IS rape victim, pontiff among Nobel Peace Prize candidates

February 1, 2016 3:30 PM

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STAVANGER, Norway – An Islamic State rape victim, Pope Francis and the Afghan women's cycling team are among the known candidates for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize as the nomination window was set to close Monday.

The five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee typically receives more than 200 nominations for the prestigious prize, and keeps candidates secret for 50 years. Panel members can make their own nominations during a judging meeting Feb. 29.

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