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6 dead, dozen injured as NYC commuter train hits car

A crowded commuter train struck a car stalled on the tracks during rush hour, in what officials said was the railroad's deadliest accident.

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Leaders back inoculations as safety debate rages

A measles outbreak has rekindled discussion on the right of parents to forgo vaccines.

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Islamic State shows burning of hostage, Jordan vows revenge

ISIS militants released a video of a captured Jordanian pilot being burnt alive.

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Study: College completion gap between rich, poor widens

The gap in bachelor-degree attainment between the nation's richest and poorest students has doubled during the last four decades.

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Texas marks Chris Kyle Day in honor of sniper

Texas declared Feb. 2 "Chris Kyle Day," honoring the late Navy Seal portrayed in "American Sniper."

budget

Behind budget proposals, a gloomy view of the future

The White House forecasts less growth, weaker inflation, and lower interest rates than expected only a year ago.

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Budget proposal seeks $14B to boost cybersecurity

The budget calls for more funding to beef up the government's ability to respond to attacks.

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Storm-hit Boston plans Super Bowl parade amid piles of snow

New England will celebrate its Super Bowl victory with a parade amid sub-freezing temperatures and piles of snow.

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Automakers recall more than 2M vehicles for faulty air bags

Toyota, Chrysler, Honda, Acura, and Jeep have all issued recalls.

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Punxsutawney Phil predicts more winter

The world's most famous groundhog says winter's not over yet.

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Northeast braces for second snowstorm in a week

Schools are closed from the Midwest to New England as millions brace for another wintry blast.

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Proposed $3.9 trillion budget draws scorn from Republicans

The plan sets up battles over tax reform, infrastructure, and the quest to prove which party best represents the middle class.

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Patriots euphoric after Super Bowl despite DeflateGate

New England captured their first NFL title in 10 years.

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Making headlines this week

A look at some of this week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Romney will not run for president in 2016

The Republican told his supporters he will not seek a presidential nomination for a third time.

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U.S. wants to analyze DNA from 1 million people

The U.S. has proposed analyzing genetic information as part of a new initiative to understand human disease.

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U.S. homeownership hits 20-year low

The home ownership rate slipped to 63.9 percent, the lowest level since the third quarter of 1994.

online

Need for speed: Regulators raise bar on Internet speeds

The change in the definition of broadband means nearly a fifth of Americans lack access to high-speed Internet.

gas

As gas prices drop, Americans favor oil exports

A new poll shows Americans are more likely than ever to favor easing a ban on exporting crude oil.

tax

Feds say Obamacare could affect nearly a third of taxpayers

Up to four percent of Americans are expected to pay a penalty for failing to obtain health coverage last year.

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in Entertainment

We’re going to keep on ‘Keeping Up’ with Kardashians

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Reality TV's most famous family is sticking around for four more years.

in National

FCC rules Internet companies must act in ‘public interest’

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The regulatory agency voted 3-2 in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called "net neutrality."

in Entertainment, Weird

Forget the Double-Down, KFC launches edible coffee cups

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Kentucky Fried Chicken is testing edible coffee cups in some of its stores. Maybe next they'll try edible chicken.

in Entertainment

Drew Barrymore plans tell-all book of essays

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The "Charlie's Angels" star will lift the lid on the details of her wild youth and Hollywood career.

in Entertainment

Lupita Nyong’o’s $150K Oscar dress missing

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The stunning gown, adorned with 6,000 pearls, went missing from her Hollywood hotel room.