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If negotiations are successful, the Smithsonian would join other attractions at the site of London's Olympic Park.
The violence was the deadliest Hezbollah attack against Israeli forces since a 2006 war between the two sides. A Spanish peacekeeper was also killed in the flare-up.
A video released by the Islamic militants demanded the release of the convicted terrorist within 24 hours, or two hostages would be killed.
In Boston, highways started filling up with cars. In Rhode Island, the governor called up 270 national guardsmen to help get the power back on.
The forecasts had called for up to 30 inches of snow for the city, but the historic storm failed to materialize. That didn't prevent thousands of flight cancellations, including at LAX.
Church leaders who held a rare news conference Tuesday said "we must all learn to live with others who do not share the same beliefs or values."
"I don't trust the policy of the United States, nor have I exchanged a word with them, but this does not mean I reject a pacific solution to the conflicts," Castro wrote in a letter.
About 300 survivors of the Nazi camp are attending the ceremony with German and Austrian leaders. But attention is also on the absence of Russia's president, whose countrymen liberated Auschwitz.
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Tuesday's video matched a message released over the weekend, though neither bore the logo of the Islamic State group's al-Furqan media arm.
Oil industry representatives are criticizing the decision, but analysts say the shale revolution will buy the industry time to develop safe technology.
The man contacted the Secret Service at midmorning after a small drone crashed onto the White House grounds before dawn Monday, triggering a major emergency response.
The Congressional Budget Office says the deficit will be $468 billion, its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office.
Obama's attendance at India's Republic Day celebrations was unlike any other event he has participated in during his overseas travel as president.
In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says he is concerned about the toll of repeatedly rotating the same soldiers back to the front lines.
Two planes have been evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport due to what a spokesman called a "security concern."