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Female drama teacher charged with raping male student

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A former English teacher accused of raping a 15-year-old student appeared in court Wednesday, facing rape charges and accusations she manipulated the boy by threatening to kill herself after he exposed their secret relationship.          



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House panel says tech firms need to help more on terror

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Tech firms need to provide more help stopping spread of terror on social media          



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Man takes dogs snowsledding through city during blizzard

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Matthew Phillips made our lives a little better by uploading this awesome video of his two huskies dog sledding through Pittsburgh. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has the story.          



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Obama's college savings tax crashes to earth

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The White House's proposal to tax income in 529 plans to help pay for free community college tuition is roundly rejected. Will all attempts at tax-reform suffer the same fate? 



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Spain blames Israel for death of peacekeeper

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Spain's ambassador to the United Nations is blaming Israel for the death of a Spanish U.N. peacekeeper during the Israeli military's exchange of fire with the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group in a disputed border area. 



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Fidel Castro in 'very good health': Brazil activist

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Fidel Castro is "in very good health," a Brazilian activist said Wednesday, a day after meeting the former Cuban leader after weeks of feverish speculation concerning the 88-year-old's medical condition. Brazilian theologian Frei Betto told Cuba's state-run television Castro was "in very good health and very...(more) 



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Calif. school releases students unvaccinated for measles

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Palm Desert High School sends home 66 students.         



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Convictions of 'Friendship 9' thrown out

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A judge has tossed out the convictions of nine South Carolina black men who integrated a whites-only lunch counter during the height of the American civil rights movement. (Jan. 28)          



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Venezuela's Cabello: defector after money, can't prove drug claims

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Venezuelan Socialist Party heavyweight Diosdado Cabello on Wednesday said a defector reportedly accusing him of running a drug ring was merely chasing money and had no proof. Spanish newspaper ABC and Miami-based El Nuevo Herald have reported Cabello's former security chief Leamsy Salazar had fled and...(more) 



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Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot

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Jordan says it is willing to swap an Iraqi woman on death row for a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group. A purported message from the extremists threatens to kill both a Japanese hostage and the pilot within 24 hours. (Jan. 28)          



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UN Security Council to meet on Israel-Lebanon flare-up

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The UN Security Council has called an emergency meeting from 2100 GMT on Wednesday to discuss the flare-up of violence on the Israeli-Lebanon border, diplomats said. France requested the urgent talks in the 15-member council after two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish UN peacekeeper died in...(more) 



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UN aid effort struggling to reach millions in Syria

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UN relief efforts in war-torn Syria are struggling to reach 40 percent of civilians in need and face a major funding shortfall, a senior UN aid official said Wednesday. As the war heads toward a fifth year, some 4.8 million Syrians or around 40 percent of...(more) 



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