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Quake Rocks Northern California Into New Year

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 12:11pm
The 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific Coast about 200 miles north of the Bay Area.

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Rocket Attack Strikes Afghan Wedding Party

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 10:41am
A rocket fired during clashes between the Taliban and Afghan soldiers killed at least 26 at a nearby wedding party in Southern Helmand 's Sangin District

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'Turnaround Year': Cramer Assesses State of Economy

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 10:29am
The host of CNBC's "Mad Money" predicts what to expect in 2015 when it comes to job growth and gas prices and warns of possible "land mines."

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Deadly New Year's Stampede: 'I Heard People Screaming'

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 10:26am
Another 47 people were injured during the riverfront celebrations, the city said in a statement.

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'Cheerful Guy': AirAsia Passenger's Final Photo

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 8:28am
A passenger aboard the crashed AirAsia flight took a photo inside the cabin and sent it to a friend just minutes before takeoff.

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China Crackdown: What's Behind Premier's Power Grab?

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 8:04am
A corruption crackdown has helped Xi Jinping become China's most powerful leader in decades. How will the president and his party use this power?

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Six Members of Congress To Watch This Year

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 7:58am
As Republicans take control of the Senate, with that shift comes new faces and some old ones with new positions of power.

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New Year, New Questions: 15 Stories to Watch in 2015

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 6:23am
Three hundred sixty-five days from now, we'll have answers. For now, here are some of the most intriguing questions in the world.
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Will Hillary Run? What About ISIS? Stories To Watch in 2015

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 6:23am
Three hundred sixty-five days from now, we'll have answers. For now, here are some of the most intriguing questions in the world.

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Palm Trees and Snow: Freezing Weather Bites the West

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 6:17am
There was snow in southern California and chilly temperatures in Las Vegas as most of the country fell below freezing Wednesday.

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AirAsia Chief Calls for 'Hope' On Possible Jet Wreckage

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 6:13am
Indonesian officials have been unable to inspect the object lying in 100 to 165 feet off water off Borno because of bad weather.

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High-Rise Blaze Kills Three in New York City

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 5:38am
Three people have died in a New Year's Eve fire that also left a firefighter injured at a Queens high-rise building, according to the FDNY.
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Court Overturns Conviction After Prosecutor Recites 'Dixie'

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 3:52am
Idaho officials are considering whether to appeal a ruling tossing out the conviction of a black man because the prosecutor quoted "Dixie" at trial.

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Two Killed in Crash of Arizona Sheriff's Chopper

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 3:10am
Two civilian contractors died when a helicopter leased by the Cochise County, Arizona, Sheriff's Office crashed Wednesday in southern Arizona.
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Somber AirAsia Vigils Replace New Year's Festivities

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 2:43am
Hundreds of people held candles and prayed for the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 as Indonesian cities scaled back New Year's celebrations.

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Protests Over Cop Killings Held Amid New Year's Parties

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 2:28am
Protests of police killings of African-Americans were already underway in several major U.S. cities, with police ramping up for more.

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Hello, 2015! See New Year Celebrations Around the World

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 1:12am
People bid adieu 2014 and welcomed in the New Year with fireworks, cheering and champagne.

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