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  1. Official says Afghan avalanches kill at least 124 people

    World

    PANJSHIR VALLEY, Afghanistan — Avalanches caused by a heavy winter snow killed at least 124 people in northeastern Afghanistan, an emergency official said Wednesday, as rescuers clawed through debris with their hands to reach those trapped.  …

  2. Editorial: Closing book on Zimmerman should not end dialogue on race

    Editorials

    The Justice Department's decision not to file hate crime charges against George Zimmerman exhausts what may be the last hope for justice in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But pressing ahead with a civil rights case always was going to be difficult for prosecutors. The federal government's decision to close its investigation does not change the factors that contributed to this tragedy or the lessons that society should draw from it. …

    The Justice Department’s decision not to file hate crime charges against George Zimmerman exhausts what may be the last hope for justice in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But pressing ahead with a civil rights case always was going to be difficult for prosecutors. The federal government’s decision to close its investigation does not change the factors that contributed to this tragedy or the lessons that society should draw from it.
  3. Wasted energy

    Editorials

    Climate change warriors of all stripes were focused on the White House on Tuesday, where President Obama vetoed a bill that would have authorized construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Like all the other attention slathered on this overblown issue, the focus was misplaced. It would have been better placed on the Capitol, where Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., without much fanfare, reintroduced a bill that would address the nation's greenhouse gas emissions in a serious way. …

    Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press
  4. Iraqi forces, militias prepare for major offensive against ISIS

    World

    BAGHDAD — Thousands of troops and militiamen amassed in northern Iraq on Saturday in preparation for a major offensive against the Islamic State-held city of Tikrit in what Iraqi officials and militia commanders said would be an essential step toward the larger prize of Mosul. …

    FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2014 file photo, Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi, center, speaks to his soldiers after a military operation to regain control of the university of Tikrit, 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. Questions persist about whether the struggling Iraqi military will be ready for the operation to retake Mosul, the country's second largest city, from Islamic State militants in just a few months. A U.S. Central Command official provided some details of the battle plan saying the coordinated military mission to retake Mosul will likely begin in April or May 2015. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File) CAITH105
  5. DCF suspends worker who screened Phoebe Jonchuck call; judge may rule Friday on father's competency

    Criminal

    LARGO — The Department of Children and Families has suspended a counselor who screened out an abuse hotline call about John Jonchuck Jr. just 10 days before he dropped his daughter into Tampa Bay last month. …

    A mourner holds a photo of 5-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck with a doll that had been placed in her casket during her funeral service last month at Lake Magdalene Methodist Church in Tampa.
  6. George Zimmerman won't face federal charges in death of Trayvon Martin

    Civil

    MIAMI — Without filing hate-crime charges against former neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman, the Justice Department on Tuesday closed its investigation into the fatal shooting three years ago of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager who became a symbol of racial profiling and Florida's "stand your ground'' law. …

    Trayvon Martin, seen at age 17, was shot to death in Sanford in 2012. George Zimmerman was acquitted in the killing.
  7. Storm heads toward Northeast after blanketing Midwest

    BOSTON (AP) -- A winter storm is bringing its fury to the Northeast on Monday, causing the cancellation of flights, classes and major court cases a day after it dumped up to a foot-and-a-half of snow on the Chicago area and blanketed much of the Plains and Midwest. …

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  8. Stephen Hawking has defied odds by living with ALS for decades

    Health

    On April 20, 2009, a moment arrived that doctors had foretold for decades. Stephen Hawking, a scientist who overcame debilitating disease to become the world's most renowned living physicist, was on the cusp of death. The University of Cambridge released grim prognoses. Hawking, diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at the age of 21, was described as "very ill" and "undergoing tests" at the hospital. Newspapers ran obituary-esque articles. It seemed time was up for the man who so eloquently explained it. …

    Stephen Hawking, right, and cast member Eddie Redmayne arrive on the blue carpet for the UK premiere of "The Theory of Everything" at the Odeon in Leicester Square, central London, this past December. Redmayne won a Best Acting Oscar for his portrayal of Hawking. [Associated Press]