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Colombian nun kidnapped in Mali in 2017 is freed

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Colombian nun who was kidnapped more than four years ago by al-Qaida-linked extremists in Mali has been freed, Mali’s presidency said Saturday. Gloria Narvaez was kidnapped in February 2017 near Mali’s border with Burkina Faso.
Ruling party narrowly loses Czech vote; PM Babis may be out

Ruling party narrowly loses Czech vote; PM Babis may be out

PRAGUE (AP) — Prime Minister Andrej Babis' centrist party on Saturday narrowly lost the Czech Republic's parliamentary election, a surprise development that could mean the end of the populist billionaire's reign in power.
Kurz to quit as Austrian chancellor amid corruption probe

Kurz to quit as Austrian chancellor amid corruption probe

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Saturday that he plans to step down in an effort to defuse a government crisis triggered by prosecutors' announcement that he is a target of a corruption investigation.
Banisadr, Iran's first president after 1979 revolution, dies

Banisadr, Iran's first president after 1979 revolution, dies

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Abolhassan Banisadr, Iran's first president after the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution who fled Tehran after being impeached for challenging the growing power of clerics as the nation became a theocracy, died Saturday. He was 88.
US appeals court lets Texas resume ban on most abortions

US appeals court lets Texas resume ban on most abortions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court Friday night quickly allowed Texas to resume banning most abortions, just one day after clinics began racing to serve patients again for the first time since early September. A one-page order by the 5th U.

Brazil tops 600,000 virus deaths amid doubts about delta

SAO PAULO (AP) — Bars in Brazil’s biggest metropolis, Sao Paulo, are full again for Friday happy hours and lawmakers in the capital have nearly done away with video sessions via Zoom.

Feds won't seek charges against cop in Jacob Blake shooting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced Friday that they won’t file charges against a white police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year.
Biden is first president to mark Indigenous Peoples' Day

Biden is first president to mark Indigenous Peoples' Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday issued the first-ever presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, lending the most significant boost yet to efforts to refocus the federal holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus toward an ap

Groups say Colorado weakens Latino votes for Congress

DENVER (AP) — Civil rights groups on Friday filed to block Colorado's new congressional map, arguing the independent redistricting commission that redrew the state's legislative boundaries to match its population growth shortchanged Hispanic resident
Biden won't invoke executive privilege on Trump Jan. 6 docs

Biden won't invoke executive privilege on Trump Jan. 6 docs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will not block a tranche of documents sought by a House committee’s investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S.