• Northeast officials: Stay off the streets

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    Snow is falling at a faster rate. Wind gusts are getting stronger. And temperatures are frigid.

    It may not look bad yet, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday night, but it will be soon.

    "This is literally the calm before the storm. It's about to s...

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    'Intellectually disabled' man to be executed

    Twice-convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill is set to be executed in Georgia on Tuesday night, despite pleas from human rights groups and legal representatives who say his intellectual disability should make him ineligible for the death penalty.

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    Blizzard of 2015: What to know if you're traveling

    Thousands of flights are canceled. Rail lines and roads are closed. The Northeast is getting walloped by a blizzard.

    A potentially "historic and destructive" nor'easter is blowing through New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts -- including New York C...

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    What you need to know about the blizzard

    The first major snowstorm of 2015 is expected to hit the Northeastern United States on Monday and Tuesday.

    The National Weather Service describes the storm as a "crippling and potentially historic blizzard" that could bring up to 3 feet of snow, heavy...

  • Iowa governor Branstad on stretcher

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    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad taken to hospital

    Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad was taken to the hospital in an ambulance Monday after falling ill at an event in Johnston, Iowa.

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    Craigslist disappearance: Bodies recovered

    Two bodies, one male and one female, were recovered Monday in the case of a Marietta, Georgia, couple, who went missing after contacting a car seller on Craigslist.

    The bodies have not yet been identified, said Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson....

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    Ex-CIA officer convicted in leak case

    The former CIA officer accused of disclosing the details of a covert operation to a New York Times reporter was convicted Monday in federal court, according to reports.

    Jeffrey Sterling was convicted on nine felony counts of unauthorized disclosure of...

  • Congressional Budget Office

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    US deficit to 'hold steady' until 2018

    Solid economic growth over the next few years should help keep the annual federal deficit at a very modest level until 2018. But after that, the deficit will start growing again.

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    Greek F-16 jet crashes in Spain, killing 10

    Ten people died Monday after a Greek air force F-16 jet crashed at a base in Los Llanos in southeastern Spain, authorities said.

    Eight were French military personnel, and two were Greek pilots, a senior Spanish defense official told CNN.

    The jet crashe...

  • Storm shoppers

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    How to skip the pre-blizzard frenzy in stores

    With a powerful blizzard expected to hit New York, stores are packed with consumers clamoring for storm supplies.

    But the savviest New Yorkers are skipping the lines all together. They're making messengers do the dirty work for them.

    On-demand delive...

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    Blizzard 2015: There's a run on toilet paper

    The blizzard sweeping across the Northeast is causing such a frenzy that shoppers are buying way more than bread and milk.

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    Blizzard costs fliers big bucks

    Blizzards cost airlines a ton of money -- but they actually hit passengers harder.

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    Secret Service investigates White House drone crash

    The man operating the drone that crashed on the White House grounds called the U.S. Secret Service on Monday morning to "self-report" his involvement in the incident.

    The drone's owner and operator is a government employee who said he was using the dr...

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    Alleged Russian spy arrested in New York City

    A Russian Spy ring operating in New York City to collect economic intelligence and recruit other potential spies was broken up by the FBI, who arrested one of the men today.

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    Amorous New Yorkers seek 'blizzard buddies'

    Forget the bread and milk. Some snowbound New Yorkers are seeking a more, er, intimate kind of nourishment.

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    Uber to limit price surges during blizzard

    Uber is putting a lid on fares as the blizzard.

    The taxi app normally lets prices surge when demand is heavy -- like when public transportation grinds to a halt and driving is hazardous because of a storm.

    During this storm, Uber will instead aim to k...

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    Actor apologizes for 'colored' comment

    Benedict Cumberbatch called himself an "idiot" after referring to non-white actors as "colored" on a PBS talk show.

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    Oklahoma to ask court to postpone executions

    The Oklahoma attorney general will ask the Supreme Court to temporarily postpone the scheduled execution of three death row inmates involved in state's lethal injection case.

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    IBM disputes report of 112,000 layoffs

    Could IBM be preparing for the biggest corporate layoff in history? It depends who you ask.

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    'Device' found on White House grounds

    The Secret Service is investigating a "device," described as a small drone, found on the grounds of the White House, Press Secretary Josh Earnest said early Monday morning.

    He did not give details about the device, but said it does not appear to pose a threat.

    The President an...

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    Yemen leader 'has no control,' minister says

    Shiite Houthi rebels overtook the presidential palace in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, on Tuesday, marking what a government minister called "the completion of a coup."

    "The President has no control," Minister of Information Nadia Sakkaf told CNN as clashes...

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    Chris Christie launches leadership PAC

    Two days after Gov. Chris Christie sought to strike a bond with caucus goers in Iowa, the New Jersey Republican launched a long anticipated political action committee.

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    Fark founder running for Ky. governor

    Drew Curtis, the founder of popular news aggregation website Fark.com, is running for governor of Kentucky.

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    Wawrinka's great escape, Serena rallies

    At the 1994 U.S. Open, John McEnroe said he would commentate on his head if Jan Siemerink won a fourth-set tiebreak after falling behind 6-0 to fellow Dutchman Richard Krajicek.

    Guess what? It happened.

    Siemerink claimed the next eight points and McE...

  • Barack Obama serious expression

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    Obama to pay respects in Saudi Arabia

    U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in order to meet the newly appointed monarch, King Salman, and pay his respects to the family of the late King Abdullah, the White House said Saturday.

    Vice President Joe Biden was ori...


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