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A copy of Israeli poster for the movie "Paddington 2," released by Lev Cinema holding a 2-shaped matzo, the unleavened bread eaten during Passover, instead of a trademark bread and marmalade sandwich. A spokeswoman for the Israeli distributor said Thursday the campaign is meant as a nod to the Passover holiday, which starts next week. (Lev Cinema via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 2:59 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — In Israel, Paddington Bear eats his marmalade on matzo. On some posters advertising the new film, "Paddington 2," the British movie creation is being given a kosher-for-Passover makeover. Elsewhere, Paddington Bear holds his trademark bread and marmalade sandwich shaped as a 2. In...
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The girls from the Government Girls Science and Technical College Dapchi who were kidnapped and set free are photographed during a hand over to government officials in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Wednesday March 21, 2018. Witnesses say Boko Haram militants have returned an unknown number of the 110 girls who were abducted from their Nigeria school a month ago. (AP Photo/Hamza Suleiman)
March 22, 2018 - 12:59 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Just one Nigerian schoolgirl is still held by Boko Haram after the extremists released 104 classmates seized in a mass abduction and she "will not be abandoned," President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday, with no word on five girls still unaccounted for who are said to be dead...
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The girls from the Government Girls Science and Technical College Dapchi who were kidnapped and set free are photographed during a hand over to government officials in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Wednesday March 21, 2018. Witnesses say Boko Haram militants have returned an unknown number of the 110 girls who were abducted from their Nigeria school a month ago. (AP Photo/Hamza Suleiman)
March 22, 2018 - 12:43 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on mass abduction and release of Nigerian schoolgirls (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Nigeria's president says the only schoolgirl remaining in Boko Haram captivity after the extremists released 104 classmates seized in a mass abduction "will not be abandoned."...
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The offices of Cambridge Analytica (CA) in central London, after it was announced that Britain's information commissioner Elizabeth Denham is pursuing a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica's computer servers, Tuesday March 20, 2018. Denham said Tuesday that she is using all her legal powers to investigate Facebook and political campaign consultants Cambridge Analytica over the alleged misuse of millions of people's data. Cambridge Analytica said it is committed to helping the U.K. investigation. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 6:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on reports that millions of Facebook users' data was used to target political ads (all times local): 6:45 a.m. Germany's justice minister says she is calling in Facebook's European leadership to explain the scandal involving data mining firm Cambridge Analytica and detail...
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Police stand guard in the street after a suicide attack in front of the Kabul university in Kabul, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Afghan officials are reporting a large explosion on the road to a Shiite shrine in the capital, where people had gathered to mark the Persian new year. (AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul)
March 21, 2018 - 9:21 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Islamic State group suicide bomber struck on the road to a Shiite shrine in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday, killing at least 33 people as Afghans celebrated the Persian new year, authorities said. Wahid Majro, spokesman for The Public Health Ministry, said 65 others...
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March 21, 2018 - 6:16 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is investigating a former missionary training center president who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the 1980s, following the release this week of a secret audio recording where he is heard apologizing to her and citing a sex addiction. The...
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Police patrol the streets after a suicide attack in front of the Kabul university in Kabul, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Afghan officials are reporting a large explosion on the road to a Shiite shrine in the capital, where people had gathered to mark the Persian new year. (AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul)
March 21, 2018 - 10:15 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on a suicide bombing near a Shiite shrine in Afghanistan (all times local): 4:10 p.m. An Afghan official says the death toll has risen to 31 in a suicide bombing attack near a Shiite shrine in western Kabul. Wahid Majro, spokesman for the Public Health Ministry...
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In this March 12, 2018 photo head of Vatican communications department Monsignor Dario Vigano poses for a photo call to present the show "Giudizio Universale" (Last Judgement), Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel, at the Auditorium Conciliazione, in Rome. On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the Vatican announced that Vigano' had resigned over a scandal about a letter from retired Pope Benedict that he mischaracterized in public and then had digitally manipulated in a photograph sent to the media. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 21, 2018 - 9:51 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the Vatican's communications department resigned Wednesday in a scandal about a letter from the retired pope that he mischaracterized in public and then had digitally manipulated in a photograph sent to the media. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Monsignor...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018 file photo, Vatican's Secretariat of Communication Mons. Dario Vigano' holds a jersey bearing a reproduction of the graffitti of the SuperPope by artist Maupal, Mauro Pallotta, sitting at left, during the presentation of a charity campaign "Ordinary Heroes" at the Vatican. On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the Vatican announced that Vigano' had resigned over a scandal about a letter from the retired pope that he mischaracterized in public and then had digitally manipulated in a photograph sent to the media. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
March 21, 2018 - 7:54 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the Vatican's communications department resigned Wednesday over a scandal about a letter from the retired pope that he mischaracterized in public and then had digitally manipulated in a photograph sent to the media. The Vatican said Pope Francis had accepted the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before the Senate Environment Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pruitt spent more than $120,000 in public funds last summer for a trip to Italy that included a meeting of G-7 ministers and a private tour of the Vatican. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
March 20, 2018 - 10:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt spent more than $120,000 in public funds last summer for a trip to Italy that included a meeting of G-7 ministers and a private tour of the Vatican. The known cost of Pruitt's previously reported trip grew this week after...
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