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Masses of ice form in the lower Niagara River and around the American Falls as seen from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Masses of ice form in the lower Niagara River and around the American Falls as seen from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Aaron Lynett)
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‘Frozen’ Niagara Falls drawing tourists to winter spectacle

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) -- The winter's deep freeze has transformed Niagara Falls into an icy spectacle, encasing the trees around it into crystal shells and drawing tourists who are braving below-zero temperatures.

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Fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq
Fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq (AP Photo/File)
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Official: Mission to retake Mosul to begin in April, May

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The operation to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State militants will likely begin in April or May and will involve about 12 Iraqi brigades, or between 20,000 and 25,000 troops, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday.

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Unidentified police official leads a shirtless suspect in the road-rage killing of a Las Vegas mother. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
Unidentified police official leads a shirtless suspect in the road-rage killing of a Las Vegas mother. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
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Road-rage killing – Las Vegas police charge 19-year-old gunman

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police made an arrest Thursday in the mysterious road-rage killing of a Las Vegas mother, apprehending a teenage neighbor who had a history with the family before the shootout.

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President Barack Obama signs documents in the Oval Office Thursday.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama signs documents in the Oval Office Thursday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Designating monuments, Obama touts conservation as US ideal

CHICAGO (AP) -- Designating the country's newest national monuments, President Barack Obama said Thursday that protecting places of natural beauty and historic significance is a truly American ideal.

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Sarah Goodfriend, left center, and Suzanne Bryant, right center, pose with their daughters Thursday.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Sarah Goodfriend, left center, and Suzanne Bryant, right center, pose with their daughters Thursday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Same-sex couple marries in Texas under one-time order

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Defying Texas' longstanding ban on gay marriage, a lesbian couple wed in Austin on Thursday immediately after being granted a marriage license under a one-time court order because one of the women has cancer.

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Many millennials are concerned about planning for retirement. (John Wohlfeil, ThinkStock)
Many millennials are concerned about planning for retirement. (John Wohlfeil, ThinkStock)
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Biggest retirement worry? Medical expenses

When it comes to retirement, Americans are concerned most about high medical expenses, according to a new Bankrate.com report in which 28 percent of respondents cited that as their biggest worry.

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Eggs are OK for your diet, a government advisory committee says. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Eggs are OK for your diet, a government advisory committee says. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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Healthful diet proposal: Sugary drinks out, coffee, eggs in

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Drink less sugary soda. But an extra cup or two of coffee is OK. So are eggs. And as always, don't forget your vegetables.

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
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Loving America – Rudy Giuliani says President Obama doesn’t

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats on Thursday assailed former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for questioning President Barack Obama's love of country, and urged the potential field of Republican presidential candidates to rebuke his comments.

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Wal-Mart President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon speaks during an interview Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)
Wal-Mart President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon speaks during an interview Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)
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Wal-Mart giving raises to nearly 40 percent of it’s work force

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains U.S. hourly workers as the embattled retailer tries to reshape the image that its stores offer dead-end jobs.

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Many Americans are still confused about Common Core Standards. (monkeybusinessimages, ThinkStock)
Many Americans are still confused about Common Core Standards. (monkeybusinessimages, ThinkStock)
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Common Core confusion is evident in new education poll

As students in New Jersey and around the nation get ready to take standardized tests like the controversial Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams, a new national survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind released Thursday reveals a lot of Americans have no idea about the Common Core State Standards behind the exams.

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