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Obama strikes defiant tone in State of the Union

It's time to "turn the page" from recession and war to boost middle-class Americans who have been left behind, the President says.

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New privacy concerns over government’s health care website

When you apply for coverage, dozens of data companies may be able to tell that you are on the site.

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Islamic State threatens 2 Japanese captives in video

The militant group released a video purporting to show two Japanese captives and threatening to kill them unless it received $200 million.

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U.S. wants end to travel curbs, set up embassy in Cuba talks

The U.S. will urge Cuba to lift travel restrictions and agree to opening embassies in historic talks on restoring relations.

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Obama to focus on middle class in State of the Union

The President will challenge the Republican-led Congress to back his ideas for helping middle-class Americans.

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Tributes, protests mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Observers linked the holiday to a rallying cry in recent months during demonstrations over police brutality: "Black lives matter."

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Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup

Cities across America are increasingly making snowplow-tracking data public in free mobile apps.

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Obama tax proposals run into Republican criticism

A new tax plan has run into rapid criticism from Republicans.

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Kentucky teens accused of multi-state crime spree

Teenage sweethearts - one of them just 13 - were arrested in Florida, ending an alleged multi-state crime spree.

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PHOTOS: Life and legacy of MLK, Jr.

A collection of photos from the Associate Press archives, some that are well known and others that may be less familiar to wide audiences.

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Making headlines this week

A look back on some of this week's biggest headlines and the stories you might have missed.

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Republicans struggle to block Obama immigration moves

Lawmakers say it will be difficult to pass a bill blocking immigration initiatives.

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With flowers and fluent French, Kerry pays respects

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offered his condolences to France for the deaths from last week's Islamist attacks.

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Obama to strike defiant tone with Republicans in speech

The President will address Americans next week in his State of the Union speech, laying out areas for potential compromise but ceding little ground to his opponents.

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U.S .loosens embargo on Cuba, making trade and travel easier

A sweeping set of measures will significantly ease the half-century-old embargo against Cuba.

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Republicans to Romney: Sit out White House run

Mitt Romney's declaration that he is considering a third shot at the White House was widely greeted with disdain.

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Obamacare enrollment near 7 million

Enrollment in the federal government's insurance marketplaces reached 6.8 million people by Jan. 9.

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Despite low prices, gas tax increase appears unlikely

The Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: finding money for highway and transit programs.

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Yosemite climbers reach top of El Capitan in historic ascent

By Dan Whitcomb and Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Two climbers completed a historic 19-day ascent to the summit…

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Obama to announce push for paid leave, sick time for workers

Obama will call on Congress to pass the Healthy Families Act.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

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A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Jan. 26.

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WATCH: Leaked Super Bowl commercials

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A 30-second commercial on Super Sunday will cost $4.5 million, but will it be money well spent?

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Tavares scores 4 as Team Toews wins NHL All-Star game.

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John Tavares tied an NHL All-Star Game record in a 17-12 triumph over Team Foligno on Sunday.

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PHOTOS: 2015 NFL Pro Bowl

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Football's biggest stars took the field for the annual Pro Bowl matchup on Sunday.

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Ryan gamble pays off as Team Irvin wins Pro Bowl

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Matt Ryan threw the winning score on a fourth down to give Team Irvin a dramatic 32-28 victory over Team Carter.