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World in brief: Russian airliner crashes moments after takeoff, killing 71

A Russian airliner that had just taken off from the country’s second-busiest airport crashed Sunday, killing all 71 people aboard and scattering jagged chunks of wreckage across a snowy field outside Moscow.

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Trump support key as Congress ready to talk immigration

The Senate begins a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the "Dreamer" immigrants on Monday, and Republican senators say they'll introduce President Donald Trump's plan. Though his proposal has no chance of passage, Trump may be the most influential voice in the conversation.

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Stock drop could pose risk to US economy – if it endures

The tumble in U.S. stock prices has inflicted psychological pain and financial losses – at least on paper – for people with a meaningful stake in the market.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Feb. 12, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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A look at the fallout from sports doctor scandal

Numerous people have been fired or forced out of jobs in the wake of the widening scandal involving once-renowned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who has been ordered to serve decades in prison for molesting some of the sport's top athletes and others as well as child pornography crimes.

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Unlimited movie-theater deal could be too good to survive

MoviePass is trying to bring to movie theaters what Netflix did for DVDs and online streaming: Let subscribers watch as many movies as they want for $10 a month.

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US stocks swing back to gains, Dow up 330 on turbulent day

A late-afternoon rally reversed steep losses for U.S. stocks Friday, lifting the Dow Jones industrial average more than 300 points and capping a turbulent week on Wall Street that left the market with its steepest weekly slide in two years.

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Pennsylvania race to test how tax law plays with voters

In southwest Pennsylvania, Democratic congressional hopeful Conor Lamb hammers the new Republican tax law as a gift to corporations and the wealthy that will add to the national debt and give the GOP-led Congress an excuse to gut Social Security and Medicare.

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Come visit: South Korea's leader invited to North Korea

A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korea's president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty's southern road tour Saturday, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included some Korean liquor over lunch and the shared joy of watching a "unified" Korea team play hockey at the Olympics.

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Israel downs Iranian drone and strikes Syria, F-16 crashes

The Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country early Saturday before launching "large-scale attack" on at least a dozen Iranian targets in Syria. Israel called it a "severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty."

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WH response to abuse claims shines light on victims' fears

When Jennifer Willoughby and Colbie Holderness stepped forward to tell the story of how they were physically, verbally and emotionally abused by their ex-husband, who had since become a top White House aide, President Donald Trump had nothing but good things to say about the man they had accused of domestic violence.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Feb. 10, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago.

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The Latest: Trump pushes for more Republicans in Congress

President Donald Trump is making the case on Twitter for electing more Republicans to Congress after signing a $400 billion spending plan.

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Syrian forces capture 2 members of Islamic State 'Beatles'

The American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces captured two notorious British members of an Islamic State insurgent cell commonly dubbed "The Beatles" and known for beheading hostages, a U.S. military official said Thursday.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Feb. 9, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Today:

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Asian shares plunge after major US index enters correction

Asian stocks plunged Friday after Dow Jones industrials on Wall Street plummeted more than 1,000 points, deepening a week-long sell-off.

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Twitter makes money for first time ever, but problems remain

Twitter made money for the first time in its nearly 12-year history, a milestone that satisfied investors in the short term but might not resolve the company's broader problems any time soon.

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Mars on Earth: Simulation tests in remote desert of Oman

Two scientists in spacesuits, stark white against the auburn terrain of desolate plains and dunes, test a geo-radar built to map Mars by dragging the flat box across the rocky sand.

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Native church's lawsuit spurs training for airport screeners

A wooden box carried an eagle feather and bone whistle, a gourd rattle and a feather fan — items that carry spiritual energy and are used in Native American religious ceremonies.

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Drake visits Miami homeless shelter for women, kids

Drake made a surprise stop at a Florida homeless shelter for women and children, bringing a $50,000 check and toys and games for the kids.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Feb. 8, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Today:

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South Korean president to meet North Korean leader's sister

South Korean President Moon Jae-in plans to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister and other senior North Korean officials who are coming to the South on Friday for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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The Latest: 6 Russian appeals delayed till after Olympics

The Latest on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

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'They want to erase us.' Hunger used to target Rohingya

Abdul Goni says the Myanmar government was starving his family one stage at a time.