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Pope Francis Delivers First Papal Mass On Arabian Peninsula

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 13:46

His three-day trip was intended to promote religious fraternity and diversity, at a time when long-established Christian communities in the Middle East are dwindling.

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Gene-Editing Scientist's 'Actions Are A Product Of Modern China'

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 13:05

Chinese experts say the country's economic, social and political environment played a major role in shaping He Jiankui, the scientist who led controversial research altering the DNA of human embryos.

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What To Know Ahead Of Trump's State Of The Union Address

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:00

President Trump is expected to deliver a speech themed around "choosing greatness." Democrats will offer a rising party star in response.

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From Immigration To The Shutdown, State Of The Union Guests Carry Political Messages

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 09:49

Furloughed federal workers, Border Patrol agents and the first beneficiary of a new criminal justice law will be among those attending President Trump's prime-time address.

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Colorado Runner Kills Mountain Lion In Self Defense

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 08:02

The man heard something from behind as he was jogging alone on a trail. As he turned, the lion lunged.

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Taliban Attack Kills At Least 26 Soldiers And Police, Even As Peace Talks Continue

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 07:52

The attack in Kunduz comes as the Taliban is meeting with current and former Afghan government officials for talks in Moscow.

Woman Alleging Sexual Assault By Virginia's Lt. Gov. Hires Washington Law Firm

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 07:52

The woman will be represented by the same firm that assisted Christine Blasey Ford in her allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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At Least 10 Killed, Dozens Injured, In Paris Apartment Fire

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 06:10

Officials say arson is to blame in the fire that swept through the apartment building in the French capital early Tuesday. It took hundreds of firefighters several hours to put out the blaze.

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In The Shadow Of The Wall, Trump Will Deliver The State Of The Union

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 05:01

The border wall fight has swamped all else on President Trump's agenda for weeks. Tuesday night's address could be a chance for him to reset the conversation. But will it?

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Stacey Abrams, Voting Rights Activist, To Deliver Democrats' Response To Trump

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 05:00

While Abrams lost the Georgia governor's race last fall, her activism around voting rights and strong performance at the polls made her an attractive choice for Democratic congressional leaders.

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Bipartisan Support Builds For Limits On Surprise Medical Bills

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 05:00

President Trump said that taming unexpected medical bills would be a top priority for his administration. The sentiment found support from many in Congress.

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Neomi Rao, Picked For D.C. Circuit Court, Faces Scrutiny Over Earlier Views On Rape

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 05:00

Rao has been nominated for a spot on that prestigious court opened by the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. She has drawn criticism for an argument she aired as an undergraduate decades ago.

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Charges Against Chinese Hackers Are Now Common. Why Don't They Deter Cyberattacks?

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 05:00

Skeptics wonder whether the Justice Department's strategy of indicting foreign cyberattackers is a failure given the continued problem of cybertheft. Boosters say it's still the right move.

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Trump Inaugural Committee Hit With Subpoena

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 04:49

The federal inquiry seeks information about who donated to events connected to the inauguration, and what they were promised in return.

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PHOTOS: The Year Of The Pig Is Here

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 23:45

Pig-themed decorations marked Spring Festival celebrations ahead of the Lunar New Year on Tuesday.

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As Magnetic North Pole Zooms Toward Siberia, Scientists Update World Magnetic Model

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 21:27

The magnetic north pole has been drifting away from the Canadian Arctic at a brisk 55 kilometers — about 34 miles — per year, with ramifications for military and civilian travelers.

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Growing List Of European Nations Endorse Venezuela Opposition Leader Guaidó

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 21:12

More than a dozen nations in the Western Hemisphere, known as the Lima Group, also admitted Guaidó's interim government as a full member.

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Ralph Northam Is Just A Small Piece Of The Shift In Race Politics In The Trump Era

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 19:17

The Virginia governor is a man on an island, and people in both parties are calling for him to step down. But how the parties have handled race in the Trump era is very different.

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Last 4 Children Detained On Nauru Are Heading To The U.S.

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 15:01

The transfer is part of a deal between Australia and the U.S., under the Obama administration, in which the U.S. agreed to accept some 1,250 refugees. President Trump has called it a "dumb deal."

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El Salvador Elects New President, Breaking Decades-Long Control By 2 Parties

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 14:36

Nayib Bukele, the 37-year-old former mayor of San Salvador, promises to fight the country's rampant corruption and crime.

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