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National

Residents pick up pieces after tornadoes leave 19 dead

Chuck Stafford was watching the Atlanta Falcons rout the Green Bay Packers for the NFC title when bad weather suddenly began to pound his mobile home in southern Georgia.

World

UN: Boko Haram's toll includes 515,000 malnourished kids

More than half a million children in the West African area wracked by Boko Haram extremists are so malnourished their lives could be in danger unless they get aid, a U.N. humanitarian official said Monday, describing a region where millions get by on one meal a day and some communities have lost all their toddlers.

Entertainment

Kerry Washington calls on women to support women at Sundance

Oliva Pope gets a lot of credit for being a powerful woman, but it's the woman behind the fictional character who is helping to create real change in an industry that's woefully lacking in women and people of color behind the camera. Kerry Washington on Monday spoke to a group of women at the Sundance Film Festival's annual Women in Film Brunch, telling guests that progress is going to take "courage on all of our parts."

World

Wildfires in Chile destroy homes, livestock, livelihoods

Lambs suffered broken legs trying to escape the blaze that tore across Tarcila Becerra's land. Today there's nothing on the blackened soil left for the few chickens that survived to graze on, and horses whinny in a makeshift stable a few blocks from her ravaged home.

Videos

Helmet cam captures motorcyclist's brush with death on freeway

An Olympia, Washington, motorcyclist captured his ride on the top of a car’s trunk after a freeway crash in Tumwater, Washington. The helmet-cam footage shows a first-person view of his brush with death.
Courtesy of Seth Dieckman
Helmet cam captures motorcyclist's brush with death on freeway 1:11

Helmet cam captures motorcyclist's brush with death on freeway

Officer pulls trapped woman from burning car 2:03

Officer pulls trapped woman from burning car

'Rain came through like a hurricane': Georgia residents describe storm experience 0:59

'Rain came through like a hurricane': Georgia residents describe storm experience

New York City woman run over by school bus 0:31

New York City woman run over by school bus