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6 dead, dozen injured as NYC commuter train hits car

A crowded commuter train struck a car stalled on the tracks during rush hour, in what officials said was the railroad's deadliest accident.

vaccine

Leaders back inoculations as safety debate rages

A measles outbreak has rekindled discussion on the right of parents to forgo vaccines.

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Islamic State shows burning of hostage, Jordan vows revenge

ISIS militants released a video of a captured Jordanian pilot being burnt alive.

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Study: College completion gap between rich, poor widens

The gap in bachelor-degree attainment between the nation's richest and poorest students has doubled during the last four decades.

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Texas marks Chris Kyle Day in honor of sniper

Texas declared Feb. 2 "Chris Kyle Day," honoring the late Navy Seal portrayed in "American Sniper."

budget

Behind budget proposals, a gloomy view of the future

The White House forecasts less growth, weaker inflation, and lower interest rates than expected only a year ago.

cyber

Budget proposal seeks $14B to boost cybersecurity

The budget calls for more funding to beef up the government's ability to respond to attacks.

bradypats

Storm-hit Boston plans Super Bowl parade amid piles of snow

New England will celebrate its Super Bowl victory with a parade amid sub-freezing temperatures and piles of snow.

honda

Automakers recall more than 2M vehicles for faulty air bags

Toyota, Chrysler, Honda, Acura, and Jeep have all issued recalls.

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Punxsutawney Phil predicts more winter

The world's most famous groundhog says winter's not over yet.

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Northeast braces for second snowstorm in a week

Schools are closed from the Midwest to New England as millions brace for another wintry blast.

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Proposed $3.9 trillion budget draws scorn from Republicans

The plan sets up battles over tax reform, infrastructure, and the quest to prove which party best represents the middle class.

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Patriots euphoric after Super Bowl despite DeflateGate

New England captured their first NFL title in 10 years.

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It's not unusual for Springfield to host conventions for collectors of certain types of memorabilia, but this is a first.