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2 police shot while new Italian government sworn in

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The new Italian government was sworn in at the presidential Quirinale Palace in Rome, reported the BBC.

The new government is being called the "grand coalition" with Democratic Party Deputy Leader (PD), Enrico Letta, as prime minister including Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom party (PDL), reported the BBC.

Politicians were the supposed targets of the gunman, reported the Associated Press.

Italy has been in a "political deadlock" since February's inconclusive election, reported the AP.

Rome Prosecutor Pierfilippo Laviani said the the "'desperate" gunman had `'lost work, had lost everything." He said the man "wanted to shoot politicians, but given that he couldn't reach any, he shot the Carabinieri" police at the edge of Chigi Square," reported the AP.

A man by the name of Luigi Preiti has been arrested and has confessed to targeting politicians, reported the BBC.

Final suspect found in Boston bombing case

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is awaiting questioning after being found Friday seriously injured in a suburban backyard, reported the BBC.

Officials had piles of bloody clothing and abandoned bags as well as tons of video footage to look through after the explosions, reported The Washington Post.

They were looking for people "doing things that are different from what everybody else is doing," Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said, reported The Post.

Tsarnaev's brother, Tamerlan, was killed in a shoot out with police, reported the BBC.

Their mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, said in an interview she was "100% sure that this is set up" and that her sons had nothing to do with the bombings, reported the BBC.

Kerry in China to talk with North Korea

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Secretary of State John Kerry flew to China Saturday to seek help for dealing with North Korea's nuclear missile situation, reported The New York Times.

Kerry told North Korea that America would cut back on their nuclear missiles if the North would leave their nuclear program, reported The Times.

Kerry asked the North's leaders to "come to the table in a responsible way" to end the tension between the countries, reported the BBC.

He also warned that the North risked being more isolated if the threats continued, reported the BBC.

It is believed that North Korea will launch a missile, and threats are on South Korea and the United States, reported the BBC.

"The US will do what is necessary to defend our allies against these provocations, but our choice is to negotiate," Kerry said, reported the BBC.

Two recent oil spills have gotten people questioning the benefits of the Keystone XL Pipeline and whether the government is doing its job regulating the business, reported The New York Times.

In Arkansas on Friday, an Exxon pipeline burst causing the evacuation of 22 homes in the town of Mayflower, reported the Times.

Two residents of Mayflower filed a federal lawsuit against ExxonMobil on Friday, reported the Associated Press.

The lawsuit states that part of the pipeline that ruptured was "in an unsafe, defective and deficient condition presenting an immediate environmental harm" on the day in ruptured, reported the AP.

On March 18 a Chevron pipeline in Utah leaked "more than 25,000 gallons of diesel fuel in a wetlands area about 50 miles from Salt Lake City," reported the Times.

President Obama is expected to make a decision on the pipeline this year after the State Department released a revised environmental impact statement on the Keystone XL pipeline, reported the Times.

Three killed in pileup in southwest Virginia

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Three people have been killed and 15 injured in a deadly pileup of almost 100 vehicles in Virginia, reported the BBC.

There were 17 separate crashes along a mountainous, foggy stretch of interstate near the Virginia-North Carolina border, reported the Washington Post.

It was said to be the most deadly pileup since 1957, reported the BBC.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corrine Geller said message boards warned drivers of the fog around 1 p.m. and most of the accidents were from drivers going too fast, reported the Post.

"This mountain is notorious for fog banks," said Glen Sage of the American Red Cross office in the town of Galax, reported the BBC. "They have advance signs warning people. But the problem is, people are seeing well and suddenly they're in a fog bank."

Physicists say they have found 'God particle'

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Physicists declared Thursday that they have found the subatomic particle that gives all matter in the universe its size and shape, reported the Associated Press.

The Higgs particle, named after Peter Higgs one of the physicists that predicted its existence, was predicted in 1964 and has been sought after ever since, reported the AP. It has now become popularly known as the 'God particle.'

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider say it could be a Higgs particle, the particle that makes other particles get their mass, but now they are on the idea that there are variants of the Higgs particle, reported the BBC.

This discovery is a big leap for scientists and will have quite an affect on the future of science. "This is the start of a new story of physics," said Tony Weidberg, Oxford University physicist, reported the BBC.

Horse found in meat products in Europe

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Britons have not been known to have that different of eating habits of other countries in Europe, but once the fact that horse meat was being put into some of their products was known, that drastically changed, reported The New York Times.

Last month, news of horse meat in hamburgers came to the surface in Ireland, reported The Times. Then on Friday, a lasagna beef was found to be 100 percent horse meat from the international frozen food distributor, Findus, reported The Times.

English government was forced to name a meat distributor that supplied meat to schools and armed forces that was found to use horse meat, reported the BBC.

Since then, French caterer Sodexo withdrew all its frozen meat products from its operations in the United Kingdom after some of its products tested positive for horse meat, reported the BBC.

Now products that are labelled as mostly beef are to be tested, reported the BBC.

Trying to get deal in nuclear talks with Iran

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On February 27, the nation's top six powers and Iran met to talk about Iran's nuclear program, reported The New York Times. The powers decided to meet again in March and April to talk about constraining Iran's stockpile of enriched uranium in return for some loosening of sanctions, reported The Times.

There seemed to be progression after the meeting in February, but The Washington Post reported that due to differing politics and a history of serious mistrust between the countries there may not be a deal.

A statement from Iranian leaders said March 1 that they felt they shouldn't give over some of their rights to use their supply of enriched uranium, reported The Post.

The six top countries in this debate -- United States, Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia -- are trying to get the balance of power right with Iran with the constant worry of giving one nation to much control, reported The Post.

More negotiations are scheduled for April.

New detective for Pistorius case

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A new top detective was appointed Thursday to investigate the Oscar Pistorius case after the previous detective on the case was found to have been charged with seven accounts of attempted murder, reported the Associated Press.

Oscar Pistorius is charged with premeditated murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day, reported the Associated Press.

National police commissioner Mangwashi Phiyega said that the police were only informed of Hilton Botha's status Wednesday, reported the BBC.

Phiyega said that Hilton was an experienced detective but was willing to use her authority to put Lt Gen Vineshkumar Moonoo in his place, a veteran in the service of 30 years, reported the BBC.

This case requires attention at a "national level", Phiyega said, according to the BBC.

Pop Benedict XVI gives final prayer

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To a mass of tens of thousands in St. Peter's Square, Benedict gave his final speech Sunday as Pope, reported the BBC.

Standing outside the Apostolic Palace, he didn't make any comments about his decision to step down on Feb. 28, but after greeting in many languages, the Pope said in Spanish "continue praying for me and for the next pope," reported The New York Times.

As stated in the BBC, the Pope also told the people that "The Church calls on all its members to renew themselves... which constitutes a fight, a spiritual battle, because the evil spirit wants us to deviate from the road towards God."

His address focused on the beginning of Lent and asked for the people to refocus on God, as stated in The New York Times. "In the decisive moments of life -- indeed, if we look closely, in every moment -- we are at a crossroads. Do we want to follow the self or God? Individual interest or the real good?"

David Willey, BBC, said that the Pope will stay within the Apostolic Palace for a week to reflect on what his papacy has achieved and what they must do now to fix their image after many sexual abuse scandals.

The Vatican now wants to have the papal conclave earlier than usual so that a new pontiff can be in place before the start of Holy Week, reported the BBC.

Current rules state that the papacy must be vacant for 15 to 20 days before a conclave can be held, but since Benedict stepped down the Vatican hopes to be able to change this rule, stated Rev. Federico Lombardi in The New York Times.

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