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Rubio needs strong New Hampshire showing to rebut debate critics

MANCHESTER, N.H. A week ago, it looked like the stars were aligning for Marco Rubio. Now, as New Hampshire holds its pivotal primary on Tuesday, the Republican presidential contender has to hope the sky does not come crashing down on him. | Video

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North Korea turns to 'old workhorse' rocket to repeat past success

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea's weekend rocket launch repeated earlier success rather than breaking new ground, using a nearly identical design from a 2012 launch, experts said, adding the reclusive country probably remained years from building a long-range nuclear missile.

World, North Korea 8:52am EST

Brazilian studies aim to unravel Zika's link to birth defects

CHICAGO At Roberto Santos GeneralĀ HospitalĀ in Salvador, Brazil, Dr. Antonio Almeida and a team of specialists are closely following two groups of women: Those who deliver babies with abnormally small heads and those who deliver apparently normal babies.

Shkreli is sued over his $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album

NEW YORK Martin Shkreli faces a new legal headache, a lawsuit claiming that his $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album contains illustrations ripped off from a New York artist, who now wants the former drug executive to pay for them.

U.S., Entertainment 11:12am EST

Iraqi forces make gains against Islamic State east of Ramadi

BAGHDAD Iraqi forces recaptured territory east of Ramadi from Islamic State militants on Tuesday, linking the Anbar provincial capital to a major army base nearby, and officials appealed for international funding to help clear the city of explosives.

World, Iraq, United Nations 9:51am EST

Wave of Aden killings tests Gulf role in Yemen

CAIRO/DUBAI The recapture of Aden by Gulf Arab coalition troops last summer has failed to provide any respite from Yemen's civil war, with residents facing a wave of bomb and gun attacks that is crippling efforts to stabilize the city. | Video

World, Yemen 8:54am EST
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Ferguson, Missouri, council to vote on police reform plan

The Ferguson, Missouri, city council is scheduled on Tuesday to vote on a proposed agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to reform the city's police department after the 2014 shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer.