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Longtime U.S. Diplomat Stepping Down in Blow to the Trump Administration

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 09:27

He was the third-ranking official at the State Department

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Donald Trump Just Bragged About the Time Melania Starred in an Aflac Ad. Here It Is

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 09:26

President Donald Trump bragged about Melania Trump starring in an Aflac in 2005

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The Complete Winter Olympics Schedule for 2018: When to Watch Every Sport

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 09:00

The 2018 Winter Olympics are coming to PyeongChang, South Korea. Here's a full schedule of when to watch every sport

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Russia to start offering spacewalks for tourists

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 08:52

Russia is planning to send paying tourists on the International Space Station out on spacewalks for the first time, an official from the country's space industry said Thursday. "We are discussing the possibility of sending tourists on spacewalks," Vladimir Solntsev, the head of Russian space company Energia, told Russian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda. "Market analysts have confirmed this: wealthy people are ready to pay money for this," Solntsev told the paper.

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Poland Just Passed a Holocaust Bill That Is Causing Outrage. Here's What You Need to Know

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 08:23

The proposed law outlaws blaming Poland for any crimes committed during the Nazi occupation

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Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Movement' Has Been Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 08:00

Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, Alex Chow and others are in consideration

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Another whale population suddenly dying in Atlantic

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 07:59

US marine investigators are probing an unusual die-off of minke whales along the US east coast, marking the third such population of large whales in the past two years, officials said Wednesday. A total of 28 minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) have died since January 2017 in the Atlantic Ocean from Maine to South Carolina, said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The deaths, most of which were in the northeast, are more than double the normal yearly death rate of 12 for this population of large, gray whales.

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