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Mention of NYC officers' shooting is barred at cop's trial

This week's shooting of two New York City police officers in a public housing stairwell has become an issue in another officer's manslaughter trial

Officials working to determine cause of NYC crane collapse

Officials are working to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered to safety during strong winds came crashing down onto a New York City Street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars

North Korea Has Moved Up Its Rocket Launch Despite Criticism

North Korea says its upcoming rocket launch is purely scientific, but some outside officials, including those from China, don't see it that way.

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Cavemen ate better than you think

Cavemen may have eaten much better than we thought. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

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Obama to seek double funding for clean energy R&D by 2020

President Barack Obama said Saturday that he'll ask Congress to double spending on research and development into clean energy by 2020

UN: Zika virus should spark review of birth control access

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says laws and policies that restrict access to birth control services must be repealed amid the explosive outbreak of the Zika virus

Fentanyl Abuse, Overdoses On The Rise In New Hampshire

There have been at least 266 overdose deaths involving fentanyl abuse in the state.

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Former Mayor Cianci to lie in repose at Providence City Hall

Former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci (see-AN'-see) will lie in repose at City Hall outside the office he occupied for more than 21 years

Thousands take part in anti-Islam protests across Europe

Thousands of people are taking part in protests against Islam and immigration in several European cities

Q&A on state laws meant to keep guns from domestic abusers

Federal law strips gun rights from anyone convicted of domestic violence-related misdemeanors and individuals who are subject to permanent protective orders

Recent state laws on domestic abuse, gun rights

More than a dozen states have passed bills over the last 2 years that restrict or eliminate access to guns for domestic violence perpetrators

Magnitude-6.4 Earthquake Hits Taiwan, Collapses Buildings

At least two people were killed in the earthquake, and many more were injured.

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Experiment could mean big step towards nuclear fusion

An experiment in Germany could be a large step in the direction of giving the world the clean, seemingly endless energy that would be nuclear fusion. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

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Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters

Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is proactively looking at other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday

After criticism, Brazil transferring Zika samples to US

Brazil says it is sending a set of samples related to the Zika outbreak to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an announcement that followed criticism over the country's hoarding of disease data and biological material

Lowest price for Super Bowl ticket is $3,000, company says

According to the online ticket marketplace StubHub, the lowest price for a Super Bowl ticket is holding steady at $3,000, and averaging around $4.500

Lucky Teenager Gets To Keep $18,000 Bar Of Gold She Found

The girl found the bar in a lake not far from Adolf Hitler's German home.

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Gun control not resonating as key issue in New Hampshire

Gun control is not a key issue as New Hampshire voters consider who to cast ballots for in next week's presidential primary

5 dead, hundreds rescued and injured as quake rattles Taiwan

A powerful, shallow earthquake has struck southern Taiwan before dawn, collapsing a high-rise residential complex and killing at least five people and injuring hundreds

States taking action to keep guns out of abusers' hands

More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers

Tampa police: Shooting at club involves 7 victims

Tampa police say a shooting at a club involves seven victims, and authorities said they did not yet have information on the condition of the injured

In Defense Of Coldplay's Super Bowl Billing

If you dig a little deeper into Super Bowl performances over he past 10 years, Coldplay might not seem like an odd headliner.

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Wrong number on jury summons has people calling sex hotline

A Mississippi court made a mistake when listing a phone number for people to call regarding their jury summons. It had people calling a sex hotline. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

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The Boston Globe Applauded 'Spotlight,' And Now The Vatican Is, Too

The Vatican showed "Spotlight," contender for best picture, Thursday to launch a three-day meeting on combating sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

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