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Recent articles by John:

Pope: Protecting civilians in Mosul an 'imperative and urgent obligation'

Francis spoke one day after a coalition commander said there is a 'fair chance' a coalition airstrike killed more than 100 civilians March 17. → Read More

One dead, five wounded in Sanford shooting spree

A gunman shot four people in a Florida home Monday and then began randomly shooting people on a nearby street before being subdued by police officers, Sanford police said. → Read More

Putin political rival Navalny jailed after Russian protests

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Russia on Sunday in the biggest show of defiance since the 2011-2012 anti-government protests. → Read More

Pentagon: Al-Qaeda leader linked to deadly bombings killed in Afghanistan

A U.S. counterterrorism drone strike in Afghanistan has killed a senior al-Qaeda leader linked to the 2008 bombing of a Marriott Hotel in Pakistan that left more than 50 people dead, including two Americans, the Pentagon has confirmed. → Read More

Corruption protests sweep Russia; Putin opponent arrested

Thousands of people in Moscow and other cities demonstrate; anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny arrested. → Read More

'Soldier' of ISIS carried out London terror attack; Utah man among fatalities

The fatalities included a Utah man on a trip with his wife to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, his family confirmed Thursday. → Read More

Jury reaches verdict in meningitis outbreak murder trial

A jury in Boston reached a verdict Wednesday in the trial of pharmacist Barry Cadden on murder and racketeering charges in the deaths of 25 patients injected with steroids from his lab. → Read More

Pharmacist acquitted of murder in deadly meningitis outbreak

Barry Cadden, however, was found guilty of racketeering, conspiracy and mail fraud charges. → Read More

Belgian royals, families mark first anniversary of Brussels attacks

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde joined Prime Minister Charles Michel in ceremonies at the airport, where two suicide bombers blew themselves up a year ago. → Read More

Nine homes burn, more threatened in parched Oklahoma

The fire that started in an abandoned house burned more than a square mile in western Oklahoma. → Read More

Back home again: Evacuations end, but Colorado fire still burns

A wildfire that burned within a mile of downtown Boulder was 50% contained, authorities said. → Read More

Afghan soldier shoots, wounds 3 U.S. troops

Three U.S. soldiers were wounded Sunday when an Afghan officer opened fire at a base in Helmand province, a U.S. military spokesman said. → Read More

Afghan soldier shoots, wounds 3 U.S. troops

Coalition forces killed Afghan soldier 'to end the attack.' Afghan army spokesman said the soldier made a 'mistake' and had not fired deliberately. → Read More

'End of an era': Jimmy Breslin, legendary columnist, dies in New York

Jimmy Breslin, the iconic and Pulitizer Prize-winning columnist, died Sunday at his Manhattan home. → Read More

Jimmy Breslin, legendary columnist and author, dies in New York

Jimmy Breslin, the iconic and Pulitizer Prize-winning columnist, died Sunday at his Manhattan home. → Read More

Jimmy Breslin, legendary columnist and author, dies in New York

Jimmy Breslin, the iconic and Pulitizer Prize-winning columnist, died Sunday at his Manhattan home. → Read More

Jimmy Breslin, legendary New York City columnist, dies

Jimmy Breslin, the iconic and Pulitizer Prize-winning columnist who mesmerized New Yorkers with simple but stirring prose for almost half a century, died Sunday at his Manhattan home. → Read More

Stella forecast grows more ominous; millions under blizzard warning

More than 1,000 flights were already canceled Monday, and New York City residents were among millions under a blizzard warning for a storm that hadn't fully formed yet. → Read More

Winter Storm Stella is bearing down: What you need to know

New York City is under a blizzard warning as Stella threatens to bring the season's biggest snowfall. → Read More

Winter storm Stella is bearing down: What you need to know

New York City is under a blizzard watch as Stella threatens to bring the season's biggest snowfall. → Read More