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Conservative reelected Iran speaker despite reformist gains

  • elude: The remaining seats are held by independents and representatives of religious minorities who are expected to give Rouhani a working majority to pass key reform legislation that eluded him in the outgoing conservative-dominated parliament.
  • theocracy: Both are Sunni, a first since the Islamic revolution of 1979 ushered in Iran's Shiite theocracy.
  • rupture: Rouhani is president but ultimate power in Iran rests with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who called on the new parliament to remain faithful to the principles of the Islamic revolution that saw relations with Washington ruptured in 1980.
  • lever: Despite their heavy defeat in February's elections, hardline opponents of the nuclear deal still control most of the principal levers of power in the Islamic republic.
  • disqualify: The council sparked controversy in February's election by disqualifying thousands of hopefuls, most of them reformists.

Ohio Zoo Closes Exhibit After Killing Male Gorilla Who Grabbed Tot

  • moat: The Cincinnati Zoo has temporarily closed its gorilla exhibit after a special zoo response team shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla that grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into a moat.
  • moat: He was picked up out of the moat and dragged by the gorilla for about 10 minutes.
  • tranquilize: He said tranquilizing the gorilla wouldn't have knocked it out immediately, leaving the boy in danger.