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US, Russia and other powers agree on 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria's civil war

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
MUNICH - The United States, Russia and other powers have reached agreement on a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria's civil war that allows for immediate humanitarian access to besieged areas, Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced here early ...
Syrian Regime's Success Helps Jihadist Groups Grow
US and Russia Announce Plan for Humanitarian Aid and a Cease-Fire in Syria
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Final Oregon occupiers surrender to authorities, ending the refuge siege

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
BURNS, Ore. - After 41 days, the armed occupation of a rural Oregon wildlife refuge ended peacefully here Thursday as the last four anti-government activists surrendered to FBI agents, following a dramatic and emotional hour-long negotiation with the ...
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Bernie Sanders Intrigues South Carolina Town That Loves Hillary Clinton

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - When Helen Duley was asked whom she would be voting for in the South Carolina primary, she answered as if the very question were absurd.
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Cosmic breakthrough: Physicists detect gravitational waves from violent black-hole merger

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
Scientists announced Thursday that they have succeeded in detecting gravitational waves from the violent merging of two black holes in deep space.
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Officer Peter Liang Convicted in Fatal Shooting of Akai Gurley in Brooklyn

New York Times - ‎45 minutes ago‎
A New York City police officer was convicted of manslaughter on Thursday in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn for killing an unarmed man who was hit by a ricocheting bullet fired from the officer's gun in the stairwell of a housing project.
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UPDATE 1-California utility 'temporarily controls' leaking gas flow

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
(Adds details on plan, background). Feb 11 Southern California Gas Co said on Thursday it has temporarily controlled the flow of natural gas spewing from a ruptured underground pipeline that forced the relocation of thousands of residents of a Los ...
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NATO Orders Warships Into Aegean to Help Ease Migrant Crisis

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
BRUSSELS - In a dramatic response to Europe's gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to ...
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Riot at prison in northern Mexico leaves 49 inmates dead

Washington Post - ‎55 minutes ago‎
MONTERREY, Mexico - A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 49 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country's deadliest prison melee in years.
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South Korea cuts off power, water into Kaesong zone in North Korea

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
SEOUL South Korea has cut off the supply of power and water into the Kaesong industrial zone run jointly with North Korea, it said on Friday, hours after the North kicked out the South's workers and froze the assets of companies operating there.
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Senate passes bill 96-0 to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

Chicago Tribune - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.
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Standoff over guns at Tennessee legislative office complex

Washington Post - ‎21 minutes ago‎
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - If it's up to the Republican speakers of the state House and Senate, the more than half-million Tennesseans with permits will soon be able to carry guns inside the legislative office complex.
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Police Officer Dies After Gun Battle in Suburban Atlanta

ABC News - ‎40 minutes ago‎
A police officer in suburban Atlanta was shot twice and killed Thursday by a suspect who was also wounded during a law enforcement operation, authorities said.
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Defense: Woman crafted kidnap tale to reunite with mom - ‎1 hour ago‎
FILE - In this May 22, 2014 file photo, Isidro Garcia talks with his attorney Charles Frisco as he appears on video during his arraignment at the Orange County jail in Santa Ana, Calif.
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Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty in Islamic State Case

ABC News - ‎23 minutes ago‎
A Minnesota man accused of plotting to join the Islamic State group pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiring to provide material support and resources to the militant organization, saying he was attracted to the idea of fighting overseas to ...
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US oil hits 12-year low on stockpile surge, risk aversion

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW YORK U.S. crude slid on Thursday, hitting 12-year lows as domestic stockpiles grew, Goldman Sachs called for depressed prices until the second half of the year and investors fled from equities and other risky assets into safe havens such as gold.
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Why Are Stocks Crashing?

Newsweek - ‎44 minutes ago‎
2016-02-12T003009Z_3_LYNXNPEC1A14G_RTROPTP_3_INDIA-STOCKS A man looks at a screen displaying news of markets update inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, February 11, 2016.
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UPDATE 3-SocGen shares slide after cautious 2016 outlook

Reuters - ‎6 hours ago‎
... * SocGen says fourth quarter net income at 656 mln euros. * Says sets aside 400 mln for litigation provisions. * Posts 2015 ROE of 7.9 pct, 2016 target not confirmed.
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CBS Exceeds Revenue Expectations Amid Cord-Cutting Concerns

Hollywood Reporter - ‎2 hours ago‎
Nevertheless, CBS shares have been crushed along with the rest of the media conglomerates, and the stock was falling after the closing bell despite solid financial results.
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Google may disconnect the phone for its VR vision of the future

CNET - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Of all the ways tech companies are gunning to drive virtual reality, Google may be working on something no one else has done yet: make the experience self-sufficient.
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Qualcomm's new LTE modem hits a gigabit and touches the future of mobile

PCWorld - ‎3 hours ago‎
Qualcomm's next LTE modem can reach gigabit speeds, but that might not be the most important thing about it. The Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem, coming to devices in the second half of this year, is also the company's first chip for both major types of ...
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Kim Kardashian and Her Famous Family Are Showstoppers in Their Custom Yeezy 3 Outfits During Kanye West's Show

E! Online - ‎33 minutes ago‎
When eyes weren't on the man of the hour (or few hours) himself, all eyes were on his famous in-laws. Kanye West threw quite the event earlier today in Madison Square Garden to debut his collection for Yeezy Season 3, as well as share new music from ...
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Game of Thrones season 6 photos confirm certain characters alive

Entertainment Weekly - ‎4 hours ago‎
Game of Thrones just released a flood of epic season 6 character photos, below. The images include debut glimpses of a couple new faces in Westeros along with the first images from the new season of many returning favorites (note: contains spoilers for ...
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10 Of The Most Unforgettable Moments From Black Stars At The Grammys

Huffington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
With Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna among the list of highly anticipated performances, we're expecting this year's 58th Annual Grammy Awards to be nothing short of a very memorable event.
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Raiders to play at Coliseum for 2016 season; options for 2017, '18

ESPN - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Raiders on Thursday announced they will continue to play their home games in Oakland, California, after agreeing to a lease extension with Coliseum for the 2016 season.
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Dwight Howard: Never asked Rockets for a trade, 'not running'

ESPN - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Houston Rockets, who enter the All-Star break as one of the NBA's most disappointing teams at 27-28 overall, have begun contacting teams about a potential trade of veteran big man Dwight Howard, a league source told ESPN's Chris Broussard, ...
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NASCAR opens 2016 season without 2 of its biggest stars

USA TODAY - ‎3 hours ago‎
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Jeff Gordon will be in the booth and Tony Stewart in a bed when the NASCAR season begins. Neither NASCAR star will be in a car when Daytona International Speedway opens Friday for preparations for the Feb.
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This albatross has outlived others by decades. And astoundingly, she's still having babies

Washington Post - ‎7 hours ago‎
For Wisdom the Laysan albatross, age truly is nothing but a number. The 65-year-old bird has hatched a chick at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific Ocean -- at least her sixth since 2006.
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Michigan's bizarre Menominee crack remains a mystery

Christian Science Monitor - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Menominee crack in Michigan still has scientists puzzled, but a new study released on it does offer a better understanding of how it might have formed.
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Who walked the roads to Rome? Isotopes provide clues

Christian Science Monitor - ‎11 hours ago‎
Archaeologists analyzed isotopes in molars to begin personalizing the story of Rome's hundreds of thousands of immigrants. Some came willingly, others did not.
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University of Rochester scientists create 'super polymer' that can lift 1000 times its mass

Fox News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a new type of 'super polymer' that could prove an extremely useful technology in the healthcare and clothing industries.
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Can Dementia Be Prevented? Education May Bolster Brain Against Risk

NPR - ‎4 hours ago‎
The odds of getting Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia are declining for people who are more educated and avoiding heart disease, a study finds.
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Zika Mania Hits the White House: How Worried Should You Be?

Huffington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
On Monday the Obama administration announced it would ask Congress for $1.8 billion to help combat the Zika virus, elevating national awareness of the disease and heightening fear of its impact.
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Back to Its Roots: How Zika May Threaten Africa

Scientific American - ‎3 hours ago‎
PRAIA/LONDON (Reuters) - Florzinha Amado is eight months pregnant and trying to stay calm about whether the Zika virus infection she contracted at 21 weeks could have harmed her unborn child.
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More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene Test - ‎6 hours ago‎
THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of young women with breast cancer are being tested for the BRCA gene mutations that substantially raise the risks of breast and ovarian tumors, a new study shows.
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