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Bill would grant war powers to fight Islamic State militants

The top Democrat on the House intelligence panel is introducing a bill to authorize war against ISIS.

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Nissan, Ford issue recalls

More than a million cars, vans, and SUVs are being recalled to fix seat belt and other problems.

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How much snow fell vs. how much was forecast

Meteorologists have been getting a lot of grief for their overzealous snow forecasts but they didn't get it all wrong.

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Flooding leaves mess in New England after storm

A massive blizzard hammered New England, leaving lots of damage behind.

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Obama’s pick for Attorney General faces heated confirmation debate

Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama's pick for attorney general, sought to make a clean break from the testy relationship her predecessor had with Congress.

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Officials say 9.5 million enroll for Obamacare

The enrollment period for 2015 coverage opened on Nov. 15 and ends on Feb. 15.

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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Gov. Baker to visit blizzard-damaged towns

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Governor Baker will visit some of the areas hit hardest by the two-day blizzard.

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Call it Boston’s latest Big Dig

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Life is slowly returning to normal after a blizzard that left three feet of snow in some towns.

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No Cars Towed In Easthampton

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Police in Easthampton said practically every resident complied with the overnight parking ban.

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Jackknifed Truck On MassPike Spills Fuel

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Cleanup continues along the MassPike in Stockbridge after a tractor-trailer jackknifed westbound Tuesday afternoon.

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Holland Barn Burns During Snow Storm

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A commercial woodworking shop in the town of Holland is a total loss after burning to the ground in the middle of the snowstorm.