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Cuomo, de Blasio defend strict NYC storm regulations

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio both saying they believed in landing on the side of caution and suggesting they would take such measures again.

Hostage Mom’s plea to Japan’s leader: Please save Kenji

The mother of a hostage held by Islamic State group extremists appealed publicly Wednesday to Japan’s leader to save her son after his captors purportedly issued what they said was a final death threat.

The latest health drink craze is heating up

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Wall, Wizards come back to top Lakers

It looked bad early on, as the Wizards fell behind by 19 at one point, but John Wall just missed a triple-double and Washington managed to win in Los Angeles.

Obama sees need to move on drone rules now

President Obama says drones have “incredibly useful functions," but that like with cyberspace, U.S. policies to deal with them are still a work in progress.

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Obama to request big Pentagon budget hike

President Barack Obama will request $534 billion for the core budget of the Defense Department, which is a $38 billion increase.

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