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Posted: January 30, 2013 at 3:46 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “The flare lit was for outdoor use only, and the people who lit them know that.” State police Inspector Marcelo Arigony, who is investigating a deadly nightclub blaze in Brazil Article, this page Israel boycotts U.N. rights review GENEVA — Israel on Tuesday became the first country to boycott a U.N. review of its human-rights practices, shunning efforts by the United States and others to encourage its participation in a process in which all countries have hitherto taken part.

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