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Hundreds of airmen will line the main entrance of an Air Force base in Texas to salute as the family of the last of the 80 Doolittle Tokyo Raiders arrives for his memorial service.

Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole died Tuesday in San Antonio at the age of 103. The Air Force on Friday released details for a memorial being held on April 18 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.

The memorial is being held on the 77th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid during World War II.

On April 18, 1942, Cole was mission commander Jimmy Doolittle’s co-pilot in the U.S. attack on Japan less than five months after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Cole, an Ohio native, will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to completely end its peacekeeping operations in Haiti on Oct. 15 and establish a political mission to support government efforts to promote order and development in Latin America’s poorest country.

U.N. military peacekeepers had already left the country on Oct. 15, 2017, but a stabilization group stayed behind to train national police, help the government strengthen judicial and legal institutions and monitor human rights.

The resolution approved Friday gives a final six-month period for such operations and asks Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to plan a political mission.

It acknowledged Guterres’ recent report citing “the increased capacity, leadership, and crime prevention operations” of Haiti’s police.

The country’s leaders had asked the U.N. to allow Haitian authorities to fully assume responsibility for security.

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Months after it flew as far away as Turkey’s border with Syria, a griffon vulture from Serbia has been brought home by plane.

The one-year-old female bird named Dobrila is from the central Serbian nature reserve of Uvac and it is not clear why it wandered so far away.

Officials say Dobrila was apparently unable to come back home on her own and that the bird’s return was the result of a joint effort by Serbia and Turkey.

There are about 500 griffon vultures in the Uvac reserve. The birds are considered a protected species in Serbia.

Serbian Environment Minister Goran Trivan says “this is a very important moment for us … the most important thing is that she is well.”

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Europe’s human rights watchdog is urging Turkey to respect voters’ decisions after electoral authorities blocked some newly elected district mayors from taking office despite winning local elections on March 31.

The Council of Europe on Friday also urged Turkey to confirm the final results of the vote in Istanbul, where the opposition candidate apparently has won a tight race after a recount. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party has refused to concede defeat and is preparing to appeal for a rerun of that vote, citing irregularities.

Anders Knape, a senior official at the Council of Europe, says “the implementation of the will of the voters has absolute priority in democratic systems.”

In a controversial decision, Turkey’s electoral board has refused to reappoint mayors fired from government positions after a failed coup in 2016.

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A man who killed his ex-girlfriend and another woman nearly 25 years ago is set to be the first prisoner executed in Georgia this year.

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced Friday that 52-year-old Scotty Garnell Morrow is scheduled to die May 2 at the state prison in Jackson. He was convicted of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend Barbara Ann Young and her friend Tonya Woods at Young’s Gainesville home in December 1994.

Prosecutors said at trial that Morrow shot the two women and another woman when they turned him away when he tried to get Young to take him back. The third woman survived.

Lawyers for Morrow have argued he was a good person who snapped because of lingering trauma from abuse and bullying he suffered as a child.

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A man has pleaded guilty to a felony terroristic threat charge after authorities said he threating to target women in a mass shooting because he couldn’t get a girlfriend.

Utah prosecutor Chad Grunander tells the Deseret News that 27-year-old Christopher W. Cleary of Denver was in court on Thursday.

Police said Cleary wrote on Facebook he was planning to become a mass shooter because he was still a virgin and wanted to kill as many women as possible.

He was arrested during a trip to Provo, Utah, on January 19, the same day women’s marches were held around the country. Colorado authorities have said he was on probation after stalking and threatening women there.

His attorney Dustin Parmley did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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A Spanish National Police spokeswoman says that Hugo Chavez’s longtime spy chief has been arrested in Madrid on a United States warrant for drug-trafficking offenses.

Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, also known as “El Pollo” Carvajal, is the most influential figure from Venezuela’s military to have declared his loyalty to opposition leader Juan Guaidó.

He has in the past been indicted on drug-trafficking related charges in the states of Florida and New York. He escaped extradition to the U.S. in 2014 after he was arrested briefly in Aruba, where he was Venezuela’s consul.

The police spokeswoman, who wasn’t authorized to be identified by name in media reports, said he was arrested Friday.

The U.S. embassy in Madrid didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

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A Swiss man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Moroccan terrorism court for links to Islamic extremists who allegedly killed two Nordic tourists last year.

The man, 33, was convicted of charges including “deliberately helping perpetrators of terrorist acts” and training terrorists, according to state news agency MAP. The verdict was Thursday but reported Friday.

The online advertising technician, who was arrested in December, has a Moroccan wife, according to a lawyer representing another Swiss suspect in the case.

Moroccan prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against 25 individuals suspected of links to the killings.

The women tourists, one from Denmark and one from Norway, were found dead in their tent in the Atlas Mountains Dec. 17. Authorities blamed followers of the Islamic State group.

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The man accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed three Girl Scouts and a mother as they collected trash along a highway in Wisconsin is due in court.

Colten Treu is scheduled to appear in Chippewa County court on Friday for a preliminary hearing. The 22-year-old is accused of huffing from an aerosol canister before crashing his pickup truck into members of Girl Scout Troop 3055 in November as they picked up litter in Lake Hallie.

Treu hasn’t entered a plea. His public defenders didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment Friday.

The four people killed in the crash were 9-year-old Jayna Kelley and 10-year-old Autumn Helgeson, who were both from Lake Hallie; and 10-year-old Haylee Hickle and her mother, 32-year-old Sara Jo Schneider, from Lafayette.

A fifth person, Madalyn Zwiefelhofer, was injured.

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The U.S. Justice Department won’t appeal a decision by a Detroit federal judge who threw out female genital mutilation charges against members of a Muslim sect.

Solicitor General Noel Francisco calls it an “especially heinous practice.” But in a letter to Congress, he says the law needs to be changed to be constitutional under U.S. Supreme Court precedent.

Judge Bernard Friedman in November said the law was unconstitutional because Congress didn’t have power to regulate genital mutilation. The government pulled its appeal on March 30.

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was accused of performing genital mutilation on nine girls at a suburban Detroit clinic. She denies any crime and says she performed a religious custom. The girls were from Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota.

There still are other charges in the case.

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