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Key Moments From The U.S. Spy Chief's Annual 'Litany Of Doom'

In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, National Intelligence Director James Clapper says "unpredictable instability has become the new normal."
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W.Va. House OKs Bill Letting People Carry Concealed Guns Without A Permit

The only concealed-carry permits needed would be for people who are 18-21 years old, if West Virginia enacts new gun legislation.
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Not Ready To Stop Obsessing Over Beyoncé And 'Formation'? We Got You

So you've watched the music video, and the halftime show, eleventy million times. Now, let these smart takes help you parse all the feels.
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After New Hampshire, Some GOP Campaigns May Stagger On In Zombie Phase

The reaper is nearer in the Republican field. The end of the dream may come for any of six candidates who desperately need at least a respectable finish in New Hampshire.
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Why Is It So Hard To Test Whether Drivers Are Stoned?

Blood alcohol levels match well with a person's impairment. But the THC in marijuana doesn't move around the body the same way, so blood tests can miss people who are stoned.

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How 401(k) Withdrawals Can Complicate Health Plan Subsidies

When someone taps into pretax retirement savings, the IRS considers it income. An unexpected withdrawal can change a person's subsidy for health premiums.
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5 Things To Know About President Obama's Budget

This is Obama's last chance to give Congress his full policy wish list in budget form.
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Jeb Bush Finds His Stride In New Hampshire, But Is It Too Late?

The former Florida governor finally seems at ease on the campaign trail. Is he peaking at the right time or are months of missteps just too much for him to overcome?
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What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting)

Author Erika Christakis mounts a spirited defense of a four-letter word that, she says, isn't used nearly enough in early classrooms: play.
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4 Things The New Hampshire Primary Will Tell Us

Did Rubio do serious damage during Saturday's debate? Does Trump need a better ground game? Will Sanders ride a huge win into other states? And how many more Republicans will leave the race?

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