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U.S. Embassy Bomber Gets Life Sentence Without Parole

Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, convicted of conspiracy to destroy government buildings in the 1998 embassy attacks in Kenya and Tanzania, was tried in the civilian court system.

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Obama to Seek Partial Freeze in Spending

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama will propose a five-year freeze on “non-security discretionary spending,” aides say.

Ruling Restores Emanuel’s Name to Ballot, for Now

The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear the case challenging Rahm Emanuel’s legal residency in Chicago as he runs for mayor.

Leader Blames Airport Officials After Bloody Attacks

President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia said on Tuesday that officials must be held responsible for failing to prevent the attack that killed at least 35.

Protests Erupt Across Egypt

Riot police rushed to confront protesters on Tuesday in Cairo.
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Calls for End to the Rule of Mubarak

The protesters, energized by events in Tunisia, clashed with riot police on the streets of Cairo in some of the most serious civil unrest in recent memory.

Former Lebanese Leader Assails New Premier

Amid protests, Saad Hariri compared Hezbollah’s appointment of a prime minister to a “coup d’état.”

N.R.A. Stymies Firearms Research, Scientists Say

Researchers who study guns and violence say the influence of the group has all but choked off funds.

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