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VIDEO: Grammy Highlights, Including A Bit Of Paul And Ringo

Monday, January 27, 2014

Our friends at Monkey See and The Record covered Sunday night's Grammy awards from start to finish, so we won't repeat their good work.

But we do want make sure that those of us of a certain age, and those of us who just can't stay ...

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Looking To Escape The Deep Freeze? Head To Alaska

Monday, January 27, 2014

The National Weather Service is warning, once again, that brutally cold weather is going to be spreading across much of the nation, from the upper Midwest down to the deep South and up through the mid-Atlantic, Northeast and New England.

The Weather Service even throws an exclamation point ...

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10 Years' Probation For NFL Player Who Caused Fatal Crash

Friday, January 24, 2014

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent, who was drunk in December 2012 when the car he was driving crashed and his passenger — teammate Jerry Brown Jr. — was killed, was sentenced Friday to 180 days in jail, a $10,000 fine and 10 years of probation.

The ...

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How An 18-Year-Old Code Was Cracked On The Web In 13 Minutes

Friday, January 24, 2014

A fascinating story that our friends at Minnesota Public Radio posted about earlier this week seems to be spreading fast and resonating with many.

Here's how The Associated Press, which picked up on the news a day after MPR's Bob Collins and some others, begins its ...

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Ukraine Protests Spread, But 'Fragile Truce' Holds In Kiev

Friday, January 24, 2014

"Violent protests in Ukraine have spread beyond the capital, Kiev," the BBC writes, as President Viktor Yanukovych and three key opposition leaders meet.

On Friday, according to the BBC, "protesters stormed the governor's offices in Lviv, and there were rallies in at least five more western cities."

While ...

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President Boehner? Not If That Rules Out Wine And Cigarettes

Friday, January 24, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner used his first-ever appearance on NBC-TV's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to talk politics and, as President Obama and others have also done on late-night TV, have some fun at his own expense.

Asked Thursday if he has any presidential ambitions, ...

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30 Elderly Residents Still Missing After Fire In Quebec

Friday, January 24, 2014

Eight people are known to have died and the families of about 30 others are "bracing for the worst" as the search resumes for victims of Thursday's fire at a home for senior citizens in eastern Quebec.

Correspondent Dan Karpenchuk says in a report for our Newscast Desk that:

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Mediator: Syria, Opposition Will Have Face-To-Face Meeting

Friday, January 24, 2014

Update at 12:36 p.m. ET. A Face-To-Face Meeting:

After arduous talks about talks, there seems to be some kind of breakthrough in Geneva, Switzerland, this afternoon: International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said delegations from the Syrian government and its opposition will meet face-to-face for the first time on Saturday.

According to ...

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Mobs Blame Muslim Brotherhood After Bombs Rock Cairo

Friday, January 24, 2014

Update at 11:05 a.m. ET: There's been a fourth blast in Cairo. We've added that development to the top of this post.

The explosion of a powerful bomb outside a security headquarters in Cairo killed at least four people on Friday. Soon after that, two more smaller explosions in the ...

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Rather Than Joking About Justin Bieber, Watch This Video

Thursday, January 23, 2014

We are well aware that news outlets, websites and social media seem to be obsessed with the news that pop star Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach early Thursday morning.

According to the Miami Herald, he's been charged with "DUI, resisting arrest and drag-racing." The Herald adds ...

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Twin Toilets In Sochi: Some Wonder Why That's A Big Deal

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Have you seen the "twin toilets" photo that's been swirling round the Internet the past couple of days?

BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg's snapshot of the side-by-side thrones he came upon at the cross country skiing and biathlon center in Sochi has been the subject of much fun on ...

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Sales Of Existing Homes Hit 7-Year High In 2013

Thursday, January 23, 2014

We updated the top of this post at 10:30 a.m. ET.

The evidence that the housing sector has bounced back from the deep slump it sank into starting in 2007 was reinforced Thursday morning with word from the National Association of Realtors that:

"Existing-home sales edged up ...

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Many Missing After Massive Fire At Seniors' Home In Quebec

Thursday, January 23, 2014

"Three people are dead and 30 people are unaccounted for after an overnight fire broke out at a seniors' residence in L'Isle-Verte, Quebec," the CBC reports.

According to the Montreal Gazette, "the massive fire in the 52-unit complex broke out around 12:30 a.m. ET" on Thursday. ...

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In Ukraine, Protesters Warn They'll Go 'On The Attack'

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has less than 24 hours to agree to hold early elections and lift anti-protest laws or the tens of thousands of demonstrators who have been in the streets of Kiev for days will go "on the attack," a leader of the opposition says.

Vitali ...

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Warren Buffett's $1 Billion Basketball Bet Is A Very Long Shot

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Talk about March Madness:

Billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett and Quicken Loans have teamed up on a "Billion $ Bracket Challenge."

Basically, Quicken is offering a $1 billion grand prize — yes, that's billion, with a B — if someone correctly picks the outcome of all 63 games ...

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Think You Know Richard Sherman After His 'Rant'? Maybe Not

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Post-game interviews of NFL players are almost always predictable and boring. They go something like this:

Reporter: "Congratulations. How did you guys turn the game around?"

Player: "One play at a time. The team stuck together. We worked hard. The good Lord was with us. The fans were great. ...

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Antarctic Travelers Who Got Stuck In Ice Finally Get Home

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The 52 scientists and paying passengers who spent more than a week aboard a ship that was trapped in ice off the coast of Antarctica over the holidays are now safely back home in Australia.

From Sydney, correspondent Stuart Cohen tells our Newscast Desk that
"three weeks after being ...

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Almost No Poor Nations By 2035? That's What Bill Gates Says

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

It is a myth that "poor countries are doomed to stay poor," and by the year 2035, "there will be almost no poor countries left in the world," Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates writes in his latest annual letter about the work of the Bill & Melinda ...

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Winter's Wicked Wallop In 5 Headlines

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

That "bombogenesis" we warned about on Tuesday (a big word for harsh winter weather) did what it was expected to do across much of the eastern U.S.

Here's how The Associated Press describes what happened:

"A swirling storm clobbered parts of the mid-Atlantic and the ...

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'Accusations And Acrimony' At Start Of Talks On Syria

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Update at 1:20 p.m. ET. No Peace As Long As Assad Remains, Kerry Says:

After what appeared to be a difficult start to talks aimed at eventually ending the civil war in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry repeated the U.S. position that President Bashar Assad must give up his ...

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