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Florida, US

Editor's note: The Tampa Tribune says that sonic booms reported this week along the Florida coast and as far inland as Gainesville are from an Air Force training exercise over the Gulf of Mexico. - Tom

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Takata air bag investigation

Nissan recalls 80,000 vehicles sold in Mexico to check for potential airbag danger, company says - @Reuters

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US-Cuba relations

Vice President Joe Biden has briefed Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on new US-Cuban policy, White House says - @Markknoller

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Mexico

Judge acquits brother of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas on charges of illegal enrichment - @AP

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Guerrero, Mexico, missing students and protests 2014

Armed group briefly seizes 60 Mexican reporters, families and beat some of them for reportedly showing disrespect towards 43 missing students, local journalist organization says - @AFP

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Mexico

Mexican federal judge dismisses criminal charges against 2 women who witnessed army killing of 22 suspected drug gang members - @AP

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Houston, TX, US

Son of Houston woman found dead in an apartment refrigerator safely located in Mexico with father, authorities say; father is in custody - @HoustonChron

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Aurora, IL, US

2 Aurora, Ill., men arrested in Oklahoma on federal drug charges; prosecutors accuse Pablo Vega Cuevas of running 'Chicago cell' of Mexican drug cartel - @dailyherald

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Guerrero, Mexico, missing students and protests 2014

Mexican authorities say mounting evidence and initial DNA tests confirm 43 trainee teachers abducted by corrupt police 10 weeks ago were incinerated at garbage dump - @Reuters

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Guerrero, Mexico, missing students and protests 2014

Editor's note: Reuters is reporting that the remains identified in the case of the missing 43 students in Mexico is that of a trainee teacher. - Tom

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Guerrero, Mexico, missing students and protests 2014

Mexico official: Remains of at least 1 of 43 missing college students is identified - @AP

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Guerrero, Mexico, missing students and protests 2014

Mexico City police chief resigns amid criticism of his handling of protests over the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Mexico - @BBCWorld

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Mexico

Police in Veracruz, Mexico kill 5 suspects, free victims - @AP

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NASA Orion test launch, December 2014

Editor's note: In its 1st test launch, NASA’s Orion space capsule is expected to orbit Earth twice and travel to an altitude of 3,600 miles into space, 15 times farther from Earth than the International Space Station. After a 4.5-hour trip, the capsule is planned to splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico’s Baja coast, where Navy ships will work to recover it. - Aaron

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Acapulco, Guerrero, MX

Mexico federal police, troops to patrol Acapulco to ensure safety of tourists - @AP

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Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on death of iconic comedian Roberto Gomez Bolanos: 'Mexico has lost an icon whose work has transcended generations and borders' - @EPN

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entertainment

Mexican actor and comedian Roberto Gomez Bolanos, best known for role as 'Chespirito,' has died - @CNN

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Gunman fires at downtown Austin buildings, 28 Nov. 2014

Austin police say 'potential for more than one IED', Mexican Consulate is one of the scenes - @keyetv

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Guerrero, Mexico, missing students and protests 2014

11 decapitated and partially burned bodies found in Chilapa, Mexico; same state where 43 students disappeared 1 month ago - @NBCNews

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Craig Whyte

Former Rangers Football Club owner Craig Whyte held by Scottish police after landing at Heathrow from Mexico - @STVnews

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