A.M. Links: Obama Urges Vaccinations, Japanese PM Vows Revenge on ISIS, More Winter Predicted on Groundhog Day


  • "Groundhog Day"

    In an interview with NBC News that ran in part last night, President Obama urged parents to stop doubting the "indisputable" science and vaccinate their children.

  • The U.S. is considering sending arms to Ukraine, for defensive purposes it says.
  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised "revenge" over the beheading of a Japanese journalist by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
  • A court in Egypt has upheld the death sentence of 183 people convicted of an attack on a police station that killed one.
  • The New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks to win their fourth Super Bowl, and their first in a decade.
  • Punxsutawney Phil says six more weeks of winter. His guess is as good as any.

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