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    After his dismissal, a man fatally shot five employees at a factory in Aurora, Illinois, and wounded five police officers before being killed in a shootout Friday. Pope Francis has defrocked Theodore McCarrick, former cardinal and archbishop of Washington, D.C., after the Catholic Church found him guilty of sexually abusing minors and others for decades. President Trump is urging European nations to repatriate and prosecute some 800 Islamic State fighters the U.S. has captured in Syria.

    In the week ahead: NASCAR’s season begins today with the running of the Daytona 500 stock car race. The U.S. Federal Reserve has a chance to ease recession fears Wednesday when it clarifies its interest rate hike intentions in minutes from its January meeting. And Wednesday is also World Social Justice Day.

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