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Polls predicted Trump would prevail in Iowa, as well as in the upcoming primary states of New Hampshire and SC. Clinton was named the victor after winning by less than four "state delegate equivalents" out of 1,405, the measurement the party uses to calculate caucus-goers' preferences.
  • Mother, Toddler Shot to Death in Prince George's County

    Mother, Toddler Shot to Death in Prince George's County

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    Police tweeted Tuesday morning that officers were called to the 1300 block of Palmer Road for the report of a shooting and found the woman with an apparent gunshot wound. - Prayers and pain filled a Prince George's County church as people gathered to mourn the loss of a Prince George's County teacher and her 2-year-old child.
  • Tornadoes Damage College, Church, Prison in MS and Alabama

    Tornadoes Damage College, Church, Prison in MS and Alabama

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    Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie says the tornado struck about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday near Collinsville, northwest of Meridian. First Baptist Church said several of its buildings were badly damaged, "but praise God no one was hurt". A sheriff in eastern Massachusetts says a tornado has damaged homes, toppled trees and knocked out power. A winter storm that dumped heavy snow on Denver and much of Colorado has moved east into Nebraska, where much of the state is under a blizzard warning.
  • Virginia Tech student facing more serious charge in slaying

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    Two Virginia Tech students are charged, but police haven't said how their lives intersected with Nicole's. Blacksburg police said via email that a news  conference  is scheduled for 2 p.m. "It's hard to think people representing our school could do that on the side", the 19-year-old said as she headed to mail a letter Tuesday at the dorm where Eisenhauer lived.
  • Ohio State adds star defensive back Jordan Fuller from New Jersey

    Ohio State adds star defensive back Jordan Fuller from New Jersey

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    Ohio State might have benefited from the family's relationship with new Buckeyes co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano, who recruited Fuller's older brother Devin when he was the Rutgers coach. Fuller, a U.S. Army All-American, is the third cornerback in the class and the top-ranked one at that. A sampling of his offers were; Michigan, Notre Dame, Alabama, Penn State and Michigan State, among others.
  • Get to know Groundhog Day

    Get to know Groundhog Day

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    Joseph News-Press offered a subscription discount for new subscribers, and Sonic Drive-In offered half-off burgers all day. The Weather Channel meteorologists predict that most of the continental U.S. will see warmer weather over the next three months, but Southeastern states may feel the chill linger.
  • FBI Now Involved in Flint, Michigan Water Investigation

    FBI Now Involved in Flint, Michigan Water Investigation

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    The Flint River's water, which has a higher chloride content than the water from Lake Huron that Detroit uses, corroded Flint's aging lead pipes, bringing the metal into the water supply a problem that continues even after Flint went back to the Detroit system.
  • Bernie Sanders Still Won't Concede Close Iowa Caucus

    Bernie Sanders Still Won't Concede Close Iowa Caucus

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    When asked by a reporter if Clinton is a true progressive, Sanders said, "Some days, yes".  Sanders holds an edge in New Hampshire , where his New England roots have helped promote him ahead of the first-in-the-nation primary. Yes, the septuagenarian senator had a commanding lead in New Hampshire, which follows Iowa, but he is from neighbouring Vermont and a loss there would have been easy to brush off.
  • Pennsylvania groundhog does not see shadow

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    Around the same time, the famed Punxsutawney marmot predicted the exact opposite, but for York County, it was too late. David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers were promising engineering students at Virginia Tech, described by those who knew them as ambitious and focused.
  • Bill Cosby goes to court on criminal charges

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    If convicted, Cosby faces a prison sentence of up to 10 years. He has said he has no evidence that one exists. "I knew I had bound the commonwealth as a representative of the sovereign", Castor said. The woman first brought her allegations to police attention in 2005 but they declined to prosecute, citing a lack of evidence. "I did not think there was any possibility that the case would get better", Castor testified.
  • Model drops sex abuse lawsuit against Bill Cosby

    Model drops sex abuse lawsuit against Bill Cosby

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    Former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor testified Tuesday morning that he didn't charge Bill Cosby with sexual assault in 2005 because he didn't think there was a viable case. "While at the Playboy Mansion, plaintiff told Cosby that she needed to use the bathroom", Huth's lawsuit reads. Cosby's lawyers have denied her accusation and accused her former attorney of attempting to extort the comedian.
  • Ted Cruz in New Hampshire After Iowa Caucus Win

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    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has claimed a narrow victory over US Senator Bernie Sanders in the Democratic nomination contest in Iowa, the closest in the US state's Democratic caucus history. That's bad for Sanders because even though 68 percent of Iowa Democratic caucus-goers identified as liberal this year, only 47 percent of Democratic primary voters nationwide did so in 2008 .
  • Va Tech students held in death of 'awesome little girl'

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    Police say Lovell's remains were found Saturday in Surry County , North Carolina . Police initially arrested 18-year-old David E. Eisenhauer, but now the story has gotten even worse. "This is just another reason why I love being a Hokie!" One of her former teachers at the school said, "I am really shocked and upset, it just doesn't make any sense to me right now".
  • Valley NAACP president Don Harris resigns after sexist comment

    Valley NAACP president Don Harris resigns after sexist comment

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    Harris made the comment to Phoenix New Times reporter Ray Stern and was caught on tape making the comments. A short statement issued by the board said the Maricopa County branch will continue to work on issues important to the community and that the mission is to push for equality of rights.
  • Zika virus can be spread by sex, officials now say

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    Dr. Philip Otienoburu is an assistant professor of biology at Johnson C. Smith University who has studied viruses like the Zika virus . "The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis".
  • Two Virginia Tech students arrested in Lovell murder case

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    Nineteen-year-old Natalie Keepers entered the court wearing an orange jumpsuit with handcuffs and shackles. An arrest warrant, however, said a gun was not used to kill her. Nicole had two brothers and one sister. Lovell's family pleaded for the public's help in finding her because she needed daily prescription medication for a liver transplant and didn't have the medicine with her, police said.
  • Blizzard hits New York City

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    They've got their service back. "It's a ripple effect". Amtrak was operating Sunday on all its routes, but with a reduced number of trains. One day of sunshine wasn't enough to clear many other roads . Many deaths resulted from heart attacks from shoveling snow, or from carbon monoxide poisoning from people trapped or waiting in their cars with the engine on.
  • Mike Huckabee Ends His White House Campaign

    Mike Huckabee Ends His White House Campaign

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    Martin O'Malley, the former governor of Maryland is suspending his White House bid after receiving no support in Iowa. Huckabee joined the race last May, with an announcement in the hometown he shares with former President Bill Clinton. Huckabee acknowledged to the group that his poll numbers have registered in the low single digits. "We have tremendous admiration for Governor Huckabee and we thank him for all he's done", Rubio said.
  • Groundhog Day 2016: Punxsutawney Phil 'predicts' early spring

    Groundhog Day 2016: Punxsutawney Phil 'predicts' early spring

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    Today is Groundhog Day and people around the country are tuning in for the annual event in Pennsylvania. In addition to his appearance, Potomac Phil gave his political predictions for 2016. Phil was a little feisty this morning, not really wanting to come out of his tree stump on Gobbler's Knob. In New York, Staten Island Chuck agrees with Phil; an early spring is coming.
  • Bill Cosby's lawyers push to get sexual assault case thrown out

    Bill Cosby's lawyers push to get sexual assault case thrown out

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    Castor Jr.to reopen the case and ultimately charge the 78-year-old Cosby with felony sexual assault. During a 2005 deposition in a civil suit against the comedian and actor, Cosby admitted that he had a series of affairs and obtained drugs to give women before sex, including Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee who accused Cosby of drugging and assaulting her.
  • Weather-predicting rodents ready for Groundhog Day

    Weather-predicting rodents ready for Groundhog Day

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    According to tradition, if the groundhog sees its shadow when it emerges from its burrow on Groundhog Day there will be six more weeks of winter. Sam popped out of his burrow at about 8 a.m. Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Center/Facebook Winnipeg Willow, a weather forecasting groundhog in Manitoba, Canada, died just days before Groundhog Day .
  • Punxsutawney Phil sees early spring

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    Tuesday, Punxsutawney Phil, the world's most famous groundhog, ventured out of his burrow and didn't see its shadow, which means he predicts an early spring. There are no records for the remaining years. "There is absolutely no science involved in those predictions", said Rick Kreitner, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
  • It's a good thing Donald Trump skipped a debate

    It's a good thing Donald Trump skipped a debate

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    He holds the edge over Cruz in polls of Iowa Republicans. And from the minute the debate started, Trump's rivals were forced to confront Trump's absence amid a high-profile boycott. The billionaire front-runner for the Republican nomination for the Nov. 8 election withdrew from the encounter in a spat with network anchor Megyn Kelly whom he accuses of treating him unfairly.
  • Hillary Clinton: I'm a better candidate now

    Hillary Clinton: I'm a better candidate now

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    Clinton would not say whether she thinks Sanders understands what Obama has done. If the thousands of students who fill his rallies turn out on Monday, they could produce an upset. 96 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA ...
  • Pennsylvania groundhog 'predicts' early spring

    Pennsylvania groundhog 'predicts' early spring

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    Today is Groundhog Day which means it's Punxsutawney Phil's time to shine! There were 17 times that he did not see his shadow, and nine years during the late 1800s that there is no record of Phil's forecast.
  • People rally to support, condemn Oregon standoff

    People rally to support, condemn Oregon standoff

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    Tension flared in the deeply divided town of Burns, Oregon, on Monday as 500 demonstrators on both sides of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge squared off, brandishing signs and yelling at each other days after one of the occupiers was shot dead by state police.
  • Trump, Sanders gaining ground in NH

    Trump, Sanders gaining ground in NH

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    Clinton's campaign released a television ad earlier this month making the case that the former secretary of state was the best candidate to take on possible Republican presidential nominees like Sen. Rick Santorum - a lonely call at the time. Recent voter rolls in Iowa show that there are more registered independent voters than Republicans or Democrats.
  • Blizzard watch posted in southeastern Minnesota

    Blizzard watch posted in southeastern Minnesota

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    Forecasters say Rochester, Albert Lea and other cities in that region will likely get hit with up to a foot of snow and blizzard-like conditions. "We'll also see strong winds along with snow in the metro for the Tuesday evening commute", Brickman said.
  • Was Trump-less debate a win or a loss for Fox?

    Was Trump-less debate a win or a loss for Fox?

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    Further, if Fox was selling ads with a promise of anything bigger than 12 million, which I imagine it was, it will probably have to provide advertising time free of charge to make up the difference.
  • Donald Trump taunts rivals at fundraising event

    Donald Trump taunts rivals at fundraising event

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    If Trump didn't "win" by skipping the seventh GOP debate, it's hard to see how he lost. Trump is leading in most polls, so, at the least, he can benefit from low debate viewership. "And I wanted to do the debate, quite frankly". Trump said he chose to boycott the debate after Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes penned a tongue-in-cheek statement that jokingly questioned how the candidate would handle President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation or Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran if he ...