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Escaped California inmates finally captured

John Tompkins

February 1, 2016

All three inmates who escaped from a maximum-security prison in Santa Ana, Ca. on Jan. 22 have been taken back into custody. Bac Duong, 43, turned himself in to authorities around noon on Jan. 29. His two accomplices, Hossein Nayeri, 37, and Jonathan Tieu, 20, were captured 400 miles north on Jan. 30 in...

Around the Globe: Republicans hold final debate before the Iowa caucuses

John Tompkins

February 1, 2016

Fox News and Google teamed up on Jan. 28 to host the final Republican debate before this week’s crucial Iowa caucuses. Candidates engaged in heated discussions on topics including strategies to defeat ISIS, and how to best control illegal immigration. Viewers felt that Florida Senator Marco Rubio w...

Around the Globe: America marks 30 years since the Challenger disaster

John Tompkins

February 1, 2016

Thirty years after the space shuttle Challenger exploded on liftoff, Americans from around the country paused to remember the seven crew members who lost their lives in the disaster. Dozens of the victims’ family members attended a Jan. 28 wreath-laying ceremony and memorial service at NASA’s Kenn...

Around the Globe: “Top Secret” emails found on Hillary Clinton’s Private Server

John Tompkins

February 1, 2016

The federal government announced Jan. 29 that it will not release 22 emails found on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private web server because they contain “top secret” information. This marks the first time that such highly classified material has been found on Clinton’s server. Accor...

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