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Posted: January 24, 2014 at 5:01 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Assad is the single biggest magnet for terrorists there is. He is a one-man supermagnet for terrorism.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, referring to President Bashar Assad of Syria, whom Kerry said is responsible for the country’s influx of foreign extremists Article, this page Explosion at Egyptian police post kills 2 CAIRO — A large explosion hit the Egyptian police headquarters in downtown Cairo early today, killing at least two people, the country’s state television reported.

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