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China to U.S.: It’s your fault we are in the South China Sea

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 21:00
The Chinese government accused the United States of trespassing in its territorial waters when a U.S. guided missile destroyer sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea.
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High-elevation corruption: A vital Afghan mountain trade route falls into decay

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 21:00
When the Soviets built the Salang Tunnel in the 1960s, engineers marveled at its innovation. Today, the pavement is torn to shreds. There is little by way of lighting or ventilation, and dust and fumes often reduce visibility. The road is the only direct route between Kabul and Afghanistan’s northern provinces.  
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The Latest: Second Turkish soldier killed in Syria operation

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 21:00
The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):
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The Far Out History Of How Hippie Food Spread Across America

NPR Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 21:00

Finding granola, hummus, organic produce and whole grains is easy now, but it wasn't always. Jonathan Kauffman's new book, Hippie Food, explores the people and places that expanded America's palate.

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Tsunami Alert Is Downgraded Along Alaska's Coast After Powerful Quake

NPR Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 19:51

The magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck about 175 southeast of Kodiak, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Tsunami Warning System issued a tsunami warning before downgrading to an advisory.

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What Do Asthma, Heart Disease And Cancer Have In Common? Maybe Childhood Trauma

NPR Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 19:03

Toxic stress in childhood can lead to a lifetime of health problems and, ultimately, a shorter life. Here's what schools can do to help.

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Group of Danish lawmakers meets Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 18:58
A small group of Danish lawmakers met Tuesday with Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont at Denmark’s Parliament, saying that listening to him is the best way to understand what is going on in Spain’s Catalonia region.
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Mattis says Turk offensive in Syria is disruptive

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 18:58
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Turkey’s ground and air offensive against a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria is distracting from international efforts to ensure the defeat of the Islamic State group.
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Egypt’s Brotherhood offers support to presidential hopeful

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 18:58
A senior Muslim Brotherhood leader has written an open letter to a retired Egyptian army general seeking to run for president, listing the outlawed group’s conditions for supporting his candidacy against Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, a general-turned-president who has decimated the Brotherhood since removing it from power in 2013.
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Australian refugee advocates say 40 refugees bound for US

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 18:58
Refugee advocates said a group of 40 refugees denied entry to Australia left Tuesday from an immigration camp on Papua New Guinea bound for resettlement in the United States.
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South Korean identified as 4th victim in Prague hotel fire

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 18:58
Czech police say they have identified a South Korean woman as the final victim in a hotel fire in downtown Prague that killed four tourists.
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The Latest: Palestinians call general strike as Pence visits

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 18:58
The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel (all times local):
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The Navy built a 'fast, agile' warship for $440M. It's been stuck in ice since Christmas Eve.

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 18:58
The newly commissioned USS Little Rock got trapped by ice near Montreal on its maiden voyage to Florida.
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What destroyed Venezuela's economy could destroy ours too

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 18:58
Extremism in defense of a leader is no virtue.
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South Korea went gaga over a North Korean singer. Just wait until the rest arrive.

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 18:58
Pyongyang is using “soft power” to try to win over skeptics ahead of the Winter Olympics.
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Hugh Masekela, Father Of South African Jazz, Dies At 78

NPR Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 18:24

He recorded more than 40 solo albums and performed with musicians ranging from Harry Belafonte to Paul Simon. Masekela died after a prolonged battle with prostate cancer.

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Will Work For No Benefits: The Challenges Of Being In The New Contract Workforce

NPR Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 18:02

A new NPR/Marist poll shows that more than half of contract workers don't get employee benefits. "We really don't have much of a social safety net, and that's terrifying," freelancer Matt Nelson says.

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Part Of Oregon's Funding Plan For Medicaid Goes Before Voters

NPR Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 18:01

Last summer, the Oregon legislature passed a package of state taxes to cover Medicaid's expanding rolls. But Oregon voters Tuesday could throw a wrench in that plan by refusing some of the taxes.

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Trump Says 'Nobody Knows' If An Immigration Deal Can Happen

NPR Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 18:00

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to bring up a bill to address DACA, border security and other issues, even if no consensus emerges before the next funding deadline, on Feb. 8.

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Tax Credit Aims To Boost Availability Of Paid Family Leave, But Will It Work?

NPR Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 18:00

Many specialists in family leave policy say the tax credits included in the new federal law are too small to persuade most employers to offer such benefits.

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