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President Barack Obama ____1____ Mideast politics to marvel at one of the regionís most stunning sites: the Asian city of Petra. Obama finished a four-day visit to the region that included stops in Israel and the West Bank as well as Jordan.

An early spring snow storm is ____2____ at the Plains and Mideast, closing roads and forcing the cancellation of more than 100 flights at Denver International Airport. The storm hit northeast Colorado and then moved into Kansas and Nebraska.

Investigators in Colorado were saying for the first time that a former ____3____ who was killed in a gunfight with authorities in Texas is a suspect in the recent death of Coloradoís state prison system chief Tom Clements.

Pope Francis traveled south of Rome Saturday to have lunch with his predecessor, ___4___ Pope Benedict XVI. The two men embraced warmly at the place where Benedict has been leaving since he retired last month and became the first Pope to resign in 600 years.
 

 

 
 

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1. set aside

2. taking aim 

3. prison inmate

4. emeritus - no longer having a position, especially in a college or university, but keeping the title of the position

 
 

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