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When it comes to melting ice on Greenland, climate change experts got everything right but the present.Geoffrey Mohan
MAVEN, which arrived at Mars in September, has returned data highlighting two key processes that may have played a role in Mars's missing water, which scientists believe was lost to space.Pete Spotts
Hidden options at chains like McDonald's and Starbucks have become more widespread and a lot less secret due to fans who compile them online. Some options include Chipotle's Quesarito and the Christmas Cookie Frappucino.Schuyler Velasco
In the "Salt Pit," a then-secret CIA prison in Afghanistan, John "Bruce" Jessen watched carefully in late 2002 as five agency officers rushed into a darkened cell and grabbed an Afghan detainee named Gul Rahman.Joseph Tanfani and W.J. Hennigan
Russia’s government is in the middle of an all-out fight to preserve the value of the ruble in the face of plummeting oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and NEIL IRWIN
Law enforcement officials in Montgomery County, Pa., were searching Monday night for a man accused of killing six people and seriously injuring another person at three homes northwest of Philadelphia earlier in the day.Seamus McGraw and Emma G. Fitzsimmons
Law enforcement officials in Montgomery County said Monday that they were searching for man accused of killing six people and seriously injuring at least one other person at three homes northwest of Philadelphia.SEAMUS McGRAW
Heavily armed police officers ended a hostage siege in Sydney early Tuesday, storming a downtown cafe where an armed man had held employees and customers for more than 16 hours.MICHELLE INNIS
Between Western sanctions and plummeting crude oil prices, things are looking grim for Russia's economy. But Russians appear prepared to weather the storm.Fred Weir
Prices in 22 states now average below $2.50. Only Alaska and Hawaii have average prices above $3.00 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com, which tracks gas prices. The website’s blog says that 13 states have at least one station selling gas for $1.99 or less.Lindsay Ellis

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