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Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys to fight disease

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys to use against viral diseases.

Blizzard expected for 250-mile stretch of Northeast

A "potentially historic" storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Massachusetts starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter, the... Read more »

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Airlines prepare to shut down in Northeast for snowstorm

Airlines are preparing to shut down operations along the East Coast as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region. Read more »

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Debbie Reynolds honored for lifetime achievement

Debbie Reynolds accepted the lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild for her nearly seven decade career. Read more »

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Japan working to gain Islamic State hostage's release, analyzing video

Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group. Read more »

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Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the country's international... Read more »

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Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 Islamic State hostages

From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed. Read more »

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Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected by country's instability

President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, as influential lawmakers from both parties suggested the U.S. may need to turn to special operations forces... Read more »

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Obama seeks bigger wilderness designation in Alaska; would set aside nearly 12.3M acres

President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an... Read more »

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Angelina Jolie in Iraq, says more needed for Iraq and Syria refugees

Actress Angelina Jolie, the special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appealed Sunday for urgent funding to assist more than three million displaced Iraqis and Syrians living in... Read more »

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Contestants vie for Miss Universe crown in Miami on Sunday

Miss USA, Miss Venezuela and Miss Colombia have been named among the 15 finalists in the running to be crowned Miss Universe in Sunday's pageant in Miami. Read more »

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Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

Intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russian-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least... Read more »

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Tunisia's Islamists will not back new coalition govt

Tunisia's powerful Islamist party said Sunday that it will not back the country's new coalition government in an upcoming confidence vote. Read more »

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Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed

In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts. Read more »

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Vaccinate the economy against disease

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President Obama called for more funding to go toward scientific research and he specifically mentioned vaccines. It has been reported that apart from health concerns, there are massive economic... Read more »

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Lawmaker revising Arizona's 'revenge porn' law after suit

An Arizona lawmaker who sponsored a law against "revenge porn" is working on a new version after a lawsuit brought by civil rights groups forced it to be put on hold. Read more »

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Northeast braces for massive snowstorm

A winter that has largely spared the Northeast thus far is about to arrive with gusto: a storm the National Weather Service called "potentially historic" could dump 2 feet or more of snow between New York and Boston. Read more »

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FBI: Hunt continues for suspect in bomb threats against jets

An FBI agent says law officers are continuing to pursue a suspect after someone made bomb threats targeting two jets bound for Atlanta, prompting F-16 fighter jets to escort the planes. Read more »

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Talks in Yemen between political parties, rebels break down

U.N.-sponsored talks between Yemeni political parties and Shiite rebels who occupy the capital broke down Sunday, with several main factions calling for renewed protests against the rebels. Read more »

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'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office; now stands at $200.1 million

"American Sniper" hit the mark with moviegoers again. The military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle topped the box office for a second weekend in a row. Read more »

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Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' in US-India relations

President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of "new trust" in the often fraught relationship between their nations as the U.S. leader opened a three-day... Read more »

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Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is encouraging the main candidates in Nigeria's upcoming presidential vote to accept the results and tamp down potential postelection violence in a country... Read more »

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Officials say bombings kill 15 in Iraq's capital, Baghdad

A string of bombings ripped mainly through commercial areas in Iraq's capital Sunday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens, officials said. Read more »

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Republican White House maybes court evangelicals toward 2016

Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party's elite donors in private phone calls and meetings,... Read more »

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Travelers like plan for rail link to NY's LaGuardia Airport

Tom Fiore knows what it's like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing hours, over bridges or through a tunnel, to travel a mere eight miles from midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport in... Read more »

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Teachers would get more training on suicide under bill

Public school teachers would undergo more suicide prevention education under a proposal from a bipartisan group of New Jersey lawmakers. Read more »

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