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Associated Press/Marin County Sheriff’s Office

Rookie rescuers find lost hikers

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/24/20, 11:30 am

Ian Irwin, 72, and Carol Kiparsky, 77, had been lost for nine days when an 18-year-old volunteer and a K-9 team on its first mission found them alive. Quincy Webster, the golden retriever Groot, and Groot’s handler, Rich Cassens, found the couple from Palo Alto, Calif., on Saturday in a densely wooded area far from the rental cottage where they had been last seen.

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Associated Press/Photo by Khalil Hamra

Israel hits back at jihadists in Gaza

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/24/20, 10:33 am

Warning sirens continued to blare across southern Israel on Monday. Israeli jets launched retaliatory strikes against jihadists in the Gaza Strip and Syria after more than 20 rockets from Gaza entered its territory on Sunday. The Israeli military said it intercepted another 12 of 14 rockets fired on Monday. Palestinian Islamic Jihad confirmed two of its fighters died in Syria. The organization said it would avenge their deaths.

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Associated Press/Photo by Briana Sanchez/The El Paso Times

Sanders wins in Nevada

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/22/20, 08:35 pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders came out on top in Nevada’s Democratic caucuses on Saturday. The independent senator from Vermont ended the night with about 47 percent of the vote.

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