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Former Washiington D.C. mayor Marion Barry
Former Washiington D.C. mayor Marion Barry (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.

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A car is weighed down by heavy snow in the south Buffalo area
A car is weighed down by heavy snow in the south Buffalo area (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Beth Bragg's home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow. But she was still out first-thing Saturday with her shovel - along with hundreds of other volunteers

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Protester Derrick Robinson shouts through a bullhorn at police officers standing guard during a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department
Protester Derrick Robinson shouts through a bullhorn at police officers standing guard during a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

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U.S. troops in combat in Afghanistan in 2011. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
U.S. troops in combat in Afghanistan in 2011. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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Reports say US broadening military mission in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by President Barack Obama, administration officials say.

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U.S. consulate, after an attack that killed four Americans on the night of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya.  (AP photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)
U.S. consulate, after an attack that killed four Americans on the night of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya. (AP photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)
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GOP-led House report debunks Benghazi allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a Republican-controlled House committee has found. Its report asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration officials.

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People walk along a snow-covered street in the south Buffalo area on Friday
People walk along a snow-covered street in the south Buffalo area on Friday (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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Flooding becomes new threat in snowy Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area and killed at least 12 people, the sun came out, but so did predictions of flooding caused by rain and temperatures of up to 60 degrees.

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A Toyota Camry's caved in roof after a window washer fell at least 11 stories onto the moving vehicle in San Francisco, Friday.  (AP Photo/Lisa Leff)
A Toyota Camry's caved in roof after a window washer fell at least 11 stories onto the moving vehicle in San Francisco, Friday. (AP Photo/Lisa Leff)
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San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A worker fell screaming 11 stories from the roof of a bank building Friday morning onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street, police and witnesses said.

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National Action Network Ferguson chapter president Rev. Carlton Lee speaks during a news conference Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in St. Louis County, Mo.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
National Action Network Ferguson chapter president Rev. Carlton Lee speaks during a news conference Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in St. Louis County, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting Friday

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said the panel is still in session.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) and GOP Senate colleagues, on Capitol Hill Thursday night. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) and GOP Senate colleagues, on Capitol Hill Thursday night. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Stymied? Republicans seek immigration response

WASHINGTON (AP) -- United against President Barack Obama but uncertain how to stop him, outraged Republicans struggled for a response on immigration Friday that would check the president without veering into talk of impeachment or a government shutdown. Their remedy was far from clear.

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(Credit: ThinkStock)
(Credit: ThinkStock)
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NYC man gets prison for role in cybercrime ring

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man was sentenced Friday to more than three years in prison for his role in an international cybercrime ring that prosecutors say hacked into the computers of more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll service.

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