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Here's the latest news for Saturday, January 25: a gunman opens fire at a suburban Baltimore mall; Egypt's three-year anniversary of ousted president marked by explosion; Syria's government and opposition meet for the first time; toilet protest in Brazil.

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Columbia, Maryland - January 25, 2014

1. Wide - mall parking lot, with law enforcement vehicles in front

2. Wide - law enforcement personnel and vehicles

3. Wide - state trooper vehicles

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Cairo - January 25, 2014

4. Wide: Scene of explosion outside police institute with onlookers and plain clothed police

5. Mid: Various of crowd gathered around vehicle damaged in explosion

6. Mid: Damaged vehicles

7. Mid: Shards of glass on car seats seen through blown out windows

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Geneva, Switzerland - January 25, 2014

8. Mid - Faisal al-Mikdad, Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister speaking to reporters

9. Mid - Monzer Akbik, Chief of Staff to the President of the Syrian National Coalition speaking to reporters

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - January 25. 2014

10. Mid of two men, activists, sitting a toilet to protest poor sanitation in Rio de Janeiro

11. Close of man, activist, sitting on toilet with his pants pulled down. He's got underwear on

12. Pan of Ipanema beach with drawings carved out on the sand depicting bacteria

13. Close of drawing carved out on the sand depicting bacteria

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VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

This is A-P News Minute.

A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE AT A BUSY SHOPPING MALL IN SUBURBAN BALTIMORE, LEAVING THREE PEOPLE DEAD, INCLUDING THE PRESUMED SHOOTER. WHILE POLICE SEARCHED STORE TO STORE, SOME SHOPPERS WERE HUNKERED DOWN IN LOCKED-DOWN SHOPS.

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THE FIRST FACE-TO-FACE MEETING BETWEEN SYRIA'S GOVERNMENT AND THE OPPOSITION ENDED AFTER BARELY A HALF-HOUR, WITH THE TWO SIDES FACING EACH OTHER SILENTLY AS A U.N. MEDIATOR LAID GROUNDWORK FOR PEACE TALKS.

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ANOTHER BOMB WENT OFF SATURDAY MORNING NEXT TO A POLICE TRAINING INSTITUTE IN EASTERN CAIRO. THE EXPLOSION OCCURRED ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE EGYPTIAN REVOLUTION THAT BROUGHT DOWN PRESIDENT HOSNI MUBARAK IN 2011. NO CASUALITIES WERE REPORTED.

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BRAZILIAN ACTIVISTS SAT ON TOILETS ALONG THE FAMED IPANEMA BEACH TO PROTEST THE LACK OF BASIC SANITATION IN RIO DE JANEIRO, THE HOST OF THE 2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS. ORGANIZERS SAY THOUSANDS OF LITERS OF UNTREATED SEWAGE FLOW INTO RIO'S WATERS EVERY DAY.

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JILL CRAIG, The Associated Press with AP News Minute.

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