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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • EXCLUSIVE: Marco Rubio Moves Toward 2016 Presidential Bid

    "He has told us to proceed as if he is running for president," a senior Rubio advisor tells ABC News. Leading the effort to raise the $50 million or more he’ll need to run in the Republican primaries will be Anna Rogers, currently the finance director for American Crossroads, the conservative…

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  • YouTube Star Who Drinks Cereal From a Bathtub to Interview President Obama

    Scoring a presidential interview is a distinction coveted by White House journalists, anchors and network bookers alike, but today the honor is being given to three diverse, wacky YouTube creators -- Bethany Mota, GloZell Green and Hank Green.Their expertise ranges from putting together “comfy and…

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  • Security Increased at US Military Bases in Europe

    U.S. European Command has raised security levels at U.S. military bases across Europe because of what an official says are concerns about the Paris shootings, as well as ongoing concerns about the return of Europeans to their home countries from Iraq and Syria. The additional unspecified force…

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