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FBI says it has surrounded last occupiers at eastern Oregon refuge

The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon on Wednesday night.

France bulldozes refugees' church, mosque

A church and mosque in France’s “jungle” camp for migrants and refugees have been destroyed, despite authorities’ reportedly promising not to demolish the places of worship. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Western Wall deal hailed by US Jewish groups

JERUSALEM -- American Jews are celebrating an Israeli government decision to greatly expand — and fund — a pluralistic egalitarian prayer section adjacent to the Western Wall plaza as a... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Did the media gloat over Trump's Iowa loss?

After coming in second at the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump became the media's scapegoat. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Agency: North Korea plans satellite launch this month

Weeks after its fourth nuclear test, North Korea announced plans Tuesday to launch an Earth observation satellite on a rocket later this month, in what critics see as a covert test of banned... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Standoff leader heads back to court in bid to leave jail

A federal judge will consider Tuesday whether the leader of an armed group that took over a national wildlife refuge should remain in jail, while four holdouts drag out the standoff that began a... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Zika virus overshadows buildup to Rio de Janeiro Olympics

The Zika virus is overshadowing the final preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, even eclipsing concerns over deep budget cuts and severe water pollution. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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US education official apologizes for poor judgment, behavior

A senior Education Department official apologized on Tuesday for what he acknowledged was poor judgment related to working on his side businesses with subordinates, failing to pay taxes on his... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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New Algerian law punishes violence against women

A new Algerian law has come into effect this week punishing violence against women and sexual harassment, in a victory for feminist groups that had fought for years for the legislation. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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A look at who won the Iowa caucus versus who won the nomination, from 1980 to now

By the end of the day Monday, the nation had a clear picture of where voters in Iowa leaned in terms of presidential candidates. Kind of. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz topped Donald Trump in the... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Obama pushes for every child to learn computer science as a basic skill

In his weekly radio address, the president calls for coding "a basic skill, right along with the three ‘Rs." Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Cruz, Rubio eye NH momentum as Dems gird for long fight (+videos)

A victorious Ted Cruz and buoyant Marco Rubio emerged from Iowa with compelling claims to the outsider and mainstream mantles in the fractured Republican primary, as the presidential race shifted... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Watch Punxsutawney Phil forecast: Early spring is coming

Staten Island Chuck says early spring is coming. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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UBS bank shares plunge as rich investors withdraw money

Swiss bank UBS saw its shares slide on Tuesday on news that investors had pulled billions out of its division serving wealthy clients — a token of the market turbulence that has shaken the... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Details remain scarce in death of Virginia 13-year-old

David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers were promising engineering students at Virginia Tech, described by those who knew them as ambitious and focused. Nicole Madison Lovell was an energetic... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Airstrikes destroy IS radio station in Afghanistan

U.S. airstrikes have destroyed an Islamic State-operated radio station in a remote part of eastern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Happy Valentine's — NYC museum shares love stories of early immigrants

Immigrant life in New York City at the turn of the 20th century could be tough — but there was always room for love. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Figuring out why teens turn to pornography

The struggle against pornography is real, but helping teens identify underlying stressors and learn healthier coping mechanisms may curb porn use faster than attacking porn itself. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Americans are packing classes in how to survive a shooting

Study your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Cruz tops Trump in Iowa; Clinton, Sanders in tight Dem race

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Owens outraises Love in fundraising period for House seat

Democratic challenger Doug Owens raised more money than U.S. Rep. Mia Love in the final months of 2015 as Owens tries to unseat the incumbent. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Son of Oregon occupier killed by police calls shooting 'grossly wrong'

Week after week, as the standoff in rural Oregon unfolded, reporters descended and police swirled around the federal wildlife refuge where his father was sequestered, Robert Finicum, 30, remained... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Game On: Iowa caucuses kick off 2016 presidential election

After a long year of campaigning, Republican and Democratic presidential candidates face voters for the first time, battling in Iowa Monday for a boost toward the White House — or in many... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Sheriff: Fugitives had outside aid, kidnapped cab driver

Three inmates who pulled off an intricate getaway from a California jail had outside help from a man who slipped them escape tools and gave them a ride to safety before they kidnapped a taxi driver... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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AME Church founder honored with postage stamp

Richard Allen, the first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, will be honored with a U.S. postage stamp commemorating his leadership of the historically black denomination founded 200... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Trump puts cash in Communion plate

Donald Trump put a couple of bills in the Communion plate. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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David Bowie's ashes to be scattered in a Buddhist ritual

David Bowie’s will asks that his ashes be scattered in Bali, an island that is part of Indonesia. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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China company accused of fleecing investors of $7.6 billion

Police arrested the maverick founder of China's largest online finance business on suspicion of fleecing 900,000 investors of $7.6 billion, in what could be the biggest financial fraud in Chinese... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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US stocks edge mostly lower as energy prices plunge again

The stock market was able to recover from steep losses to close slightly lower on Monday as investors looked past another drop in the price of oil and renewed concerns about U.S. and Chinese... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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10,000 young migrants unaccounted for, EU police agency says

Authorities dealing with Europe's migrant crisis have lost track of about 10,000 unaccompanied children amid fears that organized crime gangs are beginning to exploit the vulnerable youngsters, a... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Hotels expand options to keep guests healthy on the road

Running concierges, a hotel mini bar stocked with produce from the local farmers market and a training wall that comes standard in every room. The hotel industry is moving beyond basement gyms and... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Clinton, Sanders look for liftoff in Iowa's caucuses

Locked in what's become a neck-and-neck primary battle, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made frantic, last-minute appeals to Iowa voters in the final hours before Monday night's caucuses. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

The World Health Organization declared an international emergency on Monday over the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to birth defects in the Americas, saying it... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Police: Slain 13-year-old not shot; Va Tech students held

Two Virginia Tech students appeared in court Monday in the death of a 13-year-old girl who apparently climbed out her bedroom window, but the events that led to her killing remained a mystery. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Video: Adorable "wiener stampede" of dozens of daschunds in Super Bowl commercial

With Super Bowl 50 days away, all eyes are not only on the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, but also on the Super Bowl commercials. Luckily, Super Bowl 2016 has have given us a sneak peak... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Dominion Resources buying Questar for about $4.4 billion

Dominion Resources will spend approximately $4.4 billion to acquire Questar in a big reach to the West for the East Coast energy company. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Britain approves controversial gene-editing technique

Britain's fertility regulator has approved a scientist's request to edit the human genetic code in an effort to fight inherited diseases — but critics fear the new technique crosses too many... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Airlines restore tiny perks, like pretzels, to pacify fliers

After 15 years of near austerity, U.S. airlines are restoring some small perks for passengers crammed into coach. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Chechen leader posts video of opposition chief in crosshairs

Intensifying his political attacks on Russia's opposition, the leader of Russia's Chechnya republic posted a video Monday that appears to show Mikhail Kasyanov, a former prime minister who now... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Boys also victims of dating violence, study shows

Among youths who are considered high risk, boys and girls are about equally likely to be emotionally or physically abused by someone they're dating. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Why one food-safety lawyer won't eat pre-packaged salad

Even before the Centers for Disease Control announced that one person had died and 12 were hospitalized from eating pre-packaged salad, one food-safety attorney said he would never eat it. Here's why. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Signing day: A look back at previous No. 1-ranked recruits

No matter which school Rashan Gary signs with, he'll have some big expectations to live up to. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Djokovic wins 6th Australian title; Murray loses 5th final

In five previous Australian Open wins, Novak Djokovic had never felt so much love. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Sundance film explores changing warfare through the eyes of murdered journalist

War journalist James Foley's death at the hands of ISIS shocked the world in 2014, but it wasn't just an example of ISIS' barbaric methods. It illustrated how war — and journalism —... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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For Brazil's rich and poor, disparate response to Zika

Two Brazilian women, two pregnancies, one nightmare. But two very different stories. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria, 86 dead: officials

A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to death, among 86 people officials say died in the latest attack by... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Top Yemeni Salafi cleric killed in Aden

The lifeless body of Yemen's top Salafi cleric in the southern port city of Aden was found disfigured on Sunday hours after he was abducted following an anti-extremism sermon, security officials... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Amid shaky start to Syria talks, IS-claimed blast kills 45

A triple bombing claimed by the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 45 people near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday, overshadowing an already shaky start to what are meant to be... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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British pilot killed by poachers in Tanzania; 3 arrested

Elephant poachers in Tanzania fired on a helicopter on an anti-poaching mission and killed the British pilot, and authorities said Sunday that they have arrested three suspects. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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