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After Putin's icy dip, U.S. ambassador tries shirtless diplomacy

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 11:58
The former Utah governor tried out an Orthodox tradition for the Epiphany holiday, commemorating the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, except this river was freezing.
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Turkey launches airstrikes in Syria against U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 11:58
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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Trump Slaps Tariffs On Imported Solar Panels And Washing Machines

NPR Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 10:18

The move has met with both praise and criticism from the solar energy industry. Manufacturers lobbied for the tariffs, while solar installers warned that American jobs will be lost.

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New York Daily News Exec Investigated After Harassment Complaint

NPR Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 09:53

Parent company Tronc opened the inquiry after a request for comment by NPR. Daily News Managing Editor Robert Moore is accused of pressuring women for attention and punishing those who object.

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UN blames leadership and inaction for peacekeeper killings

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 09:29
A U.N. report on the increase in peacekeepers killed in violent attacks blames many of the fatalities on inaction in the field and “a deficit of leadership” from U.N. headquarters to remote locations.
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UN blames leadership and inaction for peacekeeper killings

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 09:29
A U.N. report on the increase in peacekeepers killed in violent attacks blames many of the fatalities on inaction in the field and “a deficit of leadership” from U.N. headquarters to remote locations.
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Head of Russian outlet RT says US foreign agent order hurts

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 09:29
The head of the Russian television channel RT wants the United States to live up to its ideals of freedom of speech. Yet American journalists attuned to those principles have not defended the former Russia Today network in its fight with the U.S. government.
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Puerto Rico moves to privatize troubled power company

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 09:29
Puerto Rico’s governor announced Monday that he is moving to privatize the U.S. territory’s public power company after its slow, troubled recovery from Hurricane Maria focused new attention on longstanding accusations of mismanagement and corruption.
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Mexico federal prosecutors take on Chihuahua corruption case

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 09:29
Mexico’s top electoral crimes prosecutor said Monday that federal officials will take over the investigation into a former governor who allegedly channeled state funds to the ruling party.
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Voting Map

NPR Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 07:47

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court found the state's congressional districts violate the Pennsylvania Constitution. The court demanded they be redrawn.

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What Happens When Suburban Police Departments Don't Have Enough Money?

NPR Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 07:39

Small police departments struggling with high crime and low budgets tend to pay fast-food wages, may employ officers with troubled pasts and can miss out on opportunities to learn from mistakes.

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Government Shutdown Coming To An End After Senate Agreement

NPR Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 07:39

The three-day partial government shutdown is coming to an end. Senate Democrats agreed to a stopgap funding measure after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell committed to a vote on immigration legislation.

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Death Toll for German Serial Killer Nurse Goes Up, Another 97 Victims Suspected

NPR Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 07:12

Niels Högel said he injected patients with a deadly drug cocktail "out of boredom" and to be lauded as a hero by his colleagues, when he revived the dying victims. Which didn't happen often.

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Puerto Rico to privatize island’s troubled power company

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 07:00
Puerto Rico’s governor announced Monday that he is privatizing the island’s government-owned power company following decades of mismanagement, corruption and blackouts.
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EU imposes sanctions on 7 senior Venezuelan officials

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 07:00
The European Union imposed economic and travel sanctions Monday on seven senior Venezuelan officials accused of human rights abuses or breaching the rule of law in the crisis-ridden country.
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Anti-Trump protest in Haiti temporarily shuts US Embassy

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 07:00
The U.S. Embassy in the Haitian capital closed Monday as demonstrators gathered outside to protest President Donald Trump.
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Puerto Rico to privatize its troubled state-owned power company following decades of mismanagement, corruption

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 07:00
Puerto Rico to privatize its troubled state-owned power company following decades of mismanagement, corruption.
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Pence says US embassy will move to Jerusalem by end of 2019

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 07:00
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Israeli lawmakers Monday that the U.S. would put plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem on a fast track, drawing angry denunciations from Arabs who were forcibly removed from the hall during his speech before Israel’s parliament.
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FBI did not save officials’ texts during key period in Trump probe, senator says

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 07:00
The five-month gap ended the same day Robert S. Mueller III was appointed special counsel over the Russia probe, according to a letter sent Sunday to FBI Director Christopher A. Wray.The five-month gap ended the same day Robert S. Mueller III was appointed special counsel over the Russia probe, according to a letter sent Sunday to FBI Director Christopher A. Wray.
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Pence Draws Applause, Some Heckles, For U.S. Embassy Move To Jerusalem

NPR Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 05:56

Israeli politicians gave standing ovations as Vice President Pence promised a faster timetable for a U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. A Palestinian official called Pence's words "a gift to extremists."

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