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White House press secretary Josh Earnest answers questions about the upcoming budget proposal from President Barack Obama, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Obama proposes 'precision medicine' to end one-size-fits-allObama proposes investment in 'precision medicine' to better tailor care to people's genetics
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Thursday Nov. 27, 2014, civilians who fled their homes following an attack by Islamist militants, in North East Nigeria walk away after receiving relief materials from the government  at the camp for internally displaced people in Yola, Nigeria. Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state, killing, burning and looting with no troops deployed to protect civilians, fleeing villagers said Wednesday, Jan. 28,  2015.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba,File)
Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border townChad attacks Boko Haram in Nigeria; AU chief calls for intervention force
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Weak Barbie sales cost Mattel over the holiday seasonMattel 4Q results disappoint on soft Barbie, American Girl sales
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe new African Union chairmanZimbabwe President Robert Mugabe takes over as African Union chairman
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This image from video shows Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight, right, walking into the Los Angeles County Sheriffs department early Friday morning Jan. 30, 2015 in connection with a hit-and-run incident that left one man dead and another injured. (AP Photo/OnSceneVideo via AP Television)
Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight turns self in in hit-and-run probeRap mogul 'Suge' Knight turns self in in LA hit-and-run probe; undergoes questioning
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In this Dec. 1, 2014 photo, Teresa Clark fills an order at the Amazon fulfillment center in Lebanon, Tenn. Shares of Amazon.com jumped over 8 percent in aftermarket trading after the e-commerce giant beat quarterly profit expectations by a mile, the company announced, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Smart Spending: Why investors are applauding Amazon earningsInvestors cheer Amazon's 4th-quarter, hope smart spending is here to stay
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy listens to reporters' questions during a meeting with media in the U.S Ambassador to the Holy See residence in Rome, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. The Obama administration is seeking to hitch its climate change message onto that of the ever-popular Pope Francis, whose upcoming environmental encyclical has drawn more speculation than any papal document in recent memory. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency met Friday with senior Vatican officials who helped draft the document, which is expected to be released in June or July. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
EPA administrator at Vatican ahead of encyclical.EPA administrator talks climate change with Vatican officials ahead of environment encyclical
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German Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel reads in documents prior to the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Gabriel will present the annual German economic report with the governments economy projection later the day. The reflections in the foreground are from glasses and pots on the desk. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Eurozone prices plunge 0.6 pct amid weak growth, cheap oilPrices in the 19 euro countries fall 0.6 percent annually in January as ECB readies stimulus
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 12, 2013 file photo, Egyptian Army soldiers patrol in an armored vehicle backed by a helicopter gunship during a sweep through villages in Sheikh Zuweyid, north Sinai, Egypt. An Egyptian militant group affiliated with the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for coordinated and simultaneous attacks Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in three towns in the restive Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 26 security officers. Following the attack, el-Sissi cut short a trip to Ethiopia, to return to Cairo, MENA  reported Friday. (AP Photo, File)
Egyptian officials raise death toll of Sinai attacks to 32Egyptian health officials raise death toll to 32 in Sinai attacks targeting army, police
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  • Missing Md. woman found in police custody

    The Montgomery County police say that Elizabeth "Betty" Jean Queen was reported missing on Jan. 9, and that on Thursday, Queen's sister made a public statement in hopes that someone would see Queen's picture and know something about where she was. Someone did - a correctional officer, who recognized the woman in the photo as someone who was in the Central Processing Unit under the name Jane Smith. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 12:39 AM
  • Should Kids Be Allowed to Roam Unsupervised?

    Rafi and Dvora Meitiv were walking home from a park recently in Silver Spring, Maryland, when they were picked up by police for being unsupervised. Rafi and Dvora Meitiv were walking home from the park recently in Silver Spring, Maryland , when they were suddenly confronted by strangers. ABC News, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 12:22 AM
  • Aspiring rap artist tells judge, love for music spurred drug-dealing lifestyle

    ROCKVILLE, Md. He sold drugs to finance a budding rap career, but for the next decade he'll be behind bars singing the blues. TBD.com, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 11:59 PM
  • 'Honest Abe' gets 9 years for not-so-honest behavior

    Abraham Kamara of Silver Spring, who has videos on YouTube under the names "Honest Abe" and "Honest Business", has been sentenced to nine years in prison for possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute and fleeing and eluding police. Kamara was driving a box truck last April when an officer tried to pull him over because the truck's registration had been suspended. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 08:59 PM
  • Governor Larry Hogan Names Benjamin H. Wu DBED Deputy Secretary

    Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Secretary Mike Gill announced Thursday that Benjamin H. Wu, an internationally recognized technology policy expert with more than 25 years of experience and management leadership, has been named Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development . In his new role, Wu will act as the Chief Operating Officer, responsible for overseeing the Department's charge of attracting companies to the State, working with in-state companies to help them expand and add jobs, connecting companies with resources and partners and driving tourism, film and the arts. WBOC-TV Salisbury, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 06:58 PM
  • Missing Gaithersburg woman found as Jane Doe in mental hospital

    Montgomery County police say a missing Gaithersburg woman has been found in Springfield mental hospital, where she was admitted as a Jane Doe. ,br> Betty Jean Queen, 69, had been missing for a month, but during that time was arrested for disorderly conduct and assaulting an officer. WJLA-TV Arlington, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 06:19 PM
  • Schools to Host Information Session on PARCC Assessments

    Parents in Montgomery County are invited to attend information session on the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers assessment on PARCC Night on Monday. At the event, parents can learn about the PARCC assessment and how Montgomery County Public Schools is preparing students for the tests. Patch.com, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 04:58 PM
  • Purple Line opponents, country club members hold Hogan fundraiser

    Opponents of building a Purple Line, including members of the Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, held a fundraiser for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan two weeks before Hogan was sworn in and as he considers whether to continue the light-rail project in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, according to campaign records and an event attendee. Ben Ross, a longtime Purple Line supporter, said he began researching Hogan's campaign contribution records after Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal , another longtime Purple Line advocate, tweeted Jan. 9 that he'd heard about the fundraiser at the Maryland Association of Counties' winter conference on the Eastern Shore. The Washington Post, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 02:27 PM
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