Serious issues are facing the Republican presidential candidate in their debate Saturday night in South Carolina. The state has a deep-rooted military culture and is still reeling from the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church in June.
But style is going to beg for attention alongside pressing matters of policy.
Foremost, how will Marco Rubio do after his disastrous turn on the stage in New Hampshire?
And will Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, after carping at each other bitterly from a distance, do it face to face?
Can Ben Carson finally make a mark?
Islamist extremist group al Shabab has claimed responsibility for the bombing of a passenger jet earlier this month in Somalia, NBC News reported.
In a statement on Saturday, the group said the explosion targeted Western intelligence officials and Turkish NATO forces on a plane bound for Djibouti on Feb. 2. The bomb went off shortly after takeoff, blowing a hole in the fuselage and sucking out the suspected instigator.
The bomb was meant as “retribution” for acts against Somali Muslims.
The plan, according to al Shabab, was to destroy the entire plane, but it failed. The group has vowed to continue such attacks.
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ISIS fighters are seizing civilian homes and even shaving their beards to take cover from Western airstrikes, according to Syrians who have fled militant occupied territory.
Many jihadist fighters are moving out of state buildings in Raqqa to blend into the community and avoid detection by drones, NBC News reported. Civilians say ISIS fighters will knock on doors and take over rooms or whole houses. Anyone who refuses entry may be executed.
ISIS may also be taxing citizens to make up for the hole in its finances created by coalition attacks on occupied oil refineries.
"They have introduced new taxation for cars," one civilian said. "There are now fines for crossing red lights. All the motorbikes now have new plates with the ISIS title on. Most of these new charges have come in the last three months."
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Rep. John Lewis on Saturday clarified comments he made earlier this week saying he had never met Bernie Sanders during the civil rights movement, NBC News reported.
"I was responding to a reporter's question who asked me to assess Sen. Sanders' civil rights record. I said that when I was leading and was at the center of pivotal actions within the Civil Rights Movement, I did not meet Sen. Bernie Sanders at any time," Lewis said in the statement.
Lewis also clarified that he crossed paths with Hillary and Bill Clinton in the South in the 1970s, and not during his time as chairman of the SNCC in the 1960s.
On Thursday, Lewis, along with members of the Black Congressional Caucus, supported Hillary Clinton in the Democratic race.
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More than 200,000 army, navy and air force troops are fanning out across Brazil to show people how to eliminate the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads the Zika virus, which many health officials believe is linked to severe birth defects.
The nationwide offensive is part of President Dilma Rousseff's declared war on the virus that has quickly spread across the Americas.
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Brutally cold air sent temperatures plummeting to “life-threatening” lows across the Midwest and Northeast Saturday, with millions of Americans warned of dangers, NBC News reported.
The arctic blast is being driven by the cold air system — a polar vortex — that sits around the North Pole year-round, with the biggest danger being from frostbite, according to the Weather Channel.
Forecasters warned that wind chill readings could drop “below minus 30 degrees by Saturday night.” Sunday morning is likely to be the coldest for many, but it won’t be until Tuesday until temperatures reach normal levels for many.
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A snow squall led to a massive crash on I-78 involving more than 50 cars outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Saturday morning. The pileup shut down both sides of the highway in Bethel Township, Lebanon County.
Three people are dead, and there may be more than a dozen people trapped, according to reports on PennLive.com
"The snow just started and it was a total whiteout," said Ashley Fisher who was on the highway with her two daughters. "The car in front of us just disappeared."
With an icy blast of arctic air set to sweep the Northeast this Valentine's Day weekend, millions are bracing for what forecasters warned could be the coldest temperatures in over a decade.
The polar vortex is expected to send temperatures plunging into single digits. Wind and other factors will translate to 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit lower then the actual temperatures at times, according Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist at Accuweather.com.
The frosty air will be hazardous for those spending time outdoors. Prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures may cause serious health problems such as trench foot, hypothermia and frostbite.
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Pope Francis told Mexico's political leaders on Saturday that they have a duty to provide their people with security, "true justice" and basic services as he plunged head-on into the drug-inspired violence, corruption and social ills that are tormenting the country.
Francis began his first full day in the country with a winding 9-mile (14-kilometer) popemobile ride into the capital's historic center to the delight of tens of thousands of Mexicans greeting history's first Latin American pope. Despite an exhausting Friday that involved a historic embrace with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Francis obliged their demands and stopped to hand out rosaries to the elderly, sick and disabled who gathered in front of his residence.
Customs and Border Protection officials say possible whale bones were found in the luggage of a passenger who flew into BWI Airport from Iceland.
The agency said in a news release Friday that the bones were found during an inspection of the passenger's baggage Sunday at the airport. The traveler claimed they were whale bones.
The importation of some bones is restricted. Whale bones are regulated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, border agents say.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday sharply criticized Russia for its actions in Ukraine and Syria, accusing Moscow of "repeated aggression" in both places.
In speech at the Munich Security Conference, Kerry said Russia is defying the will of the international community with its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine and its military intervention in Syria on behalf of President Bashar Assad.
His comments came just after Russia's prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, told the conference that the West is rekindling the Cold War with sanctions imposed on Russia over Ukraine and with new NATO moves.
France's prime minister is warning that the terrorist threat is a long-term one and there will be other major attacks.
Manuel Valls told a group top defense officials and diplomats Saturday that after the two 2015 attacks in France, the world has "entered a new era."
He says "we are at war with terrorism; we need to be sincere with our people and we need to tell them there will be other attacks, major attacks — this is something we know for sure."
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