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Boris Nemtsov former Russian deputy prime minister

Boris Nemtsov former Russian deputy prime minister

Outspoken critic of Putin shot and killed

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed Friday night, shot several times from a car on a bridge he was walking across, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation said in a statement Saturday.

He was deputy prime minister in the ...

Shooting spree in rural Missouri

Houston Herald

Mo. gunman was cousin to 4 of 7 slain victims

A small Missouri town's discovery that a gunman killed seven people and injured another Thursday night began when a girl managed to flee a residence where she heard gunfire.

She ran to a neighbor's house and called police, say investigators in Tyrone,...

Jeh Johnson

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

What happens if DHS shuts down?

Congress has just a few hours until Department of Homeland Security funding runs out, and with no clear compromise in sight a department shutdown is looking likelier by the minute.

A bill that would have kept the agency open for three more weeks unexp...

Measles

CDC

Measles cases linked to Las Vegas restaurant

Four cases of measles have been linked to a restaurant at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the Southern Nevada Health District reported Friday.

Leonard Nimoy and Star Trek poster

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Barack Obama: 'I loved Spock'

President Barack Obama added himself to the long list of those remembering beloved actor Leonard Nimoy -- who died earlier today at the age of 83.

Leonard Nimoy flashing Vulcan salute

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Leonard Nimoy of 'Star Trek' dead at 83

Leonard Nimoy, whose portrayal of "Star Trek's" logic-driven, half-human science officer Spock made him an iconic figure to generations, died Friday. He was 83.

Stocks Wall Street

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Stocks crushed records in February

Stock markets across the world showed investors the money in February.

The S&P 500 had its best month since October 2011 -- gaining nearly 5.5%. Not to be outdone, the Nasdaq soared just over 7%, and the Dow rose 5.6%.

The good news just starts there....

Walker CPAC

Pool

Walker blames media for comparing workers to terrorists

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his home-state battles against labor unions prepare him to take on terrorism -- but he denies he's comparing the two.

Canadian teens suspected of joining ISIS

Missing Canadian teens may have link to ISIS

Canadian authorities are looking for at least four teenagers who may have flown to Turkey in a bid to join ISIS, a police source told CNN -- the latest in a string of such defections by Westerners lured to the Middle East fight for the Islamist group...

Kanye tweets

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Kanye West apologizes to Beck, Bruno Mars

Kanye West is on an apology spree.

In a series of tweets, West reached out to singers Beck and Bruno Mars to express remorse over his well-documented disses.

"I would like to publicly apologize to Beck. I'm sorry Beck," West tweeted Thursday night.

Be...

Netanyahu 2013

Pool

WH gets confrontational toward Netanyahu

The White House has significantly lowered the level of representation it is sending to the annual conference of a large pro-Israel lobbying group, as tensions between the U.S. and Israel continue to mount.

National Security Adviser Susan Rice and U.S....

Netanyahu in Jerusalem

GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images

34 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress next week has further strained an already tense relationship with President Barack Obama.

And a number of top Democrats --- including Vice President Joe Biden, whose job...

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On this day: February 27

Mister Rogers, blurb size

PBS

Saccharin is accidentally discovered, the 22nd Amendment is ratified, Michael Jackson wins his first Grammy, and Mister Rogers dies, all on this day.

Look back: George Zimmerman verdict

Zimmerman's parents after verdict read

Gary W. Green/POOL

Today marks the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death. a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of Martin's death on July 13, 2013. Take a look at scenes from the courtroom on the day of the verdict.

State-by-state look at marijuana laws

marijuana plants

SXC

Washington, D.C., officially legalized marijuana use on Thursday. Take a look at which other states allow recreational and medical marijuana use.

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