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US economic growth disappoints at end of 2014

The U.S. economy gained steam last year, but it closed out the year with a big disappointment, raising more questions about 2015.

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Russia slashes interest rates to avert slump

Russia slashed interest rates Friday in a surprise move aimed at preventing the economy from tumbling even deeper into recession.

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Uber sued in U.S. over alleged rape

Uber has been sued in U.S. court by a woman who alleges she was raped by one of the company's drivers in New Delhi.

Marion 'Suge' Knight Arrested

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Suge Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with a Thursday hit-and-run that killed a man in Compton, California, authorities said Friday.

He is being held in lieu of $2 million bond.

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Romney to tell supporters his 2016 plans

Former Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney has made a decision on whether to go forward with a third presidential bid and will tell to supporters which way he is going in a Friday morning call, a source familiar with Romney's plans tells CNN.

ISIS Kirkuk attack

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ISIS launches attack on Kirkuk in Iraq

ISIS militants have launched an attack on the oil-producing northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.

There had been recent speculation that ISIS might attack Kirkuk to force Kurdish troops to divert their efforts away from Mosul, ISIS' stronghold in Iraq, about...

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Frozen feat: Man climbs icy Niagara Falls

Most visitors to Niagara Falls consider it a place for romance. Ice climber Will Gadd thinks of the famous falls as a spot for adventure.

There have been countless attempts by daredevils to ride down both parts of Niagara Falls -- the American Falls o...

Obama sequestration remarks

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Obama unveils new medical research initiative

President Barack Obama on Friday announced the details of his "Precision Medicine Initiative," a proposal aimed at pushing the U.S. to the forefront of cutting edge medical treatments.

The initiative "will leverage advances in genomics, emerging metho...

Colleen McCullough

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'Thorn Birds' author Colleen McCullough dies

The Australian author of the bestselling novel "The Thorn Birds" has died.

"It is with great sadness...that the iconic and much-loved author, Colleen McCullough, passed away on Thursday in hospital on Norfolk Island, aged 77," publisher Harper Collins...

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Hero officer pulls baby from hospital debris

Heroes are often made suddenly, when tragedy strikes out of nowhere. It did Thursday, when a natural gas explosion flattened a maternity hospital in Mexico City.

It was dawn, and Police Officer Mauro Enrique Vera Suarez was in the middle of suiting up...

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Just when New England had dug out...more snow

Just when Northeasterners had shoveled their way out of feet of blizzard snow, here comes the weather to mess things up again.

New flakes and more wind are coming, the National Weather Service says. But they luckily won't hold a candle to the stormy m...

Eddie Murphy, Stevie Wonder

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Eddie Murphy returns to SNL after 30 years

He's back!

After more than 30 years, Eddie Murphy is returning to Saturday Night Live.

The comedy legend will appear on the 40th anniversary special of the NBC sketch comedy show. The special airs February 15.

Murphy, who started his stand-up comedy ca...

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On this day: January 30

President Andrew Jackson 1835 assassination attempt

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An assassin's misfires spare President Andrew Jackson, "The Lone Ranger" debuts on radio, Gandhi is assassinated, The Beatles hit the roof for one last gig, and the first computer virus is written, all on this day.

3 killed in Mexico maternity hospital blast

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A gas explosion at a maternity hospital in Mexico claimed three lives and injured many more.

On this day: January 29

President George W. Bush, 2002 State of the Union

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"The Raven" is first published, baseball and football induct their first hall of fame classes, the Gulf War fighting takes to the ground, and President George W. Bush coins the phrase "Axis of Evil," all on this day.

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