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13 Feb 9:51pm High-ranking Chicago police officer killed
An off-duty police commander who responded to a call was fatally shot Tuesday in downtown Chicago, the city's top officer said.
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13 Feb 9:41pm Updated Artists whose work was destroyed to build condos awarded $6.7M
A federal judge has awarded $6.7 million to 21 graffiti artists after their works were destroyed in 2013 at the 5Pointz complex in Queens, New York, to make room for luxury condominiums.
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13 Feb 8:48pm US immigrant calls police to report burglary -- and winds up in custody
Wilson Rodriguez Macarreno and his family were in trouble, so he did what he knew to do -- called police for help. About an hour later, he was in the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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13 Feb 7:25pm Updated Minnie Driver stepping down as Oxfam ambassador
Actress Minnie Driver is stepping down as one of Oxfam's global ambassadors following revelations of sexual abuse by aid workers in Haiti.
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13 Feb 5:38pm Updated New York bomber gets multiple life terms
Convicted New York City bomber Ahmad Rahimi was sentenced to multiple life sentences in prison by a federal judge on Tuesday.
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13 Feb 4:20pm Updated After ISIS, Iraq needs $88.2 billion to rebuild
Iraq needs $88.2 billion to rebuild parts of the country in the aftermath of the war against ISIS, according to Iraq's minister of planning.
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13 Feb 3:13pm Corruption probes: Is this the end for Netanyahu?
Israeli police said Tuesday there was "sufficient evidence" to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on criminal charges in two corruption cases.
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13 Feb 2:38pm Updated Bill & Melinda Gates: Why we give our money away
"Is it fair that you have so much influence?"
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13 Feb 2:35pm Updated Luge crash stuns Olympic crowds
US luger Emily Sweeney suffered a frightening crash Tuesday at the women's singles competition during the Winter Olympics.
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13 Feb 2:21pm Updated Climate change is accelerating sea level rise, satellites show
Sea level rise is happening now, and the rate at which it is rising is increasing every year, according to a study released Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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13 Feb 1:21pm US teen lands never-before-seen jump to win gold
Hers is a life changed.
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13 Feb 1:08pm Are you susceptible to brainwashing?
Steven Hassan was a college junior in the mid-1970s when he was recruited into the Unification Church, a cult also known as the "Moonies." Hassan said he quickly came to believe that Armageddon and World War III were imminent. The Moonies, he thought, were singularly tasked with saving the world.
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13 Feb 12:30pm Oxfam failed to act on sex abuse claims, whistleblower says
A whistleblower in a growing scandal surrounding UK charity Oxfam has hit out at the organization's senior management and a regulator who she says failed to act when informed that senior staff paid for sex with prostitutes in Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake.
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13 Feb 12:13pm South African President Jacob Zuma defies calls to resign
South Africa's ruling African National Congress has "recalled" the country's leader, Jacob Zuma, ramping up pressure on the scandal-hit President to resign.
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13 Feb 11:45am Dogs descend upon Manhattan for Dog Show
Around 3,000 dogs are competing in the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.
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13 Feb 11:44am Dexterous robot could be your next doorman
Boston Dynamics' latest robot can open a door and hold it while you walk inside.
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13 Feb 11:01am Several Russians killed in US airstrikes in Syria
Several Russians who had been hired as paramilitary contractors were among more than 100 men killed in US airstrikes in northern Syria last week, according to their friends and families.
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13 Feb 10:42am Updated Parents want custody to stop transgender teen having hormone treatment
An Ohio court will decide the fate of a transgender teen who is in what the judge describes as a "gut-wrenching situation."
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13 Feb 9:28am The captured ISIS fighters nobody wants
What do you do with 400 of the world's most unwanted extremists, held in a territory that isn't technically a state, that doesn't really have the legal means to extradite them, or the resources to jail them indefinitely?
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13 Feb 7:53am Two blasts, an acrid smell, then panic: Syrians describe alleged chemical attack
Fayiz Khattab was in a single-room makeshift basement bunker with eight other men when they received news on their two-way radio that there were aircraft overhead.
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13 Feb 6:57am North and South Korea must remember that Trump is watching them
After only five days, the PyeongChang Olympics have already brought us some amazing athletic feats, including Red Gerard's gold medal-winning slope-style run and Evgenia Medvedeva's record-breaking figure skating.
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13 Feb 6:51am Updated Pentagon asks for $686 billion as part of one of its largest military spending hikes ever
The Pentagon is asking for a major boost in military spending for 2019, requesting Congress approve a budget of $686 billion -- one of the largest in the Defense Department's history.
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13 Feb 4:48am Psychiatric illnesses share similar gene activity, study suggests
At least three neuropsychiatric disorders -- autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder -- appear to share similar patterns of gene activity, a new study suggests.
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13 Feb 4:45am Killing prompts return of Philippines workers from Kuwait
As many as 10,000 Filipino workers in Kuwait are expected to take up the Philippines government's offer of a free flight home after the body of their compatriot was found stuffed in a freezer.
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13 Feb 4:33am Friend of ousted South Korean president gets 20 years in jail
The confidante of South Korea's ousted president has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for her role in a corruption scandal that brought down the country's leader in 2017.
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13 Feb 4:14am Kidney stones on the rise in US, study suggests
Kidney stones may be increasing among both men and women in the US, a new study says.
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13 Feb 3:44am Updated When an American luger hit a rough spot, a Russian offered help
After winning the silver in the men's single luge competition, American Chris Mazdzer shared a touching story about how a fellow Russian luger offered him a hand before the Games -- or more accurately, his sled.
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13 Feb 12:33am Worst storm in 60 years ravages Tonga
Large parts of Tonga have been left without power after Tropical Cyclone Gita smashed into the Pacific island nation, flattening buildings, downing electrical lines and causing widespread flooding.
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