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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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Free delivery creates holiday boon for consumers

For top retailers, free delivery is now the norm. That is good news for shoppers, but not so much for investors.

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Republicans look to challenge Obama on energy, Cuba

Republicans take full control of the Congress this week.

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Girl’s remarkable survival after fatal plane crash

A seven-year-old walked through dark woods for help after surviving a plane crash that killed her family.

People watch fireworks exploding over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Making headlines this week

A look at some of the biggest newsmakers this week and the stories you may have missed.

NYPD crime scene tape is seen at the site of a shooting at the corner of Marcus Garvey Blvd. and Pulaski Street in the Brooklyn borough of New York July 9, 2012.

New York City murders hit record low

Murders in New York fell to 328 in 2014, the fewest since the New York Police Department started keeping reliable numbers in 1963.

Same-sex couple plastic figurines are displayed during a gay wedding fair (salon du mariage gay) in Paris April 27, 2013.

Federal judge allows gay marriages to begin in Florida

A federal judge in Florida ruled that county clerks must issue marriage licenses to all same-sex couples who request them starting Jan. 6.

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo reacts with his father Mario (R) after being re-elected for the U.S. midterm race in New York in this November 4, 2014 file photo.

Former NY Governor Mario Cuomo dies

Mario Cuomo, the three-time governor of New York and a leading voice of the Democratic Party's liberal wing, died at 82.

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2014: The year in photos

A look back at some of the biggest newsmakers of the year.

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Robin Williams’ suicide seizes the year on Google

Google says Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year.

Actor and comedian Robin Williams poses during a press tour promoting his new movie "License To Wed" in Santa Monica, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2007.

2014 Notable Deaths

A look at the celebrities and notable people we lost this year.

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Serena Williams through to Australian Open semifinals

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Serena Williams, of the United States, looks up at the scoreboard during her match against Francesca Schiavone, of Italy, in the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, in New York.

All five previous times Williams has advanced to the semifinals she has won the title at Melbourne Park.

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Pats RB Blount says Seahawks defense is not immortal, can be beaten

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SUPER PATS: New England Patriots players celebrate near the team's bench during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 18, in Foxborough, Mass. Photo: Associated Press/Elise Amendola

Blount at Media Day: "I don't care about them being the top defense, that doesn't bother me," "They were good enough to get here, just like we were good enough to get here. They're not immortal. They can be beaten."

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Bells sign three from Chico State University to 2015 roster

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Pitchers A.J. Epstein and Hunter Haworth will join the Bells pitching staff, accompanied by outfielder Alex Michaels.

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Whatcom County could see major growth in next 20 years

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Population could be 260,000 by 2030

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County unemployment rises in December

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2,200 more people entered the county work force