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Trump’s cheeseburger in Japan still drawing lines

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-16 18:29
Haruyuki Sano traveled 1 ½ hours for a taste of the same cheeseburger President Donald Trump ate with the Japanese prime minister during his visit last week.
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ASEAN shuns mention of China’s new islands, arbitration loss

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-16 18:29
Southeast Asian nations avoided mention Thursday of China’s construction of islands in the South China Sea and a U.N.-linked arbitration ruling that invalidated Beijing’s claims in the disputed waters in the latest show of China’s regional clout.
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The Republicans' new tax plan will increase inequality. That's bad for democracy.

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-16 18:29
Income inequality is bad for democracy, according to research.
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Gaddafi’s cousin is plotting a comeback of sorts from a Cairo apartment

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-16 18:29
The Libyan dictator was killed six years ago. Will Libyans welcome the return of his family and supporters?
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American detained trying to enter North Korea; North Korean soldier escapes to the South

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-16 18:29
Both are in South Korea now, the American in custody and the North Korean in the hospital after being shot.
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In Chinese Cities, Migrants' Work Is Welcome. Their Children Are Not

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-16 18:03

A private school in Beijing caters to children whose parents have moved to the city for work. Moving from place to place requires permission, though — and these children's families broke the rules.

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As Climate Negotiators Debate Nations' Pledges, Scientists Worry It's Not Enough

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-16 18:00

Delegates to the annual international climate meeting held by the U.N. are struggling to forge a unified approach to slowing climate change. Meanwhile, emissions of greenhouse gases keep rising.

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Senators Introduce Bipartisan Deal To Tighten Reporting For Gun Purchases

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-16 16:29

A group of senators led by John Cornyn, R-Texas, unveiled legislation to ensure that federal agencies upload records to the national background check database.

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Verdict in Kim Jong Nam murder trial likely to be next year

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-16 16:00
Lawyers say the verdict in the Malaysian trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader likely won’t come until the second quarter of next year.
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Top Indonesia official escapes arrest by anti-graft police

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-16 16:00
Indonesia’s anti-graft commission said Thursday it will declare the speaker of parliament a fugitive if he doesn’t turn himself in after being accused of involvement in the theft of $170 million of public funds.
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Japan sends home 3 N. Koreans rescued from capsized boat

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-16 16:00
Japan on Thursday handed over three North Korean crew members who were rescued from a capsized fishing boat to a North Korean vessel that will return them home, officials said.
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Rohingya woman in Bangladesh helps others flee Myanmar

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-16 16:00
Zahida Begum doesn’t remember her home village, a tiny speck amid the mountains and forests of Myanmar. She was only 18 months old when her mother smuggled her across the Naf River on a fishing boat, carrying her into Bangladesh, among hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya fleeing persecution in their home country.
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Australia senator urges protection for opposing gay marriage

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-16 16:00
A gay-marriage opponent has urged the Australian Senate to protect religious, speech and parental rights when legislating for gay marriage.
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Trump administration pulls back curtain on secretive cybersecurity process

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-16 16:00
The rules guide government decisions over whether and when to disclose software flaws that can be turned into cyberweapons.
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North Korea says Trump should be 'sentenced to death' for insulting Kim Jong Un

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-16 16:00
"He dared to malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership."
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Europeans approve defense pact in bid to reduce dependence on U.S.

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-16 16:00
The deal is an effort to give the European Union the same clout on defense that it has long held on economics.
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Death toll in Iran-Iraq earthquake tops 400, state media says

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-16 16:00
The 7.3-magnitude quake struck the Iraqi side of the border but caused widespread damage in western Iran.
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Leonardo Da Vinci Portrait Of Christ Sells For Record-Shattering $450 Million

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-16 14:17

The sale at Christie's of Salvator Mundi, which dates from around 1500, easily tops previous records set in 2015 for a Picasso sold at auction and a Willem de Kooning sold privately.

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Amid global electric-car buzz, Toyota bullish on hydrogen

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-16 13:58
At a car factory in this city named after Toyota, the usual robots with their swinging arms are missing. Instead, workers intently fit parts into place by hand with craftsmanship-like care.
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Zimbabwe: When a coup is not a coup

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-16 13:58
One notable feature of a coup is that the plotters often won't say it's a coup.
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