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A man walks out of an ocean front house covered in ice during a winter blizzard in Marshfield, Massachusetts January 27, 2015.

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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Netanyahu basks in Congress invitation, may shake U.S. ties

Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to address Congress offers him publicity, but may also have shaken the balance of U.S.-Israel ties.

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New Saudi King seeks to reassure on succession policy

King Abdullah, a longtime U.S. ally, died early on Friday after a short illness.

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U.S., Cuba begin historic talks on restoring diplomatic ties

The United States and Cuba aim to reach agreement on the opening of embassies as a step toward ending five decades of bitterness.

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House heads to vote on border security bill

The House will on a border security bill as Republicans try to chart their own course on immigration — not just oppose President Barack Obama.

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Washington state could raise smoking age to 21

Washington state could become the only state to raise its legal age for smoking tobacco to 21 from 18.

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New Senate bill would overturn Obamacare’s individual mandate

Republicans introduced a bill to repeal one of Obamacare's most unpopular provisions.

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