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Nor'easter Storm Brings Light Snow To New York
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Blizzard to Bury Northeast

The Northeast is braced for "paralyzing, crippling blizzard-like conditions" as the second East Coast winter storm in as many days threatens to dump up to two feet of snow in some areas, forecasters said

2015's Hottest Toys

This year’s London Toy Fair gives a glimpse of the toys you can expect to see on shelves and wish-lists in 2015

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The Unhappiest Place on Earth

The outbreak of measles at a Disney theme park in California has increased the focus on parents who choose not to vaccinate their children

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Maher: Real-Life American Sniper 'Psychopathic Patriot'

The late night host suggested that Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL played in the film by Bradley Cooper, is a "psychopathic patriot," before reading excerpts from Kyle's 2013 autobiography, the book on which the film is based, in which he called Iraqis "savages"

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Pats Coach Blames Atmospheric Changes for 'Deflategate'

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Saturday that a vigorous preparation process and atmospheric changes—not any tampering by his team—were to blame for the deflated game balls used in the Patriots' win over the Indianapolis Colts

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Christie Seeks Common Ground at Iowa Summit

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke toward the end of a daylong 2016 presidential cattle call hosted by Iowa Rep. Steve King and brought a clear message to skeptical Iowa conservatives: We may not always agree, but you can work with me.

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Japan Shocked By Reports of ISIS Hostage Death

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said a video circulating online purporting to show hostage Haruna Yukawa had been killed was likely authentic, and called on the Islamist militants to release a second hostage, 47-year-old journalist Kenji Goto, unharmed

Box, Inc. Chairman, CEO & co-founder Aaron Levie, second from right, gets a high-five during opening bell ceremonies to mark the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange on Jan. 23, 2015.

Meet Silicon Valley's Newest Star: Box

After going public Friday, the cloud-based storage company saw its stock price surge, in yet one more sign of the huge appetite for new tech stocks on Wall Street. It is the first highly successful IPO of 2015

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Rebels Launch Offensive in Ukraine

Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, two schools, homes and shops Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 29 people, as Ukraine's top rebel leader announced that an offensive had begun on the strategically important port

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Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams Set to Divorce

Nearly six years after the duo tied the knot, Adams, 40, filed for divorce from Moore, 30, PEOPLE confirms. The couple pulled off an under-the-radar wedding in March 2009 in Savannah, Georgia, just four weeks after announcing their engagement

Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gestures next to his wife Melinda French Gates during the session 'Sustainable Development: A Vision for the Future' in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos

Bill Gates: HIV Vaccine a Reality by 2030

The philanthropist and Microsoft founder believes a vaccine and a raft of new intensive drugs will significantly impact the global struggle against the virus which has claimed the lives on millions over the past 30 years