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Northeast U.S. braves 'crippling' blizzard, transit systems shut

NEW YORK/MAPLEWOOD, N.J. - A massive, wind-whipped blizzard slammed into the U.S. Northeast on Monday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy devastated the region in 2012. | Video

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Microsoft profit falls on sluggish Windows, currency pressure

SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp on Monday reported a fall in its quarterly profit that was in line with Wall Street forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of the strong U.S. dollar.

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Justice Department spies on millions of cars: WSJ

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about motorists in an effort to build a national database that tracks the movement of vehicles across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

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Argentine president plans to dissolve spy agency after prosecutor's death

BUENOS AIRES - President Cristina Fernandez plans to disband Argentina's intelligence agency amid suspicions that rogue agents were behind the mysterious death of a state prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.

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Rock concert, rallies overwhelm Germany's anti-Islam group

BERLIN - Germany's anti-Islam PEGIDA movement was overwhelmed by opponents of the far-right group at a rock concert for tolerance in Dresden on Monday and enormously popular counter-demonstrations in cities across the country.

World, Germany 4:38pm EST

Ex-Thai PM's party vows calm, U.S. calls for inclusive politics

BANGKOK - Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's Puea Thai Party vowed on Monday it would not retaliate against a five-year political ban imposed on the ousted leader, and a leading party figure said the movement could survive without the powerful family.

World, Thailand 4:40pm EST
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Ukraine rebels move to encircle government troops in new advance

KIEV/ST PETERSBURG - Russian-backed rebels advanced to encircle a Ukrainian army garrison town on Monday in a new offensive that has again unleashed all-out war after a five-month ceasefire and brought threats of new Western sanctions against Moscow. | Video