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On Friday, Italian rescue helicopters approach the area of the Hotel Rigopiano, which was buried by an avalanche on Wednesday, to help airlift out some people found alive in the debris. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Survivors Found Trapped In Rubble Of Hotel Hit by Avalanche

Firefighters say children are among a handful of survivors located in what remains of the Hotel Rigopiano ski resort in Italy. Rescue crews have been extricating the trapped people from the ruins.

A 2015 photo shows the Tetrapylon (Monumental Entrance), which was reconstructed after 1963 by the Directorate of Antiquities of Syria, in the ancient oasis city of Palmyra. The ancient structure has reportedly been destroyed by ISIS. Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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ISIS Destroys Ancient Theater, Tetrapylon In Palmyra, Syria Says

ISIS retook Palmyra from government forces last month. Syria's antiquities chief now reports that the Tetrapylon — a 16-column structure — and the city's Roman theater have been largely destroyed.

A stroller lies overturned on a street in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia, on Friday. A man deliberately drove into a street crowded with pedestrians, police said. Officials said the incident had no links to terrorism. Andrew Brownbill/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Driver Rams Crowd At A Melbourne Mall, Killing At Least 4 People

At least 20 people were injured in the incident, which Australian police said was not terrorism-related. Officers had been pursuing the driver in connection with a stabbing earlier in the day.

Donald Trump interviewed on "Larry King Live," Oct, 7, 1999. Trump said he had formed an exploratory committee to help him determine whether he can win the White House as a Reform Party candidate. Marty Lederhandler/AP hide caption

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Politics

WATCH: Donald Trump's Been Saying The Same Thing For 30 Years

The incoming president has flirted with running for office since the 1980s. His message then was remarkably similar to his message today.

Donald Trump's Been Saying The Same Thing For 30 Years

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Concerns about mercury contamination have led many pregnant women to under-consume seafood. So the FDA issued a new chart explaining what to eat and what to avoid. But critics say it muddles matters. stock_colors/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

FDA Issues New Seafood Advice For Moms-To-Be. Not Everyone Is Thrilled

Concerns about mercury contamination have led many pregnant women to under-consume seafood. The FDA issued a new chart to explain what to eat and what to avoid. But critics say it muddles matters.

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Code Switch

The Slants: Fighting For The Right To Rock A Racial Slur

The Asian-American band's case, inextricably linked to the battle over a certain NFL team, leaves some activists torn. While inclined to stand with a fellow advocate, they wonder: At what cost?

The Slants: Fighting For The Right To Rock A Racial Slur

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John Marboe is a Lutheran pastor in St. Paul, Minn., and an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota, but says he keeps hauling trash because it's important. Courtesy of John Marboe hide caption

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StoryCorps

For A Garbage Man In Minnesota, 'Trash Tells A Story'

When times were lean for Lutheran pastor John Marboe and his family, he took on shifts hauling trash. It's a job that reminds him that small and unnoticed things people do for others are valuable.

For A Garbage Man In Minnesota, 'Trash Tells A Story'

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Empire and Star creator Lee Daniels at this year's Television Critics Association winter press tour. He says brilliant art may come from Donald Trump's victory. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic hide caption

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Television

Hollywood Grapples With TV In The Age Of Trump

As Donald Trump's inauguration approaches, Hollywood faces the question of how this polarizing president might affect its work — and how to tell politically charged stories for a divided audience.

Hollywood Grapples With TV In The Age Of Trump

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Allison Crutchfield's new album, Tourist In This Town, comes out January 27. Jesse Riggins/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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First Listen

First Listen: Allison Crutchfield, 'Tourist In This Town'

After more than a decade on the road, the prolific punk singer (of Swearin' and p.s. eliot fame) releases her solo debut in a bold attempt to unhitch love from nostalgia.

Tourist in this Town

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U.K. Independence Party co-founder Nigel Farage visited Donald Trump at Trump Tower days after the U.S. election. Trump suggested the British government appoint Farage to be the U.K.'s ambassador to Washington – advice Prime Minister Theresa May ignored. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Trump's Kindred Spirit, U.K.'s Nigel Farage, Will Be An Honored Guest Friday

Farage has flown in from Britain to attend Donald Trump's inauguration. The former U.K. Independence Party leader is trying to stay relevant with a call-in show on talk radio in London.

Trump's Kindred Spirit, U.K.'s Nigel Farage, Will Be An Honored Guest Friday

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Anne Logan Bass, a clinician at Planned Parenthood in Roanoke, Va., fears that misinformation and inaccurate information will make it harder for the nonprofit organization to do its job providing women's health services, including abortions. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Inauguration Road Trip

At A Virginia Planned Parenthood Clinic, Practitioners Worry For Their Patients

Republican lawmakers once again plan to try to end federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood. Abortions are among the health services the nonprofit provides.

At A Virginia Planned Parenthood Clinic, Practitioners Worry For Their Patients

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Cajal summarizes many of the properties of astrocytes in this drawing of the hippocampus of a man three hours after death. Courtesy Instituto Cajal del Consjo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, © 2017 CSIC hide caption

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

The Art Of The Brain, On Exhibit

Santiago Ramon y Cajal's drawings, seen in a new book and exhibit this month, are a remarkable example of the seminal, creative, re-orienting significance of pictures in science, says Alva Noë.