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Federal Bureau of Investigation probes Philadelphia cop shooting suspect's trips to Middle East

Ross said Archer told investigators he believed police enforced laws counter to the Quran. Suspect Edward Archer's mother, Valerie Holliday, told The Philadelphia Inquirer her son was a devout Muslim and had been acting strangely. A woman approached a police officer in Center City and told him that Archer is one of a group of four and that he is not the most radical. Mayor Jim Kenney said the attack wasn't about Islam.

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Obama tours auto show, pledges help for Flint's water crisis

In a description of the meeting, the White House said Obama "heard firsthand how the residents of Flint are dealing with the ongoing public health crisis, and the challenges that still exist for the city, its residents, and the business community".

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United States prez Obama declares emergency in Flint, Michigan after water contamination

In what's become a huge government scandal, Flint's drinking water became contaminated with lead after the city temporarily switched its supply source from Lake Huron water treated by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to more corrosive and polluted Flint River water, treated at the Flint water treatment plant.

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In tight Democratic race, O'Malley's Iowa support matters

A new Monmouth University poll released Tuesday found Sanders trailing Clinton, 52-37, among national Democratic voters. According to ABC News, Sanders has gained 10 percentage points in this poll , while Clinton has dropped 7 percent since mid-December.

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Hillary Clinton in Houston to attend fundraiser

The spot doesn't mention Clinton by name, but in his campaign stops in Iowa , Sanders has cited the issue to highlight his differences with the former secretary of state. In addition to his comments on Clinton's evaporating inevitability, he points out the big-money speaking fees Clinton received from Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street giant that's a frequent villain in Sanders' speeches.

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Bernie has his biggest lead over Hillary yet

In my view, this debate did little to advance the ranking of any of the candidates. However, as one many put it, "I don't agree with half of what comes out of that guy's mouth (Sanders), but I can tell that he actually believes in what he's saying, that he thinks it's the right thing to do".