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Bill would grant war powers to fight Islamic State militants

The top Democrat on the House intelligence panel is introducing a bill to authorize war against ISIS.

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Nissan, Ford issue recalls

More than a million cars, vans, and SUVs are being recalled to fix seat belt and other problems.

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How much snow fell vs. how much was forecast

Meteorologists have been getting a lot of grief for their overzealous snow forecasts but they didn't get it all wrong.

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Flooding leaves mess in New England after storm

A massive blizzard hammered New England, leaving lots of damage behind.

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Obama’s pick for Attorney General faces heated confirmation debate

The Senate confirmation hearing will likely highlight tensions between the Obama administration and the new Republican Congress.

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Officials say 9.5 million enroll for Obamacare

The enrollment period for 2015 coverage opened on Nov. 15 and ends on Feb. 15.

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Blizzard hits the northeast, New York spared its brunt

As New York and New Jersey lifted travel bans, Massachusetts braces for more snow.

Members of Polish Scouting Association from Canada and U.K. place a lit candle at block 15 in the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz in Oswiecim January 26, 2015.

World leaders join last survivors in recalling Auschwitz

World leaders joined Auschwitz survivors at the site of the former Nazi death camp to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops.

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PHOTOS: Scenes from the storm

Some of our favorite photos and tweets from #Snowmageddon2015.

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2 officers shot, suspect killed in Minnesota city hall shooting

A man shot two police officers shortly after a swearing in ceremony at a city hall in a Minneapolis suburb.

WICKED WINTER WEATHER: An New York Police Department officer takes photographs while keeping security during a snowstorm in Times Square, New York early morning Jan. 27.

‘Life-threatening’ blizzard bears down on East Coast

A potentially historic snowstorm has canceled flights, shuttered schools and businesses, and threatens millions of Americans.

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Gov’t to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

The Obama administration is unveiling what it calls a historic shift in the way Medicare pays hospitals and doctors.

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Juror questioning to resume in Boston Marathon bombing trial

Many prospective jurors said they could not be impartial because they already believe Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is guilty.

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U.S. pediatricians oppose legal pot

Despite some states allowing recreational and medical use of marijuana, pediatricians say the substance should remain – for the most part – illegal.

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Obama, new Saudi king discuss ISIS, Yemen

President Barack Obama and new Saudi Arabia King Salman are expected to discuss shared concerns during their first formal meeting on Tuesday.

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Boehner says fixing infrastructure ‘critically important’

The top House Republican says Congress is looking at options to pay for repairs to America's highways and bridges.

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Closings, canceled flights as East Coast braces for blizzard

Millions of people are in the path of a potentially historic snowfall that has shuttered schools and businesses and is already being blamed for canceled flights.

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Making headlines this week

A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot,…

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Oil rises after death of Saudi king, but effect seen muted

Oil prices have plummeted nearly 60 percent since June as global supplies have soared.

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House GOP divisions emerge under pressure to govern

The most conservative lawmakers in the House Republican majority have gotten their way a lot in recent years but that may be starting to change.

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Human Trafficking Bills Have Congressional Support

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Several bills have been passed in the U.S. House to address human trafficking.

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Iowa Unemployment Drops

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The state unemployment rate in Iowa dropped in December, and a spokesperson for Iowa Workforce Development says the state is getting close to "full employment."

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Bill Seeks To Prevent Wage Theft

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Four Iowans who say they've been the victims of wage theft testified at the statehouse Tuesday, part of an effort by Senate Democrats to build support for a bill that would require businesses to provide employees with a written record of how they're to be paid.

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Nebraska Concerned About Possible Measles Outbreak

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Nebraska health officials express concern that a measles outbrak that began in Disneyland could spread throughout the country.

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Resolution Would Demand End To US Department Of Education

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The South Dakota House debated a resolution yesterday calling for the abolition of the US Department of Education.