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2014 was the safest year to walk in NYC since 1910

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The year was 1910. The mass manufacture of cars was less than a decade old, and the Model T had only been in production for two years. The first parking meter wouldn’t appear for 20 years. “Driver’s Ed” didn’t really exist; people learned how to...(more) 



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German Chancellor Rules Out Weapons Aid to Ukraine

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Angela Merkel, on a visit with Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, also said that sanctions against Russia for its actions in eastern Ukraine should remain in place. 



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Snow blankets Midwest as 'round 2' storm hit Northeast

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Another round of winter storm is bringing heavy snow and blizzard to the Northeast and the Midwest. Close to 7,000 flights were canceled on Monday.          



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Build your own home media center: Customising Kodi

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Want to build one PC to rule all your living room media needs? In part two of our guide, we go hands-on with media software Kodi, taking you through Blu-ray functionality, media management and customisation.> 



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World Briefing: Belgium: Man Accused of Threat Close to Parliament

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A man with a gun and a chain saw in his car was detained Monday by the police near the European Parliament, prompting the temporary evacuation of several buildings. 



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World Briefing: Tunisia: Premier Announces More Inclusive Cabinet

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A suicide bomber killed herself Monday near a stadium where Nigeria‚Äôs president had just held an election rally in the northeastern city of Gombe, the police said. 



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Greek austerity measures linked to increased suicides

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Suicides in Greece rose sharply and remained high after the introduction of recent cost-cutting austerity measures, according to a study released today. The findings, based on reported suicides over a 30-year period, add to growing concerns about the immediate health impacts of major public spending cuts...(more) 




Warren: Obama's budget is a window into a chaotic Congress

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The background music for a defiant President Obama's $4 trillion budget is obvious: "My Way."  



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Analysis: President Obama's budget 'wish list'

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Promising to help America's middle class, President Barack Obama on Monday sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget that would hammer corporate profits overseas and raise taxes. (Feb. 2)          



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Egypt court upholds mass death sentence for 183, drawing criticism

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Reaffirming a judicial practice that has come under strong international criticism, an Egyptian criminal court Monday backed a mass death sentence previously handed down to 183 people accused in a deadly attack on a police post. 



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Uber just announced its own self-driving car project

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Uber is spending some of its vast war chest on a new facility that could pave the way to self-driving cars to join its fleet of taxis. Today it announced joint plans with Carnegie Mellon University to create the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh. "The...(more) 



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News Analysis: A Path for Precision Medicine

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The budget President Obama sent to Congress would establish a coordinated way for researchers to get genetic and clinical data on a million people. 



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