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In this photo taken Feb. 13, 2017, Barbara, right, and Witold Pogorzelski talk to the Associated Press in the kitchen of their home in Kobylin-Borzymy in eastern Poland. Witold and  Barbara are among those who voted for the populist Law and Justice party. Months before Britain voted to leave the European Union or the United States elected President Donald Trump, Poles booted out their own political establishment, a pro-business and pro-European party, Civic Platform, which had governed for eight years. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Poland's populist govt brings hope to struggling rural areasLife has always been hard for Witold Pogorzelski, a farmer in eastern Poland; but now, as the 64-year-old prepares for retirement, he feels there's finally a bit of hope
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Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for GermansNigerian police say it is not clear if a ransom was paid for the release of two German archaeologists freed over the weekend
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FILE- In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Cosby is set to return to a Pennsylvania courtroom Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, to ask a judge to bring in outside jurors in his criminal sex assault case. The hearing comes days after the trial judge ruled that only one other accuser can testify at the scheduled June trial. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
10 Things to Know for TodayAmong 10 Things to Know: In apparently first-of-its-kind mistake, wrong movie announced for best picture at Academy Awards; terror 'waged in the name of the lord'; Kurt Busch uses last-lap pass to win Daytona.
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Drought, hunger push Somalis to flee amid fears of famineThousands of desperate people are streaming into Somalia's capital seeking food as a result a prolonged drought, overwhelming local and international aid agencies
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, comrades carry Ilias Mahmoud al-Taweel, a member of Syrian Civil Defence, popularly known as the White Helmets, during his funeral in in Douma, Syria. Raed Saleh, the head of the Syrian search-and-rescue group featured in the Oscar-winning Netflix documentary "The White Helmets," said the award is an inspiration and a huge moral support for the volunteers to keep up their mission in the war-torn country. Saleh also appealed on governments around the world "to stop the bloodshed of the Syrian people." (Feras Domy via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT
Oscar-winning Syrian rescue group says award is inspirationSyrian who runs rescue group featured in Oscar-winning documentary 'The White Helmets' says the award is an inspiration
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FILE -- In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi poses for a photo during the premiere of his film, "The Salesman, in Paris. Iran's top diplomat has congratulated director Asghar Farhadi for winning the Oscar in the best foreign language category with his film "the Salesman." Mohammad Javad Zarif saw the prize as a move against President Donald Trump's effort to bar U.S. entry to citizens from seven majority Muslim countries, including Iran. Zarif tweeted: "Proud of Cast and Crew of "The Salesman" for Oscar and stance against #MuslimBan. Iranians have represented culture and civilization for millennia." (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
Iranians welcome Farhadi's Oscar for best foreign filmIranians cheer Oscar for best foreign film; foreign minister lauds win as move against Trump's entry ban
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FILE- In this Monday, March 17, 2008 file photo, a man walks past the London Stock Exchange in the City of London. The London Stock Exchange says its planned merger with the Deutsche Boerse is likely to be blocked after the European Commission raised anti-trust concerns. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
Doubts over merger of London Stock Exchange, Deutsche BoerseThe London Stock Exchange says its planned merger with the Deutsche Boerse is likely to be blocked after the European Commission raised anti-trust concerns
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Host Jimmy Kimmel tweets President Donald Trump #Merylsayshi during the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Oscars flap eclipses 'Moonlight' win, but civility reignsThe 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most stunning mistake ever to befall the esteemed awards show when the best picture Oscar was presented to the wrong movie
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FILE - This Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, file aerial photo released by the California Department of Water Resources shows the damaged spillway with eroded hillside in Oroville, Calif. California water authorities will cut the outflow from the dam to allow workers to remove debris piled at the base of its main spillway. The Department of Water Resources said Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 it will start gradually reducing outflows from the Oroville Dam in Northern California starting Monday morning and completely stop them by the afternoon. (William Croyle/California Department of Water Resources via AP, File)
California dam's outflow to be stopped to clear debrisThe outflow from a dam will be but by California water authorities to allow workers to remove debris piled at the base of its main spillway
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Palestinian president urges protection of two-state solutionPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is urging the international community to protect the two-state solution as Israel expands settlement construction
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A pedestrian passes by a bank window panel displaying the security markers on the latest renminbi banknote in Beijing, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. China's policy ministry says more than 800 people have been arrested in a crackdown on unlicensed banking operations as authorities try to stem outflows of money from the country. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China arrests 800 in crackdown on underground bankingChina's police ministry says more than 800 people have been arrested in a crackdown on informal banks as authorities try to curb outflows of money from the country
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Casey Affleck poses in the press room with the award for best actor in a leading role for "Manchester by the Sea" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
'Moonlight' wins best picture at botched Academy AwardsBarry Jenkins' "Moonlight" _ not, as it turned out, "La La Land" _ won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the "La La Land" producers were in mid-speech
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