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Barbed wire fences surround detention buildings at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. A decade ago, 1,500 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz to mark the 60th anniversary of the death camp's liberation. On Tuesday, for the 70th anniversary, organizers are expecting 300, the youngest in their 70s. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without PutinLeaders, survivors mark 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation by Soviets, but without Putin
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National Grid worker Justin Tervo moves transformers to a staging area at the company's Central Distribution Center in Whitinsville, Mass., Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in preparation for a massive winter storm. New England is bracing for a blockbuster blizzard threatening more than 2 feet of snow, hurricane-force winds, coastal flooding and widespread power outages. (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Rick Cinclair)
The latest on the Northeast snowstormThe latest on the Northeast storm: New Jersey Transit shuts down, New York streets empty
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Siemens quarterly profit slips 25 pct on slow power businessIndustrial machinery maker Siemens see earns fall on derivatives, slower power business
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File- This May 16, 2012, file photo shows a Facebook logo displayed on the screen of an iPad in New York. Social media websites Facebook and Instagram  have stopped working Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. The problem is affecting users in Australia but also in other  countries including the United States. (AP Photo/James H. Collins, File)
Facebook suffers outage affecting users worldwideFacebook, Instagram suffer 40 minute outage affecting users in US, Asia, other regions
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Rafael Nadal of Spain gestures during a press conference after his quarterfinal loss to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
Nadal loses; Sharapova to play all-Russian semi in AustraliaRafael Nadal out in quarters, Sharapova to play in all-Russian semifinal at Australian Open
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Alexis Deschenes walks along Main Street in Acushnet, Mass., as snow begins to fall in the SouthCoast area on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. New England is bracing for a blockbuster blizzard that's threatening more than 2 feet of snow, hurricane-force winds, coastal flooding and widespread power outages. (AP Photo/Standard Times, Mike Valeri)
Millions hunker down as Northeast storm totals downgradedTens of millions of Northeast residents hunker down for storms not quite as bad as predicted
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Philips' net profit slumps in 4th quarter, sales edge lowerNet profit slumps at electronics giant Philips due to lower sales, restructuring costs
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, is escorted to a helicopter in Mexico City following his capture overnight in the beach resort town of Mazatlan. Identical twins Pedro and Margarito Flores of Chicago, who went from middling Chicago drug dealers to partners of Guzman, building a nearly $2 billion trafficking franchise that spanned much of North America, are scheduled to be sentenced at federal court in Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. The twins cut deals to buy tons of narcotics from Guzman in the 2000s and later began cooperating with U.S. investigators. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
Sentencing day for Chicago twins who turned on cartelSentencing day for twin Chicago traffickers who turned on Mexican cartel
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Sylvia Chariton of the American Association of University Women testifies in front of the House State Affairs Committee hearing in favor a bill that would include sexual orientation and gender identity protections to the state's Human Rights Act, at the state Capitol building on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)
Hundreds testify in Idaho Capitol for 'Add the Words' billGay rights advocates, religious freedom supporters speak out on Idaho's 'Add the Words' bill
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  • Elgin body shop owner charged with rape

    A 40-year-old Belvidere man was ordered held on $225,000 bail Friday after authorities say he sexually assaulted a teenage acquaintance to whom he had offered ride home from the Elgin body shop he owns. Marco Fernandez, of the 400 block of Casswell, was charged with criminal sexual assault, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Daily Herald, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 08:40 PM
  • Illinois pays millions to keep inmates who can't find homes

    Illinois spends as much as $25 million a year to keep inmates in prison because they can't find suitable places to live that meet the terms of their parole. Nearly 1,250 inmates are held beyond their release dates each year, the Chicago Tribune reported. The Daily Gazette, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 04:34 PM
  • $1 million bail for Streamwood man charged with sexually assaulting teen

    A Streamwood man with a lengthy criminal record was ordered held on $1 million bail Monday on charges that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl. Juan Torres, 44, a convicted sex offender from the 700 block of Russet Lane, did not appear in court during the hearing before Cook County Judge Joseph Cataldo because he had been hospitalized after an asthma attack, prosecutors said. Daily Herald, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 06:31 PM
  • 3 dead, 23 wounded in weekend city shootings

    A north suburban man was among three people killed and 23 others wounded in shootings across the city over the weekend. Arturo Olivera, 24, of the 800 block of Thornwood Lane in Glenview, was fatally shot in the city's West Garfield Park neighborhood, authorities said. Chicago Tribune, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 10:29 AM
  • 14-year-old boy fatally shot in Riverdale

    Officers responding to a call of shots fired about 7:25 p.m. in the 14300 block of South Dearborn Street found 14-year-old Rashad Oliver lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said. Oliver, of the 0-100 block of East 144th Street in Riverdale, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 9:39 p.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County medical examiners' office. Chicago Sun-Times, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 12:03 PM
  • Top-Scoring Marijuana Cultivation Applicants

    Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration had prepared lists of businesses that were to receive lucrative medical marijuana licenses before he left office this month. Quinn did not act on the licenses, leaving them to his successor, Gov. Bruce Rauner. WIFR, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 02:43 PM
  • Woman Sues Rivers Casino Over Alleged Trip and Fall

    Irene Brisco filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court against Midwest Gaming and Entertainment, which does business as Rivers Casino . According to the complaint, Brisco was visiting Rivers Casino at 3000 S. River Road in Des Plaines on March 4, 2013, when she fell over a protruding supportive base for a gaming machine. Patch.com, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 12:01 PM
  • 14-year-old Chicago-area boy stabs brother to death

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