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Pit bulls get a break:

The Denver City Council has voted to reverse its 30-year ban on pit bulls, a dog breed that has long divided local governments, housing authorities and military bases over what experts say is a misconception that they are predisposed to be violent. The ban, first enacted in 1989, was lifted by a vote of 7-4 on Monday.

Women's museum closer:

WASHINGTON Three years after the opening of the Smithsonian's landmark Museum of African American History and Culture, momentum is building toward the creation of a museum dedicated to American women's history. The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to establish the museum inside the Smithsonian network and take steps toward funding and construction. The vote was 374-37.

N. Ireland's first gay wedding:

LONDON Two women tied the knot Tuesday in Northern Ireland's first same-sex wedding, after the region became the last part of the United Kingdom to legalize same-sex marriage. Care worker Robyn Peoples, 26, and waitress Sharni Edwards, 27 married at a ceremony near Belfast.

Federal land oil tops 1B barrels:

BILLINGS, Mont. Oil production from U.S.- managed lands and waters topped a record 1 billion barrels last year, federal officials said Tuesday, as technological advances helped drive development in new areas and the Trump administration eases rules on the industry.

Sudan to hand over al-Bashir:

CAIRO Sudan's transitional authorities have agreed to hand over ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court to face trial on charges of war crimes and genocide, a top Sudanese official said Tuesday, in a deal with rebels to surrender all those wanted in connection with the Darfur conflict.

Syrian fighting intensifies:

BEIRUT Rebels shot down a Syrian military helicopter in northern Syria on Tuesday, killing its crew members in a fiery crash, while the government kept up its relentless bombing campaign on the opposition-held region, with an airstrike in which seven civilians died, activists and news reports said. The violence in Idlib province came as government troops moved closer to capturing the last rebel-controlled section of a strategic highway linking southern and northern Syria, which would bring the road under the full control of President Bashar Assad's forces for the first time since 2012.

Weinstein defense rests:

NEW YORK The defense rested its case Tuesday in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial without the disgraced Hollywood mogul taking the witness stand, setting the stage for closing arguments in a landmark #MeToo trial punctuated by graphic testimony from six accusers.

Boy Scouts try to help victims:

NEW YORK Facing a possible bankruptcy due to sex-abuse litigation, the Boy Scouts of America issued a new apology Tuesday to survivors of abuse and announced plans for expanded services to support them. The Boy Scouts are teaming up in a five-year partnership with 1in6, a national nonprofit that provides resources and support services to male survivors of sexual abuse. The organization's name derives from studies concluding that one in six men in the U.S. were abused.

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Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
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Date:Feb 12, 2020
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