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This Dec. 13, 2006 photo shows Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia during an address at a Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) breakfast in McLean, Va.
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Justice Antonin Scalia Dead at 79

Antonin Scalia was not a great shaper of laws during his nearly 30 years on the United States Supreme Court. Nevertheless, the brilliant and polarizing conservative, who died on Sunday at 79, ranks among the most influential justices of modern times

Donald Trump Holds A Campaign Rally In Tampa

GOP Ready for Round 9

As the Republican presidential candidates prepare to debate in South Carolina, a place that historically been amenable to the toughest attacks among the early-nominating states, their opposition researchers have files at the ready full of dirt on their opponents

Pope Francis

Pope: Mexico Must Confront Drug Trade, Corruption

Pope Francis issued a tough-love message to Mexico's political and church elites, telling them they have a duty to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption

Fatal crash on Route 78

50 Car Pileup Shuts Down Penn. Interstate

A pileup involving more than 50 cars shut down a Pennsylvania stretch of highway amid strong winds and poor visibility, authorities said. Forty people were taken to local hospitals and there were "multiple" fatalities, said an official

air pollution deaths

Air Pollution Kills 5.5 Million People a Year

More than 5.5 million people die annually due to both outdoor and household air pollution, making it one of the leading global risk factors for disease, according to new research suggesting the number of deaths will continue to rise

Explosion on airliner in Somalia

Al Shabab Claims Responsibility for Somalia Plane Bomb

Islamic extremist group al Shabab has claimed responsibility for the bombing of a passenger plane earlier this month in Somalia that blew a hole in the fuselage and sucked out the suspected instigator. The claim was not immediately verified by investigators

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev chairs conference on higher budget spending efficiency

Russia Warns of 'New Cold War'

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev accused world powers of fighting "a new Cold War" at the Munich Security Conference as Moscow came under pressure from the United States and NATO over its actions in Syria and Ukraine

Rapper / Producer Dr. Dre attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards at Fox Studios on November 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Apple's 1st Scripted TV Show to Feature Dr. Dre

Apple is making its first original television show: a top-secret scripted series starring one of its own executives, Beats co-founder and rap legend Dr. Dre, according to a report. The six-episode series is dubbed Vital Signs

Syrian refugees arrive port of Piraeus

Refugees Arriving Faster in Europe in 2016

80,000 refugees and migrants arrived in Europe by boat during the first six weeks of 2016, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) announced, more than during the first four months of last year

Mother can raise child with microcephaly completely normal, a Brazilian mother says

WHO Issues Zika Travel Advisory for Pregnant Women

The World Health Organization released updated travel advice related to Zika for pregnant women and their sexual partners, saying women who are pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their health care provider and consider delaying travel to Zika areas