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Murder charges against Egypt’s former president dropped

A judge dismissed murder charges Saturday against former President Hosni Mubarak and acquitted his security chief over the killing of protesters during Egypt’s 2011 uprising, crushing any hope of a judicial reckoning on behalf of the hundreds victims of the revolt that toppled him.

 
Obama, daughters visit DC book store on Small Biz Saturday

President Barack Obama and his teenaged daughters, Sasha and Malia, went to an independent book store in Washington to buy books as a way to promote Small Business Saturday, an event aimed at boosting small businesses.

 
More than 100 killed in Nigerian mosque bomb explosions

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vowed to track down the perpetrators of the bomb blasts that killed more than 100 people at the central mosque in the city of Kano.

 
Teen missing for 4 years found hidden behind fake wall

The father of a teenage boy and four other people have been arrested after the child was found in a home in Clayton County, south of Atlanta, police said Saturday.

 
Sober director Lars von Trier fears creativity will go with the drugs, alcohol

Danish director Lars von Trier fears he won’t be able to make more films because he has quit drinking alcohol and no longer uses drugs. “No creative expression of artistic value has ever been carried out by former alcoholics and drug addicts,” von Trier told the newspaper Politiken.

 
Google spoon could steady tremors

Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. But these spoons (don’t call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson’s disease to eat without spilling.

 
GOP 2016 contenders already starting to battle it out

A half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week peacocking across the sprawling grounds of a pink-hued luxury resort, schmoozing with donors and sizing up the competition in the party’s most fractured field in decades.

 
Another day, another monkey on the loose in Florida

Florida authorities vowed on Friday to capture a monkey last seen running through a Tampa neighborhood that they described as “three-foot tall, brown and fast.”

 
Family: Missing Ohio State player has history of concussions

An Ohio State football player reported missing after he uncharacteristically skipped two practices has a history of sports-related concussions, and his family worries he might have become disoriented, his sister said.

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