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Obama Aide: Bibi ‘Destructive’

President Barack Obama’s top national security aide lambasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s plan to address Congress as “destructive [to] the fabric of the relationship” between the two countries, as political fallout continued to mount

Snowstorm to Snarl South

At least 20 million Americans were in the path of a deadly winter storm that was expected to dump snow from Texas to Virginia

Drones Spotted Over Paris Again

Drones were again spotted overnight hovering above Paris, prompting an investigation in the city just a day after they were first spotted

American Sniper Killer Is Found Guilty

A Texas jury found former Marine Eddie Ray Routh guilty in the murder of Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield. Routh was sentenced to life in prison, in a case that attracted national attention amid the blockbuster, Oscar-nominated film adaptation of Kyle’s book

Chicago Mayor Forced Into Run-off Election

Mayor Rahm Emanuel could face an even stiffer challenge in April against a runoff opponent aiming to consolidate the support of residents unhappy with how the former White House chief of staff has managed the nation’s third-largest city

Female Wrestler Accuses WWE of Unequal Pay

Inspired by Patricia Arquette’s Oscars speech about the gender pay gap in Hollywood, prominent female wrestler A.J. Lee has spoken out against alleged inequality in the WWE. Womne “receive a fraction of the wages & screen time” as men, she said

Hitler’s Mein Kampf to Be Reprinted in Germany

Reprints of Adolf Hitler’s autobiography will be hitting bookstores across Germany once more — the first time since the Nazi leader’s death. The new edition will be a heavily annotated 2,000-page volume that features criticism and analysis

X-Men: Apocalypse Casts U.K. Actor Ben Hardy in ‘Key Role’

British actor Ben Hardy has reportedly landed a key role in Bryan Singer’s upcoming movieX-Men: Apocalypse. Hardy’s part in the comic-book film sequel hasn’t yet been disclosed but reports suggest it will be “important”

Visa Holders’ Spouses Can Now Work

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a major immigration reform, allowing spouses of individuals on the H-1B visa (known as H-4 dependent spouses) to apply for work permits

Pot Is Now Legal in Jamaica

Contrary to its reputation as a toker’s paradise, Jamaica has long banned possession of marijuana. But a law enacted Tuesday decriminalized possession of small amounts, while also laying the groundwork for regulating its cultivation and medical usage

Agency Recommends Changes After Girl Kills Man With Uzi

Arizona’s workplace-safety agency has issued several recommendations that it says could help prevent accidental shootings like the one at a northwestern Arizona shooting range last year involving a 9-year-old girl using an Uzi

Derrick Rose to Undergo Surgery for Torn Meniscus

The Chicago Bulls announced on Tuesday that Derrick Rose will undergo surgery to address a medial meniscus tear, marking the third time he’s undergone knee surgery since May 2012. Rose reported feeling pain in his right knee, which led to an exam and an MRI

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