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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe escapes injury in five-car collision

A limousine carrying Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was involved in a five-car pile-up at a toll gate in Tokyo on Saturday but he escaped without any injuries, police said. Two guards in a police car accompanying Abe’s official vehicle suffered slight injuries to the face, a Metropolitan Police Department…

D.C. mayor insists on balance in ‘Occupy’ protests

WASHINGTON — A “delicate balance” between public order and the right to demonstrate has enabled Washington to accept the occupation of two downtown squares, even as other US cities crack down on protest camps, Mayor Vincent Gray said Wednesday. Asked why the US capital has not come down on the…