Justice Scalia dies, succession fight begins

WASHINGTON - Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates hardened their positions on blocking a move by President Barack Obama to replace the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

Foreclosure crisis snarls Clinton, Sanders' efforts to reach Nevada voters 1:08pm EST

Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are flooding Nevada with volunteers ahead of this week's key nominating contest but they face a problem - the addresses, phone numbers and other personal data they need to reach many voters are out of date.

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Fed's 'dot plot' looks increasingly out of touch on rates

SAN FRANCISCO The Federal Reserve's rate path "dot plot" has become increasingly detached from financial markets' interest-rate projections and risks sending an overly hawkish message that may undermine the central bank's credibility.

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Record-setting cold chills U.S. Northeast on Valentine's Day

BOSTON Residents of much of the northeastern United States woke up on Sunday to bone-chilling cold conditions that shattered Valentine's Day records in Boston, Hartford and Providence.

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Israel says its forces shot dead five Palestinian assailants

JERUSALEM Israeli police officers fatally shot two Palestinians who opened fire at them outside Jerusalem's walled Old City on Sunday, police said, on a day when officials said three other Palestinian assailants were killed in two other incidents.

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In poor, violent enclave of 'Saint Death', Pope slams Mexico´s rich

MEXICO CITY Celebrating Mass in front of hundreds of thousands in one of Mexico´s poorest and most dangerous cities, Pope Francis on Sunday took a swipe at the country's rich and corrupt elite. | Video

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Unknown dead fill Lesbos cemetery for refugees drowned at sea

LESBOS, Greece She drowned trying to reach Europe, but her headless body was never identified. Her tombstone will bear no name.





Love and marriage at the retirement home: A Valentine's story

Seniors Mary Ann and Don Ainesworth weren't looking to be married again, but after bonding in their retirement community over departed spouses, their friendship has blossomed into love and marriage. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) waves during the opening ceremony of the new Suez Canal, in Ismailia, Egypt, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt’s iron-fisted ruler won’t last

One day, Sisi will be replaced — probably not democratically.  Commentary