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ABC News, New Hampshire Democratic Party, And The Union-Leader Sponsor The Democratic Presidential Primary Debate
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A sign at a road closure near an FBI and police checkpoint leading into the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters near Burns, Ore., Feb. 5, 2016.

Oregon Standoff Ends as Last Occupiers Surrender

The last four protesters occupying Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have turned themselves in to federal law enforcement, bringing to an end the 40-day occupation of the refuge by an armed militia against federal land usage

J.K. Rowling poses for a photo during an appearance at The David H. Koch Theater in New York on Oct. 16, 2012.

How J.K. Rowling Became a Support System for Her Fans

J.K. Rowling's fans look to her to answer all kinds of questions, from the fate of their favorite character to the truth about that rumored eighth Harry Potter book—but they also ask her about how to cope with depression

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Massive California Gas Leak Stopped After 4 Months

A utility says it has stopped the leak from a ruptured well that gushed massive amounts of natural gas near Los Angeles. The leak drove thousands of residents from their Porter Ranch homes and has been blamed for a variety of symptoms including headaches and nausea

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally February 10, 2016 in Clemson, South Carolina.

Donald Trump Settles Lawsuit Against Univision

Donald Trump and Univision said they have resolved the lawsuit that the Republican presidential contender filed after the company decided last summer not to broadcast the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants.

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Hospital Performs Surgery on Wrong Baby

A Tennessee hospital performed a minor surgery on the wrong infant. Jennifer Melton said she thought doctors were taking her newborn son Nate for a typical exam. But a doctor performed a "tongue-clipping" surgery that was supposed to happen to another baby

A video screen grab shows riot police outside Topo Chico prison after a deadly riot in the northern city of Monterrey, Mexico, Feb. 11, 2016.

At Least 52 Dead in Mexico Prison Riot

A prison riot and fire killed at least 52 and left 12 others injured in the Mexican state of Monterrey, local outlets report. Several prisoners may have escaped. The fire began shortly after midnight and was accompanied by shouts and explosions

Most Americans Want to Live to 100: Survey

Most Americans Want to Live to 100

Most Americans want to live to their 100th birthday, according to a new survey by the Stanford Center on Longevity in partnership with TIME. The catch? They aren't putting in the legwork to do so comfortably

In this Jan. 11, 2016, photo, a group of women and young children wait to leave the besieged town of Madaya, northwest of Damascus, Syria. Doctors Without Borders says dozens of people in Madaya have died of starvation since September.

Besieged Syrian City on the Verge of Starvation

Some people were so malnourished when the aid arrived to the town of Madaya that they died in the following weeks. The U.N. said 400 people needed immediate medical evacuation, but was not able to take them out