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New England digs out from massive blizzard

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BOSTON - Millions in the Northeast on Wednesday started digging out from a powerful blizzard that dumped up to 3 feet of snow and led to coastal flooding around parts the region, while largely bypassing New York City. | Video

South Carolina court clears 'Friendship Nine' of civil rights crimes

- A judge on Wednesday vacated the convictions of a group of black civil rights protesters who helped reinvigorate the 1960s U.S. sit-in movement against segregated lunch counters by going to jail rather than paying a fine after their arrests.

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Nissan recalls 768,000 crossovers and SUVs for separate problems

DETROIT - Nissan Motor Co is recalling about 768,000 vehicles, including its popular Rogue crossover and Pathfinder SUV, for separate problems, the company and U.S. regulators said on Wednesday.

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Boeing, U.S. Army start work on new AH-64 Apache multiyear deal

WASHINGTON - Officials from Boeing Co and the U.S. Army said on Wednesday they had begun discussions about a multiyear agreement to buy about 240 AH-64 Apache helicopters from fiscal 2017 to 2021, a deal that analysts say could be worth around $4 billion.

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Opera strives to strike a chord with U.S. youth

CHICAGO - In a public high school in a working-class neighborhood of Chicago, opera singer Eric Owens recently talked with a music class about stage fright, proper breathing and making words matter.

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New York Assembly speaker to be replaced next week: NYT

- New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will be replaced next week by a state lawmaker as he fights federal corruption charges, the New York Times newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing Democratic lawmakers.

Politics, 27 Jan 2015

Utah parents who fatally drugged children feared apocalypse: police

- The parents of a Utah family found dead in a locked bedroom at their home last year often discussed religiously-held notions of the apocalypse and orchestrated a multi-drug familicide using methadone and over-the-counter cold medication, police said on Tuesday.

27 Jan 2015

Man in Minnesota city hall shooting had history of threats

MINNEAPOLIS - A man who shot two Minneapolis police officers after a swearing-in ceremony had accused police of excessive force five years ago and had a long history of interactions with officials, court papers show.

27 Jan 2015

Renowned architect Hadid settles defamation lawsuit with critic

NEW YORK - Renowned architect Zaha Hadid has settled her lawsuit accusing the New York Review of Books and architecture critic Martin Filler of defaming her in a recent book review, for which both have apologized.

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California man pleads guilty to smuggling dying immigrants in trunk

SAN DIEGO, Ca. - A U.S. citizen who was arrested entering the country from Mexico with two dying men in the trunk of his car pleaded guilty on Tuesday to felony smuggling charges in a federal California court.

27 Jan 2015

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