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Violent storms killed dozens of people across seven U.S. states, Iraqi forces said they liberated a key city from ISIS, and China officially ended its one-child policy. Take the BuzzFeed News quiz, made from stories featured in the
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Climate scientist Michael Mann of Penn State University
told BuzzFeed News that an added punch to a warm, wet winter overall in North America has come from global warming increasing ocean temperatures in combination with a strong El Niño, which is the bloom of heated water stretching across the Pacific Ocean.
free of the Ebola virus for the first time since December 2013. The country will now enter a 90-day period of heightened surveillance, during which the virus could re-emerge, the World Health Organization said.
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was shot and killed in a public park in November 2014 after two Cleveland police officers, Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback, mistook his toy gun for a real weapon.
The long-awaited battle to
retake Anbar's capital has raged on for weeks. Ramadi fell to ISIS in May in an embarrassing defeat for the Iraqi military. ISIS still controls much of northern and western Iraq, as well as vast swaths of neighboring Syria.
Lemmy was the band's lead vocalist, bassist, and songwriter.
Motörhead is perhaps best known for its 1980 song “Ace of Spades." Lemmy is also famously known for writing the hits “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.” for the Ramones and “Mama I’m Coming Home” for Ozzy Osbourne.
“The state advocates that one couple shall be allowed to have two children,” the
newly revised Law on Population and Family Planning stated. The policy went into effect Friday.
Pataki didn’t gain much traction in polls and never qualified for a prime-time Republican debate. "His withdrawal from the race leaves 12 Republican candidates still in the field as the battle heads toward its first contest, the Iowa caucuses, which are just a month away," the
New York Times reports.
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