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Prosecutors promise thorough probe of police killing of 17-year-old girl

Prosecutors on Tuesday promised a thorough investigation and asked angry protesters for patience.

Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin

When the Soviet army entered Auschwitz exactly 70 years ago, finding piles of corpses and prisoners close to death, a Russian soldier took a small and hungry 11-year-old girl into his arms and... 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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Residents want charges for Denver officers who killed teen

A day after Denver police shot and killed a 16-year-old girl in a stolen car, some residents are calling for charges against the officers responsible. 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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Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of... Read more »

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Study shows Sikhs in America are still victims of misunderstanding and prejudice

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Because of their south Asian heritage and traditional turbans, Sikh males in America continue to be subjected to prejudice, bullying and even violence, a new study reveals. Read more »

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Storm unleashes blizzard conditions on parts of Northeast

A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow. Read more »

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Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge... Read more »

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Victim of sexual abuse sues Boy Scouts of America years later

The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old Boy Scout by an adult volunteer was part of a "sordid history of child sexual abuse" within the organization that has been documented internally for nearly a... Read more »

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Denver police shoot, kill teen who struck officer with car

Several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the alley where Denver police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old girl on Monday, recalling her bright smile and demanding answers... Read more »

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Obama promotes religious tolerance 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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Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, pilot

A special Japanese envoy in Jordan has expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces." Read more »

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Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, until the eve of the trial, was as much about the journalist who... Read more »

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Private wells in California farm area show high uranium

One in four household water wells in parts of California's Central Valley contains potentially harmful levels of uranium, a U.S. Geological Survey study said. Read more »

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