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AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Quotations in the News

Quotations in the News

Want To Get Your Research Paper Some Press? Tie It To Valentine's Day

It's hard to find a connection between Valentine's Day and rare minerals or a new species of plant, but these researchers managed it.

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Bottle of McDonald's Big Mac sauce sells for $95,000+ on eBay

McDonald's auctioned several bottle of their Big Mac sauce on eBay for charity. One of them sold for more than $95,000. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

Belief In A 'Punishing' God Might've Helped Societies Get Bigger

A new study argues people who believe in a punitive higher-power are more cooperative with distant strangers who share the same beliefs.

Court: Facebook can be sued in France in nude painting case

Facebook has lost a crucial legal battle as a Paris court ruled the social network can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French user who posted a photo of a famous 19th century nude painting

Hawaii declares emergency over mosquito-borne illnesses

Hawaii Gov. David Ige is declaring a state of emergency to fight mosquito borne illnesses including dengue fever and the Zika virus

Obama to push trade agenda at summit with Southeast Asia

A summit next week between Southeast Asian leaders and President Barack Obama is unlikely to deliver any big economic prizes, but will allow the American side to press the advantages of joining a Pacific trade pact that doesn't include China

Half Of Retiring Senators Are Registering As Lobbyists

More outgoing senators and representatives are registering as lobbyists than ever before. There are rules to prevent it, but also a lot of loopholes.

Top Republicans stay quiet on release of their tax returns

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have failed to release their tax returns despite promises to do

Russian, Ukrainian, German, French officials meet on Ukraine

Senior officials from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France have met on the sidelines of a security conference in Munich to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine

Where did El Nino go? Heat, dry spell stoke drought worry

Ten days with record heat and no rain have Californians worrying about the drought again

FBI: Washington boys located in Mexico in safe condition

The FBI says two brothers missing from Bellevue, Washington, since August have been found in safe condition in Mexico

Man Stops Working And Doesn't Get Caught For Six Years

After his bosses found out, they leveled a $30,000 fine against him.

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Global warming will make flights longer

Global warming will make some flights longer and considering flying contributes to global warming, we could have a run-away train on our hands. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the details.

Is Valentine's Day Un-Islamic? This Pakistan District Says Maybe

Parts of the predominantly Muslim country have put a damper on Valentine's Day celebrations in the past. In 2014, it caused protests to break out.

Visa buys nearly 10 pct stake in Dorsey's company, Square

Visa purchases nearly 10 percent stake in Dorsey's mobile payment company Square, making it a major shareholder

House backs bill to ease calorie labeling requirements

The House has backed legislation to give supermarkets, fast-food chains and other businesses some relief from calorie labeling rules that go into effect at the end of the year

Things to know about Obama's summit with SE Asian leaders

President Barack Obama hosts Southeast Asian leaders at an unprecedented summit in California starting Monday as he looks to deepen ties with the region's fast-growing economies

Columbine shooter's mother says she thinks of victims daily

The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold says she didn't know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack, and that she thinks about the victims and their families every day

After Oregon standoff, some say: Right fight; wrong tactics

Right fight; wrong strategy. Many ranchers and sympathizers opposing federal control of public lands in the West concluded after the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.

Kids Might Build Their Prostheses With Lego Bricks In The Future

This creative prosthetic system will let children build their own prosthetic arms out of Lego bricks.

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Trump's plan for Kim Jong-un

Donald Trump was asked by hosts on CBS This Morning what his plan was for Kim Jong-un. His response was both vague and concerning. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

Will Kim Jong-un's Emoji Break The Internet Like Kim K.'s Did?

Kim Jong-Un's emoji aren't as racey as Kim Kardashian's, but they're probably just as controversial.