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Hong Kong chooses new Beijing-backed leader amid political tension 4:12am EDT

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Beijing-backed civil servant, Carrie Lam, was chosen to be Hong Kong's next leader on Sunday amid accusations that Beijing is meddling and denying the financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better able to defuse political tension.  Full Article

Ohio nightclub shooting leaves one dead, 14 wounded, police say 7:09am EDT 

(Reuters) - Fifteen people were shot, one fatally, at a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early on Sunday, and police said they believed at least two shooters may have been involved.  Full Article  

U.S.-backed Syrian militia makes gains against Islamic State 7:12am EDT 

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Kurdish and Arab Syrian militia backed by the United States has captured the town of Karama as it prepares for an assault on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa that it expects to take place in early April, it said on Sunday.  Full Article