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A big topic of tonight's #GOPDebate is likely to be #BREAKING news: North Korea missile launch: https://t.co/HfLzjvHqFD #WATE - @6News

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North Korea nuclear program

Pentagon: US has detected a missile launch from North Korea; defense officials tracking situation but say missile does not pose threat to US or allies - @MarcusReports

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North Korea nuclear program

Japanese National Security Council convenes for emergency meeting in response to North Korea rocket launch - Yonhap

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Australia

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on High Court ruling on asylum seekers: 'If we don't take a firm line here, we know what the consequence will be' - SBS News

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Earthquake hits southern Taiwan, Feb. 5, 2016

US State Dept. on Taiwan earthquake: 'On behalf of the American people we express our deepest condolences over the recent devastation and loss of life caused by the earthquake in southern Taiwan. The heartfelt thoughts of the American people are with all those affected in Taiwan' - @StateDept

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Indian Point Energy Center

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo on radioactive water leak at Indian Point facility: 'The company reported alarming levels of radioactivity at three monitoring wells, with one well's radioactivity increasing nearly 65,000%. The facility reports that the contamination has not migrated off site and as such does not pose an immediate threat to public health. Our first concern is for the health and safety of the residents close to the facility and ensuring the groundwater leak ‎does not pose a threat' - @NYGovCuomo

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Indian Point Energy Center

NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation and Dept. of Health investigating radioactive water leak into groundwater at Indian Point Nuclear facility - @NYGovCuomo

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2016 US elections

Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, who has been stumping for Hillary Clinton, slams Bernie Sanders for 'lack of knowledge' in foreign policy - NBC News

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Syrian civil war

Syrians flee to Turkish border as Aleppo assault intensifies - Jerusalem Post

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Haiti presidential election 2015-16

Photo: Haitian President Michel Martelly and Parliament leaders sign an accord to form a transitional government - @MichelJMartelly

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Haiti presidential election 2015-16

Haitian President Michel Martelly and parliament leaders sign accord to form transitional government - @Jacquiecharles

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Syria

Aniseh Makhlouf, mother of Syrian President Bashar Assad, dies in Damascus at age 86 - AP

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Buddy Cianci

Mourners pay their respects to beloved Providence, RI, mayor Buddy Cianci, whose body will lie in state at City Hall through the weekend - Providence Journal

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Tunisia unveils 122-mile anti-jihadi fence on Libyan border - AP

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2016 US elections

Photo: NJ Sen. Cory Booker and former Secretary of State Madeline Albright take the stage with Hillary Clinton in Concord, NH - @McCormackJohn

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2016 US elections

Democratic Party officials reviewing Iowa caucus results after 'very small number of concerns' from Sanders and Clinton campaigns - CNN

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Zika virus outbreak 2016

More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus, 25,645 total infections, President Juan Manuel Santos says - Reuters

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LGBT rights

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo on preventing practice of so-called 'LGBT conversion therapy': 'We will not allow the misguided and the intolerant to punish LGBT young people for simply being who they are' - @NYGovCuomo

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LGBT rights

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces regulations to prevent public and private health care insurers from covering 'LGBT conversion therapy'

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2016 US elections

Photo: Sen. Bernie Sanders at speaks to supporters at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH - @jaketapper

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