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man digging out car from Buffalo snow

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Buffalo's curse: Warmer temps and rain

After insane amounts of snow and bitterly cold temperatures this week, the Buffalo area begins to thaw out Saturday.

The good news: Warmer temperatures will begin to melt some 7 feet of snow across the region.

The bad news: Warmer temperatures will beg...

Ferguson protesters before grand jury decision

Ferguson waits: No decision this weekend

A steady rain dampened an already gloomy mood here Saturday afternoon as word spread that a grand jury looking into whether to indict police Officer Darren Wilson had yet to make a decision.

The grand jury, which last met on Friday, will reconvene Mo...

Chinook Helicopter In Afghanistan

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U.S. to extend combat role in Afghanistan

In a policy shift, President Barack Obama has decided to extend the combat role of U.S. forces in Afghanistan into 2015, allowing troops to keep fighting the Taliban and other militant groups that threaten American soldiers or the Afghan government, ...

Adam Lanza

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Report: Chances to help Adam Lanza missed

Newtown shooter Adam Lanza was an isolated young man with deteriorating mental health and a fascination for mass violence whose problems were not ignored but misunderstood and mistreated, according to a report released Friday by a Connecticut state a...

Michelle Obama

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Why students are saying #ThanksMichelleObama

Students unhappy with school meals are taking it out on the first lady by sharing images on social media of lunches sarcastically tagged #ThanksMichelleObama.

ISIS reinforcements

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ISIS threatens Anbar government center

ISIS militants are fighting Iraqi military and tribal forces close to the main government complex of Anbar province in the center of Ramadi, according to a local official there.

The fighting started Friday after ISIS militants launched a coordinated ...

Roger Federer, 2014 Australian Open

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Federer, Swiss on verge of Davis Cup title

The stage is set for Roger Federer.

Arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, one of the two things missing from his resume -- which must be a dozen pages if not longer -- is a Davis Cup title.

But after his Switzerland beat France in the pivot...

REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israel revives controversial demolitions

The home of Ghassan Abu Jamal has a beautiful view of Jabel Mukaber. It looks over a small valley with olive trees and grazing sheep.

It also stinks here, the distinctive raw sewage smell of what's known locally as "skunk water," sprayed by Israeli p...

Kenya map

CNN

Militants raid bus in Kenya, kill dozens

Islamist militants ambushed a bus in Kenya on Saturday and sprayed bullets on those who failed to recite Quran verses, killing at least 28 people, authorities said.

The bus, which had 60 people aboard, was heading from Mandera, near the Somali border,...

Earthquake

Strong earthquake shakes Japan's Nagano area

A strong earthquake shook central Japan on Saturday night, injuring several people as their homes collapsed in a village west of Nagano, an official said.

Reports of the intensity of the quake, centered in the Nagano area at 10:08 p.m., differed. The ...

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