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  • The Hurdles Along Michael Bloomberg's Path If He Runs for President

    If Michael Bloomberg becomes the second billionaire in the 2016 presidential race, his money won’t necessarily mean he could easily side-step the hurdles facing other candidates. If the former New York City mayor -- who was elected twice as a Republican after leaving the Democratic Party --…

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  • As GOP Nomination Fight Gets More Feisty, So Does Marco Rubio

    Following a disappointing fifth place finish in New Hampshire, Marco Rubio is going on the offensive. Hoping for a better performance in Saturday's South Carolina primary, Rubio has spent the last few days repeatedly blasting Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz at various campaign stops in the…

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  • Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders: 4 Things to Watch for at Tonight's Democratic Debate

    Just two days after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ overwhelming victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the two are preparing to face off, head to head again for another nationally televised debate. All Eyes On Hillary: Fresh off the bruising loss in New Hampshire and new speculation…

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  • Congress Considers Weighing in on Airline Seat Sizes

    And at least one congressman is pushing the federal government to get involved to protect these consumers. Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN 9th District), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is asking that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) establish minimum seat…

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  • New Video From Iranian State TV Appears to Show US Sailor Crying While Detained

    New video broadcast on Iranian state TV today appears to show a U.S. sailor crying while briefly detained by Iran in early-January. The video released by the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network appears similar to footage aired at the time the sailors were detained, a U.S. Department of Defense…

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  • President Obama Bemoans 'Poisonous Political Climate,' Calls for Civility

    Being president is a “big deal” and something we should “revere,” Obama said. Though he did not mention any of the presidential candidates by name, his message to them, and to all politicians, was clear.

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  • Marco Rubio Admits Debate Performance ‘Didn’t Help’ Him in New Hampshire

    "I shouldn’t have done it that way because what it did was it moved me to a message that pivoted away from the question and gave this perception that I tried to evade it," Rubio told Karl Wednesday afternoon. Rubio placed fifth in the New Hampshire primary, according to the AP. Rubio then pivoted…

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  • 5 Takeaways From New Hampshire Primary and What It Means for S. Carolina, Nevada

    The real estate mogul was hoisted by New Hampshirites seeking a political outsider who “tells it like it is.” Amid doubt after the Iowa caucuses that public opinion polling was inflating Trump’s actual support at the polls, Trump was able to drive voter turnout in New Hampshire, fending off…

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  • The Biggest Takeaway From the Democratic New Hampshire Primary

    Perhaps the only surprise last night was Bernie Sanders’ competitiveness among nonwhites and mainline Democrats. Overall, as we’ve reported, nonwhites in New Hampshire divided evenly, 50-49 percent, Clinton-Sanders.

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  • Ted Cruz Finishes Third in New Hampshire Primary

    Sen. Ted Cruz finished third in the New Hampshire primary, according to the Associated Press.With 94 percent of New Hampshire precincts reporting, the Texas senator secured about 12 percent of the vote.Last night, Cruz was locked in a battle with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb…

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  • How Bernie Sanders' Ground Game Overwhelmed the Clinton Machine in NH

    As they readied for a double-digit shellacking in New Hampshire Tuesday, Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff continued to point to a simple reason for Bernie Sanders’ success: his proximity. While the Clinton camp has not released employee counts, the Sanders campaign eventually deployed 108 paid…

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  • Indian Man Killed in Explosion Caused by Meteorite, Government Official Says

    Scientists are investigating a man's death after government officials initially said that he was killed by an explosion caused by a meteorite. One man was killed and three others were injured, according to The Times of India. According to the paper, chief minister J Jayalalithaa said that the…

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  • Woman Killed by Stray Bullet Had Been Warned by Father Not to Move to Chicago

    Aaren O'Connor, 25, moved from California to Chicago just over a year ago for a new job and to be with her boyfriend. "I pleaded with her when she told me she was going to go to Chicago. According to David O'Connor, Aaren was on the phone with her sister when the shooting happened.

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  • Cornell Frat President Accused of Attempted Rape Released From Custody, Not Allowed on Campus

    A Cornell University fraternity president accused of attempted rape and sexual abuse was released from custody today on his own recognizance, but a Cornell representative told ABC News the student is not allowed on campus, where he lives. Wolfgang Ballinger, 21, a member of Psi Upsilon's Chi…

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  • UN 'Horror' Report: Syrian Government Beats Thousands to Death

    The Syrian government has beaten or tortured to death thousands of detainees since the beginning of the civil war there, “horrors” only rivaled by the war crimes of some rebel Islamist groups like ISIS on the other side of the fight, a new United Nations report says. “In the Syrian Arab Republic,…

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  • Bus Overturns on Snowy Connecticut Highway En Route to Casino from NYC

    A bus was evacuated today after it rolled over on a snow-covered stretch of Interstate-95 near Madison, Connecticut, officials said.The charter bus was en route from New York City to the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut.Some passengers were sent to local hospitals for evaluation and treatment. The…

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  • Concussions May Increase Suicide Risk, Study Finds

    The risks of suffering a concussion have been under the spotlight in recent years, especially as the degenerative neurological illness known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been found in multiple football players after their deaths. The degenerative disease is believed to be linked…

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