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Former GOP nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.

Battle of the big phones: Samsung down in China, Apple gains

Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple's copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial Chinese market. Read more »

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This week in history: Henry Clay calls for the Compromise of 1850

On Jan. 29, 1850, Senator Henry Clay called for a series of laws to mollify both North and South after California applied to be admitted to the Union as a free state. The legislation only succeeded... Read more »

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Arizona stops citing Uber, Lyft drivers as new law crafted

Arizona regulators on Wednesday stopped issuing citations to drivers for transportation companies such as Uber and Lyft as the Legislature works to craft a new law to allow the companies to operate... Read more »

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McDonald's CEO steps down as sales decline

McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image. Read more »

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At farewell, Obama praises Hagel as 'true American patriot'

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is a true American patriot who devoted his life to the United States. Read more »

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Groups sue EPA seeking livestock farm air quality standards

A coalition of environmental, animal rights and citizen action groups filed two lawsuits Wednesday alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing to address air pollution problems... Read more »

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North Korea may be restarting nuke plant: US institute

North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. Read more »

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Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps

Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008. Read more »

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Inquest begins into deadly Sydney cafe siege

An inquest into a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe began on Thursday, aimed at determining exactly how a gunman and two of his hostages ended up dead after a 16-hour standoff with police. Read more »

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Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch defends Obama's immigration policies

Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the... Read more »

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California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the... Read more »

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State Dept. officials meet with House Benghazi panel

State Department officials met Wednesday with a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, a day after the panel's Republican chairman complained about... Read more »

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Israel: UN must live up to mission of war against genocide

The president of Israel urged the world's nations Wednesday to wage an all-out war against genocide saying "the Holocaust of the Jews was not the final chapter in the brutal scheme of man against... Read more »

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American killed in Libya was former Marine turned contractor

The American killed in an attack in Libya was a former Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and later became a security consultant, most recently helping conduct negotiations between warring... Read more »

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Historic Santa Fe building designated as national treasure

The Palace of the Governors is already billed as the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States. Read more »

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Hezbollah fires missile salvo, killing 2 Israeli soldiers

The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group fired a salvo of missiles at an Israeli military convoy in a disputed border area Wednesday, killing two soldiers and triggering deadly clashes that marked the... Read more »

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Boston bounces back, digs out from blizzard's 2 feet of snow

Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 feet of snow. Read more »

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Super Bowl advertisers aim not to offend

Super Bowl advertisers are being careful not to offend. Read more »

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Raul Castro: US must return Guantanamo for normal relations

Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages... Read more »

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Study: Insurers may be using drug costs to discriminate under federal health law

Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Against chaotic backgrounds, some kids emerge resilient and intact

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Children face all kinds of disruptions over which they have little control, from families that divorce or never form to the crisis of drugs and alcohol or abuse. Family instabilities create degrees... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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