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Residents inspect damage after airstrikes by pro-Syrian government forces in the rebel held Al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria
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Starvation Haunts Aleppo

As government troops close in on Aleppo, some residents are preparing to flee Syria's largest city while others are hoarding food in case of a long siege, even laying out bread on rooftops to dry it out for storage

HAMPTON, NH - FEB 7: New Jersey Governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie speaks to attendees during a campaign event at Hampton Academy on Sunday, February 7, 2016, in Hampton, NH. (Photo by Landon Nordeman)

GOP More Divided Than Ever

Donald Trump won New Hampshire's Republican primary, coasting past a pack of seasoned governors and sitting senators in a triumph that laid bare the deep fault lines of a divided party. The fight will drag on for at least another 10 days


Zimbabwe Calls for $1.6 Billion for Food Aid

Zimbabwe needs about $1.6 billion in aid to combat starvation amid a drought that has left 3 million people hungry, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa said. However, the country's food aid programs have been historically beset with corruption and abuses

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705,000 Mercedes-Benzes Recalled in U.S

Daimler AG announced that it was recalling 840,000 vehicles in the United States — including more than 700,000 Mercedes-Benz models — because they're outfitted with air bags made by Takata Corp., which can explode with deadly force

Barack Obama on Feb. 9, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court Freezes Obama's Climate Change Plan

The Supreme Court has agreed to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The plan aims to stave off the worst predicted impacts of climate change

Members of the Argentine Team of Forensic Anthropology, relatives of the 43 students missing from Ayotzinapa College Raul Isidro Burgos and representatives of human rights organizations take part in a news conference in Mexico City

New Study Challenges Verdict on Mexican Students

A new report by a team of forensic scientists from Argentina challenges the official account of what happened to the 43 Mexican students who disappeared from the southern state of Guerrero in 2014 and are presumed murdered

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Disney Posts Best-Ever Quarterly Earnings

Disney posted earnings of $1.63 per share, or $2.9 billion in total, for the quarter ending Jan. 2. The massive haul came in large part thanks to The Force Awakens, which has now grossed more than $2 billion globally

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Iraqi Government Says Ramadi Fully Recaptured From ISIS

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi congratulated the Iraqi people on the liberation of Ramadi and the opening of a road connecting the western city to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. Government forces pushed ISIS fighters out of the city's outskirts

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

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Number of Leading Ladies Hits New High

A new analysis shows that a record number of female heroes hit the big screen last year. The annual study that tracks women's representation in film found a 10% jump in the number of movies with female protagonists from 2014 to 2015

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