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Intense battles continue between Turkish fighters, Kurds in Syria's Afrin

Intense battles continue between Turkish fighters, Kurds in Syria's Afrin

With heavy cloud cover hindering air support in the previous 24 hours, advances have been limited and Kurdish militia have retaken some territory. Syrian civil war map, showing control by city. BENGHAZI, Libya - Twin vehicle bombs exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night, killing 27 and wounding over 30 in an attack timed to cause mass casualties among first responders, officials said. Read More

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Showers, high near 48 — TODAY'S FORECAST

Showers, high near 48 — TODAY'S FORECAST

Wednesday: Partly sunny with a 20% chance for rain/snow and a high near 38 degrees. Northwest winds from 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 55 miles per hour can be expected. Night: Partly cloudy and cold. Low: 14. Day: Mostly cloudy early then overcast with a 50 percent chance for snow. Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Read More

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Statue of Liberty to reopen; other parks, monuments closed

Statue of Liberty to reopen; other parks, monuments closed

That effort has taken shape in different forms at a variety of parks, with the Statue of Liberty closed over the weekend in NY, but the Grand Canyon still open to the public. In 2013, about 800,000 of the 2.1 million civilian federal employees were furloughed in 2013, according to The Washington Post . An extended government shutdown would cost the USA economy $6.5 billion every week it lasts, according to an estimate from Standard & Poor's in December. Read More

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Twitter finds over 1000 new Russian-linked accounts

Twitter finds over 1000 new Russian-linked accounts

Twitter has suspended 1,062 accounts that were allegedly linked to the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency (IRA) and shared information meant to meddle with the 2016 U.S. Twitter says it will warn hundreds of thousands of tweeters who deliberately or inadvertently interacted with Kremlin bots during the 2016 USA presidential election. Read More

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Roy Halladay autopsy: Traces of morphine, amphetamine, insomnia drug in system

Roy Halladay autopsy: Traces of morphine, amphetamine, insomnia drug in system

Halladay was the only person in the plane and died in the crash . Former Major League pitcher Roy Halladay had three drugs in his system when his Icon A5 crashed off the coast of Florida in November. Halladay threw a ideal game against the Marlins May 29, 2010, and followed it up with a no-hitter against the Reds in Game 1 of the National League division series that October. Read More

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Leonard Fournette involved in minor vehicle accident

Leonard Fournette involved in minor vehicle accident

The Florida Highway Patrol even thanked Fournette "for being a true professional". It's been a rough few days for Leonard Fournette , at least personally. Fournette finished the regular season with 268 carries for 1,040 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns. Fournette and the Jaguars face the Patriots on Sunday in the AFC championship in Foxborough, Mass. Read More

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Turkey 'not satisfied' with USA assurance over Syria force

Turkey 'not satisfied' with USA assurance over Syria force

Turkey has been warning for more than a year that it will attack the enclave in northwest Syria , as well as eventually the entire Kurdish-controlled northeast to prevent the YPG establishing a permanent presence on its borders. Turkey has reacted angrily and warned of an imminent incursion into Syria's Afrin district after Washington said it would help Syrian Democratic Forces led by Kurdish YPG militias to set up a new 30,000 strong border force. Read More

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Auto careens into 2nd floor of California office building

Auto careens into 2nd floor of California office building

The impact sent the vehicle airborne and into the second floor of a dentist office. The Orange County Fire Authority in Santa Ana posted photos of a vehicle that crashed into the second floor of a small office building Sunday. The trapped individuals had to be rescued by Santa Ana fire crews. The building was empty at the time of the crash, and the car's occupants sustained only minor injuries, Horner said. Read More

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Trump, Bipartisan Lawmakers Discuss Immigration Reform

Led by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, the bill would curtail chain migration and end the Diversity Visa Lottery, which President Trump said is critical to any deal. The wall now represents a complicated political question for Republicans and Democrats. They know that for every three they can get to the polls, at least two of them will vote Democrat. Read More

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Bone-chilling frigid air rolls in with snow overnight

Bone-chilling frigid air rolls in with snow overnight

Highs are forecast to reach only the teens in Duluth on Thursday , and the single digits above zero on Friday . South wind 13 to 17 miles per hour. That could mean lows in record-cold territory where snow covers the ground - and as cold if not a degree or two colder than some of the lowest temps we've seen so far this season even without snow on the ground. Read More

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Locals wait for clarity on federal marijuana policy

Locals wait for clarity on federal marijuana policy

Terry Blevins, who is part-owner of a marijuana distribution company in California, says his phone rang off the hook Thursday with people concerned about a crackdown. Sessions said he would let federal prosecutors in each state decide where they would focus their enforcement actions, but states that have legalized marijuana are not exempt from federal drug laws. Read More

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Original Space Shuttle commander John Young dies

Original Space Shuttle commander John Young dies

We mourn the passing of astronaut John Young, who began his career with us in 1962, when he was selected from hundreds of young pilots for our second astronaut class. To us, he represented the best in the American spirit - always looking forward, always reaching higher. He hung on for the space shuttle, commanding Columbia's successful maiden voyage in 1981 with co-pilot Robert Crippen by his side. Read More

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Roy Moore accuser's home burns down; arson suspected

Roy Moore accuser's home burns down; arson suspected

No one was hurt in the fire (no one was home), but Johnson said she and her family had lost everything they owned. "But, you know, right now I'm just so devastated", says Tina Johnson . No charges or warrants had been filed as of late Friday afternoon. Several weeks before the special election ultimately won by Doug Jones , Tina Johnson became the sixth accuser to step forward, accusing Roy Moore of groping her in his office in 1991. Read More

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Woman Was Assaulted On Vegas Flight

Woman Was Assaulted On Vegas Flight

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