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Six missing after huge fire

Christmas tree blamed in deadly Maryland fire

An electrical failure ignited a dry,15-foot-tall Christmas tree in a January 19 fire that destroyed an Annapolis, Maryland, mansion, killing four children and their grandparents, Anne Arundel County fire officials said Wednesday.

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Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes off California coast

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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California measles outbreak grows

California has reported more measles cases.

Blizzard Boston plow

Government officials say the measures taken, including travel bans, are helpful for the quick cleanup of streets and, most importantly, are signs of erring on the side of caution.

How much did the Northeast snowstorm cost?

The economic hit taken by the Northeast this week is kind of like the storm itself: not as bad as it could have been.

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High school's amazing take on 'Uptown Funk'

Which high school teacher would assign his students the Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars can't-stop-dancing-to-it "Uptown Funk?"

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The debut of the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges has been anything but smooth.

Millions to owe Affordable Care Act tax penalty

Some 3 million to 6 million Americans will have to pay an Affordable Care Act tax penalty for not having health insurance last year, Treasury officials said Wednesday.

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Supreme Court stays Oklahoma executions

In a one-sentence order, the Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a stay of execution to three inmates bringing a challenge to Oklahoma's use of the drug midazolam as a part of its lethal injection protocol.

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Huckabee: 'Trashy' cursing women not at Fox

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee doesn't think the women at Fox News are "trashy," but a lot of other women in New York are.

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Fed stays 'patient,' but rate hikes are coming

The Federal Reserve said it will remain "patient" and not rush to boost interest rates. But the writing is on the wall. Rate hikes are coming sooner rather than later.

The central bank sounds very upbeat about the U.S. economy. It cited evidence that ...

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Mystery solved: Man who shoveled Boston Marathon finish line ID'd

It's mystery that even had the Boston Police Department on the case.

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Northeast digs out from blizzard

Now that the snow has mostly stopped --- it's time for people on the East Coast to dig out after a powerful snowstorm hit on Monday night.

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70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation celebrated

Tuesday marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camps by Soviet troops on Jan. 27, 1945.

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2014 Miss Universe pageant finalists

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega bested 87 other contestants, including runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez, in the Miss Universe Pageant Sunday in Florida

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Notable deaths of 2015

Take a look at the most notable deaths of 2015.

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History of abortion in America

The House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday banning all taxpayer money for abortions. Take a look at the history of this hot-button issue in America.

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Disney measles outbreak: What to know

The number of measles linked to an outbreak beginning at Disneyland has continued to increase. Here is what you need to know the outbreak.

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Worst passwords of 2015

From its annual compilation of 3.3 million passwords leaked online, SplashData has pulled the most common -- and therefore least secure -- not-so-secret codes.

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Massive fire engulfs apartments in N.J.

A massive fire at a New Jersey mid-rise consumed 175 apartments and displaced up to 400 residents.

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Super Bowl XLIX: 5 things to know

Whether you're a hardcore NFL fan or just a wannabe watching the game for the halftime show and commercials, here are five things you need to know for the Super Bowl.

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11 social media moments at State of the Union

Check out 11 moments from the State of the Union address that dominated social media on Tuesday night.

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Northeast digs out after first blizzard of 2015

Now that the snow has mostly stopped --- it's time for people on the East Coast to dig out after a powerful snowstorm hit Monday night.

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Pats players try to move past 'deflate-gate'

While answering questions at Media Day on Tuesday, Patriots players and coaches made it clear that they are trying to put the "deflate-gate" allegations behind them and focus on the Super Bowl.

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Northeast digs out after first blizzard of 2015

Now that the snow has mostly stopped --- it's time for people on the East Coast to dig out after a powerful snowstorm hit on earlier in the week.

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Mayor: No apologies for how city handled blizzard prep

The so-called ‘Blizzard of 2015’ wasn't as big as expected in New York City, but the city's mayor defends all the warnings and preparations, saying ‘better safe than sorry.’

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Doctors picket to protest spending priorities

After months of fruitless negotiations, doctors across the University of California's campuses walked onto the picket line Tuesday. They say that while university executives have gotten raises, not enough money is being spent on student needs, especially on mental health care.

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Gas leak turns Minnesota home into debris field

A Bemidji, Minnesota man survived a propane gas explosion that leveled his home. The blast turned Ken Swenson's home into a debris field 100 yards in diameter. A neighbor found Swenson lying 30 feet from the home suffering from cuts to his head and arms.

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Drone video: Empty, snowy NYC streets

Drone video reveals empty, snowy streets during this week’s winter storm in New York City.

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New York: No blizzard, plenty of jokes

The blizzard that was supposed to hit New York is no laughing matter. Or maybe it is.

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New England takes brunt of blizzard

Residents in Massachusetts, Connecticut and other northeastern states were still under a blizzard warning Tuesday afternoon.

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Obama talks about drone crashing on White House lawn

One day after a drone crashed at the White House, President Barack Obama reiterated the need to regulate the industry as the recreational and commercial use of drones expands.

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