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The death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday immediately set off a partisan battle over a vacancy that could reshape the Supreme Court for years to come, as Senate Republicans called on President Barack Obama to let his successor fill the seat.Peter Baker
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the fiery conservative who used a sharp intellect, barbed wit and a zeal for verbal combat to fight the tide of modern liberalism, has died. He was 79.David G. Savage
The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the teens on Saturday for New York. But wind chills could drop to between zero and minus-10, and wind gusts could reach around 44 mph.The Associated Press
Iran says it is cracking down on Valentine's Day celebrations and shops engaging in them will be guilty of a crime.The Associated Press
Experts have long known that rich people generally live longer than poor people. But a growing body of data shows a more disturbing pattern.Sabrina Tavernise
A New York City police officer was convicted of manslaughter Thursday for killing an unarmed man who was hit by a ricocheting bullet fired from the officer’s gun in the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project in a case that highlighted concerns over police accountability.SARAH MASLIN NIR
Days removed from a humbling defeat in New Hampshire that stirred fresh concern about her candidacy, Hillary Clinton questioned the feasibility of the platform that has fueled Bernie Sanders' unlikely insurgency, challenging her rival during a nationally-televised debate to "level with the American people" about the true cost of his plans.Evan Halper and Michael A. Memoli
A team of physicists who can now count themselves as astronomers announced Thursday that they had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding 1 billion light-years away, a fleeting chirp that fulfilled the last prophecy of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity.Dennis Overbye
Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergey V. Lavrov, announced that they had agreed on the delivery of desperately needed aid to besieged Syrian cities, to be followed by a “cessation of hostilities” on the way to a more formal cease-fire.David E. Sanger
National Air and Space Museum officials presented a preview Thursday of a virtual 3-D model that will allow the public a look inside the car-sized Apollo 11 command module.Jessica Gresko
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