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More than 8 million voters cast their ballots for Tsai, who defeated a populist mayor running on a platform of closer ties to Beijing.
Jan. 12, 2020
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After many denials, Iran's admission that it accidentally downed a Ukrainian plane was cautiously embraced by world leaders as a "step forward." Back in Tehran, protesters' reaction was far angrier.
Jan. 11, 2020
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As massive fires continue to consume Australia, aboriginal elders like Noel Butler say officials need to listen to natives about fire control.
Jan. 11, 2020
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The rapid change has raised concern among those who have served on the NSC. They believe the president needs a wide range of experts to give advice on the potential consequences of major actions.
Jan. 11, 2020
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The long-serving monarch named his successor, Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, who was sworn in as sultan Saturday. Under Qaboos, the tiny Middle Eastern state took on an outsize role in regional diplomacy.
Jan. 11, 2020
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"We're only immortal for a limited time." Peart, who died on Jan. 7, guided Rush through the decades with a pen, a massive drum kit and an openness towards life's many shades.
Jan. 11, 2020
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The soldiers were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb planted by the Taliban in Kandahar province. Two other U.S. troops were wounded in the attack.
Jan. 11, 2020
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The Secure Act is intended to make it easier for small employers to offer retirement benefits. But some analysts say it doesn't go far enough because it's optional and doesn't apply to gig workers.
Jan. 11, 2020
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After initial denials, Iranian officials now say "missiles fired due to human error" caused the crash of the Ukrainian plane Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board.
Jan. 11, 2020
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California utility PG&E continues planned power outages to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires. One Native tribe's solar-powered microgrid is proving to be a lifeline for rural communities.
Jan. 11, 2020
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Making art is fun. But there's a lot more to it. It might serve an evolutionary purpose — and emerging research shows that it can help us process difficult emotions and tap into joy.
Jan. 11, 2020
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Facebook fundraisers posted by people on their birthdays exploded over the past year, bringing in a billion dollars for charities. But some Facebook users think it's too much of a good thing.
Jan. 11, 2020
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Administration officials say Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed to prevent "imminent attacks." They're being questioned about what "imminent" means.
Jan. 10, 2020
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Video footage and the locations of key Iranian military facilities lend credence to the idea that the jetliner carrying 176 people was accidentally shot down.
Jan. 10, 2020
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Women got the lion's share of new jobs in December and now outnumber men on U.S. payrolls. This unusual situation reflects the growth of industries like health care where women dominate.
Jan. 10, 2020

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