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Memorial set for 12 Marines aboard helicopters that crashed

The service was shown live on the Internet. No bodies were found. The cause is under investigation. Servicemen draped flight gear on 12 white crosses Friday to commemorate the Marines who died when two helicopters crashed off the coast of Hawaii during a nighttime training mission.

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4 things to watch for in the Democrats' debate

The poll , conducted January 7 to 13, found that 12 percent of Americans are more likely to vote for Hillary, the former secretary of state, because of her marriage to Bill. His vote for the law, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, has been a sore spot for gun control activists and a gift to Clinton, who this week called him "a pretty reliable vote for the gun lobby".

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Sanders has narrower lead over Clinton in New Hampshire

A clip in the Clinton video cut off Sanders, an Independent senator from Vermont, before he elaborated in the debate earlier this month that he did not advocate exchanging ambassadors and said that the United States should remain wary of Iran.

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Syria, Iran top agenda as Kerry meets wary Arabs in Saudi

Those feelings crystallised with a historic worldwide deal which this month lifted crippling economic sanctions on Iran in return for a scaling back of its nuclear capabilities. "There is no sudden transformation in these other concerns", he said of Iran. Kerry has long sought to reassure his Gulf allies about the overtures to Iran, and will continue those efforts in Riyadh .

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Wal-Mart to hike pay of vast majority of U.S. employees

Vacation, sick time, personal time and holiday time will be combined into one category, and full-time hourly employees will be allowed to carry over up to 80 hours of paid time off year-to-year. "We are committed to investing in our associates and to continuing to simplify our business", said Judith McKenna, chief operating officer for Walmart U.S., in a press release.

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At least 34 die in boat sinkings off Greek islands

Turkey's Dogan news agency meanwhile reported that the Turkish coastguard had found the bodies of three children after their boat sank off the beach resort of Didim. It was unclear how many people had originally been on the boat. In total, 74 people were saved. At least 21 people died Friday as two boats carrying refugees and migrants from Turkey capsized in the Aegean Sea, said the Greek Coast Guard.

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Clinton ally says Sanders slights minorities in new ad

Though many party insiders have long expected that Sanders could win New Hampshire, the first-primary state, the close race in Iowa has the Clinton campaign scrambling with a little more than a week to go before the caucuses. "As bad as things are in Syria, and they are, more Iranian troops are only going to make it worse". Clinton's 2008 campaign strategy relied on clearing the field quickly by racking up big wins in early primary contests.

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Palin joins Trump in call to 'make America great again'

During an interview with CNN host Don Lemon , Trump said he told Palin she should talk about her 26-year-old son, who was arrested Monday night in Alaska after his girlfriend said he punched her in the head. Reporter: The Sarah Palin endorsement tour firing up the trump base. Her remarks were more concise than Tuesday evening, when she endorsed Trump in a rambling speech .

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New Zealand eye hat-trick in T20I series decider

The Wellington will see the decider of the series as the both teams look forward to win the final contest and lift the trophy. Umar Gul's form is the biggest concern for Pakistan as the 31-year-old appears a pale shadow of the second highest wicket-taker in T20Is.

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'Time' cover spotlights Flint water crisis

I would be beside myself if my kids' health would be at risk. After a Flint resident sent tap water samples to be tested at Virginia Tech, which confirmed the water's toxicity, Snyder's office was still slow to respond to the unfolding emergency.

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Rouhani says Iran will honor nuclear deal if West does the same

The latest sanctions won't affect development and "we will show this in practice by revealing new missile achievements", Iran's Defense Minister General Hossein Dehghan said according to the semi-official Tasnim News Agency. "The Conservatives booby-trapped the issue of relations with Iran", Juneau said Tuesday. A fifth prisoner, American student Matthew Trevithick, was released separately on Saturday.

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Sarah Palin says son's arrest linked to PTSD

Sarah Palin on Wednesday tied President Obama's treatment of veterans to her son's arrest on a domestic violence charge. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. "Oh my goodness gracious". We are the candidate that is the conservative candidate and we are against the establishment moderate and that's the theme and has been the theme of our campaign for six months now.

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Michigan Governor Apologizes to Flint, Promises Water Fixes

The Republican governor devoted much of the roughly hour-long speech to the disaster, blaming the situation on "government" failures at the federal, state and local level before telling Flint residents "I let you down". "When Michiganders turn on the tap they expect and deserve clean water", said Snyder. Following the switch, residents complained of the water's smell, taste and color, with some saying the water caused rashes and hair loss.

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Japan, ROK, US nuclear envoys to meet over N. Korea

On the same day, the DPRK forces also resumed its own propaganda broadcasts in frontline areas in response to South Korea's psychological warfare. "I want you to maintain the highest level readiness from a long-term view as joint military exercises are coming up", Scaparrotti told United States and South Korean forces on a visit to a base, a U.S.

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More Kenyan soldiers attacked in Somalia arrive at Wilson Airport

The militants say the attacks are retaliation for the Kenyan military presence in Somalia and "war crimes" committed by Kenyan troops. It has been confirmed that al-Shabaab were holding 12 soldiers, who were being used as human shields, The Star reported.

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Health expert weighs in on Zika cases in South Florida

More than 3,500 cases of microcephaly have been reported in the South American country, and 46 babies have died, according to reports. In Brazil, the number of infants born with a rare brain defect known as microcephaly has continued to increase: 3,893 new cases have been identified since health officials began investigating in October and officials have said that they are convinced the flood of new cases are linked to an outbreak of Zika.

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Democratic presidential candidates call for increased highway funding

Notably, they sent Clinton's daughter Chelsea to New Hampshire to attack Bernie Sanders' healthcare plan. With Emanuel AME Church, whose Black worshippers were slain by a White supremacist past year, located just a block away from the debate venue, Ms Clinton underlined that Mr Sanders had opposed tighter guns laws at least twice - in 1993 and again in 2005.

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More pregnant women in US diagnosed with Zika virus

But for pregnant women, the virus can be transmitted to the foetus, triggering brain damage like microcephaly in which the brain and skull are abnormally small. Follow Rachael Rettner @RachaelRettner . Many people who contract the Zika virus never display any symptoms while others may present with a fever or rash.

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CDC warns pregnant travelers of Zika virus; 2 IL women test positive

Two of those people live in Miami-Dade County and traveled to Colombia in December, and the third infected person lives in Hillsborough County and traveled to Venezuela in December, according to the Washington Post. At least one species of mosquito common in Florida and the Gulf Coast, Aedes aegypti , can spread Zika, but it's not known whether other mosquitoes ranging farther north in the country can also transmit the virus.

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Confirms first case of Zika in the state

Shah in a statement. Zika causes only a mild illness in most people. They are Brazil, Barbados, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guyana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Paraguay, Surinam and Venezuela.

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Bernie has his biggest lead over Hillary yet

Clinton still leads by double digits in national polls , underscoring her electability in the general election, yet Sanders also leads in Iowa. Mrs. The CNN/WMUR poll was conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center by telephone from January 13-18. BERNIE SANDERS: I know President Obama's been getting a lot of criticism on this.

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Seoul fires warning shots at North Korean drone over DMZ

Any shooting on what is probably the world's most heavily militarized border is rare and a cause for concern, though there was no exchange of fire and the incident showed no immediate sign of escalating. Despite much global skepticism about whether Pyongyang had actually exploded a hydrogen bomb rather than a less powerful atomic bomb, the test sparked worldwide outcry, including from China, which is a huge supplier of energy and aid to North Korea .

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New Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Opening Up Huge Lead Over Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders is beating Hillary Clinton by a whopping 27 percentage points among Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire , according to a new CNN/WMUR poll . Still, Mrs. Clinton lost ground with almost every big Democratic voting bloc, including a turn from a 57 percent to 31 percent advantage among liberals to a 42 percent to 51 deficit among that group.

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Zika virus may infect up to 700000 people in Colombia: government

The illness often results in fever, joint pain and rash, health officials said. The Zika infection has reached outbreak levels in Brazil, where more than 3,500 women had babies born with microcephaly in 2015. There have also been cases in Cabo Verde in Africa and in Cambodia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia and sporadic imported cases in Europe, Canada and the United States from Central and South America.

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Clinton hits Sanders over Planned Parenthood comments

And, while Sanders designating MoveOn.org and Democracy for America as "grassroots"-perhaps in contrast to Planned Parenthood and the Human Rights Campaign-surely rankled some, "grassroots" is not synonymous with "good", and Planned Parenthood and the Human Rights Campaign are each among the largest and most influential organizations of their kind ".

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Last Year Was Hottest On Record By Wide Margin

Annual temperatures in the Northeast, including Central New York, were constrained by the record cold February, which was 16.7 degrees below normal. Earth has broken monthly heat records 34 times since 2000. However, for the majority of climate scientists who stand behind predictions that human-induced global warming holds significant consequences for life on Earth, last years' data is confirmation that world leaders need to take immediate steps to address further warming.

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Rouhani: Big victory for Iranian diplomacy

Within hours of the release of the Americans, the U.S. imposed sanctions against those involved in Iran's ballistic missile program as a result of Tehran's firing of a medium-range ballistic missile. Iran insists all of its nuclear activities are peaceful. But Parsi said Iran must do more to keep Americans from feeling threatened while in that country and she said Iran has much work to do for its own people.

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Obama touts improved Iranian ties: 'This is a good day'

Not only did the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) declare last summer's nuclear deal legitimate, unlocking some $100 billion in sanctions relief; Iran released four Americans who have been imprisoned in the country. The Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Adam Szubin said that "Iran's ballistic missile program poses a significant threat to regional and global security, and Iran will continue to be subject to worldwide sanctions ".

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Families join Americans freed from Iran

Hekmati's family released a photo Monday showing him with two sisters and a brother-in-law, along with U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Michigan. "Up until the last second we were all concerned". He was accompanied out of Tehran by his mother and Iranian wife, also a journalist. Hekmati was detained in August 2011 on espionage charges. The approval of Khamenei was critical to allow last year's nuclear accord with world powers that limited Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for easing worldwide ...

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Health Officials: 3 In Florida Have Zika Virus

According to the guidelines, testing for Zika virus will be performed by the CDC and several state health departments. The mother likely had the mosquito-borne virus while living in Brazil and her newborn acquired the infection in the womb.