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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second right, talks during a ministerial meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 after the release of an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the video posted on militant websites late Saturday Middle East time. Defense Minister Gen Nakatani, right, and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, second left, also attend the meeting. (AP Photo/Kimimasa Mayama, Pool)The Japanese, who inhabit one of the world's safest countries, have been brutally reminded of the dangers elsewhere.


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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015 photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. After a year of relative peace in Washington’s budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the wealthy and businesses to pay for education, public works projects and child care. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge and transit upgrades, half of it financed with a one-time mandatory tax on profits that U.S. companies have amassed overseas, White House officials said.


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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Andy Murray of Britain in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and his eighth career Grand Slam while extending Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park.


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