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In Latin America, no more women presidents – for now

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November 17, 2017 Mexico City; and Santiago, Chile—When Michelle Bachelet won Chile’s presidential election in 2006, she not only became the first woman to hold her country’s highest office; she ushered in a wave of female presidential…

Tuesday, Dec 12

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Brexit: Could Britain change its mind? - CSMonitor.com

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December 12, 2017 London—When they meet in Brussels next Friday, European Union leaders are expected to greenlight the next phase of negotiations to set the terms ...

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What foiled New York subway attack says about lone-wolf ...

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As many New Yorkers express relief at the relatively minor impact of the latest terror attack on their city, experts point out that, in the US, both suicide attacks ...

Jerusalem: Exhausted and adrift, Palestinians offer muted response to Trump

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When Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, analysts warned it could bring a wave of violence. But the response of outraged and distrustful Palestinians has been muted, and some are ready to abandon the two-state solution for…

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In Alabama election, a state wrestles with its identity ...

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To many, the race is not just about a seat in the US Senate, but the image Alabamians hold of their state – and want to project to the rest of the nation.

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These 'Star Wars' fans combine dressing up with doing good ...

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Don’t be fooled by the 501st Legion’s sinister appearance. The 'bad guys doing good' donated 182,000 volunteer hours in 2016 and raised $889,000 for charity.

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After the pledge: Scientists scramble to make politicians ...

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December 12, 2017 Paris and Hellisheidi, Iceland—It doesn’t look like much: a white steel box the size of a small garden shed, a fan sticking out of one side ...

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Why incoming asteroids shouldn't keep you up at night ...

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December 11, 2017 —Every once in awhile, as we Earthlings strive to explore the cosmos, we’re reminded that bits of the cosmos occasionally visit Earth, too. One ...

Monday, Dec 11

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Why GOP faces challenge selling tax cuts to younger voters ...

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December 11, 2017 —Millennials are a key demographic for politicians. They are the biggest group of taxpayers, home buyers, and – soon – voters. So how is tax ...

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ISIS-inspired suspect behind New York explosion that ...

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December 11, 2017 New York—A man inspired by the Islamic State group set off a crude pipe bomb strapped to his body Monday in a crowded subway corridor near Times ...

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How Congress's inaction has left children's health program on life support

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December 8, 2017 San Antonio, Texas; and Los Angeles—Dakota Flores sees a future for her children that she never had. Tyler and Harmonie, both in middle school in San Antonio, Texas, are flourishing. Both are honor roll students, choir…

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Both sides dig in for final push in Alabama's Senate race ...

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December 11, 2017 Huntsville, Ala.—Alabama Democrats see Tuesday's special Senate election as a chance to renounce a history littered with politicians whose race ...

Netanyahu visits EU to win support following Trump's ...

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December 11, 2017 Brussels—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's ...

After 35-year ban, movie theaters allowed once again in ...

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December 11, 2017 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia—Saudi Arabia announced on Monday it will allow movie theaters to open in the conservative kingdom next year, for the first ...

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In Jordan, an empowering solution for UN-run refugee camps

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December 5, 2017 Zaatari, Jordan—Facing dwindling funds and a humanitarian disaster stretching into its sixth year, the United Nations and Syrian refugees reached for the sun. In Jordan, the UN and its partners have hooked up the first…

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What Flynn's guilty plea could mean for Mueller probe, and for Trump

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Documents released in relation to Michael Flynn's plea refer to instructions from a “very senior” official, suggesting the Mueller probe is getting close to the Oval Office, with more bombshells likely ahead. Michael Flynn, President Trump…

Saturday, Dec 9

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After many days in court, travel ban nearing final ...

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Friday, a full panel of judges on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in Virginia about the third version of the White House travel ban, just days ...

Friday, Dec 8

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Yemen: Why death of ex-dictator makes ending war harder ...

Just before his death, ex-dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh seemed to offer the Saudis a face-saving way out of their war in Yemen, where a humanitarian crisis is already ...

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Can a machine be creative?

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Computerized forays into the arts prompt new exploration of what it means to be creative.

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New California wildfires threaten San Diego area ...

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Wildfires endanger homes, businesses, and racing stables in the San Diego area as residents are evacuated and firefighters battle to control the flames.

Skirball fire underscores calls for collaborative wildfire ...

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December 8, 2017 Los Angeles—On the morning of Dec. 6, Laura Lenk woke to the sound of sirens. She had parked for the night at a lot at the Leo Baeck Temple, a ...

'Balancing Acts' author Nicholas Hytner looks back at a ...

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Tell us about the book that's currently on your bedside table. Peter Lewis December 8, 2017 —You would be forgiven to think that a memoir of a dozen terrifically ...

Thursday, Dec 7

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Franken resignation shows Democrats' line in the sand ...

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December 7, 2017 Washington—Sen. Al Franken (D) of Minnesota’s decision to resign his seat – announced Thursday from the floor of a somber, almost funereal ...

There’s an alien world beneath our feet. What could it ...

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December 7, 2017 —Deep in the dense jungle of Mexico, pools of water that dot the thick vegetation may resemble the shallow ponds found in forests all over the ...

In Trump era, US-UK 'special relationship' faces – and ...

President Trump is deeply unpopular in Britain, and the multiple diplomatic flareups on his watch have put a unique strain on relations with Britain and Prime ...

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If not the US, then who as Mideast mediator? - CSMonitor.com

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President Trump’s decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem is seen as ending the US role as mediator between Israelis and Palestinians. Now may be the time for ...

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Beijing gives migrant workers their marching orders ...

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For decades, low-paid migrant workers from the Chinese countryside have been building the shiny new Beijing and keeping it running. Now the government is demolishing ...

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Some states aim to get more foster youth graduating from ...

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Foster children don't always have the support system they need to navigate adult decisions for a successful college experience. Some states are hoping to change that ...

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What recognizing Jerusalem means for US role as Mideast mediator

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December 6, 2017 Washington—As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump pledged – to the roaring approval of evangelical Christians and some pro-Israel donors – to buck longstanding policy and quickly move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel…

House bill expands concealed-carry rights and background ...

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The House has passed a bill that would allow a concealed-carry gun permit issued in one state to be valid across state lines. Provisions in the bill also address the ...