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2014 layoffs were the lowest in 17 years

Employers cut 5 percent fewer jobs last year than in 2013 and the smallest number since 1997.

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Ready, set, showdown: New GOP leader, Obama lining up fights

The new Senate majority leader and President Barack Obama aren't wasting any time setting up showdowns.

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FCC chief seen siding with Obama on net neutrality

The top communications regulator appears ready to endorse strict "net neutrality" rules.

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French police officer killed in shoot-out, hunt deepens for terrorists

The manhunt widened for two brothers suspected of killing 12 people in an apparent Islamist militant strike.

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Sub-zero winds grip much of U.S., closing schools

An Arctic air blast from Canada hit the U.S., with many parts around minus 10 degrees, the National Weather Service said.

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U.S.-led air strikes have hit 3,000 Islamic State targets

Strikes against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria have damaged or destroyed more than 3,000 targets since August.

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1 dead in police-involved shooting at Columbus airport

Officials say a man was fatally shot after a confrontation involving a vehicle outside of Port Columbus International Airport.

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At least 12 dead in French terrorist attack

Hooded gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical magazine known for lampooning radical Islam, killing at least 12, including two police officers.

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Republicans push Keystone bill, White House threatens veto

Republicans kicked off the new Congress with legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline to bring oil from Canada.

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Bridge to the past: Massachusetts opens 220-year-old time capsule

A time capsule containing artifacts left by U.S. founding fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere has finally been opened.

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Gunman fatally shoots 1, kills self at Army facility

The shootings took place at a veterans' clinic at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in western Texas.

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Opening Republican salvo on Obamacare draws fire on both sides

The first attempt to weaken Obamacare with legislation boasting Democratic support is headed for troubled waters.

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Middle aged? The CDC says you’re most likely to die from drinking

It's not college students, but rather middle-aged Americans, who are most likely to die from drinking too much.

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Republican reign begins in Congress

The party aims to roll back President Barack Obama's immigration, energy, and health care policies.

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Girl Scouts start new year with new cookies, technology

Girl Scouts is launching three new cookie flavors, including two that are Gluten-free!

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CDC: Flu is at epidemic levels

The flu is widespread in 43 U.S. states.

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2 in custody in connection with NYPD shooting

Two plainclothes policemen were shot and wounded while responding to an armed robbery on Monday night.

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Jury selection begins in trial of accused Boston bomber

Jury selection is underway for the trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Free delivery creates holiday boon for consumers

For top retailers, free delivery is now the norm. That is good news for shoppers, but not so much for investors.

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Republicans look to challenge Obama on energy, Cuba

Republicans take full control of the Congress this week.

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This weekend in entertainment history

In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, left, and the character Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington are shown in a scene from, "Avatar." The film was nominated Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 for an Oscar for best picture. The 82nd Academy Awards will be presented on March 7.

A look back on some of Hollywood's most notable headlines.

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If regular people picked the Oscars, ‘American Sniper’ would win

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper."

If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, the portrait of a sharpshooter in the Iraq war, would be the best picture winner.

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Regina Hall almost became a nun

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The "Think Like a Man" star missed out on becoming a nun because some of her "numbers" were too high.