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Obama widens post-2014 combat role for forces in Afghanistan

The U.S. military will have a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month.

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Obama to Republican critics on immigration: ‘Pass a bill’

The President shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration.

In this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen, right, and Liam Hemsworth portrays Gale Hawthorne in a scene from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1."

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‘Hunger Games’ tops box office, sets new record

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" tallied $123 million in ticket sales to score the year's biggest U.S. opening.

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Katy Perry to headline Super Bowl halftime show

The "Roar" hitmaker oins the likes of Madonna, Beyoncé and Prince to perform at the NFL's Super Bowl halftime show.

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Father-daughter finish U.S. bike tour for veterans

Wounded veterans benefit from cross county bike tour

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PHOTOS: American Music Awards red carpet arrivals

Music's biggest stars strut their stuff on the AMA red carpet.

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Boy bands top American Music Awards, ladies lead performances

Boy bands bested pop's leading women in the top award categories at the AMAs.

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Report: Washington toddler shot playing with gun

3-year-old in serious condition from gun shot to mouth

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City reconsiders rental inspections

Simplified rental registration plan not enough

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Former marine pleads guilty to stabbing two men

PTSD may have played role in stabbing

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Sanctions for competency cases reaches $200,000

Judges sanction state for housing mentally ill in jail

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Washington fires senior official from ferry system

State gives no reason for ferry chief firing

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Kids react to a realistic Barbie doll

The Lammily doll wants to show children that average is beautiful.

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Scandal-plagued former Washington mayor Marion Barry dies

Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine, has died.

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 24

A look back at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

Vancouver Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins, back left, yells at his players on the bench as they face the Colorado Avalanche in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.

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Hansen, Miller lift Canucks over Blackhawks

The Vancouver Canucks defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1.

Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) takes the hand off from quarterback Tony Romo (9) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

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SNF on KPUG: Cowboys rally behind Romo, beat Giants

Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes to Dez Bryant, the winner from 13 yards with 1:01 remaining, lifting the Dallas Cowboys to a comeback 31-28 victory over the New York Giants.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson passes against the St. Louis Rams in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Seattle.

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Wilson, Seattle D lead Seahawks past Arizona

The Seattle Seahawks handed the Arizona Cardinals their second loss of the season, 19-3, on Sunday.

Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar directs his team against Stanford in the second half of an NCAA men's basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Seattle. Washington won 64-60.

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Balanced Washington holds off Pacific

The Washington Huskies used a balanced attack to hold off Pacific for a 76-69 victory.

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston throws a pass before an NCAA college football game against Miami Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla.

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Florida State is No. 1 in AP Top 25

Florida State is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, followed by Alabama, Oregon and Mississippi State.

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Lions’ Raiola suspended 1 game for stomping on opponent

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Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola (51) during warm ups before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014.

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has been suspended for one game after he stomped on Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson

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Lightning strike injures 12 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay

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Tampa Police Officers talk to spectators after football fans were reportedly taken to the hospital with injuries after a lightning strike near the Raymond James Stadium, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Tampa, Fla.

A dozen people are recovering after they were injured by an indirect lightning strike at Raymond James Stadium after a game between the Buccaneers and the Packers.

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Pistons, eyeing younger players, waive Josh Smith

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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Auburn Hills, Mich. The Detroit Pistons announced Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 the club has requested waivers on Josh Smith.

The Detroit Pistons have waived forward Josh Smith, less than two years after signing him to a lucrative free-agent contract.

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Army refers Bergdahl case to commander, punishment possible

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

An investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance from his base in Afghanistan has been completed.

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Browns quarterbacks Manziel, Hoyer both injured

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) throws as Brian Hoyer, right, watches before a preseason NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.

Brian Hoyer hurt his shoulder filling in for injured rookie Johnny Manziel on Sunday, complicating the Browns' messy quarterback situation.