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A U.S. soldier sits on an armored vehicle behind a sand barrier near the front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria, Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
Hussein Malla/AP Photo, File
January 11, 2019 - 9:52 am
By Philip Issa and Zeina Karam, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — After days of conflicting statements about a timeline for U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out American troops from Syria, a U.S. military official said Friday that the withdrawal process has begun, declining to comment...
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Dreamstime
January 08, 2019 - 10:19 am
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- The rate of people dying from cancer in the United States seems to have dropped steadily for 25 years, a new study says, but disparities remain between the rich and the poor. The overall nationwide cancer death rate fell continuously from 1991 to 2016 by a total...
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In this photo provided Jan. 3, 2019, by China National Space Administration via Xinhua News Agency, the first image of the moon's far side taken by China's Chang'e-4 probe.
China National Space Administration/Xinhua News Agency via AP
January 03, 2019 - 7:12 am
By Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China's burgeoning space program achieved a first on Thursday: a landing on the so-called dark side of the moon. Three nations — the United States, the former Soviet Union and more recently China — have sent spacecraft to the near side of the moon,...
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Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, facing, wait at the net after winning their mixed doubles match against Frances Tiafoe and Serena Williams of the United States at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
Trevor Collens/AP Photo
January 01, 2019 - 11:44 am
By Tristan Lavalette, Associated Press PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer won the bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams as they faced each other on court for the first time on Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland's 4-2, 4-3 (3) victory over the United States in a...
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In this Tuesday Oct. 31, 2017 file picture, the Eiffel Tower, country flags and the Dome are seen from the garden of the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.
Francois Mori/AP Photo, File
January 01, 2019 - 10:00 am
By Thomas Adamson, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The United States and Israel officially quit of the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency at the stroke of midnight, the culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago amid concerns that the organization fosters anti-Israel bias...
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Millions of Americans will be driving on treacherous roads after Christmas
CNN
December 25, 2018 - 11:10 am
By Eliott C. McLaughlin and Haley Brink, CNN (CNN) -- It's a potentially troubling combination: As a record number of Americans are traveling this holiday season, most of them hitting the road, huge swaths of the country will see some nasty winter weather. Strong winds, heavy rain and mountain snow...
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High-speed trains are finally coming to the US
Brightline/Virgin Trains
December 25, 2018 - 10:53 am
By Lilit Marcus, CNN (CNN) -- Japan has its famed Shinkasens, Russia its Maglevs, France its TGVs. But what about the United States? One train company has high hopes of bringing high-speed rail travel to America. Brightline Trains, which bills itself as "America's first new major private intercity...
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J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
December 21, 2018 - 7:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial federal shutdown was expected to drag into Christmas as President Donald Trump and congressional leaders remained stuck in a standoff over his border wall with Mexico with no breakthrough Saturday. Vice President Mike Pence arrived on Capitol Hill with a counter-offer...
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Japan to have first aircraft carriers since World War II
Petty Officer 3rd Class Kryzentia Weiermann/US Navy via CNN
December 18, 2018 - 8:29 am
By Brad Lendon and Yoko Wakatsuki, CNN (CNN) -- Japan is poised to put its first aircraft carriers to sea since World War II, refitting its Izumo-class warships to carry US-designed F-35B fighter jets, the government announced Tuesday. In its 10-year Defense Program Guidelines, Tokyo said it will...
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Pollution
Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
December 17, 2018 - 10:20 am
Analysis by John Sutter, CNN (CNN) -- Hidden in the 133-page document agreed upon at the UN climate change talks was a compromise that many consider an infuriating distraction. The countries of the world agreed to welcome the fact that a scientific report on the state of global warming had been...
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