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Up to 1,000 more U.S. troops could be headed to Afghanistan this spring

Washington Post Headlines - 4 min 25 sec ago
The U.S. military is preparing to deploy newly created combat advisory teams to some of the most violent areas of the country.
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On second day of global women's marches, thousands take to the streets of Europe

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One day after hundreds of thousands attended protests in the U.S. and elsewhere, it was northern Europe's turn on Sunday.
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German coalition talks clear key hurdle as Merkel’s would-be partner votes to go ahead

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The Social Democrats overcame opposition from those who wanted to scuttle negotiations.
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Turkey says its troops have entered Syria in fight against Kurdish militias

Washington Post Headlines - 4 min 25 sec ago
The ground offensive comes after air and artillery strikes on Kurdish positions in Afrin in Syria.
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Jordan’s king delivers pointed remarks to Pence on Jerusalem

Washington Post Headlines - 4 min 25 sec ago
The vice president’s regional tour is partly aimed at smoothing relations with allies after the U.S. recognized the city as Israel’s capital.
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Turkey launches airstrikes in Syria against U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters

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The Trump administration had urged Ankara not to pursue the attack on the enclave of Afrin, arguing that it could distract from the ongoing battle against Islamic State militants. 
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'Stop Acting Like Pouty Children': Shutdown Messages For Washington

NPR Headlines - 1 hour 30 min ago

Many federal workers wrote in and expressed dismay at Congress using them, especially the military, as "bargaining chips."

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Hong Kong bookseller detained again by Chinese authorities

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 33 min ago
The daughter of a Hong Kong-based bookseller who was secretly detained in China says he has been taken away by Chinese authorities again after being released into house arrest last October.
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India, Pakistan continue trading fire and blame in Kashmir

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 33 min ago
Indian and Pakistani soldiers again targeted each other’s posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir after a day’s lull, killing at least one civilian and wounding three others, officials said Monday.
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Former New Mexico Gov. Richardson meets with Myanmar leader

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 33 min ago
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson met on Monday with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss the potential return of Rohingya Muslim refugees chased out of Myanmar by the military in what the United Nations has called “textbook ethnic cleansing.” Richardson has said he’ll also press her government to release two detained Myanmar journalists who had been covering the crisis.
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Russian court orders closure of Navalny’s foundation

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A Moscow district court has ordered the closure of the foundation crucial to the failed election campaign of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
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Billionaire couple from Toronto was murdered by multiple people, private investigators say

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 33 min ago
The private investigation into deaths of billionaire couple Honey and Barry Sherman Short contradicts early reports.
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Under Trump, the Pentagon brass plays to an audience of one

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 33 min ago
The president's inexperience and volatility have forced the military's leaders to keep a low profile. That's bad for democracy.
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Russian film watchdogs had a problem with 'Paddington 2.' It was too popular.

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 33 min ago
Paddington Bear’s latest adventures included a dustup with Russia’s Ministry of Culture.
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Ahead of Trump's trip to Davos, its experts argue that he doesn't understand trade deficits

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 33 min ago
A World Economic Forum paper on “misconceptions” about trade singles out the United States.
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U.S. troops can watch NFL championship games, with AFN deemed 'essential'

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The Department of Defense comes up with a solution for those serving abroad.
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In Trump's First Year, Anti-Abortion Forces Make Strides

NPR Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 23:10

Opponents of abortion have made significant progress in changing the direction of federal and state policies. The confirmation of judges favored by anti-abortion activists may be the most significant.

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Nursing Home Recreates Communist East Germany For Dementia Patients

NPR Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 22:05

Trips down memory lane — to a highly regimented place that no longer exists — are the hallmark of this Dresden home for the elderly.

(Image credit: Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR)

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U.S. Embassy In Jerusalem Will Open By End Of 2019, Pence Says In Israel

NPR Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 22:01

Vice President Mike Pence announces a faster timeline for opening the embassy than had been previously reported, and calls Jerusalem "Israel's capital" in a speech to the Knesset.

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The Latest: In Israel, Pence calls Iran nuke deal ‘disaster’

Washington Post Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 21:58
The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel (all times local):
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