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Obama heads to Chicago to pitch immigration steps

Obama, the onetime community organizer, is returning Tuesday to Chicago to pitch his actions on immigration.

Buffalo residents ready melt, possible evacuations

People in storm-socked areas around Buffalo began returning to work on Monday as fast-melting mounds of snow fed into creeks that were starting to swell. Read more »

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U.Va. frat leader sickened by rape allegation

The president of the University of Virginia's Inter-Fraternity Council says he was sickened by a female student's account of being gang-raped by seven men at a fraternity. Read more »

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Schools combat threats made on social media

The electronic devices that give students instant access to the world for educational purposes are also their conduit to social media, and that presents a host of problems for school administrators. Read more »

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Evacuation plans readied as Buffalo flooding looms

Evacuation plans are being prepared and the Red Cross is setting up shelters as rising temperatures begin to melt 7 feet of snow in the Buffalo area, causing a risk of flooding. Read more »

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37 homes collapse, dozens injured in magnitude-6.7 Japan quake

Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. Read more »

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Timeline of events after death of Michael Brown

A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Read more »

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Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow

The weekend offered the Buffalo region a chance to dig out of record levels of deep snow before a flood warning took effect because of rising temperatures and rain. Read more »

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US tells Iran to consider nuclear talks extension

The U.S. told Iran Sunday that it's time to consider extending nuclear talks, in the first formal recognition by Washington that frenzied last-minute diplomacy may not be enough to seal a deal by a... Read more »

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Some 30 horses die in stable fire outside Chicago

More than 30 horses died in a stable fire in suburban Chicago over the weekend, with distraught owners of the animals arriving Sunday to lay flowers at the site, a fire department official said. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Admiral denies role in counterfeiting casino chips

The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of the U.S. nuclear force amid a gambling investigation is denying that he made the counterfeit casino chips he was caught using at an Iowa casino... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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New 10 Commandments monument being built after first monument smashed

A Republican legislator whose family paid $10,000 for a Ten Commandments monument that is at the center of a lawsuit said he has ordered a new one after someone drove a car across the statehouse... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Anxieties mount as Ferguson awaits jury decision

Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently needed more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Israeli Cabinet moves to define Israel as Jewish

In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Obama: Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016

President Barack Obama says voters want a "new car smell" in the 2016 White House race and that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be "a great president," but would Clinton pass that particular smell test? Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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'Mockingjay, Part 1' opens with $123 million

"Mockingjay, Part 1" didn't catch fire like the last installment of "The Hunger Games," but it still set the highest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Tunisia polls give ex-regime figure the edge

A veteran politician from the previous regime that ran on a platform of restoring the prestige of the state took the lead in Tunisia's first free and fair presidential election Sunday, according to... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Workers finish recovering MH17 wreckage in Ukraine

Workers have finished recovering wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster, more than four months after the passenger jet was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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New Jersey looks at 'yes means yes' college policy

You think the attractive woman at the party who has been chatting you up all night is ready to take things to the next level. She seems to be throwing all the right signals. But if things turn... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Marion Barry remembered for love of DC

Barry, who served four terms as the mayor of the District of Columbia and served on the D.C. Council as the representative for the city's Ward 8 until his death Sunday at the age of 78, was... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Muslim clerics meet in Iran to develop strategy to counter extremists

Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries gathered in Iran's holy city of Qom on Sunday to develop a strategy to combat extremists, including the Islamic State group that has captured large... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Chattanooga churches reach out to help quell city's violence

A number of Chattanooga churches and law enforcement are collaborating to try to quell the city's violence. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Bay of Pigs vet, families seek billions from Cuba

Since the day in 1959 that Cuban government agents blackmailed his father into committing suicide, Gustavo Villoldo has been on an anti-Castro mission that included co-piloting a B-26 bomber during... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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State health exchanges' finances face test in 2nd year

The federal government shelled out billions of dollars to get health insurance marketplaces going in the 14 states that opted to run their own. Now they must act like true marketplaces and start... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Putin says he won't be Russia's president for life, will step down no later than 2024

Vladimir Putin has said he won't remain Russia's president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 2024, according to an interview with a Russian news agency... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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