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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The leaders of Germany and France have met in Kiev with Ukraine's president in an effort to bring an end to the recent accelerated fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists. Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Francois Hollande will meet tomorrow in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan says it will take the fight to Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, where the extremist group has strongholds. Dozens of Jordanian fighter jets bombed Islamic State training centers and weapons storage sites today. The attacks have been ramped up since a video was released this week that purportedly shows a Jordanian pilot being burned alive.

CHICAGO (AP) — There's a measles outbreak at a suburban Chicago day care center. Five infants have been diagnosed and about 10 more children have been exposed. Some of them are too young for vaccinations. Tests are pending on others at a KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine (PAL'-uh-tyn). Federal health officials say there have been at least 102 confirmed measles cases in 14 states, most of them related to the Disneyland outbreak.

NEW YORK (AP) — Civil liberties lawyers are urging a New York judge to reverse the Staten Island district attorney's attempt to keep secret the grand jury testimony concerning the videotaped police chokehold death of an unarmed black man. The head of the New York Civil Liberties Union argued that the case needs transparency. The mother and widow of Eric Garner attended today's hearing.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska lawmakers have introduced a bill to rename Mount McKinley, North America's highest mountain. It's named after the 25th U.S. president, William McKinley. U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan favor Denali, the mountain's historical Alaska Native name. Previous attempts to change the name failed.

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