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'Deadpool,' Marvel's profane superhero, has record box office opening

He may be an unlikely hero, but Deadpool saved the day at the box office this weekend.

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McCain slams Russia over Syria campaign

A day after Russia's prime minister spoke of a renewed "Cold War" between his country and the West, a senior U.S. senator accused of Moscow of treating Syria "as a live-fire exercise" for its military as it sought to carve out a sphere of influence i...

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Grammy Awards promise tributes, showdowns

Will victory go to the Swift? Or to the rap of the "Butterfly"? Or is everybody waiting for The Weeknd?

Ben Carson's Stalin quote found lacking

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Ben Carson's Joseph Stalin quote distraction

Ben Carson referenced a line he said came from Joseph Stalin, a quote that's believed to have gained prominence as a conservative social media meme, during his closing statement at Saturday night's Republican debate.

"Joseph Stalin said if you want t...

Officer shot in Mississippi


Masked men shoot police officer during robbery

Two masked men shot a police officer in the head while he was responding to a robbery in Mississippi, authorities said.

Cruz (left) and Rubio debate in Iowa Jan. 28, 2016

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Rubio accuses Cruz of lying

Marco Rubio says Ted Cruz is a liar -- accusing the Texas senator of false attacks over same-sex marriage, Planned Parenthood, immigration, campaign tactics and more.


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Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court justice, dies at 79

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the leading conservative voice on the high court, has died at the age of 79, a government source and a family friend told CNN on Saturday.

His death set off an immediate debate about whether President Barack ...

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On this day: February 14

Jackie Kennedy, 1962 White House TV tour

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Saint Valentine dies a martyr, President Polk has his picture snapped, Al Capone sends his foes a violent Valentine's Day message, and Jackie Kennedy invites TV viewers inside the White House, all on this day.

On this day: February 13

Bruno Hauptmann mugshot, Lindbergh baby kidnapping

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Bruno Hauptmann is convicted in the Lindbergh baby case, France tests a nuclear weapon, and the last "Peanuts" comic strip runs, all on this day.

On this day: February 12

Charles Schulz, 1956 Library of Congress photo

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Charles Darwin and Abe Lincoln share a birthday, Superman makes his radio debut, President Clinton is acquitted in his impeachment trial, and Charles Schulz dies, all on this day.

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