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CONCORD, NH - FEB 6: Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton speaks to attendees during a campaign event at Rundlett Middle School on Saturday, February 6, 2016, in Concord, NH. (Photo by Landon Nordeman)
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Hillary Clinton Attends Community Meeting On Water Crisis In Flint, Michigan

Flint Announces Plan to Replace Toxic Lead Pipes

More than 19 months after contamination in the water supply prompted an outbreak of lead poisoning in Flint, Mich., the mayor of the ailing industrial city announced a plan to begin replacing lead pipes next month

An aerial view of rescuers working at the site of a head-on train collision near Bad Aibling, Germany, Feb. 9, 2016.

10 Killed in Train Crash in Southern Germany

Crews rescued dozens of people from the wreckage of two German commuter trains that crashed head-on in an isolated part of Bavaria, killing at least 10 and leaving authorities trying to determine why multiple safety measures failed

Martin Shkreli, former chief executive officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC, smiles during a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on prescription drug prices in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.

Martin Shkreli Sued Over Wu-Tang Clan Artwork

The vilified ex-pharmaceuticals CEO is being sued by a New York artist who claims his original illustrations were swiped for the new Wu-Tang Clan album that Shkreli bought at auction for $2 million

Candidate signs are displayed in front of a middle school serving as a voting station on the day of the New Hampshire Primary on February 9, 2016 in Bow, New Hampshire.

Poll: Terrorism Is Becoming Less Important to Voters

Results from a new survey conduced in early February suggest that the importance of terrorism to voters, which surged in the wake of the Paris and San Bernardino attacks, has fallen considerably as issues like jobs and healthcare have risen

Great white shark

Shark Attacks Reach New High in 2015

Last year was not a good time to swim with sharks, according to new data. The big fish attacked humans 98 times worldwide last year, the most since the University of Florida began recording the International Shark Attack File 57 years ago

President Obama Speaks On The Economy In Brady Press Briefing Room

President Obama Sends $4 Trillion Budget to Congress

President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2017 Budget, a document that details his policy priorities for not just the coming year, but the nation's future. It's a moonshot document to go along with the president's reach-for-the-stars final year in office

Kelly Clarkson to Publish Children's Book

Kelly Clarkson has a new creative project on the horizon: she's written her first picture book, River Rose and the Magical Lullaby. The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter announced the news in a video on Twitter featuring her young daughter

Dr. Vanessa Van Der Linden, the neuro-pediatrician who first recognized and alerted authorities over the microcephaly crisis in Brazil, measures the head of a 2-month-old baby with microcephaly on Jan. 27, 2016 in Recife, Brazil.

Zika Virus May Be Linked to Eye Abnormalities: Study

The Zika virus may be linked to eye abnormalities in infants, a new study has found. Researchers from Brazil say the mosquito-borne disease may put newborns at risk of ocular defects that can cause progressive vision loss, leading to blindness

Refugees and migrants arrive on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on an inflatable boat, Sept. 9, 2015.

409 Migrants Have Died in Mediterranean in 2016

Nearly 10 times as many migrants per day tried to make the dangerous crossing in the first six weeks of 2016 compared to the same period the year before, and 409 of them have died, according to the International Organization for Migration

'Happy Birthday' Song Lawsuit Ends in Settlement

Music publisher Warner/Chappell will pay $14 million to end a lawsuit challenging its hold on the English language's most popular song, "Happy Birthday to You." The settlement stipulates a final judgment that would put the song in the public domain

At least eight policemen killed in Damascus blast

ISIS Claims Car Bombing in Damascus, 10 Dead

A suicide car bomber dispatched by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria struck near a police officers' club in the Syrian capital, killing at least 10 people, including eight police officers, and destroying a number of cars