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Here We Snow Again

Groundhog Day is going to seem very familiar to folks in the Midwest and Northeast, as another winter storm crosses the country this weekend, bringing up to a foot of snow in Chicago, New York City and Boston just days after a historic blizzard

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Winter vs Your Phone

Yes, your phone really does lose battery quicker when the temperatures plunge — but here are three tips to keep it from happening

Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush: I Smoked Pot

The potential 2016 presidential candidate admits his high school years were pretty tumultuous, reports the Boston Globe

13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Gala At ARIA Resort & Casino

Bruce Jenner Is ‘Transitioning Into a Woman’

A source close to the former Olympian confirmed he's making a big lifestyle change. "He is finally happy and his family is accepting of what he's doing. He's in such a great space. That's why it's the perfect time to do something like this."

Watch the Super Bowl Ads Before Sunday's Game

Companies including Budweiser and T-Mobile have released their commercials ahead of the game—and whether they star adorable puppies or Kim Kardashian, they are pretty entertaining. Why wait until the big game to enjoy them?

Former police colonel and apartheid arch-assasin Eugene de Kock on June 6, 2000 in Pretoria, South Africa.

South Africa Grants Parole to Apartheid Leader

The South African government Friday granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of a covert unit for the apartheid state responsible for dozens of deaths. De Kock was sentenced in 1996 to two life terms and an additional 212 years in prison

Buzzkill: 3 Daily Alcoholic Drinks May Boost Stroke Risk

People in their 50s and 60s who down more than two alcoholic beverages daily have a 34 percent higher risk of stroke compared to lighter drinkers — and are more apt to suffer a stroke five years earlier in life, according to a new study

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker addresses the American Action Forum in Washington on Jan. 30, 2015.

Scott Walker Takes Aim at Washington

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came to the nation’s capital Friday to attack Washington’s culture, dismiss its wisdom and call for removing its power, offering new clarity on his strategic approach to winning the 2016 presidential election

Game of Thrones Season 5

6 Things We Learned From Leaked Game of Thrones Trailer

The trailer for the show's fifth season debuted on movie screens as part of the drama’s IMAX screening event on Friday, but some fans sneakily bootlegged copies — here are the biggest revelations from the brand-new footage

Sergio Mattarella attends a meeting in Rome

Italy Has a New President

Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a 73-year-old former minister from the center-left widely considered to be above the political fray, as the nation's new president Saturday — a boost for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

George Zimmerman walks in handcuffs during a first appearance at the Seminole County Courthouse in Sanford, Fla., on Jan. 10, 2015.

Assault Charges Against George Zimmerman Dropped

George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in 2012 of second-degree murder in the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, will not be formally charged with aggravated assault because his ex-girlfriend recanted her statement from the January incident

Jay Z performs at The Staples Center in Los Angeles in 2013.

Jay Z to Buy Music Streaming Service

The hip-hop magnate is in the process of buying the Scandinavian music streaming company Aspiro, in a bid to challenge industry giants Spotify and Beats. Aspiro runs two music streaming services, both of which are ad-free