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Charles Jenkins, a U.S. Army Deserter Who Fled to North Korea, Has Died in Japan

Charles Jenkins, a U.S. Army Deserter Who Fled to North Korea, Has Died in Japan Charles Jenkins, a U.S. Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77.


The Rape and Murder of a 6-Year-Old Girl in India Has Reignited Outrage

The Rape and Murder of a 6-Year-Old Girl in India Has Reignited Outrage Protests erupted in the northern state of Haryana


Russia and China Are Doing Joint Air Defense Drills to Prepare for a Surprise Attack

Russia and China Are Doing Joint Air Defense Drills to Prepare for a Surprise Attack Russia and China are kicking off a series of joint air defense exercises called Aerospace Security-2017, highlighting the growing strategic partnership between the two great powers. In recent years, Russia and China have more or less set aside their differences dating back to the Soviet-era to jointly push back against the American-led liberal institutional world order.


Matt Lauer Is 'Fighting to Save' His Marriage with Annette Roque, Source Says

Matt Lauer Is 'Fighting to Save' His Marriage with Annette Roque, Source Says Matt Lauer is hopeful that he and his wife, Annette Roque, can reconcile.


France Awards Climate Scientists With 'Make Our Planet Great Again' Grants

France Awards Climate Scientists With 'Make Our Planet Great Again' Grants Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump’s presidential term.


U.S. judge warns of mistrial in Nevada rancher Bundy's trial

U.S. judge warns of mistrial in Nevada rancher Bundy's trial A U.S. federal judge in the criminal conspiracy trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men on Monday warned that prosecutors' failure to produce documents that could support defense arguments may lead to a mistrial. The four men, including two of Bundy's sons Ammon and Ryan, are accused of conspiring to use the threat of force in a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents near Bundy's ranch. The revolt was sparked by the court-ordered roundup of Bundy's cattle by government agents over his refusal to pay fees required to graze the herd on federal land.


'Walking Dead' Showrunner Says It's Been Tough Since Shocking Death Reveal

'Walking Dead' Showrunner Says It's Been Tough Since Shocking Death Reveal If you think your day has been tough, tell that to Scott Gimple.


AP: Rohingya methodically raped by Myanmar's armed forces

AP: Rohingya methodically raped by Myanmar's armed forces UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) — The soldiers arrived, as they often did, long after sunset.


Bullied Tennesee student Keaton Jones' mom faces backlash over Confederate flag photos

Bullied Tennesee student Keaton Jones' mom faces backlash over Confederate flag photos During the weekend, a Tennessee woman took to Facebook with her son Keaton Jones' emotional video about the relentless bullying he experiences in school that went viral almost instantly.


Los Angeles subway work uncovers array of Ice Age fossils

Los Angeles subway work uncovers array of Ice Age fossils LOS ANGELES (AP) — As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by.



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5 things to watch in Alabama's Senate election - CNN


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5 things to watch in Alabama's Senate election
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Montgomery, Alabama (CNN) On Tuesday, Alabama voters will deliver their verdict on Roy Moore. Twice ousted as state Supreme Court chief justice, criticized nationally for opposing the rights of LGBT Americans, Muslims and women, and accused of pursuing ...
Moore, Jones Show Urban-Rural Divide That Defines Alabama Race Bloomberg
Right and Left React to the Alabama Senate Candidacy of Roy Moore New York Times
Moore, wife blast Washington establishment and media in final appeal Politico
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Charles Jenkins, Cold War Defector To North Korea, Dies At 77 - NPR


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Charles Jenkins, Cold War Defector To North Korea, Dies At 77
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In this Oct. 12, 2005 file photo, former U.S. Army deserter Charles Robert Jenkins, speaks to reporters in Tokyo. Sadayuki Mikami/AP hide caption. toggle caption. Sadayuki Mikami/AP. In this Oct. 12, 2005 file photo, former U.S. Army deserter Charles ...
Ex-US deserter to North Korea who married Japan abductee dies USA TODAY
Charles Jenkins, a US Army Deserter Who Fled to North Korea, Has Died in Japan TIME
Charles Jenkins, US Army sergeant who defected to North Korea, dies CNN
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Subway bomber wounds self, three victims in New York - Reuters


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Subway bomber wounds self, three victims in New York
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi man set off a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York City commuter hub during the morning rush hour on Monday, officials said, immediately calling it an attempted terrorist attack. The suspect ...
President Trump Blames the New York Explosion Terror Attack on a 'Lax' Immigration System TIME

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Why GOP faces challenge selling tax cuts to younger voters

Why GOP faces challenge selling tax cuts to younger voters Millennials are a key demographic for politicians. They are the biggest group of taxpayers, home buyers, and – soon – voters.


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

Jerusalem: Exhausted and adrift, Palestinians offer muted response to Trump When President Trump officially recognized the city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last week, with no mention of Palestinian claims to it, critics said it was like tossing a hand grenade into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and warned it would light the Palestinian street on fire. Thousands of Palestinians have indeed taken to the streets to demonstrate, sparking a predictable round of clashes with Israeli security forces that to date have left two protesters killed in Gaza and dozens more Palestinians wounded. A few rockets were fired into southern Israel from Hamas-ruled Gaza as well, eliciting Israeli return fire.


Grass-roots view of Trump’s security strategy

Grass-roots view of Trump’s security strategy Like it or not, as the world gets smaller, more Americans are now on the front lines of their nation’s toughest security issues. In coming days, the Trump White House is expected to release its first version of this formal document. Since 1986, Congress has required every president to define an explicit and grand plan for national security.


French rock star played on American persona

French rock star played on American persona Until last week, most Americans had no idea who Johnny Hallyday was and probably could not have cared less – but the feelings were anything but mutual. “Johnny belonged to you, to the public, to France,” President Emmanuel Macron – who, at 39, is well below the average age of most Hallyday fans – told the crowd. Recommended: More than Bastille, Bonaparte, and brie: Test your knowledge of France with our quiz!



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Charles Jenkins, a U.S. Army Deserter Who Fled to North Korea, Has Died in Japan

Charles Jenkins, a U.S. Army Deserter Who Fled to North Korea, Has Died in Japan Charles Jenkins, a U.S. Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77.


US Army deserter who spent decades in N.Korea dies at 77

US Army deserter who spent decades in N.Korea dies at 77 Charles Jenkins, a US Army deserter who spent four decades in communist North Korea and married a Japanese woman abducted by Pyongyang, has died at the age of 77, officials said on Tuesday. Instead, he spent 39 years in Pyongyang, where he taught English to spy cadets in his North Carolina drawl and played a Yankee villain in propaganda films. In 1980, he married Hitomi Soga, who was kidnapped by North Korean agents in the Cold-War era.


Matt Lauer Is 'Fighting to Save' His Marriage with Annette Roque, Source Says

Matt Lauer Is 'Fighting to Save' His Marriage with Annette Roque, Source Says Matt Lauer is hopeful that he and his wife, Annette Roque, can reconcile.


U.S. judge warns of mistrial in Nevada rancher Bundy's trial

U.S. judge warns of mistrial in Nevada rancher Bundy's trial A U.S. federal judge in the criminal conspiracy trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men on Monday warned that prosecutors' failure to produce documents that could support defense arguments may lead to a mistrial. The four men, including two of Bundy's sons Ammon and Ryan, are accused of conspiring to use the threat of force in a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents near Bundy's ranch. The revolt was sparked by the court-ordered roundup of Bundy's cattle by government agents over his refusal to pay fees required to graze the herd on federal land.


U.S. high court turns away dispute over gay worker protections

U.S. high court turns away dispute over gay worker protections The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by a Georgia security guard who said she was harassed and forced from her job because she is a lesbian, avoiding an opportunity to decide whether a federal law that bans gender-based bias also outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation.


AP: Rohingya methodically raped by Myanmar's armed forces

AP: Rohingya methodically raped by Myanmar's armed forces UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) — The soldiers arrived, as they often did, long after sunset.


White House Slamming Media’s Mistakes Is Height Of Hypocrisy

White House Slamming Media’s Mistakes Is Height Of Hypocrisy WASHINGTON ― White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lashed out at reporters on Monday in response to multiple high-profile corrections to news stories this month, falsely claiming that journalistic outlets do not regularly take responsibility for mistakes and intentionally publish inaccurate information.


Bullied Tennesee student Keaton Jones' mom faces backlash over Confederate flag photos

Bullied Tennesee student Keaton Jones' mom faces backlash over Confederate flag photos During the weekend, a Tennessee woman took to Facebook with her son Keaton Jones' emotional video about the relentless bullying he experiences in school that went viral almost instantly.



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It's 'bitcrazy': People are mortgaging their homes to buy bitcoin - The Globe and Mail


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It's 'bitcrazy': People are mortgaging their homes to buy bitcoin
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Personally, reading about bitcoin makes me think of Cabbage Patch Dolls, and the absolute frenzy at American malls in the early 1980s, when you'd happily trample your neighbour for a chance to get one. Whatever comes to mind, you can't ignore it ...
People are mortgaging their houses to buy Bitcoin Engadget
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Europe's Unibail-Rodamco bids $16 billion for Westfield in global shift - Reuters


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Europe's Unibail-Rodamco bids $16 billion for Westfield in global shift
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SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Unibail-Rodamco, Europe's biggest property group, has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp (WFD.AX) for $16 billion, marking the biggest takeover of an Australian company and a shift in global retail property to ...
Westfield, Owner of World Trade Center Mall, to Be Sold for $15.7 Billion New York Times
French group to take over Westfield malls for $25 billion STLtoday.com
Bittersweet deal sees the end of a family business The Australian
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FCC prepares to hand over oversight of internet service providers to the FTC - STLtoday.com


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FCC prepares to hand over oversight of internet service providers to the FTC
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FILE - This June 19, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Communications Commission building in Washington. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is following through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that ...
December 12: Break the Internet, Save Net Neutrality - Battle for the Net Battle for the Net

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Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games

Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press. The AP’s survey of the aquatic Olympic and Paralympic venues has revealed consistent and dangerously high levels of viruses from the pollution, a major black eye on Rio’s Olympic project that has set off alarm bells among sailors, rowers and open-water swimmers.


The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals

The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals This evening is Game 1 of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will once again face off, and each team has a very stylish roster.


How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike

How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike "Mechanical doping" made its way into the popular culture last week when a professional bike racer got caught.​


Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?

Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending? One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two months after Stabler — has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated trauma. The New York Times reports that well over 100 football players, including several Pro Football Hall of Famers, have CTE so far.


Muslim Teen Defies Tradition to Become First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina

Muslim Teen Defies Tradition to Become First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina With a dream of becoming the first hijab-wearing Muslim ballerina, 14-year-old Stephanie Kurlow recently launched a fundraising page in the hopes of pulling together more than $7,000 so that she can get her certification to open a performing arts program in her native Sydney because she said, “I don’t want certain people who are discriminatory to hold anyone back from achieving their dreams and being unique.” 


Cheerleading Coach Fired for Sabotaging Rival Teen

Cheerleading Coach Fired for Sabotaging Rival Teen A cheering coach lost her job after allegedly tripping a cheerleader. Video shows the cheerleader backflipping and Teresa Fann sticking a leg out to stop her.


Schools No Longer Punishing Athletes Harshly for Marijuana

Schools No Longer Punishing Athletes Harshly for Marijuana At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational drugs, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.



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