Number of children fleeing to Europe rises, U.N. says

More refugees and migrants have braved wintry seas to reach Europe so far this year than in the first four months of 2015, according to the United…

Russia denies it's bombing civilians in Syria

Dmitry Medvedev speaks at security conference  in Germany

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Russia has denied accusations it's bombing civilians in Syria, insisting it is protecting itself from militants in the Middle East nation.

Hawaii signs emergency proclamation on Zika virus

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The governor of Hawaii has signed an emergency proclamation regarding Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses.

Saudi Arabia: If needed, oust Assad by force

Adel Al Jubeir Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says if the Syrian political process fails, President Bashar al-Assad will have to be removed "by force."

Bernie Sanders faces frustrated crowd

Sanders listens, then wraps up appearance

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Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders faced a frustrated and at times tough crowd in Minneapolis Friday night in one of his main campaign forums since…

2 missing Washington state boys found six months later

Brothers reunited with dad in Washington state

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Two brothers allegedly kidnapped by their biological mother while visiting her in California and taken to Mexico six months ago have been reunited with their…

Bush picks up endorsements of 2 Texas newspapers

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With a little more than two weeks before the March 1 primary in Texas, Jeb Bush picked up the endorsements from the editorial boards at the Houston Chronicle…

State offers solutions for upstate N.Y. water contamination

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New York state is working to develop new long-term water sources for a small upstate town where the water system has been contaminated with a cancer-causing…

Britain: Lee Bo taken against his will

Britain says that a missing man associated with a controversial Hong Kong publishing house was taken to mainland China against his will.

In a half-yearly…

Trump says he is running campaign of 'great optimism'

Trump revs up large crowd at Feb. 12, 2016, rally in Tampa, Fla.

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Donald Trump is spinning his campaign in positive terms in the face of a renewed onslaught of attacks from his GOP presidential rivals on the stump and in TV…

SoCal Gas plugs leaking natural gas well

Concrete used to plug natural gas well

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Infrared video taken Friday confirmed that a Southern California gas company has stopped the flow of natural gas leaking from a well at a facility near Los…

Clinton picks up newspaper endorsements in Texas, Florida

Hillary Clinton in NH

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Hillary Clinton got a boost from three large newspapers on Friday in her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. The Tampa Bay Times, Dallas Morning…

Alabama woman who ran granddaughter to death dies

Jail cell, prison, bars, arrest

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An Alabama woman convicted of murdering her 9-year-old granddaughter by running her to death has died while serving a life prison sentence, authorities said.

Michigan Legionnaires' deaths were preventable, official says

Flint water plant

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Residents of Flint, Michigan, began getting gravely ill and in some cases dying in summer 2014 in one of the worst outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease in U.S.…

Campaign: Photo confirms Sanders' leadership

Bernie Sanders, standing, at University of Chicago in 1962

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Bernie Sanders' campaign manager said Friday the campaign is "100% confident" that a well-publicized photograph showing a man leading a sit-in at the…

Zebra stripes could save endangered species

Examples of rare zebras shown in Scotland in 2008

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Rare Grevy's zebras in Kenya were photographed during a census of the endangered animals to help researchers keep tabs on them.

World powers agree to 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria

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Major world powers have agreed to a "cessation of hostilities" and to the delivery of immediate aid in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced…

"I thought life would be better after the recession. Not worse."

--John Smith, unemployed construction worker

"These amendments may very likely duck the House's specific definition of what constitutes an earmark, but that doesn't mean it's not pork.

--Leslie Paige of Citizens Against Government Waste

"Folks are beyond homeless here. Their homes don't exist ... the power and destruction here was unimaginable."

--Missouri Gov. Jay Dixon following a devastating tornado that killed more than 150 people.

""There's a lot of things happening that can change the dynamic of this race from the past. So it will certainly be interesting to see."

--former Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneve on the Indy 500.

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