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  • ISIS Hostage Says He'll Be Killed Within 24 Hours

    The Japanese journalist held by the terror group ISIS said in a chilling new video that he and another captive have been given 24 hours or less to live unless a convicted terrorist is freed from prison. "It is me for her," he says, referring to Sajida al-Rishawi, a female would-be suicide bomber…

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  • Masked Gunmen Kill 8, Take Hostages at Tripoli, Libya Hotel

    Several gunmen wearing ski masks stormed the Corinthia Hotel, a hotel popular with western diplomats and journalists in Libya’s capitol, Tripoli, taking a number of hostages and leaving at least eight dead, including five foreigners and three security guards.

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  • Astronomers Discover Ancient Solar System With 5 Earth-Like Planets

    The discovery of a solar system as old as the Milky Way and with five Earth-like planets could shed new light on the possibility of ancient life forms in the galaxy. The planets orbit around Kepler 444, which at 11.2 billion years old, is more than twice as old as the sun, according to researchers…

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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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  • My Bro Modi: President Obama’s Unlikely Friendship With a Right-Wing Hindu

    If there’s an Indian equivalent of President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narenda Modi just might be it. And it comes in spite of the fact that Modi is a right-wing Hindu extremist. They have views about India being a country only for Hindus,” said Milan Vaishnav, a leading India analyst with the…

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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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  • 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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  • SkyMall Bankruptcy: The Top 10 Products We Never Needed

    Today, after a long career entertaining those who forgot to bring their own amusement for their flight, the company that owns SkyMall magazine filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.For those of us who have spent countless hours scanning its product line -- from the mundane to the infamously ridiculous --…

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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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  • 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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  • As Deadline Passes for ISIS Hostages, Skepticism Over Ransom Demand

    The ISIS executioner "Jihad John" -- so named because of his British accent and the belief he was part of a quartet of British guards who tortured western hostages held in Syria -- specifically cited a pledge the day before by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to donate $200 million in…

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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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