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After Default, Venezuela's Fiscal Woes Spiral While Prosecutors Focus On Corruption

1 hour 19 min ago

After months of popular unrest, President Nicolas Maduro appears to have cemented his grip on power. But the towering economic troubles that helped inspire that unrest are only getting worse.

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Retailers To Online Shoppers: Be Patient With Delivery, Get Perks

1 hour 30 min ago

In reaction to a recent decision by UPS to add a peak holiday delivery surcharge, some retailers are adding rewards and discounts for customers who choose "no hurry" slower delivery options.

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Trump Organization Cuts Ties To Controversial SoHo Hotel

2 hours 10 min ago

The part hotel, part condo building, from which the president had continued to profit as president, potentially linked him to murky financing arrangements and allegations of fraud.

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Video Shows North Korean Soldier's Dramatic Sprint Across Border

2 hours 14 min ago

Newly-released CCTV footage released shows a jeep speeding through the countryside near the DMZ. Inside is a North Korean soldier making a desperate escape.

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Just Look At These Fancy Port-A-Potties

3 hours 33 min ago

San Francisco has added a new set of portable bathrooms to its public toilet program. No, wait! Don't go! These are cool toilets!

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'I Don't Believe In Science,' Says Flat-Earther Set To Launch Himself In Own Rocket

4 hours 14 min ago

"Mad" Mike Hughes plans to take the rocket built from salvaged metal on a flight across the Mojave Desert on Saturday. His stated mission: to overturn two millennia of scientific understanding.

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Zimbabwe's President-To-Be Returns Home After Brief Exile

4 hours 43 min ago

Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice president of Zimbabwe, fled the country earlier this month. He's returned to take over from longtime president Robert Mugabe, who resigned under pressure.

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Earth Increasingly Looks Lit-Up At Night

5 hours 1 min ago

Over the last five years, global light pollution has increased nearly 10 percent, a new study shows, The fastest rise occurred in developing nations.

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White House Personnel Reassigned After Charges Of Inappropriate Behavior On Asia Trip

6 hours 48 sec ago

Three Army non-commissioned officers have been removed from their posts on the White House Communications Agency. They allegedly had inappropriate contact with foreign women when in Vietnam.

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USA Gymnastics Doctor Pleads Guilty To Assault, Faces Decades In Prison

6 hours 23 min ago

Larry Nassar, the former team doctor for USA Gymnastics, has admitted molesting seven girls. Well over 100 women and girls have accused him of sexual assault.

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FCC's Pai: 'Heavy-Handed' Net Neutrality Rules Are Stifling The Internet

6 hours 54 min ago

The FCC chairman says repealing net neutrality is a needed return to a "free-market-based" Internet. One opponent says Ajit Pai's plan "would end the Internet as we know it."

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U.S. Denounces Violence Against Rohingya As 'Ethnic Cleansing'

7 hours 58 min ago

"Those responsible for these atrocities must be held accountable," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement Wednesday. Targeted sanctions against Myanmar are a possibility.

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Lebanon's Prime Minister, Back From Saudi Arabia, Is Not Resigning After All

11 hours 25 min ago

Saad Hariri will remain in his role — despite an address he gave from Riyadh saying he'd step down. The about-face is more fuel for speculation that Saudi Arabia was forcing him to resign.

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Top Stories: U.S. Navy Plane Crashes In Pacific; Uber Data Is Hacked

12 hours 19 min ago

Also: An ex-Bosnian Serb general is convicted of genocide by a U.N. panel; less than half of Puerto Rico has gotten power back weeks after a hurricane; and German police recover stolen Beatles items.

Plane Carrying 11 Crew And Passengers Crashes In Philippine Sea, Navy Says

15 hours 19 min ago

The aircraft was en route to the USS Ronald Reagan when it went down Wednesday afternoon Japan time. There was no immediate word on possible survivors.

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Uber Data On 57 Million People Stolen In Massive Hack

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:41pm

CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says there is no excuse for the cover up of a 2016 data breach. A source tells NPR that the company paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep the attack a secret.

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David Cassidy, Singer And 1970s TV Heartthrob, Dies At 67

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 9:35pm

Cassidy's role as an adolescent aspiring musician on the TV show The Partridge Family turned him into a real-life, teen-dream pop idol.

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri Returns To Lebanon

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 9:01pm

Hariri had resigned his post while visiting Riyadh amid intrigue over Lebanon's role in the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran for influence in the region.

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Pixar's John Lasseter Takes Leave Of Absence After Harassment Allegations

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 8:10pm

The Hollywood Reporter published allegations that Lasseter, Pixar's chief creative officer, is known for "grabbing, kissing, and making comments about physical attributes."

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Jury Deliberations Begin In Kate Steinle's Murder Trial

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 7:47pm

Prosecutors argued that the defendant, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, intentionally shot Kate Steinle. The defense argued that the shooting was a tragic accident.

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