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White House drops college savings proposal

The White House is giving up on a costly fight with Congress over the Obama administration's increasingly unpopular proposal to effectively end 529 college savings plans.

A White House official confirmed the move on Tuesday as fierce opposition to the...

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Obama's India trip: Bromance to Taj Mahal

A few days into any presidential foreign trip, once folks seem to have heard enough about the "what" and the "why" of it all, talk starts to turn to less weighty matters: Bro-mance, diplomatic fashion statements, and (as many secretly hope there will...

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Dem says Clinton agrees to testify on Benghazi

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify to the House's select committee investigating Benghazi, the panel's Democratic ranking member told CNN on Tuesday.

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New England digs out after major winter storm

Sgt. Jennifer Bruno knew the blizzard battering New England might be brutal.

So as the storm hit, she spent Monday night at a friend's house. When she returned to her coastal home in Marshfield, Massachusetts, Tuesday, she discovered a devastating sce...

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Gunmen attack Corinthia Hotel in Libya

At least 10 people and two attackers were killed in Tuesday's attack against the luxurious Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, a spokesman for a security division of the Ministry of Interior in Tripoli said.

Five foreigners -- one American, one French...

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New apparent ISIS post threatens 2 captives

A video file posted online Tuesday purports to relay a new message from Japanese ISIS hostage Kenji Goto: He and a captive Jordanian military pilot will be killed in the next 24 hours if Jordan doesn't release a convicted would-be suicide bomber.

It i...

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Georgia executes Warren Lee Hill

Twice-convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill was executed Tuesday, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Despite pleas by human rights groups and legal representatives who have argued that Hill's intellectual disability should have made him ...

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Man charged with murder in Craigslist case

A south Georgia man was charged Tuesday with murder in the death of a couple who went missing last week after contacting a car seller on Craigslist, police said.

Ronnie "Jay" Adrian Towns, 28, also was charged with armed robbery, the Telfair County Sh...

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Meteorologist offers 'deepest apologies' over blizzard forecast

On Tuesday, New Yorkers woke up to a decent amount of snow but nothing close to the historic projections that were predicted Monday.

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Prosecutors seek death penalty for Eric Frein

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the case of suspected cop killer Eric Frein.


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Massive snowstorm covers Northeast

The first blizzard of 2015 is keeping much of the U.S. Northeast shut down -- at least for the day.

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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


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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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.


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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Some of U.S. most populous cities hunker down before storm

Few drivers braved the roads in New York, Pennsylvania and New England overnight amid a travel ban and warnings of an impending storm. The snow started to come down in earnest on some of the nation's most-populous areas.

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New England no stranger to massive blasts of snow

Anderson Cooper recounts some of the major storms that have shut down the Northeast in recent years.

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New York mayor: 'Stay off the streets'

New York City’s mayor orders residents to stay off the streets during the winter storm.

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Weather prompts transit shutdown

New Yorkers race to get home before transportation shuts down for a massive snowstorm bearing down on the city.

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Northeast braces for massive winter storm

The East Coast is all but shutting down Monday amid what some say could be one of the worst storms in history.

Secret Service recovers 'device' at White House

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a "device" found on the White House grounds. President Obama and the first lady are currently in India.