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U.N. Withdraws From Yemeni Port City Amid Fears Of Devastating Attack

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:46

The U.N. pulled foreign staff from Hudaydah amid efforts to avert an attack by pro-government forces backed by the United Arab Emirates. A shutdown of the port could put hundreds of thousands at risk.

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Fires And Drought Close Forests In Colorado And New Mexico

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:23

In southwestern Colorado, residents of more than 2,000 homes have been ordered to evacuate, and the San Juan National Forest is closed to visitors due to extreme risks.

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'Ramadan Kitchen' Gives Syrian Refugees A Taste Of Home

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:03

The kitchen serves 5,000 iftar meals daily to displaced families living in camps in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon during Ramadan. For many, it offers a sense of community, family and tradition.

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PHOTOS: Highlights Of The Trump-Kim Summit In Singapore

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:56

Tuesday's meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un marks the start of a long negotiation process over North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Here are highlights in photos from a momentous day.

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After Ivanka Trump Quotes 'Chinese Proverb,' A Hunt For The Proverbial Author

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 08:33

The first daughter's quote — "Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it." — left many in China scratching their heads.

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Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner Earned More Than $80 Million Last Year, Filings Show

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 06:29

Rent, royalties and the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. kept money flowing in 2017.

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Investors Eager For Economic Opening Of North Korea

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 05:15

If North Korea agrees to open its economy, its reserve of natural resources, young population, and strategic location presents opportunities for foreign investors.

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Airstrike Reportedly Hits Doctors Without Borders Facility In Yemen

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 03:51

The international aid group says the cholera treatment center had clear markings and that it gave its coordinates to the Saudi-UAE-led coalition that carried out the strike.

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Senators Move To Reverse Trump's Deal Lifting Sanctions On China's ZTE

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 02:23

A bipartisan amendment by Senators could undo a deal struck days ago to revive the Chinese telecoms giant after it was cut off from its U.S. suppliers over sales to Iran and North Korea.

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Why Was Singapore Chosen To Host The Summit?

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 00:08

Both the U.S. and North Korea have embassies in the wealthy city-state, known as the "Switzerland of Asia," Singapore also enjoys good relations with both Washington and Pyongyang.

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Once An Icon Of Detroit Decay, Historic Train Station Has New Owner: Ford

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 23:28

Michigan Central Station's crumbling halls have been the subject of much "ruin porn." Now the depot is likely to become home for the automaker's self-driving and electric car divisions.

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Top White House Economic Aide Larry Kudlow Has Heart Attack, Trump Says

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 21:45

Moments before President Trump headed into his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, he tweeted that the chief economic adviser was being hospitalized near Washington, D.C.

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Douglas J. Bennet, Jr., Who Pulled NPR Out Of Financial Trouble, Dies At 79

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 20:55

Bennet became president of a financially troubled organization in 1983 and led it to growth and stability for a decade. He also held leadership roles with the State Department and Wesleyan University.

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Trump, Kim Begin Summit In Singapore

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 20:47

With a handshake, President Trump and Kim Jong Un made history Tuesday morning in the first meeting between a sitting U.S. president and the head of the North Korean regime.

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More States Say Religious Agencies Can Turn Down Same-Sex Couples For Adoptions

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 19:35

Oklahoma and Kansas recently passed laws that religious adoption agencies do not have to work with same-sex couples if they don't want to. That's a law that's already on the books in seven other state

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Civil Rights Leader Dorothy Cotton Dies At 88

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 17:22

Cotton was the education director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. She focused on empowering ordinary people to exercise their rights.

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Attorney General Denies Asylum To Victims Of Domestic Abuse, Gang Violence

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 16:49

Jeff Sessions has broad powers over the nation's immigration courts and has long complained that asylum seekers are "gaming" the U.S. system.

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'Where The Need Is:' Tackling Teen Pregnancy With A Midwife At School

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 16:43

With teen pregnancy rates in some communities stubbornly high, one school district is trying something different: staff the schools with a midwife.

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Net Neutrality Has Been Rolled Back — But It's Not Dead Yet

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:20

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai succeeded in repealing the 2015 rules for internet service providers. But some states have already acted to keep net neutrality alive on their turf.

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Who's Who At Tuesday's Trump-Kim Summit In Singapore

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:54

When President Trump and Kim Jong Un meet on Tuesday, it will be the result of strenuous diplomacy by officials from the U.S., North Korea and other countries. Here are some of the key figures.

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