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    Photos of the day - February 5, 2016 (32 photos)

    A bus passes street decorations with Chinese zodiac animals ahead of the Lunar New Year in Singapore, a worker uses an election sign to brush the snow off of other signs in a snow storm in Manchester, New Hampshire and models present creations by designer Alejandro Santizo during the International…

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  • Cute polar bear cub Nora charms animal lovers, raises awareness of sea-ice loss

    Nora, a 3-month-old polar bear cub at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio, is drawing attention to the serious problem of sea-ice loss.

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    Major crane collapse in New York City (38 photos)

    A massive construction crane collapsed in New York City amid falling snow Friday morning. The crane reportedly toppled over around 8:30 a.m. on Worth St. near Church St. in the lower Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca. It crushed a row of parked cars and slammed against buildings – strewing…

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  • Major crane collapse in New York City: 1 dead, several injured

    A construction crane toppled over in lower Manhattan Friday morning, killing at least one person.

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  • Ben Carson, Mannatech and me

    During the media scrutiny last year of the relationship between Dr. Ben Carson and Mannatech, the controversial Texas-based dietary supplement company, multiple news organizations breathlessly pronounced that Mannatech’s products are snake oil.

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  • Family of murdered ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller speaks out

    The family of American hostage Kayla Mueller, murdered by ISIS a year ago, suggests they are preparing to go public with “the heartbreaking story” of their attempts to ransom her from the Islamic State.

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    Photos of the day - February 4, 2016 (37 photos)

    Patrolman James Pittman poses for a selfie with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign stop at police headquarters in Manchester, N.H., a migrant sits next to a painting by English graffiti artist Banksy, at the entrance of the migrant camp of Calais, north of France and…

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    The Vikings Exhibition (25 photos)

    What does the word Viking bring to mind? Ruthless warrior and merciless invader? Or prosperous farmer and entertaining merchant? You think you know the Vikings ... but you have no idea. Explore the legendary, often-misunderstood culture like never before with a striking display of more than 500…

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    Rosa Parks – civil rights icon (31 photos)

    On February 4, 1913, Rosa Louise McCauley was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her parents separated during the early part of her life, and Rosa and her mother lived her grandparents for a time, who were former slaves. Rosa met and married Raymond Parks in 1932 at the age of 19. Raymond was a barber and…

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  • Flint is a horrible tragedy. But a gas leak in Los Angeles may spell an even greater environmental disaster.

    At the same time Americans have been shocked and saddened by Flint — and rightfully so — another environmental calamity has been unfolding 2,300 miles away in the Porter Ranch community of Los Angeles that may be even more troublesome for more people in the long term.

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  • The heroes of the Flint water crisis

    Could LeeAnne Walters’ story become the next ‘Erin Brockovich’?

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    Armed militia standoff in Oregon (124 photos)

    Federal and state law officers arrested the leaders of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge, during a traffic stop on Jan. 26, 2016, along a highway in Oregon's frozen high country that prompted gunfire and left one man dead. Militant leader Ammon Bundy and his followers were…

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    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (35 photos)

    British police have said they still plan to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he leaves the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Police said Thursday that earlier announced plans to take Assange into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant were still in place. That announcement was made in…

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    Photos of the day - February 3, 2016 (19 photos)

    A performing monkey is seen as folk artist Zhang Zhijiu pets its head after a training session in China; Passengers check their flight on an information board at Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo; and, Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for a hearing on sexual assault charges in Pennsylvania. There…

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    Bill Cosby (55 photos)

    A US judge paved the way Wednesday for disgraced TV legend Bill Cosby to stand trial for the first time on a criminal sexual assault charge, throwing out an attempt by his lawyers to dismiss the case. Dozens of women have come forward to accuse the 78-year-old Cosby of abuse in allegations…

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    New York City real estate heir, Robert Durst, faces murder charge (29 photos)

    Real estate heir and murder suspect Robert Durst pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge in New Orleans on Wednesday, setting the stage for his return to California to face charges in the 2000 death of a longtime friend. Durst, 72, could be sentenced to seven years and one month in prison under…

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  • Live blog: U.S. Reps demand answers, accountability in Flint water crisis

    Live updates on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on the Flint water crisis

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