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New York State Assembly

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to step down; vote for new speaker will take place Feb. 10, Democrats say - @passantino, @13WHAM

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Barack Obama

President Obama to drop proposal to end '529' college savings plans - @nytimes

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted for coercion

Judge refuses to dismiss criminal indictment against Texas Gov. Rick Perry - @CarrTamicbs11

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Northeast blizzard, January 2015

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says parking ban, travel ban remain in effect; city hall closed tomorrow - @WCVB, @WBUR

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Parliament of the United Kingdom

UK lawmaker Tessa Munt quits role as aide to senior minister after voting against government on fracking - @BBCBreaking

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Australia

Australian opposition Leader Bill Shorten visits Australian troops in Iraq - @SkyNewsAust

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Kosovo, RS

22 police officers, at least 15 others injured in protests demanding dismissal of Serb minister accused of insulting Kosovo's ethnic-Albanian majority - @AFP

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Israel-Syria tensions

Iran tells US officials that Israeli strikes in Syria last week 'crossed all red lines,' will draw consequences, IRNA new agency reports - @IsraelBreaking

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Pentagon press secretary says US stands alongside Japanese allies in fight against Islamic State militants - @DeptofDefense

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Saudi King Abdullah dies

Senior White House official says Saudi king's message on oil in talks with President Obama was one of continuity on Saudi policy; did not discuss current prices - @jeffmason1

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Northeast blizzard, January 2015

Photo: Fall River, Mass., Mayor Sam Sutter helping push a car in the snow - @RobBently

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Saudi King Abdullah dies

US official says large delegation to Saudi Arabia is evidence of solid and important bilateral ties - @AlArabiya_Eng

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China

China says 15 Communist Party leaders in Tibet have been found guilty of graft - @Reuters

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2016 US elections

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, take a formal step towards a presidential campaign, announces a new organization to support his message - @NBCNews

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Northeast blizzard, January 2015

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: The good news is that the entire region was not hurt as hard as we expected; bad news is Suffolk County took it right on the chin - @NYGovCuomo

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

More: Mormon Church says it is taking 'fairness for all' approach to LGBT rights and religious freedom - @NBCNews

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Mormon Church voices support for statewide nondiscrimination law and religious protections in Utah - @RobertGehrke

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Northeast blizzard, January 2015

New York City Mayor de Blasio says 'things are getting back to normal' after snow storm, but says don't 'be overconfident'

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Iowa, US

Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad released from hospital, office says mild flu symptoms caused collapse at event - @NBCNews

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Northeast blizzard, January 2015

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says school will be open Wednesday; parks now open

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