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  • Obama predicts Super Bowl will ‘be close,’ says ‘deflate-gate’ did not help Patriots

    President Barack Obama predicts that the Super Bowl this year "is going to be close" — but won't say whether he has a pick to win the big game. He also shrugs off the "deflate-gate" controversy, saying the Patriots were going to beat the Colts no matter what.

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    Winter storm blankets Midwest with snow and moves towards Northeast (38 photos)

    A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,500 flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some people to rethink their plans to attend Super Bowl parties. Blizzard conditions developed in Chicago — where…

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    Photos of the day - February 1, 2015 (30 photos)

    Carnival masks hang on a wall in the "Ca' del Sol" artisan shop near St. Mark's square during the first day of carnival in Venice, Sri Lanka Air Force personnel folding the lowered giant national flag at sunset at the Galle Face Green in Colombo, Sri Lanka and a giant papier-mache float depicting…

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    Conflict in Ukraine (5 photos)

    Two Ukrainian helicopters were shot down Friday as Ukraine launched its first major offensive against the pro-Russia forces that have seized government buildings in the east. The Kremlin said Kiev's move against the insurgents "destroyed" hopes for peace in the region. Fighting broke out around…

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    Brooklyn warehouse fire (17 photos)

    Giant clouds of smoke rose from a 7-alarm fire that destroyed a warehouse and floated across Brooklyn and into Manhattan on Saturday — a day so cold that water trickling across the helmets of a small army of firefighters quickly froze. One person standing outside the building as firefighters did…

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    Tough guy competition (16 photos)

    The annual Tough Guy event raises cash for charity challenges thousands of international competitors in a cross country run followed by an assault course consisting of obstacles including water, fire and tunnels. (Reuters) Photography by Phil Noble Find more news related pictures on our photo…

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  • Huckabee compares being gay to drinking, swearing

    The former Arkansas governor says there's no chance he'll ever accept same-sex marriage, whether he runs for president or not.

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  • Woman wakes up from coma 4 hours before life support was to be turned off

    Teri Roberts, who had all four of her limbs amputated after suffering a sudden bacterial infection, is said to be in "surprisingly good spirits" — and determined to walk again.

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  • Kurds celebrate defeating IS in Kobani with synchronized victory dance

    After Islamic State militants admitted defeat in the four-month battle for Kobani, young Kurdish fighters appeared to celebrate the victory with a dance.

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    Festival of Masquerade Games (18 photos)

    Some 5,000 people are expected to take part in the three-day festival devoted to an ancient Bulgarian pagan rite. Surva is performed by costumed men, some in sheepskin, or other colorful garments, bells and masks, who walk around and dance to scare away the evil spirits, in hope to provide a good…

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    Discovering the mystery of the H.L. Hunley (14 photos)

    A century and a half after it sank and a decade and a half after it was raised, scientists are finally getting a look at the hull of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship. What they find may finally solve the mystery of why the hand-cranked…

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  • Measles continues to spread as scientists urge parents to vaccinate children

    More than 100 people in the United States have been infected with the highly contagious airborne measles virus.

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  • Charlie Hebdo delays publication of upcoming issue, citing grief, fatigue

    The cartoonists and writers for Charlie Hebdo need a break to deal with their recent grief and fatigue, according to spokeswomen for the publication.

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    Photos of the day - January 31, 2015 (28 photos)

    A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launches from Space Launch Complex 2 in Vandenberg, Calif., dogs waiting to start a dog sled race in Unterjoch, Germany and rabbit 'Achileus Golden Kids' with owner Lenka Spilerova jumps over an obstacle during the rabbit show jumping European Championship…

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    Behind the mask - revealing the trauma of war (10 photos)

    Brain trauma from blast force is the signature injury of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns, afflicting hundreds of thousands of U.S. combat personnel. Although unseen, the damage strikes deeply into a soldier’s mind and psyche. Brain injuries caused by blast events change soldiers in ways many…

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  • New poll finds most Americans want government to fight climate change

    According to a new poll by The New York Times, Stanford University and the nonpartisan research group Resources for the Future, most voters don’t want a candidate who thinks global warming is a hoax.

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    The 150th Anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment (69 photos)

    While President Abraham Lincoln declared all slaves free in the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery wasn’t adopted to the United States Constitution until Dec. 18, 1865, after being passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, and by the House on Jan. 31,…

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    Photos of the day - January 30, 2015 (20 photos)

    The statue of Britain's former Prime Minister Winston Churchill is reflected in front of the Houses of Parliament, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is reflected in the Lombardi Trophy, Patrick Bertoletti reacts after setting a new Wing Bowl record by eating 444 wings and Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the…

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