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White House: Paris Attack An Evolution Of Terror Threat

In a statement on Wednesday, President Obama pledged support for the French authorities after the terrorist attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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Brain Scans May Help Predict Future Problems, And Solutions

Brain imagery can help researchers tell if people are more likely to be able to quit smoking or have trouble with reading. But those tests aren't yet ready for the doctor's office or classroom.
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Sorry, No Space Heaters: Hawaii Copes With Record Cold

As temperatures hit the 50s, some stores sold out of space heaters. Some residents turned to blankets, layers of heavy clothes and thermal socks to stay warm.
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Cape Cod's Offshore Wind Project In Jeopardy

A controversial offshore wind project under development in Cape Cod has lost both of the buyers for its power. Without financing, Cape Wind is missing deadlines to deliver.
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Euro Falls To 9-Year Low Against U.S. Dollar

Europe may have a deflation problem. Eurozone consumer prices fell on an annual basis in December for the first time since the depths of the financial crisis five years ago. The decline was driven by a sharp drop in energy prices. The news is expected to increase pressure on the European Central Bank to come up with a more aggressive response to slow growth and high unemployment.
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Growth In Manufacturing Tempered By Low-Wage Jobs

President Obama is touting growth in manufacturing jobs, but if they're low-wage jobs is that a good thing?
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FBI Offers New Evidence Connecting North Korea To Sony Hack

FBI Director James Comey offered new evidence that North Korea was responsible for the cyber attack against Sony. Some technology experts had been skeptical of the proof the FBI had offered before.
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NYPD Commissioner Is A Man Caught In The Middle

The ongoing work slowdown by the NYPD puts police commissioner William Bratton in a tough spot. Bratton was hired to improve relations between the NYPD and the community, as he's credited with doing in Los Angeles. But first, he will have to ease tensions between city hall and the department's rank-and-file.
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In Midwest, Bitterly Cold Temps Keep Students At Home

In Chicago, a city that relishes their ability to deal with the harsh realities of winter the cold weather forced the closing of its schools on Wednesday. While classes were cancelled in over 100 districts, buildings were open to accept students who had nowhere to go and could not stay home alone.
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Compound From Soil Bacteria May Help Fight Dangerous Germs

A natural compound kills germs that have become resistant to antibiotics, researchers say. If it works in humans, it could help combat diseases like tuberculosis.

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