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Ovechkin hat trick gives Capitals 4-3 road win against Wild

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin works the puck against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2016 in St. Paul, Minn. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Scoring more than 500 goals in the NHL hasn't come without Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin being opportunistic. Thursday night was another example of being in the right place at the right time — with an unrivaled scoring touch.

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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!

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last updated: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 04:53:08 GMT

Cocaine ring busted in suburban Sydney
AFER a series of morning drug raids across Sydney police are confident they've smashed a substantial street-level cocaine supply syndicate.

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Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a weekMUNICH (AP) — Diplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in Syria fell short early Friday in organizing a truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in a week's time. The deal appeared to be the result of a compromise between the United States, which had wanted an immediate ceasefire, and Russia, which had proposed one to start on March 1.

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Judge says Cosby wife must give deposition, but with limits

Judge rules Cosby's wife must give deposition, with limitsA federal judge in Massachusetts ruled Thursday that Bill Cosby’s wife must give a deposition in a defamation lawsuit against the comedian, but said she can refuse to answer questions about private marital conversations. In the lawsuit, seven women claim Cosby defamed them by branding them as liars after they went public with accusations that he sexually assaulted them decades ago. A lawyer for the women has sought to compel Camille Cosby to give a deposition.

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Last four holdouts in Oregon standoff surrender
The last four armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered to authorities Thursday, ending a tense 41-day standoff over grazing rights on federal land that left one dead. Jeff Banta, 46, of Nevada, Sean Anderson, 47, and his wife Sandra, 48, of Idaho, walked out of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge shortly after 9:30 am. About 90 minutes later, the last protester, David Fry, followed suit, but only after vowing "liberty or death" and having threatened to commit suicide.

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Breakthrough: Scientists detect Einstein's gravity ripples
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.

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At least 49 dead in Mexico prison riot
At least 49 inmates were killed in a Mexican prison brawl as rival groups fought with bats, sticks and blades and ignited a fire in the overcrowded penitentiary, authorities said. Twelve others were injured during the "pitched battle" that lasted 30 to 40 minutes at the Topo Chico prison in the northern industrial city of Monterrey, said Nuevo Leon state Governor Jaime Rodriguez. The fight erupted following a dispute over control of the prison between two rival members of the Zetas drug cartel, Rodriguez said.

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Michigan governor plans $360M for Flint, infrastructure

FILE-- In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is interviewed after visited a church that's distributing water and filters to its predominantly Latino parishioners in Flint, Mich. Snyder will propose spending $195 million more to address Flint’s water crisis and another $165 million updating infrastructure across the state in response to lead contamination overwhelming the city. The plan will be detailed in the Republican governor’s annual $54.9 billion budget presentation to the GOP-led Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint's water crisis from lead contamination and to update pipes there and across the state — a plan that lawmakers from both parties generally welcomed as moving in the right direction with the proper priorities.

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SHARES SHOCK: Robert linked to firm, dumped as minister
LATEST: OUSTED Liberal Stuart Robert had a financial link to the company he went to Beijing to support, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has revealed. | PM’s China crisis

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Unionists march on site after incident
UPDATE: An alleged assault of a worker on a Brisbane site has led to heated scenes as union members marched on the building.

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last updated: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 01:21:19 +0000

Are These Former Black Panthers Murderers Or Martyrs?
In 1971, Omaha Black Panther leaders Edward Poindexter and Mondo we Langa were sentenced to life in prison for a bombing that killed a local police officer. In the 45 years since, they’ve been fighting for a quieter type of liberation — their own.

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last updated: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:19:52 GMT

South Korea, U.S. to discuss missile defense; South cuts power to Kaesong park
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will begin talks with Washington as early as next week on deploying an advanced U.S. missile defense system following North Korea's rocket launch, an official said on Friday, as Seoul cut power to a factory park run jointly with the North.

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last updated: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:31:04 -0500

21 Hilarious Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up Your Relationship With Your Coworkers

“I’m trying to convince my co-worker to go to lunch so I can eat the Skittle under his desk.”

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Clinton and Sanders Walk a Careful Line on Women at Debate
"I believe it's most important that we unleash the full potential of women and girls in our society"

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders treaded carefully on the issue of women voters and the potential for the first female president at a Democratic debate Thursday.

At a debate moderated for the first time by two women, Clinton was pressed almost immediately about a recent remark by her surrogate, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, that there’s a “special place in hell” for women who don’t support other women—a remark she disowned in so many words.

“I have said many times, I am not asking people to support for me because I am a woman,” Clinton said. “I’m asking people to support me because I think I am the most qualified, experienced, and ready person to be the president and the commander-in-chief.”

Sanders, meantime, was asked how he felt about possibly blocking the first woman president. He responded by pointing out that a self-described democratic socialist would also be a first and obliquely referred to the fact that he is the first Jewish person to have won a presidential primary.

“Well, you know, I think, from a historical point of view, somebody with my background, somebody with my views, somebody who has spent his entire life taking on the big money interests, I think a Sanders victory would be of some historical accomplishment, as well,” he said.

Darren Hauck—ReutersDemocratic. presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on stage at a debate in Milwaukee on Feb. 11, 2016.

The two Democratic candidates mostly agreed on so-called women’s issues ranging from contraception to equal pay.

At the debate, Sanders touted his “a lifetime 100 percent pro-choice voting record,” while Clinton touted an endorsement from NARAL Pro-Choice America. As president, Sanders said he would “end the absurdity of women today making 79 cents on the dollar compared to men,” while Clinton said she would get women the “equal pay that we deserve.” Both candidates called for paid family leave.

And they agreed on the importance of those issues in this election, with Clinton arguing that there is a “whole national effort to try to set back women’s rights” while Sanders said that “women’s rights are under fierce attack all over this country.”

But in the race to the nomination, Sanders has had the edge among women voters so far. Though Clinton has strong support among older female voters, young women in the past two primary contests have leaned more toward Sanders. In New Hampshire, where Clinton lost by 22 points, Sanders garnered 55% of the female vote, according to NBC exit polls.

Both face pitfalls, however.

Clinton attempted to narrow the gap with women voters by calling on female politicians to stump for her in recent days, but ran into trouble when Albright used her oft-repeated line about “a special place in hell” and feminist icon Gloria Steinem argued that young women were interested in Sanders because “the boys are with Bernie.” Both remarks backfired, especially among younger women.

Sanders, meantime, has tried to shut down so-called “BernieBros,” young male supporters whose tone-deaf statements sometimes dip into outright misogyny.

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