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Trump, Sanders ride U.S. anti-establishment tide to New Hampshire win

MANCHESTER, N.H. Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders coasted to victory on a wave of voter anger in the New Hampshire presidential nominating contest, thrashing traditional U.S. politicians in a display of anti-establishment power. | Video

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U.N. fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppo

GENEVA/DAMASCUS/ONCUPINAR, Turkey Hundreds of thousands of civilians could be cut off from food if Syrian government forces encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of a new exodus of refugees fleeing a Russian-backed assault. | Video

World, United Nations, Syria 09 Feb 2016

Yellen faces tough sell on Fed rate hikes in Congress

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will defend the U.S. central bank's first rate hike in a decade and likely insist that further rises this year remain on track, albeit at a slower pace, when she addresses Congress on Wednesday.

Supreme Court blocks Obama carbon emissions plan

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by putting on hold federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, the centerpiece of his administration's strategy to combat climate change.

U.S. intelligence chief warns of 'homegrown' security threat

WASHINGTON Attacks by "homegrown" Islamist extremists are among the most imminent security threats facing the United States in 2016, along with dangers posed overseas by Islamic State and cyber security concerns, the top U.S. intelligence official said on Tuesday.

U.S., Tech, Cybersecurity 09 Feb 2016

Legal proceedings for Sgt. Bergdahl halted due to classified material

Legal proceedings in the military desertion case against U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl were halted on Tuesday over defense access to 300,000 pages of classified documents held by the government, which could push back his trial planned for August.

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Ferguson city council want changes to police reform plan

FERGUSON, Mo. The Ferguson, Missouri city council voted on Tuesday to approve an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to reform the city's police department after the 2014 shooting of a black teenager, but with changes that must still get federal approval.

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U.N. to discuss Syria humanitarian situation ahead of Munich talks

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council will discuss the alarming humanitarian situation in Syria and the recent displacement of tens of thousands of people fleeing a Russian-backed assault around Aleppo, New Zealand's U.N. envoy said on Tuesday.