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Trump regards molestation allegations against Roy Moore as ‘troubling’ but doesn’t call for him to quit race

japantimes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:34
The White House on Thursday said it was troubled by allegations that Republican senate hopeful Roy Moore molested teenagers, but stopped short of calling for ...
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U.S. regulators set to require disclaimers on internet election-related ads in light of Russia meddling

japantimes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:34
U.S. regulators on Thursday kicked off a process that could result in mandatory disclaimers on election ads that appear on social media, a reaction to ...
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U.S. issues warning about Christmas terror threat in Europe

japantimes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:34
The United States on Thursday updated its advice to travelers heading for Europe, warning of an increased terrorist threat over the Christmas and New Year ...
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Will earprints replace the fingerprint?

cnn - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:34
Located in the industrial city of Chiba, just outside of Tokyo, CEATEC is the biggest electronics show in Japan.
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Prosecutor paints Benghazi suspect as ‘commander’ of deadly 2012 attack

japantimes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:34
Competing portraits of the accused mastermind of the 2012 attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, emerged Thursday as prosecutors and a defense attorney attempted ...
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Syrian regime shelling, airstrikes killed 22 civilians near Damascus, activists say

japantimes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:32
BEIRUTSyrian government shelling and airstrikes have killed nearly two dozen civilians in three days of fighting in the suburbs of the capital where rebels are ...
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GOP ranks in Senate speed approvals of Trump’s conservative judicial picks

japantimes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:31
One thing is definitely going right for U.S. President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress: they are steadily getting conservatives appointed as ...
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Maine officials say college student discovered new, nonstinging, species of wasp

japantimes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:31
Maine officials say a new species of wasp has been discovered.The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says University of Maine student Hillary Morin ...
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U.S. towns, cities fear taxpayer revolt if Republicans kill local levy deductions

japantimes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:28
From Pataskala, Ohio, to Conroe, Texas, local government leaders worry that if Republican tax-overhaul plans moving through the U.S. Congress become law, it will be ...
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Japan asks UNSC to extend Syria gas attack probe for 30 days after Russia vetoes U.S. resolution

japantimes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:28
Japan on Thursday asked the U.N. Security Council to renew for 30 days a U.N.-led investigation of chemical weapons attacks in Syria, according to a ...
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Trump perfects the art of ignoring

cnn - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:18
President Trump perfects techniques for ignoring shouted questions. Jeanne Moos reports it's all Q and no A.
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Trump Tokyo trip takeaway: Lines form for his cheeseburger experience

japantimes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:18
Haruyuki Sano traveled 1½ hours for a taste of the same cheeseburger U.S. President Donald Trump ate with Japan’s prime minister during his visit last ...
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Inside Uganda's abandoned hospitals

bbc - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:06
The BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga finds abandoned hospitals and desperate patients in Uganda.
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Saudi Arabia's first rapper

cnn - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:03
Qusai Kheder wants to create a musical revolution in Saudi Arabia.
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A failed 'Swedish flag' hoax shows the decline of the extremist 4chan message board

bbc - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:37
The failure of a 4chan prank shows how the extremist site's influence is on the wane.
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The deadly problem with US college fraternities

bbc - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:36
So far in 2017 four fraternity members have died on US college campuses.
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Indonesia's Orang Rimba: Forced to renounce their faith

bbc - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:36
As the palm oil industry grows, some Orang Rimba have had to abandon their nomadic forest lifestyle.
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DHS' head of community outreach resigns over past remarks on black community, Islam

cnn - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:36
Rev. Jamie Johnson resigned Thursday as the head of faith-based and neighborhood partnerships at the Department of Homeland Security after a CNN KFile report revealed inflammatory past comments he made about the black community and Islam.
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Coptic Christian: 'I forgive the people who killed my granddaughter Maggie'

bbc - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:27
Samir Abdo's granddaughter was killed in a terror attack at an Egyptian chapel in 2016.
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7 days quiz: Why did the Japanese train leave the station early?

bbc - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:24
7 days quiz: It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven days?
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