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Storm unleashes blizzard conditions on parts of Northeast

A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast, pounding parts with high winds and heavy snow.

Lori Borgman: From dog biscuits to deviled eggs, there’s a day for it

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Conservatives take credit for derailing border security bill

With inclement weather grounding planes across the country Monday, GOP leaders pulled a border security bill from the floor schedule this week, citing the weather and an already condensed schedule. Read more »

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Weather Service chief sees need to communicate uncertainty

The director of the National Weather Service says his agency should have done a better job of communicating the uncertainty about its forecast for a storm that hit the Northeast but did not hit the... Read more »

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Gold nuggets stolen from Wells Fargo museum worth $10,000

Thieves in a stolen SUV smashed through the glass doors of the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco before dawn Tuesday and made off with up to 10 ounces of historic gold nuggets... Read more »

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Boehner plans to authorize House lawsuit against Obama over immigration

House Republican leaders are finalizing a plan that would authorize the chamber to take legal actions against President Barack Obama over his executive actions on immigration. Read more »

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Twins who ran major US drug ring sentenced to 14 years each

A federal judge sentenced twin brothers Tuesday to 14 years in prison each for running a nearly $2 billion North American drug ring, agreeing with prosecutors to drastically reduce their sentences... Read more »

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Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 4 foreigners, 5 guards dead

Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long standoff that ended when two assailants set off a... Read more »

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What! Facebook's down? No storm selfies during brief outage

No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users to do? Read more »

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Bodies found after Ga. couple lured by Craigslist contact

Three days after Bud Runion posted an ad on the website Craigslist that he was seeking to buy a 1966 Mustang convertible, he and his wife set out for a small farming community in southern Georgia... Read more »

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No mercy: Blizzard slams Boston area with 2 feet of snow

Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up... Read more »

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Egypt's police criticized over death of female protester

Egypt's police are coming under withering criticism as signs mount that officers not only fired birdshot at a young mother during a peaceful protest last weekend but then also hampered efforts to... Read more »

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Purported IS message threatens Japanese, Jordanian hostages

An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours left to live." Read more »

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Trey Gowdy says Obama admin slow-walking documents on Benghazi

The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that the bipartisan inquiry is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama... Read more »

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Oxfam: Rich countries must support Ebola recovery

Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola outbreak, the international... Read more »

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Kraft takes the offensive, defends team, seeks NFL apology

The New England Patriots came out swinging upon their arrival at the Super Bowl. Read more »

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Democrats say they won't support Iran sanctions bill for now

A group of Senate Democrats told the White House on Tuesday that they won't support passage of an Iran sanctions bill until at least the end of March. Read more »

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IOC dismisses idea of joint Saudi-Bahrain bid for Olympics

The IOC shot down a suggestion by a Saudi Arabian official Tuesday that the ultraconservative nation could seek to co-host the Olympics with neighboring Bahrain by having male and female athletes compete in separate countries. Read more »

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Today's must-read faith and family stories

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Here's a look at today's top stories from across the Web that highlight faith, family, education, media, causes and moneywise. Read more »

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US consumer confidence jumps to 7 ½-year high in January

U.S. consumer confidence shot up in January to the highest level since August 2007. Read more »

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India nuke deals still thorny for US despite 'breakthrough'

India and America's declaration of a breakthrough in contentious nuclear energy cooperation has been met with a lukewarm response from industry and analysts. Few expect the potentially lucrative... Read more »

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Obama promotes religious and gender equity in India speech

President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution's pledge to uphold the "dignity of the individual," drawing on his own experience as a minority in the United States... Read more »

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Another Philadelphia disappointment: Big snowstorm is bust

Philadelphia thought it was done with hype and underperformance when football season ended. Read more »

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Kurds expand offensive after driving IS out of Syrian town

Kurdish fighters expanded their offensive Tuesday after driving Islamic State militants from the Syrian border town of Kobani the previous day, to retake dozens of surrounding villages still held... Read more »

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Blizzard howls its way into Boston but largely spares NYC

A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston, the rest of eastern Massachusetts and parts of Long Island on Tuesday, delivering wind gusts topping 75 mph, but it failed to live up to the hype farther... Read more »

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Most K-12 students are now low income

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New finding reveals significant shift in public school population that presents challenges to schools. Read more »

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