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Facing shrinking budgets, Pentagon moves to cut European bases

Facing tight budgets and a shrinking military, the Pentagon will hand 14 sites back to their home governments.

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Honda fined record $70M for failing to report deaths, injuries

Honda will pay penalties for failing to report hundreds of injuries, deaths, and other consumer claims.

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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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B’ham Hawk Fans to create giant lighted human 12

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Lights on a downtown Seattle building form a giant figure "12" in honor of Seattle Seahawks' fans and the team's success Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Seattle. The Russell Investments Center, at 1301 Second Ave., coordinated with building tenants to strategically close window blinds to light the number twelve, honoring the team's "12th Man," on the west-facing side of the 42-story building on Wednesday and will do so again on Friday. The Seahawks play the New Orleans Saints Saturday in an NFC divisional playoff game.

The Seattle Seahawks play in the super bowl Sunday… but Whatcom county 12’s are already showing their support.

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WWU women win on the road, men fall at home

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The WWU women were victorious on the road Thursday night, while the men couldn't finish a comeback at home

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Dave Matthews raises 12th man flag on Seattle Space Needle

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Musician Dave Matthews, right, poses for photos with his wife, Ashley Harper, second from right, after Matthews raised the Seattle Seahawks 12th Man flag, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, on the roof of the Space Needle in Seattle. The Seahawks will face the New England Patriots in NFL football's Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.

Musician and Seahawks fan Dave Matthews raised the 12th man flag Thursday on top of the Seattle Space Needle

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Decision looms over captive orca, but fate of Lolita unclea

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For years, animal activists have campaigned to free a killer whale that was captured from Puget Sound waters in 1970.

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House passes judicial review of mental health decisions

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A sidewalk outside the Legislative building is bustling with people on the first day of the 2014 session of the Washington state Legislature, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.

The Washington state House unanimously passed a bill that will allow family members to ask a judge to review cases.