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Graham: Choosing Trump or Cruz 'Like Being Shot or Poisoned'

Trump's opponents in the nomination fight pounced quickly. Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, has defended eminent domain as necessary for public projects, including the Keystone XL pipeline that is popular with Republican voters.

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Massive winter storm threatens to shut down East Coast

Towns across the state are h... Just before dawn, rain became sleet became snow outside Nashville, Tenn . By Sunday , Washington could break its all-time snow record. To the north, Baltimore and Philadelphia were forecast to get slightly less and New York City's expected total was 30cm or more. The federal government had announced earlier that its offices would be closing at noon Friday.

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New Yorkers die shoveling snow during blizzard

No motorists would be allowed on city streets, except for emergencies, the mayor said Friday as he encouraged New Yorkers to stay home. In New York City , the Metropolitan Transportation Authority suspended bus service at noon Saturday. Snow is now falling faster than expected, at between one and three inches per hour, with officials preparing for a worst case scenario of 30 inches of snow.

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Donald Trump is the favorite to be the Republican nominee. Period

The magazine that credits itself with founding the modern conservative movement, National Review is out with a new issue with "Against Trump" emblazoned on the cover. Cruz is an ideological purist who has long argued that Republicans need to elect a conservative who will energize the base instead of another moderate.

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Airlines cancel nearly 6300 flights due to blizzard

Thousands of flights to and from Washington DC, Baltimore, New York and Philadelphia are canceled or delayed due to the blizzard bearing down on the East Coast . While airports readied snow removal equipment to respond to the onslaught of snow, the airlines themselves began offering change-fee waivers to encourage passengers to rebook their travel plans.

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Clinton faces challenge in Iowa caucus reminiscent of 2008

The Democratic front-runner told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room" that Sanders' charge that Planned Parenthood and the Human Rights Campaign support Clinton because they are all part of the establishment didn't make sense to her.

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Iran Calls New US Ballistic Missile Sanctions Illegitimate

Days after the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers went into effect, the United States issued new sanctions tied to Iran's ballistic missile program. Abbas Akhondi, the Iranian transport minister, said his country had reached a deal with the European consortium Airbus to buy 114 passenger planes once the sanctions are lifted.

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Sanders uses Simon & Garfunkel in non-traditional closing ad

Sanders spoke to students at Southern New Hampshire University. He's been in Congress. He's been elected to office a lot longer than I have. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton left many Iowa supporters upset after only speaking to them for five minutes on Thursday night.

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State Department seeks 1-month extension on Clinton emails

According to a December 2013 policy document released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence: "The HSC-0 compartment (Operations) is used to protect exceptionally fragile and unique IC (intelligence community) clandestine HUMINT operations and methods that are not intended for dissemination outside of the originating agency".

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Kerry: Some Iran money will fund terrorism

Whenever my colleagues and I spoke or met with senior Iranian officials in recent years, we consistently called on them to release our citizens who we believed were being detained unjustly. Recent events marked an improvement in relations between Washington and Tehran after decades of open hostilities, and a victory, if only a temporary one, for moderates in Iran.

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Snyder Apologizes To People Of Flint During State Of The State Address

Governor Snyder is asking lawmakers for $28 million to meet emergency needs in Flint, including getting water filters and helping with unpaid water bills. While Governor Snyder is promising to do everything he can to solve the water crisis in Flint, there are some things that cannot be undone. Tomeko Hornaday has been a resident of Flint for some 40 years.

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Kidd Kidd Gears Up For Rick Ross, Meek Mill, & MMG Diss

Has 50 Cent finally won, or did Meek Mill finally turn the beef around on the NY rapper? The latest celebrity internet feud of Rapper/actor 50 Cent may have indirectly contributed to aiding the people of Flint, Michigan during their contaminated water crisis.

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People in eastern US get ready for big snowstorm

Heavy snow and high winds were forecast for the Washington and Baltimore areas with blizzard conditions starting on Friday afternoon, said meteorologist Daniel Petersen of the National Weather Service. In all, Winter Storm Jonas could knock out power to over a million customers - some for over 24 hours. South of the capital, "significant icing is likely for portions of Kentucky and North Carolina", it said.

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Detroit Protest Shuts Schools As Obama Visits

Schools that will be closed Wednesday include Burton International, Clemente, Drew, Emerson and Munger, but the list could grow. The teachers say they are protesting classroom overcrowding, mold in classrooms, collapsing ceilings and dilapidated buildings, none of which was addressed in Snyder's speech Tuesday night, though the governor said that " Detroit schools are in need of a transformational change".

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US May Deploy More Military 'Strategic Assets' in South Korea

The US deployed a B-52 bomber on a low-level flight over its ally South Korea on Sunday, a show of force following North Korea's nuclear test last week. The show of solidarity between the USA and South Korea came after Seoul reactivated loudspeakers broadcasting propaganda into North Korea near the heavily fortified border between the countries.

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Snyder creates committee for long-term Flint response

It's hard not to think of that broken dynamic while reading about the possibly criminal negligence that's caused the rate of lead poisoning among children in Flint , Michigan, to double in just a few years, and forced the state's Republican governor, Rick Snyder , to declare a state of emergency.

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Gov. Rick Snyder pledges to fix Flint water crisis

The 2014 decision to switch Flint's water source to the Flint River was made by an emergency manager. The National Guard, state employees, local authorities and volunteers have been distributing lead tests, filters and bottled water. President Barack Obama met on Tuesday with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver to discuss the issues and reiterated that his administration would support state and local officials.

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Class about Flint's water crisis generating big interest

Snyder is a Republican. Flint's 100,000 residents are unable to drink unfiltered tap water. Does he live in a certain part of Flint where his water might be cleaner? "Of course, some of the Flint people respond by looking for someone to blame instead of working to reduce anxiety", Muchmore wrote .

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David Bowie's music soars in days after death

He continued, "I thought, and he thought, that he'd have a few months, at least". The first fan to correctly guess the artist and song title from the hint, became the proud owner of an exclusive ESA patch that has been rocketed to space with the astronaut himself.

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New poll shows Bernie Sanders surging past Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire

He's less well known among minority populations, which some Democrats see as a vulnerability for him as the race heads to states with more racially diverse populations. But it seems less unlikely than it did a few weeks ago, which explains Clinton's increasing attacks on Sanders. Polls show that Clinton is still leading in Iowa, while Sanders has bypassed her to gain a slight lead in New Hampshire.

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Clinton receives endorsement from largest LGBT organization

Bill Clinton didn't mention the senator from Vermont by name but regularly referred to him as "her opponent". A new CNN/ORC poll shows Sanders widening his lead in the important early primary state New Hampshire, where he leads Clinton 60% to 33%.

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Sanders continues to gain ground on Clinton nationally

She leads Christie 45% to 42%, beats Cruz 47% to 41% and tops Trump 48% to 39%. CNN reports : Those undeclared voters are critical to Sanders' support: 70% in the new poll say they plan to vote for him, 25% Clinton. Bernie Sanders quickly closing in on frontrunner Hillary Clinton . The poll of 383 likely Florida Democratic primary voters was taken from January 15-Jan.

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CNN to hold Iowa Democratic town hall

In an interview with NBC, McCaskill said it was "absolutely impossible" for him to win in her home state of Missouri. In the December poll, 38% of undeclared voters who said they planned to vote said they would likely participate in the Democratic primary, a figure that is up to 48% in the new poll.

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Snyder appeals Obama's denial of disaster aid for Flint

In a speech on Tuesday (Jan 19), Mr Snyder said federal, state and local leaders had failed residents. FEMA is also providing lead testing and water filters. "We still can't drink our water". "With hard water, you get a different flavor and feel". Show me whatever else you got. "Most of all, you deserve to know the truth, and I have a responsibility to tell the truth".

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Oregon Residents Confront Bundy At Meeting: 'You Need To Go Home'

Rallies also were held in Portland and in Boise, Idaho, Tuesday, with hundreds of people calling for Bundy to end the occupation and pointing out that federal management allows all kinds of people to enjoy public lands. It was the most pointed demonstration yet of local residents' desire that Bundy and his group go home. She said that while she wouldn't do or say anything to compromise the federal government's efforts to resolve the situation, she urged that they take action to end the ...

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Cher To Donate Drinking Water To US City

The financially strapped city was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager when it switched its source of tap water to the nearby Flint River in April 2014 from Detroit's system to save money. The move is meant "to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe", it added.

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Hillary Clinton Retains Solid Lead in Florida Over Bernie Sanders

In Tuesday's poll , Sanders leads Clinton 70 percent to 25 percent among voters that are not registered with a political party. Sanders has a strong grassroots campaign but Clinton is grabbing more endorsements from major individuals and organizations.

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Ask pregnant women about trips to Zika-infected areas — CDC to doctors

Oxitec , which produces the mosquitoes in Campinas, announced it will build a second facility in nearby Piracicaba, Sao Paulo state, following strong results there in controlling the population of the Aedes vector that also carries the dengue virus.

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CDC offers Zika virus guidelines, docs should ask about travel

The Zika virus is nothing new, but health officials fear the infections are behind an exponential increase of babies born with birth defects in Brazil . "There's a lot we don't know including how much Zika is in the different areas, or how likely it is that Zika infection in a pregnant woman will lead to the birth defect".

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Hillary Clinton tells Seth Meyers Bill might be useful in White House

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