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2016-01-26 07:22:18 (91 comments; 21 reshares; 139 +1s)Open 

Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons

+Washington Post: In an op-ed for Washington Post, President Obama announced a ban on solitary confinement for juvenile offenders in the federal prison system. Obama outlined a series of executive actions that are expected to affect about 10,000 inmates.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/president-obama-visits-federal-prison-in-oklahoma-july-2015/

Most reshares: 37

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2016-01-24 13:26:08 (4 comments; 37 reshares; 104 +1s)Open 

7.1-magnitude earthquake shakes Alaska

+CNN International:  A 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Alaska in the early hours of Sunday morning. The quake's epicenter hit near Cook Inlet, 162 miles southwest of Anchorage. Two smaller earthquakes followed shortly within 30 minutes after the first one. No injuries, casualties have been reported so far.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/earthquakes/

Most plusones: 161

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2016-01-11 07:21:31 (29 comments; 37 reshares; 161 +1s)Open 

Music legend David Bowie dies at age 69 after cancer battle

+The New York Times: Music legend David Bowie has died after an 18-month battle with cancer, his spokesman said early Monday. Bowie was 69.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/david-bowie-dies/

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2016-02-12 01:28:26 (8 comments; 8 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

US, Russia agree to plan for temporary ceasefire, expanded aid in Syria

+The New York Times: The U.S. and Russia have agreed to a plan for expanded delivery of aid to Syria followed by a temporary nationwide ceasefire in an effort to clear the way for renewed peace talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/syria-uprising/

US, Russia agree to plan for temporary ceasefire, expanded aid in Syria

+The New York Times: The U.S. and Russia have agreed to a plan for expanded delivery of aid to Syria followed by a temporary nationwide ceasefire in an effort to clear the way for renewed peace talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/syria-uprising/___

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2016-02-11 16:34:55 (3 comments; 19 reshares; 106 +1s)Open 

Physicists detect gravitational waves

+The New York Times: Physicists announced on Thursday that they had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away. The tone is the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.

Follow for more science news: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/science/ 

Physicists detect gravitational waves

+The New York Times: Physicists announced on Thursday that they had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away. The tone is the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.

Follow for more science news: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/science/ ___

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2016-02-10 23:19:04 (18 comments; 14 reshares; 129 +1s)Open 

Justice Department sues Ferguson over civil rights violations

The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against the city of Ferguson alleging the police department and court system engage in a pattern of violating the constitutional rights of residents. The suit comes a day after city officials approved a revised agreement it had negotiated with federal officials.

More: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/teenager-shot-killed-in-ferguson-apartment-complex/

Photo: Police confront a protester in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 11, 2014. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)

Justice Department sues Ferguson over civil rights violations

The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against the city of Ferguson alleging the police department and court system engage in a pattern of violating the constitutional rights of residents. The suit comes a day after city officials approved a revised agreement it had negotiated with federal officials.

More: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/teenager-shot-killed-in-ferguson-apartment-complex/

Photo: Police confront a protester in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 11, 2014. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)___

2016-02-10 01:43:08 (2 comments; 7 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

NBC, AP: Sanders, Trump win New Hampshire primary

+NBC News and +The Associated Press report that Bernie Sanders is the projected winner of the Democratic primary in New Hampshire and Donald Trump is the projected winner in the GOP primary. Hillary Clinton has conceded to Sanders, while the race for second place in the Republican primary is unclear.

Follow results: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2016-us-elections/

NBC, AP: Sanders, Trump win New Hampshire primary

+NBC News and +The Associated Press report that Bernie Sanders is the projected winner of the Democratic primary in New Hampshire and Donald Trump is the projected winner in the GOP primary. Hillary Clinton has conceded to Sanders, while the race for second place in the Republican primary is unclear.

Follow results: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2016-us-elections/___

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2016-02-09 17:16:12 (9 comments; 9 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

Flint mayor hopes to begin pipe replacement next month

+Detroit Free Press: Flint Mayor Karen Weaver presented a $55 million public works plan to replace lead-contaminated pipes from the the city's water system. She hopes to begin the project in March with high-risk households, including those with pregnant women, children and elderly, given first priority.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/flint-mich-water-crisis/

Flint mayor hopes to begin pipe replacement next month

+Detroit Free Press: Flint Mayor Karen Weaver presented a $55 million public works plan to replace lead-contaminated pipes from the the city's water system. She hopes to begin the project in March with high-risk households, including those with pregnant women, children and elderly, given first priority.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/flint-mich-water-crisis/___

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2016-02-09 07:19:20 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

Hong Kong riot police fire warning shots in bloody street clashes

+Reuters: Hong Kong riot police fired warning shots on Tuesday during angry clashes that erupted when authorities tried to remove illegal street stalls set up for Lunar New Year celebrations, the worst street violence since pro-democracy protests in 2014.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/hong-kong-chinese-new-year-protests/

Hong Kong riot police fire warning shots in bloody street clashes

+Reuters: Hong Kong riot police fired warning shots on Tuesday during angry clashes that erupted when authorities tried to remove illegal street stalls set up for Lunar New Year celebrations, the worst street violence since pro-democracy protests in 2014.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/hong-kong-chinese-new-year-protests/___

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2016-02-09 01:51:00 (4 comments; 5 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

CDC activates highest emergency operations level for Zika outbreak

+ABC News: The CDC has moved its emergency center to Level 1, the agency's highest level, due to the Zika virus outbreak, officials said Monday. The three other times Level 1 has been activated have been to combat Ebola, to combat H1N1 influenza and after Hurricane Katrina.

For more: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/zika-virus-outbreak-2016/

CDC activates highest emergency operations level for Zika outbreak

+ABC News: The CDC has moved its emergency center to Level 1, the agency's highest level, due to the Zika virus outbreak, officials said Monday. The three other times Level 1 has been activated have been to combat Ebola, to combat H1N1 influenza and after Hurricane Katrina.

For more: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/zika-virus-outbreak-2016/___

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2016-02-07 04:35:58 (18 comments; 9 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

Chicago officer sues estate of teen he fatally shot

+Chicago Tribune: A Chicago police officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed his neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing the shooting caused the officer "extreme emotional trauma." 

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2-killed-in-chicago-police-involved-shooting-dec-26-2015/

Chicago officer sues estate of teen he fatally shot

+Chicago Tribune: A Chicago police officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed his neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing the shooting caused the officer "extreme emotional trauma." 

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2-killed-in-chicago-police-involved-shooting-dec-26-2015/___

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2016-02-06 19:39:23 (6 comments; 14 reshares; 53 +1s)Open 

More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: government

+Reuters: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says more than 3,100 pregnant women in the country are infected with the Zika virus, The mosquito-borne virus has been linked to the birth defect microcephaly, which prevents fetus' brains from developing properly.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/zika-virus-outbreak-2016/

More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: government

+Reuters: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says more than 3,100 pregnant women in the country are infected with the Zika virus, The mosquito-borne virus has been linked to the birth defect microcephaly, which prevents fetus' brains from developing properly.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/zika-virus-outbreak-2016/___

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2016-02-04 23:38:59 (25 comments; 24 reshares; 118 +1s)Open 

Maurice White, co-founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, dies at 74

+Rolling Stone: Earth, Wind & Fire vocalist and co-founder Maurice White died in his sleep in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening, a rep for the band confirmed. He was 74.  

Follow updates and other entertainment news: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/entertainment/

Maurice White, co-founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, dies at 74

+Rolling Stone: Earth, Wind & Fire vocalist and co-founder Maurice White died in his sleep in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening, a rep for the band confirmed. He was 74.  

Follow updates and other entertainment news: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/entertainment/___

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2016-02-03 14:10:51 (21 comments; 7 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

Rand Paul dropping out of presidential race

+CNN: Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is suspending his bid for the White House.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2016-us-elections/

Rand Paul dropping out of presidential race

+CNN: Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is suspending his bid for the White House.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2016-us-elections/___

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2016-02-03 07:13:23 (16 comments; 4 reshares; 37 +1s)Open 

Former Flint emergency manager refuses to testify at US House hearing

+The Detroit News: Darnell Earley, former city emergency manager of Flint, Mich., will not be testifying before Congress despite a subpoena by a US House committee, his attorney says. Earley, currently emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools, oversaw Flint’s drinking water supply when it was switched to the Flint River in April 2014.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/flint-mich-water-crisis/

Former Flint emergency manager refuses to testify at US House hearing

+The Detroit News: Darnell Earley, former city emergency manager of Flint, Mich., will not be testifying before Congress despite a subpoena by a US House committee, his attorney says. Earley, currently emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools, oversaw Flint’s drinking water supply when it was switched to the Flint River in April 2014.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/flint-mich-water-crisis/___

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2016-02-02 07:45:15 (17 comments; 3 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

Ted Cruz projected to win Iowa GOP caucus; Democrats in 'virtual tie'

+The Associated Press: Ted Cruz has been projected to win Iowa's GOP caucus over front-runner Donald Trump. With 99% of precincts reporting in the Iowa Democratic Caucus, Hillary Clinton leads by just 4 delegate equivalents over Bernie Sanders. The Democratic race remains too close to call.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2016-us-elections/

Ted Cruz projected to win Iowa GOP caucus; Democrats in 'virtual tie'

+The Associated Press: Ted Cruz has been projected to win Iowa's GOP caucus over front-runner Donald Trump. With 99% of precincts reporting in the Iowa Democratic Caucus, Hillary Clinton leads by just 4 delegate equivalents over Bernie Sanders. The Democratic race remains too close to call.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2016-us-elections/___

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2016-01-30 23:45:57 (12 comments; 11 reshares; 53 +1s)Open 

1 killed, 6 hurt in shootings, stabbing at Denver motorcycle expo

+The Denver Post: One person was killed and six others wounded Saturday afternoon in multiple shootings and a stabbing at the Denver Coliseum, authorities said. The melee is believed to have started as a brawl between rival motorcycle gangs. 

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/denver-coliseum-shootings-jan-30-2016/

1 killed, 6 hurt in shootings, stabbing at Denver motorcycle expo

+The Denver Post: One person was killed and six others wounded Saturday afternoon in multiple shootings and a stabbing at the Denver Coliseum, authorities said. The melee is believed to have started as a brawl between rival motorcycle gangs. 

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/denver-coliseum-shootings-jan-30-2016/___

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2016-01-30 18:54:41 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

2 Remaining Orange County Jail Inmates Arrested: Orange County Sheriff's

+NBC LA: Two remaining inmates who escaped an Orange County, Claif., jail have been recaptured, the Orange County Sheriff's Offices says. The news comes a day after one of the three escapees surrendered to police on Friday

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/orange-county-calif-prison-escape-january-2016/

2 Remaining Orange County Jail Inmates Arrested: Orange County Sheriff's

+NBC LA: Two remaining inmates who escaped an Orange County, Claif., jail have been recaptured, the Orange County Sheriff's Offices says. The news comes a day after one of the three escapees surrendered to police on Friday

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/orange-county-calif-prison-escape-january-2016/___

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2016-01-30 17:08:57 (49 comments; 7 reshares; 46 +1s)Open 

The New York Times endorses Clinton, Kasich

+POLITICO: Two days before the Iowa caucus, The New York Times has endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination and John Kasich for the Republican nomination for US president.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2016-us-elections/

The New York Times endorses Clinton, Kasich

+POLITICO: Two days before the Iowa caucus, The New York Times has endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination and John Kasich for the Republican nomination for US president.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2016-us-elections/___

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2016-01-30 12:15:06 (16 comments; 3 reshares; 81 +1s)Open 

Kerber bests Williams to take crown at Australian Open

+ABC Australia: Angelique Kerber, ranked sixth internationally, delivered a stunning upset to Serena Williams in the women's singles final of the Australian Open on Saturday. Williams had been chasing a 7th crown at the tournament, while Kerber told press afterward she'd expected to exit in the first round.

Follow the Australian Open, including Sunday's men's finals matchup, on Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/australian-open-2016/

Kerber bests Williams to take crown at Australian Open

+ABC Australia: Angelique Kerber, ranked sixth internationally, delivered a stunning upset to Serena Williams in the women's singles final of the Australian Open on Saturday. Williams had been chasing a 7th crown at the tournament, while Kerber told press afterward she'd expected to exit in the first round.

Follow the Australian Open, including Sunday's men's finals matchup, on Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/australian-open-2016/___

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2016-01-29 20:35:03 (7 comments; 5 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

Escaped California inmate turns himself in

+Los Angeles Times: One of the three men who escaped from an Orange County, Calif., jail last week surrendered to police in Santa Ana, officials said. Bac Duong surrendered Friday morning after a friend or acquaintance called police, Sgt. Don Humphrey said. 

Follow the manhunt on Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/orange-county-calif-prison-escape-january-2016/

Escaped California inmate turns himself in

+Los Angeles Times: One of the three men who escaped from an Orange County, Calif., jail last week surrendered to police in Santa Ana, officials said. Bac Duong surrendered Friday morning after a friend or acquaintance called police, Sgt. Don Humphrey said. 

Follow the manhunt on Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/orange-county-calif-prison-escape-january-2016/___

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2016-01-28 15:44:36 (14 comments; 13 reshares; 65 +1s)Open 

Mattel releases 3 new body types for Barbie dolls

+USA TODAY: Mattel, the maker of Barbie, announced Thursday the iconic doll will now come in three new bodies types and a variety of skin tones and hairstyles. The dolls will be available in tall, petite and curvy body types starting online Thursday and in stores on March 1.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/barbie/

Mattel releases 3 new body types for Barbie dolls

+USA TODAY: Mattel, the maker of Barbie, announced Thursday the iconic doll will now come in three new bodies types and a variety of skin tones and hairstyles. The dolls will be available in tall, petite and curvy body types starting online Thursday and in stores on March 1.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/barbie/___

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2016-01-28 00:21:05 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

Ferguson, DOJ reach proposed agreement on police overhaul

+KMOV News 4 St. Louis: The City of Ferguson and U.S. Department of Justice have released a proposed agreement where the city will maintain control of its police force and municipal courts after months of negotiations following a Justice Department investigation.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/teenager-shot-killed-in-ferguson-apartment-complex/ 

Ferguson, DOJ reach proposed agreement on police overhaul

+KMOV News 4 St. Louis: The City of Ferguson and U.S. Department of Justice have released a proposed agreement where the city will maintain control of its police force and municipal courts after months of negotiations following a Justice Department investigation.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/teenager-shot-killed-in-ferguson-apartment-complex/ ___

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2016-01-27 16:09:32 (6 comments; 7 reshares; 48 +1s)Open 

Tornado confirmed in Broward County, Fla.

+WSVN-TV: A confirmed tornado hit Coconut Creek, Fla., Wednesday morning, overturning a vehicle on Florida's Turnpike, and tearing across Broward College's north campus and a retirement community. Rescue crews were assessing damage, with no immediate reports of major injury. 

Find out first with the Breaking News app: http://www.breakingnews.com/about/#about-apps

Tornado confirmed in Broward County, Fla.

+WSVN-TV: A confirmed tornado hit Coconut Creek, Fla., Wednesday morning, overturning a vehicle on Florida's Turnpike, and tearing across Broward College's north campus and a retirement community. Rescue crews were assessing damage, with no immediate reports of major injury. 

Find out first with the Breaking News app: http://www.breakingnews.com/about/#about-apps___

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2016-01-26 07:22:18 (91 comments; 21 reshares; 139 +1s)Open 

Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons

+Washington Post: In an op-ed for Washington Post, President Obama announced a ban on solitary confinement for juvenile offenders in the federal prison system. Obama outlined a series of executive actions that are expected to affect about 10,000 inmates.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/president-obama-visits-federal-prison-in-oklahoma-july-2015/

Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons

+Washington Post: In an op-ed for Washington Post, President Obama announced a ban on solitary confinement for juvenile offenders in the federal prison system. Obama outlined a series of executive actions that are expected to affect about 10,000 inmates.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/president-obama-visits-federal-prison-in-oklahoma-july-2015/___

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2016-01-25 23:13:50 (20 comments; 13 reshares; 53 +1s)Open 

Jury indicts anti-abortion activists behind Planned Parenthood videos

+Houston Chronicle:  Two anti-abortion activists behind Planned Parenthood videos were indicted Monday for tampering with a governmental record. Earlier, the grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/planned-parenthood-targeted-in-activist-videos/

Jury indicts anti-abortion activists behind Planned Parenthood videos

+Houston Chronicle:  Two anti-abortion activists behind Planned Parenthood videos were indicted Monday for tampering with a governmental record. Earlier, the grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/planned-parenthood-targeted-in-activist-videos/___

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2016-01-24 13:26:08 (4 comments; 37 reshares; 104 +1s)Open 

7.1-magnitude earthquake shakes Alaska

+CNN International:  A 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Alaska in the early hours of Sunday morning. The quake's epicenter hit near Cook Inlet, 162 miles southwest of Anchorage. Two smaller earthquakes followed shortly within 30 minutes after the first one. No injuries, casualties have been reported so far.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/earthquakes/

7.1-magnitude earthquake shakes Alaska

+CNN International:  A 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Alaska in the early hours of Sunday morning. The quake's epicenter hit near Cook Inlet, 162 miles southwest of Anchorage. Two smaller earthquakes followed shortly within 30 minutes after the first one. No injuries, casualties have been reported so far.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/earthquakes/___

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2016-01-24 06:01:33 (4 comments; 9 reshares; 74 +1s)Open 

Blizzard blasts region; 2nd largest snowfall in NYC's Central Park

+NBC New York: A powerful blizzard that stunned much of the Eastern United States dumped 26.8 inches of snow in Central Park, giving the city it's second heaviest snowfall since records were kept in 1869.The amount is .1 inches away from breaking the all-time record of 26.9 inches set in Feb. 2006. 

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/snow-storm-hits-us-northeast-mid-atlantic-jan-21-24/

Blizzard blasts region; 2nd largest snowfall in NYC's Central Park

+NBC New York: A powerful blizzard that stunned much of the Eastern United States dumped 26.8 inches of snow in Central Park, giving the city it's second heaviest snowfall since records were kept in 1869.The amount is .1 inches away from breaking the all-time record of 26.9 inches set in Feb. 2006. 

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/snow-storm-hits-us-northeast-mid-atlantic-jan-21-24/___

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2016-01-23 20:58:18 (10 comments; 13 reshares; 65 +1s)Open 

Winter Storm Jonas Bringing Peak Impacts to Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Saturday; Blizzard Warnings From D.C. to New York City

+Weather Channel: A winter storm is battering the eastern part of the United States with snow totals topping 30 inches in at least West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. At least 40 inches of snow was reported near Glengary, W.Va., and snowfall rates of 1-3 inches were reported from Washington, DC to New York City.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/snow-storm-hits-us-northeast-mid-atlantic-jan-21-24/

Winter Storm Jonas Bringing Peak Impacts to Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Saturday; Blizzard Warnings From D.C. to New York City

+Weather Channel: A winter storm is battering the eastern part of the United States with snow totals topping 30 inches in at least West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. At least 40 inches of snow was reported near Glengary, W.Va., and snowfall rates of 1-3 inches were reported from Washington, DC to New York City.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/snow-storm-hits-us-northeast-mid-atlantic-jan-21-24/___

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2016-01-23 16:51:08 (31 comments; 10 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

Bloomberg, Sensing an Opening, Revisits a Potential White House Run

+The New York Times: Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is considering an independent run for president amid frustration with the current race, advisers and allies say.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2016-us-elections/

Bloomberg, Sensing an Opening, Revisits a Potential White House Run

+The New York Times: Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is considering an independent run for president amid frustration with the current race, advisers and allies say.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2016-us-elections/___

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2016-01-22 15:45:10 (33 comments; 5 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

Wyoming grad arrested in North Korea for 'hostile act'

+Cincinnati Enquirer: University of Virginia student Otto Frederick Warmbier has was arrested in North Korea over an alleged "hostile act." North Korea claims Warmbier entered the country under the guise of a tourist and plotted to destroy the country's unity.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/us-university-student-detained-in-north-korea-jan-2016/

Wyoming grad arrested in North Korea for 'hostile act'

+Cincinnati Enquirer: University of Virginia student Otto Frederick Warmbier has was arrested in North Korea over an alleged "hostile act." North Korea claims Warmbier entered the country under the guise of a tourist and plotted to destroy the country's unity.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/us-university-student-detained-in-north-korea-jan-2016/___

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2016-01-21 02:44:31 (17 comments; 9 reshares; 73 +1s)Open 

Buffalo Bills hire first full-time female assistant coach in NFL history

+Bleacher Report: The Buffalo Bills have announced the hiring of Kathryn Smith as a quality control assistant under head coach Rex Ryan, which would make her "the first full-time female assistant coach in NFL history."

Follow NFL updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/national-football-league/

Buffalo Bills hire first full-time female assistant coach in NFL history

+Bleacher Report: The Buffalo Bills have announced the hiring of Kathryn Smith as a quality control assistant under head coach Rex Ryan, which would make her "the first full-time female assistant coach in NFL history."

Follow NFL updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/national-football-league/___

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2016-01-20 18:16:18 (4 comments; 3 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

Report: 2015 was hottest year in recorded history

+The New York Times: NASA and NOAA reported that 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history, breaking a record set in 2014. Scientists predicted a global temperature record months ago due to a large El Niño weather pattern, but say the bulk of the record-setting heat is a consequence of planetary warming caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/environment/

Report: 2015 was hottest year in recorded history

+The New York Times: NASA and NOAA reported that 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history, breaking a record set in 2014. Scientists predicted a global temperature record months ago due to a large El Niño weather pattern, but say the bulk of the record-setting heat is a consequence of planetary warming caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/environment/___

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2016-01-20 07:20:22 (1 comments; 14 reshares; 49 +1s)Open 

Search for 12 Marines ends without finding survivors

Marine Corps Times: After five days without finding any survivors, the Coast Guard suspended its search for 12 Marines who have been missing since Jan. 14 when their two CH-53 helicopters crashed off Oahu.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/marine-helicopters-collide-over-hawaii-jan-15-2016/

Search for 12 Marines ends without finding survivors

Marine Corps Times: After five days without finding any survivors, the Coast Guard suspended its search for 12 Marines who have been missing since Jan. 14 when their two CH-53 helicopters crashed off Oahu.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/marine-helicopters-collide-over-hawaii-jan-15-2016/___

2016-01-19 21:08:17 (17 comments; 1 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

Islamic State confirms 'Jihadi John' killed in strike

Islamic State media confirmed that the British citizen known as "Jihadi John" was killed in a drone strike. Mohammed Emwazi appeared in several videos showing the beheading of hostages. In November, the U.S. military had said they targeted him in a drone strike and were "reasonably certain" he was killed.

Islamic State confirms 'Jihadi John' killed in strike

Islamic State media confirmed that the British citizen known as "Jihadi John" was killed in a drone strike. Mohammed Emwazi appeared in several videos showing the beheading of hostages. In November, the U.S. military had said they targeted him in a drone strike and were "reasonably certain" he was killed.___

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2016-01-19 18:31:26 (4 comments; 5 reshares; 40 +1s)Open 

2 dead, 18 injured in bus crash on Hwy 101 in San Jose

+ABC7 News - SF Bay Area: Two dead and 18 injured after a Greyhound bus overturned on the northbound side of Highway 101 in San Jose, Calif. Among the 18 injured are the driver, who had minor injuries, and 5 others who sustained significant injuries. The bus appears to be the only vehicle involved in the crash.

Follow updates on Breaking News: http://abc7news.com/traffic/2-dead-6-injured-in-bus-crash-on-hwy-101-in-san-jose/1165019/

2 dead, 18 injured in bus crash on Hwy 101 in San Jose

+ABC7 News - SF Bay Area: Two dead and 18 injured after a Greyhound bus overturned on the northbound side of Highway 101 in San Jose, Calif. Among the 18 injured are the driver, who had minor injuries, and 5 others who sustained significant injuries. The bus appears to be the only vehicle involved in the crash.

Follow updates on Breaking News: http://abc7news.com/traffic/2-dead-6-injured-in-bus-crash-on-hwy-101-in-san-jose/1165019/___

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2016-01-19 14:48:39 (22 comments; 4 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

US Supreme Court to hear challenge to Obama immigration actions

+The New York Times: The Supreme Court said Tuesday that it would consider a legal challenge to President Obama’s overhaul of the nation’s immigration rules.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/us-senate-immigration-reform-deal/

US Supreme Court to hear challenge to Obama immigration actions

+The New York Times: The Supreme Court said Tuesday that it would consider a legal challenge to President Obama’s overhaul of the nation’s immigration rules.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/us-senate-immigration-reform-deal/___

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2016-01-19 07:09:42 (3 comments; 5 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

FIFA's Blatter is still being paid his salary despite ban from world soccer

+Reuters: FIFA's Sepp Blatter may have been banned for eight years from the game but he is still receiving his president's salary from the governing body, a spokesman for FIFA's Audit and Compliance Committee said.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/fifa-corruption-case/

FIFA's Blatter is still being paid his salary despite ban from world soccer

+Reuters: FIFA's Sepp Blatter may have been banned for eight years from the game but he is still receiving his president's salary from the governing body, a spokesman for FIFA's Audit and Compliance Committee said.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/fifa-corruption-case/___

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2016-01-17 19:03:41 (8 comments; 23 reshares; 117 +1s)Open 

David Bowie's 'Blackstar' album debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart

+Billboard: David Bowie’s final album, “Blackstar,” debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, giving the late music legend his first No. 1 album. Bowie died on Jan. 10 of cancer, two days after the release of the album.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/david-bowie-dies/

David Bowie's 'Blackstar' album debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart

+Billboard: David Bowie’s final album, “Blackstar,” debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, giving the late music legend his first No. 1 album. Bowie died on Jan. 10 of cancer, two days after the release of the album.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/david-bowie-dies/___

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2016-01-16 21:39:08 (19 comments; 16 reshares; 72 +1s)Open 

Sanctions Lifted Against Iran After Nuclear Watchdog Verifies Compliance

+NBC News: The United States and European Union has lifted economic sanctions on Iran after head of the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran met all steps to comply with a landmark nuclear deal. The news comes on the same day as a successful prisoner swap between the US and Iran.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/iran-nuclear-program/

Sanctions Lifted Against Iran After Nuclear Watchdog Verifies Compliance

+NBC News: The United States and European Union has lifted economic sanctions on Iran after head of the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran met all steps to comply with a landmark nuclear deal. The news comes on the same day as a successful prisoner swap between the US and Iran.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/iran-nuclear-program/___

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2016-01-16 14:56:41 (46 comments; 1 reshares; 51 +1s)Open 

Post reporter Jason Rezaian and others to be freed in prisoner swap, according to Iranian media

+Washington Post: Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian and three other dual U.S.-Iranian citizens have been freed in a prisoner swap, according to Iranian news agencies. Rezaian has been held in Iran since July 2014.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/washington-post-journalist-jason-rezaian-detained-in-iran/

Post reporter Jason Rezaian and others to be freed in prisoner swap, according to Iranian media

+Washington Post: Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian and three other dual U.S.-Iranian citizens have been freed in a prisoner swap, according to Iranian news agencies. Rezaian has been held in Iran since July 2014.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/washington-post-journalist-jason-rezaian-detained-in-iran/___

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2016-01-15 21:07:32 (0 comments; 11 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

Hotel attacked in Burkina Faso

+BBC News: Witnesses say armed gunmen set off twin car bombs then stormed a hotel favored by westerners in Burkina Faso's capital of Ouagadougou. There was no immediate word on injuries or whether the situation was ongoing. 

Follow this story on Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/burkina-faso-hotel-attack-jan-15-2016/

Hotel attacked in Burkina Faso

+BBC News: Witnesses say armed gunmen set off twin car bombs then stormed a hotel favored by westerners in Burkina Faso's capital of Ouagadougou. There was no immediate word on injuries or whether the situation was ongoing. 

Follow this story on Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/burkina-faso-hotel-attack-jan-15-2016/___

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2016-01-15 12:57:14 (8 comments; 4 reshares; 40 +1s)Open 

Sean Penn has "a terrible regret" about "El Chapo" meeting

+CBS News: Actor Sean Penn says he has "a terrible regret" over his meeting with Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, and his article for "Rolling Stone" magazine "failed" to contribute to the discussion on the war on drugs.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/sinaloa-drug-cartel-leader-captured/

Sean Penn has "a terrible regret" about "El Chapo" meeting

+CBS News: Actor Sean Penn says he has "a terrible regret" over his meeting with Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, and his article for "Rolling Stone" magazine "failed" to contribute to the discussion on the war on drugs.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/sinaloa-drug-cartel-leader-captured/___

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2016-01-14 21:15:55 (31 comments; 10 reshares; 48 +1s)Open 

US Episcopal Church suspended over same-sex marriage acceptance 

+USA TODAY: The Anglican Communion decided Thursday to suspend its U.S. branch, the Episcopal Church, from voting and decision-making for three years over its decision to allow priests to marry same-sex couples.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/us-same-sex-marriage/

US Episcopal Church suspended over same-sex marriage acceptance 

+USA TODAY: The Anglican Communion decided Thursday to suspend its U.S. branch, the Episcopal Church, from voting and decision-making for three years over its decision to allow priests to marry same-sex couples.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/us-same-sex-marriage/___

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2016-01-14 14:01:41 (0 comments; 7 reshares; 33 +1s)Open 

Oscar Nominations: The Complete List

+The Hollywood Reporter: Frontier saga "The Revenant" led the 88th annual Academy Award nominations with 12, including Best Picture. The other nominees for Best Picture were: "The Big Short," "Bridge of Spies," "Brooklyn," "Mad Max: Fury Road," "The Martian," "Room" and "Spotlight."

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2016-academy-awards/

Oscar Nominations: The Complete List

+The Hollywood Reporter: Frontier saga "The Revenant" led the 88th annual Academy Award nominations with 12, including Best Picture. The other nominees for Best Picture were: "The Big Short," "Bridge of Spies," "Brooklyn," "Mad Max: Fury Road," "The Martian," "Room" and "Spotlight."

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2016-academy-awards/___

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2016-01-14 12:54:33 (12 comments; 26 reshares; 77 +1s)Open 

Alan Rickman, giant of British film and theatre, dies at 69

+The Guardian: British actor Alan Rickman, known for roles in films like "Die Hard" and the "Harry Potter" franchise, has died in London at age 69. He had been suffering from cancer.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/alan-rickman-dies/

Alan Rickman, giant of British film and theatre, dies at 69

+The Guardian: British actor Alan Rickman, known for roles in films like "Die Hard" and the "Harry Potter" franchise, has died in London at age 69. He had been suffering from cancer.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/alan-rickman-dies/___

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2016-01-14 00:29:33 (48 comments; 10 reshares; 60 +1s)Open 

Ted Cruz didn't disclose loan from Goldman Sachs for his first Senate campaign

+The New York Times: Sen. Ted Cruz's successful 2012 Senate bid in Texas was made easier by a large loan from Goldman Sachs, where his wife works. That loan was not disclosed in campaign finance reports, according to The New York Times. 

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/ted-cruz/

Ted Cruz didn't disclose loan from Goldman Sachs for his first Senate campaign

+The New York Times: Sen. Ted Cruz's successful 2012 Senate bid in Texas was made easier by a large loan from Goldman Sachs, where his wife works. That loan was not disclosed in campaign finance reports, according to The New York Times. 

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/ted-cruz/___

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2016-01-13 03:51:53 (8 comments; 3 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

President Obama delivers final State of the Union speech

CNN: President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Americans in his final State of the Union address to reject the politics of tribalism and fear that have rocked the campaign to find his successor and to build a "clear-eyed, big-hearted" and "optimistic" nation

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/us-state-of-the-union-address-2016/

President Obama delivers final State of the Union speech

CNN: President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Americans in his final State of the Union address to reject the politics of tribalism and fear that have rocked the campaign to find his successor and to build a "clear-eyed, big-hearted" and "optimistic" nation

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/us-state-of-the-union-address-2016/___

2016-01-12 21:48:55 (38 comments; 2 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

Pentagon: 2 US Navy boats held by Iran but will be returned

+The Associated Press: The crew of two small Navy craft are being held by Iran, but American officials have received assurances from Tehran that the crew and vessels will be returned safely and promptly. 

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/iran-seizes-us-navy-boats/

Pentagon: 2 US Navy boats held by Iran but will be returned

+The Associated Press: The crew of two small Navy craft are being held by Iran, but American officials have received assurances from Tehran that the crew and vessels will be returned safely and promptly. 

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/iran-seizes-us-navy-boats/___

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2016-01-12 16:04:56 (2 comments; 19 reshares; 59 +1s)Open 

Multi-vehicle pileup shuts Interstate in Indiana

+WISH-TV: As many as 30 vehicles and multiple semi-trucks were involved in a pileup on Interstate 70 near Richmond, Ind., amid snow conditions, state police said Tuesday morning. Injuries were reported but police were still gathering information about the situation. 

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Multi-vehicle pileup shuts Interstate in Indiana

+WISH-TV: As many as 30 vehicles and multiple semi-trucks were involved in a pileup on Interstate 70 near Richmond, Ind., amid snow conditions, state police said Tuesday morning. Injuries were reported but police were still gathering information about the situation. 

Find out first with the Breaking News app: http://www.breakingnews.com/about/#about-apps___

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2016-01-12 13:56:49 (3 comments; 14 reshares; 46 +1s)Open 


Watch El Chapo’s Exclusive Interview in Its 17-Minute Entirety

Rolling Stone magazine publishes its 17-minute exclusive interview with drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Loera. Actor Sean Penn sent his questions via a BBM device and after doing an interview in-person became impossible, according to the magazine.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/sinaloa-drug-cartel-leader-captured/


Watch El Chapo’s Exclusive Interview in Its 17-Minute Entirety

Rolling Stone magazine publishes its 17-minute exclusive interview with drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Loera. Actor Sean Penn sent his questions via a BBM device and after doing an interview in-person became impossible, according to the magazine.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/sinaloa-drug-cartel-leader-captured/___

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2016-01-12 07:08:14 (2 comments; 10 reshares; 64 +1s)Open 

China's Dalian Wanda buys Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion

+Wall Street Journal: Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co. has agreed to acquire Hollywood production company Legendary Entertainment, which has financed movies such as "Jurrasic World" and "The Dark Knight," for $3.5 billion in cash.

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China's Dalian Wanda buys Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion

+Wall Street Journal: Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co. has agreed to acquire Hollywood production company Legendary Entertainment, which has financed movies such as "Jurrasic World" and "The Dark Knight," for $3.5 billion in cash.

Find out first with the Breaking News app: http://www.breakingnews.com/app-dl___

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2016-01-11 07:21:31 (29 comments; 37 reshares; 161 +1s)Open 

Music legend David Bowie dies at age 69 after cancer battle

+The New York Times: Music legend David Bowie has died after an 18-month battle with cancer, his spokesman said early Monday. Bowie was 69.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/david-bowie-dies/

Music legend David Bowie dies at age 69 after cancer battle

+The New York Times: Music legend David Bowie has died after an 18-month battle with cancer, his spokesman said early Monday. Bowie was 69.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/david-bowie-dies/___

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