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Laquan McDonald killing: Chicago police officer sentenced to nearly seven years

Jason Van Dyke shot 17-year-old McDonald 16 times in incident caught on dashcam videoThe white Chicago police officer who gunned down Laquan McDonald in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison, bringing an end to a historic case that centered on a shocking dashcam video and fueled the national debate over race and law ...

2019 lunar eclipse: 5 things to know about the 'super blood wolf moon'

This is your last chance to see a total lunar eclipse until 2021.

Parents of American killed in Nairobi say it felt like 9/11 all over again

Jason Spindler survived the 9/11 attacks and gave up his Wall Street career to help others in developing countries

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A semi-abandoned town in Italy is selling homes for less than the price of a slice of pizza

White House says next North Korea summit to take place next month

The announcement came after President Trump and top North Korean official Kim Yong Chol met in the Oval Office Friday

Iranian TV anchor detained in U.S. as material witness

The U.S.-born Iran state TV anchor was born Melanie Franklin in New Orleans but has worked for Iranian state TV for 25 years

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Grim #10YearChallenge: Mexicans post pictures of missing, killed

“I no longer have a life, it's just surviving, to be able to look for her," said a mother whose daughter, 13, has gone missing in the last ten years.

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Myanmar army ordered to take offensive against Arakan Army

Myanmar’s military has announced that the Arakan Army, a Buddhist rebel group in Rakhine state, has been classified a terrorist organization after mounting a flurry of recent attacks

Former Chicago cop sentenced to 81 months for murder of African-American teen

Laquan McDonald, 17, was shot dead by officer Jason Van Dyke in 2014.

What was the Holocaust?

Nearly seven out of 10 Jews living in Europe at the time were killed, according to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Syrian girl disfigured by bomb attack refused US visa under Trump travel ban

Exclusive: Marwa al-Shekh Ameen, 16, was denied a visa in December after doctors in Germany encouraged her to get treatment in the USA 16-year-old ...

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Ex-navy Seal and sailor among US victims killed in Syria suicide attack

Jonathan Farmer, Shannon Kent and Scott Wirtz namedPentagon did not identify fourth person killed in attackA US navy servicewoman and a former navy Seal are among the four Americans killed in a suicide bombing this week in northern Syria that the ...

This startup wants to put huge ads in space. Not everyone is on board with the idea.

Swarms of tiny, light-reflecting "cubesats" would come together to form luminous words or logos.

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Think the #10YearChallenge is fun? It’s a surveillance nightmare | Arwa Mahdawi

The online craze for posting portrait photos from today and 10 years ago may seem harmless, but facial recognition software makes it sinisterHave you done the #10YearChallenge? It’s the latest internet craze and involves posting a picture of yourself from 2009 next to a picture of yourself in 2019. I’m not exactly sure why that’s a challenge, but ...

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Nicaragua paper runs blank front page in protest of Ortega government

Nicaragua's oldest and most-widely read newspaper published its Friday edition with a blank front page in protest against what it says is the government's withholding of ink, paper and other materials needed for its printing press since September. ...

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Pelosi says Trump 'endangered lives' by leaking confidential details of war zone trip – live news

House speaker says president was ‘very irresponsible’ in revealing details of congressional trip to AfghanistanFull story: Democrats vow to ...

Three of four Americans killed in Syria explosion identified

The Department of Defense said Wednesday that the fourth person not yet identified was a contractor.

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UK PM May makes no change to demands in talks with EU leaders: report

British Prime Minister Theresa May made no change to her demands in talks with European Union leaders despite her Brexit plan being defeated by British lawmakers earlier this week, the Telegraph newspaper reported on Friday.

Fortified Morocco-Spain border fence is under pressure from African migrants

Tighter controls at a land border between Africa and the E.U. have pushed smugglers to be more inventive

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Night voyages across the Channel: Frigid water, flimsy boats

One migrant family’s night voyage across the English Channel ended an hour after it began, back on a beach in northern France after their children fell into the frigid water

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Kenyan authorities investigate local role in Nairobi attack

Investigators in Kenya are exploring the possibility that some of the militants who attacked a Nairobi hotel and office complex may not have been ...

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Protester's funeral new flashpoint in Sudan's spreading unrest

Sudanese police clashed with mourners at the funeral of a 60-year-old man who died on Friday from a gunshot wound as escalating protests against ...

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Singapore to buy a few F-35 jets, eyes fleet replacement

Singapore's defense minister said on Friday that Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jets were the most suitable replacement for the country's F-16 ...

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Bolsonaros face questions in Brazil over corruption probe

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his son Senator-elect Flavio Bolsonaro are coming under increasing fire over suspicious payments made to ...

Tesla cuts 3,000 jobs as Musk cites 'difficult' future

Tesla has announced plans to cut its full-time workforce by 7% as it works to increase Model 3 production.

Planetary diet for longer life: Less meat, more vegetables

Meat is unhealthy both for the people who eat too much of it and for the planet, the report says.

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Theresa May will do anything for love, but she won’t do that, or that, or that … | Marina Hyde

The prime minister says she’ll reach out in ‘constructive spirit’ to get backing for a Brexit deal. Really?For better or for worse, one of post-imperial Britain’s favoured methods of understanding itself has been through the prism of the royal ...

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