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  • Turkey Court Bans Facebook Pages Insulting Prophet Muhammad

    The state-run Anadolu Agency reported the ruling was handed down late Sunday by a court in Ankara. Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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  • US Races to Aid Japan After ISIS 'Kills' One Hostage

    U.S. intelligence is focusing its efforts today on helping to find and potentially rescue the surviving Japanese ISIS hostage, who in a new video released over the weekend was forced to hold what appeared to be a photograph of his fellow hostage beheaded. In the new video, journalist Kenji Goto…

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  • Rand Paul on Possible Mitt Romney Run: 'No, No, No, No'

    Though sources close to Mitt Romney recently announced he’s once again “thinking about” another bid for the White House, at least one of Romney's GOP colleagues thinks Ann Romney had the right idea. “I’m with Ann Romney on this one: No, no, no, no, never,” Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told ABC News'…

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  • At GOP Summit, Republicans Turn Fire on Obama, Clinton, and Each Other

    The first conservative showcase of the 2016 cycle is taking place in Iowa today, marking the unofficial start of the presidential cycle. Most of the jabs have been focused directly at President Obama and a Democrat they may be running against -- Hillary Clinton. "You can't have Bush," Trump said,…

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  • State Dinner for Obama: an Indian Food Lover's Dream

    The Obamas dined with the president and prime minister of India inside the ornate Rashtrapati Bhavan, lit up by festive lights in honor of Republic Day. Dozens of Indian dancers also performed, wearing intricate and colorful traditional costumes and showcasing five styles of dance for the Obamas. …

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  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Thinks He Could 'Certainly' Win Iowa

    Christie spoke exclusively with ABC News following his speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit, the first major event of the year to bring together a dozen potential presidential candidates in Iowa. “I’m being deliberative about it and I’m not going to let anybody else rush me,” he said.

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  • 5 Times President Obama Ditched His Shoes Overseas

    Today in New Delhi, President Obama spent some time in his socks during a visit to a memorial for Mahatma Gandhi, the father of modern India. When Obama visited Turkey to address its parliament in April 2009 - a speech in which he declared that the U.S. "is not, and will never be, at war with…

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  • Epileptic Boy's Parents Frustrated by Delays Plaguing Medical Marijuana Rollout

    Andrea Saretti's son Sam starts the day each morning by putting on a special helmet and medical bracelet to protect him in case he falls to the ground with a seizure. Sam, 9, was diagnosed with epilepsy last year and has suffered seizures that have not stopped despite multiple medications and even…

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  • Potential 2016 GOP Hopefuls Flock to Iowa Freedom Summit

    The date for the first-in-the-nation Iowa could still change, but Republicans are already descending on the key presidential state’s capital this weekend for the Iowa Freedom Summit -- one of the first showcases for prospective 2016 GOP candidates, but definitely not the last. The summit is hosted…

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  • 7 People Obama Has Agreed to Meet With (Not Named Netanyahu)

    Citing a “long-standing practice” that precludes American presidents from meeting with heads of state on the eve of their elections, the White House announced this week President Obama has declined to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he comes to Washington in March to…

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  • Sorry, Pregnant Women, New Study Is Not a Carte Blanche to Eat Sushi

    Despite jubilant tweets and Facebook posts to the contrary, a new study does not reverse decades of advice prohibiting pregnant women from eating sushi, experts said. The study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said pregnant women may be able to eat more fish than previously…

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  • Sarah Palin on 2016: 'Of Course' She's Interested

    Just before she heads to Iowa for the first major conservative showcase of the 2016 election cycle, Sarah Palin said “of course” she’s interested in the 2016 presidential election. “Yeah, I mean, of course, when you have a servant’s heart, when you know that there is opportunity to do all you can…

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  • Lured Off the Streets, a Look at How Young Women Become Sex Trafficking Victims

    “I was molested ... and one thing, I didn’t know that it was wrong,” said one woman at Magdalene House, a women's shelter in Nashville. In his upcoming PBS documentary, “A Path Appears,” New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof says it’s time we acknowledge sex trafficking as an American…

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  • Annapolis, Maryland, Mansion Fire: What the Family Did Hours Before Deadly Blaze

    Alexis (Lexi) Boone, 8, Kaitlyn (Katie) Boone, 7, Charlotte Boone, 8, and Wesley (Wes) Boone, 6 -- to dinner at the Medieval Times restaurant on Sunday night, according to a family spokeswoman. In a statement released Thursday, members of the Boone and Pyle families thanked those who have offered…

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  • Meet the Apple Executive Who Makes More Money Than CEO Tim Cook

    Angela Ahrendts, Apple's senior vice president of retail and online stores, earned a hefty $73 million pay package in 2014, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. After a banner year at Apple, with the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Cook earned an incentive…

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  • TSA Finds Record Number of Firearms in Carry-On Bags

    TSA says the found an average of six firearms a day, and discoveries were made at 224 airports. Dallas-Fort Worth Airport had the most guns confiscated, with 120, while Atlanta had 109 cases, TSA said. Sky Harbor in Phoenix, Bush International in Houston and the Denver International airport each…

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  • Why Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Believes the Internet Will Disappear

    "The Internet will disappear," Schmidt said during a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday, where the world's brain trust has gathered to discuss everything from technology to the economy.

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