During Thursday's Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton appeared to try and douse the "Berning" passion of Bernie Sander' supporters with a cool dose of reality, according to NBC News.
All the while, Clinton adopted a new more measured tone to reflect her message, and honed her rhetoric.
Instead of taking swings at her opponent as she has in previous debates, Clinton made it clear she agrees with Sanders' progressive principles. She let him throw the punches while she subtly undermined his competence and readiness to enact those principles.
Clinton began -- and ended -- the night by saying she wants to "knock down all the barriers that are holding Americans back," not just the economic ones Sanders emphasizes. And she ended the evening with a devastating new line: "I am not a single issue candidate and I do not believe we live in a single issue country."
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Forecasters warned Friday that Northeast would experience what could be the coldest temperatures in over a decade this Valentine's Day weekend, NBC News reported.
Several Cities are facing the prospect of subzero temperatures. The National Weather Service said the "life threatening" icy blast was set to arrive in the region Saturday, but the coldest air would not arrive until Sunday morning.
Boston's forecast low of -2 looked relatively balmy compared to the outlook for -9 in Hartford, Connecticut. Albany was forecast to experience -10 with -11 possible in Worcester, Massachusetts, according to The Weather Channel.
Meanwhile, New York City is forecast to have 2 degrees on Saturday.
"For people stepping outside on Sunday morning, it's going to be like walking into a freezer," said Weather Channel Lead Forecaster Michael Palmer.
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The pope and the patriarch are meeting for the first time today in Cuba and the event will mark a slight closing of Christianity's most enduring divisions
The Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches have been at odds for over 1,000 years. Friday's meeting in Havana — where Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill will sign a joint accord — could be a critical step towards helping heal the rift.
And the meeting itself took two years to plan. The Western and Eastern Christian churches split over persistent theological disputes in 1054 — and formally separated in 1438.
The Eastern faction later became known as Orthodox Church — which now has 15 separate and equal congregations, Russian Orthodox being the largest.
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The World Health Organization says possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials.
WHO assistant director-general for health systems and innovation Marie-Paule Kieny says the U.N. health agency's response is "proceeding very quickly" and 15 companies or groups have been identified as possible participants in the hunt for vaccines.
She told reporters in Geneva Friday that WHO also believes the link between the mosquito-borne virus and abnormally small heads in some newborn children is "more and more probable," but said that determining whether there is a firm link isn't expected for "weeks to a few months." That would be an improved timetable from earlier WHO predictions for at least six months.
The number of children victimized by a school volunteer and youth choir director who police say forced children to perform sex acts on camera has climbed to 12.
Prince George's County Public School officials told parents on Thursday officials will work to ensure children's safety.
“I, like many, was shocked, appalled, disgusted, and disheartened by the allegations that a former PGCPS employee harmed students and vulnerable children," school district CEO Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell said.
The family of an 11-year-old boy in the choir at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School, named only as John Doe 2, filed for a class-action lawsuit on Thursday against the Prince George's County school board and the school's principal.
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Ted Hakey Jr. entered a plea deal Thursday in Hartford federal court for the hate crime of firing shots into an empty Meriden mosque in the early morning hours of Nov. 14, 2015 after the Paris terror attacks.
More than a dozen members of the Baitul Aman Mosque were in court as the ex-Marine waived his right to a trial.
Federal guidelines suggest Hakey Jr. serve 8 to 14 months in prison for pleading guilty to intentional destruction of a religious property with a dangerous weapon.
"Mr. Hakey, do you have anything you would like to say to the mosque?" NBC Connecticut asked as he left court.
No longer the desolate space it was a few years ago, downtown El Paso is ripe with new hotels, bars, restaurants — and bulldozers that herald the planned construction of a streetcar, a children's museum, a Mexican-American cultural center and new mixed-used buildings.
The far West Texas city is ready to shed its long-held reputation as a center of illegal immigration and show off its revitalized streets to the tens of thousands of tourists hoping to get a glimpse of Pope Francis, who will cap a five-day visit to Mexico on Feb. 17 in neighboring Ciudad Juárez with a Mass in a large field near the border that many will be able to see from downtown.
El Paso's renewed energy stems from many young people who left the economically challenged city in search of better opportunities but returned to make a difference. Mexicans who left Juárez at the height of its violence also contributed to the city's growth, opening businesses across the border and coming here to shop.
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Actor George Clooney and his lawyer wife Amal have had a private meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the crisis in Syria and Europe's efforts to help refugees.
The actor, who is currently attending the Berlin Film Festival to showcase his new movie "Hail, Caesar," was accompanied to the 40-minute meeting Friday by David Miliband, the former British foreign secretary who now heads the International Rescue Committee.
Miliband said afterward that they had discussed what countries around the world can do to solve "what is a global problem, not just a Syrian problem or a German issue."
Looking to take a harder line after North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch, Seoul and Washington will begin talks as early as next week on deploying a sophisticated U.S. missile defense system in South Korea, officials said Friday.
The new tough stance follows South Korea's decision to shut down an inter-Korean factory park that had been the rival Koreas' last major symbol of cooperation, but that Seoul said had been used by North Korea to fund its nuclear and missile programs. North Korea responded by deporting South Korean citizens, seizing South Korean assets and vowing to militarize the park.
South Korea on Friday cut off power and water supplies to the industrial park and announced that its planned talks with the United States on deploying the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, one of the most advanced missile defense systems in the world, could start next week. Officials say they have yet to set a specific starting date for the talks.
A statue of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith would be removed from the U.S. Capitol under a bill passed by the Florida Senate.
The Senate voted 33-7 Thursday for a bill (SB 310) to remove the statue. The Department of State's Division of historical resources will provide three recommendations to replace it.
Each state is allowed two statues to represent it in the Capitol's National Statuary Hall Collection. John Gorrie, whose inventions led to modern air conditioning and refrigeration, also represents Florida in the Capitol.
Layoffs, management shakeups, Kanye West, and an all-time low for the stock price.
Nothing is coming easy for Twitter lately; even the company Periscoping its quarterly earning call, a brilliant idea, came off as kind of awkward.
After an earning report that showed minimal growth, Wall Street sold off shares of the company’s (TWTR) stock, tumbling well below its IPO price (and down nearly 50 percent since co-founder Jack Dorsey took over as CEO).
On top of that, users are nervous about the company’s plan to alter its timeline.
Major world powers reached an agreement on a cease-fire to end the conflict in Syria, NBC News reported.
The deal, announced in Munich, calls for a nationwide cease-fire, expansion of humanitarian aid and resumption of peace talks in Geneva. The cease-fire does not apply to military against terror groups like ISIS or al-Nusra Front.
The U.S. and Russia would lead a task force for a "cessation of violence of hostilities," according to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. He said the truce would be a crucial pause allowing parties to negotiate, but by itself, would not end the conflict.
Russia must also halt air strikes against the opposition if a cease-fire is to be successful.
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