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Device, possibly aerial drone, found on White House grounds

A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night.

Twins who became 'significant rats' to cartel await sentence

In the underworld of illegal drug trafficking, identical twins Pedro and Margarito Flores rose from middling Chicago dealers to partners of Mexico's most notorious cartel lord, eventually building... Read more »

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CBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidency

The Congressional Budget Office says the federal budget deficit will shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office. Read more »

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The 10 worst snowstorms in Northeast US in last 60 years

National Weather Service was predicting a "potentially historic" storm on par with some of the biggest to ever hit the densely populated northeastern U.S. Read more »

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Unlicensed driver who killed 2 cyclists gets up to 40 years

An unlicensed, intoxicated New Hampshire driver charged with killing two Massachusetts cyclists has been sentenced to 15 to 40 years in prison. Read more »

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Gov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's... Read more »

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US drone strikes resume in Yemen despite turmoil

A U.S. drone strike targeted al-Qaida in Yemen on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep fighting the militants despite political paralysis brought on by a Shiite power grab. Read more »

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Drone crashes at White House; hobbyist says it's his

A two-foot-long drone apparently flown by a hobbyist crashed on the White House grounds Monday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach that raised fresh questions about the president's security;... Read more »

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Under Islamic State, life in Iraqi town of Mosul turns grim

Seven months into the takeover of Iraq’s second-largest city by Islamist extremists, electricity, rice, flour and medical supplies are dwindling. The water is mucky. Religious minorities are... Read more »

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Monster snowstorm swirls into densely populated Northeast US

The Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor of more than 35 million people began shutting down Monday as a monster storm that could unload a paralyzing 1 to 3 feet of snow swirled into the Northeast. Read more »

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Spain: 10 dead, 13 hurt in crash of Greek F-16 jet at base

A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed into other aircraft on the ground during NATO training in southeastern Spain Monday, killing at least 10 people, Spain's Defense Ministry said. Read more »

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Steven Spielberg warns of growing anti-Semitism at Holocaust event

Film director Steven Spielberg told a group of Holocaust survivors on Monday that Jews are again facing the "perennial demons of intolerance" from anti-Semites who are provoking hate crimes and... Read more »

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Islamic State spokesman calls on Muslims in West to commit more attacks

The spokesman for the Islamic State group called on Muslims living in Western countries to carry out more attacks, saying any loyalist who has the opportunity to "shed a drop of blood" should do so. Read more »

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Panic attack, bad back: Colorado theater shooting brings jury excuses

One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he would be deployed during the trial of Colorado theater shooter James... Read more »

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Deal requires Wyoming fracking trade-secret justification

A legal settlement will require petroleum companies to provide justification when they ask Wyoming regulators to withhold from the public details about the chemical products they pump underground. Read more »

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US Embassy in Yemen's capital closes to public

The State Department says the U.S. Embassy in Yemen has closed to the public over security concerns amid street violence and turmoil that is roiling the impoverished Arab country. Read more »

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Indonesian rescuers fail again to lift fuselage of AirAsia

The second attempt to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner failed Sunday as the wreckage sank back to the ocean floor when a rope linking the lifting balloons broke. Read more »

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Prosecutor seeks 26 years for Costa Concordia captain

Prosecutors asked a court to convict the captain of the Costa Concordia and sentence him to 26 years in prison Monday for the 2012 shipwreck off Tuscany that killed 32 people, saying the term is... Read more »

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What you need to know about the snow headed to the Northeast

The busy Northeast corridor prepared for a winter wallop that was expected to bring up 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey all the way up to Maine. Read more »

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Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

Russian officials struck a defiant note Monday after Western leaders threatened to further punish Moscow for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend, arguing that the Ukrainian... Read more »

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China's shadow looms large over Obama visit to India

As President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in New Delhi this week, the shadow of a third player hung over the talks: neighboring China, which has complicated... Read more »

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From ocean to ocean, through the Panama Canal

Nina and Fred Fenton have gone on 40 cruises, including five times through the Panama Canal since 1998, but they keep coming back. Read more »

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Liberia: Only 5 people being treated for Ebola in country

Liberia said Monday that there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country — a dramatic turnaround in the West African nation where the virus has taken its... Read more »

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Failed Iraqi bomber named in Islamic State hostage crisis

In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosive belt. Read more »

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Islamic State group pushed out of Syria's Kobani

Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group entirely out of a key Syrian town on Monday, marking a major defeat for the extremists whose hopes for an easy... Read more »

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Some Republican presidential hopefuls court evangelicals

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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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