a luxury hotel in Bamaku, the capital of Mali. Steve Inskeep talks to Niek de Goeij of Catholic Relief Services, who lives in Bamaku.
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U.S. Releases Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard After 30-Year Prison Term

Pollard, 61, is a former U.S. Navy analyst who was arrested for stealing secrets for Israel. He eventually reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors, and he received a life sentence in 1987.
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Radisson Hotel In Mali Attacked; Americans Among Dozens Of Hostages Freed

At least six Americans are among the hostages who have been rescued from the hotel, which is popular with foreign visitors to Mali's capital.
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Hostages Taken In Mali's Capital After Gunmen Storm Radisson

The situation is still unfolding in Bamako, the capital of the West African nation of Mali. Gunmen are said to have taken more than 100 people hostage at the Radisson Blu Hotel.
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Macri's Ties To Soccer Boost His Chances In Argentina's Presidential Runoff

The mayor of Buenos Aires is expected to win Sunday's presidential runoff. In that soccer-mad country, front-runner Mauricio Macri gets points for having been team president for the Boca Juniors.
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Manhunt Goes On For Suspects In Paris Attacks

A week after terrorists struck Paris, the ISIS operative thought to have coordinated the attacks is dead. Police are looking for a Frenchman who appears to have been the group's operational commander.
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Gunmen Take Over Upscale Hotel In Mali's Capital

In West Africa, gunmen have taken over the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, the capital of Mali. Reports say 170 staff and guests were taken hostage. The situation is ongoing.
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After 3 Decades Behind Bars, Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard is Free

Jonathan Pollard has been released from a federal prison on Friday after serving nearly 30 years on charges he spied for Israel. To some he's a patriotic hero to others he remains a traitor.
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Blog Post Juxtaposes Terrorist Attacks In Beirut And Paris

Elie Fares, a Lebanese doctor from Beirut, wrote a blog post that went viral. The post asked why his fellow Lebanese are more outraged by the Paris attacks than the ISIS suicide bombings in Beirut.

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