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Wicked-strong storm beats the Netherlands with 90-mph wind gusts

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 22:00
Roofs are gone, flights are canceled and at least one man was blown down the street with his bike.
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Who Will Carry The Blame For The Shutdown? Maybe No One

NPR Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 20:30

If voters punished Republicans over the last shutdown, it was by giving them the Senate majority. Since then, a blinding news cycle had made each crisis only more forgettable than the last.

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Senate To Vote Monday On Ending Shutdown As Talks Continue

NPR Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 20:00

It's not yet clear that there is enough support to restore government funding. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell laid out plans to consider immigration legislation in coming weeks if the shutdown ends.

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'The Crown' Says One Dance Changed History. The Truth Isn't So Simple

NPR Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 20:00

What the Netflix show gets right — and wrong — about Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Ghana in 1961.

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After A Year In Office, Trump Still Facing Constitutional Challenges Over Businesses

NPR Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 20:00

Over the past year, three lawsuits have alleged that President Trump is failing to obey the Constitution's anti-corruption clauses. One suit has been dismissed. Now another is about to get a hearing.

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The Russia Investigations: Is 'Infiltration' The New 'Collusion?'

NPR Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 20:00

An interview transcript raises new questions about Russian infiltration of U.S. political organizations. A key Trump aide passes on a Capitol Hill appearance. And is Mueller funded during shutdown?

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One Year In, Trump Has Kept A Major Promise: Reshaping The Federal Judiciary

NPR Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 20:00

Conservatives are thrilled with President Trump for confirming a Supreme Court justice and 12 federal appeals court judges. Civil rights advocates are troubled by a lack of diversity.

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France withdraws Paris bid for 2025 World Expo

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 19:58
France’s prime minister Edouard Philippe has decided to withdraw Paris’s candidacy to host the 2025 World Expo.
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Island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts with ash, steam

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 19:58
An island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupted again Sunday, sending plumes of steam and ash into the air.
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Congo police fire tear gas to disperse demonstrators

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 19:58
Police in Congo have fired tear gas at demonstrators who marched after church services Sunday around the country to call for President Joseph Kabila to step down from power.
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The Latest: Afghan hotel attack ends, Taliban claim

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 19:58
The Latest on Afghanistan, where gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital, Kabul (all times local):
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Lebanese push for more participation of women in politics

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 19:58
Lebanon is campaigning to get at least five times more women elected to parliament this spring in its first vote in nearly 10 years, the country’s first women’s affairs minister says.
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Mattis unveils new strategy focused on Russia and China, takes Congress to task for budget impasse

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 19:58
U.S. must make a sustained financial investment in the military to overcome “a period of strategic atrophy,” document says.
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Pope angers Chile after backing bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 19:58
It was supposed to be an apology tour, but the pope's Chile visit drew unexpected ire on Thursday.
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Cancer Patients Get Little Guidance From Doctors On Using Medical Marijuana

NPR Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 19:00

Side effects from cancer treatment lead many patients to ask their physicians about trying marijuana for relief. Even when the answer is yes, the details on what to do next can be sparse.

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Taliban Claims Responsibility After Gunmen Attack Luxury Hotel In Kabul

NPR Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 18:36

Witnesses said there were at least four gunmen who were wearing army uniforms. A fight with Afghan security forces lasted more than 13 hours before the government said all attackers were killed.

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When A Tattoo Means Life Or Death. Literally

NPR Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 18:00

A gravely ill man arrives at the hospital, alone and unconscious, with a tattoo across his chest: "Do Not Resuscitate." It sparks deep conversation about end-of-life care in America.

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Pence defends Trump’s shift on Jerusalem during Mideast tour

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 17:00
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump’s move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region.
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Head of popular girl band leads N. Korean team to S. Korea

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 17:00
The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday to check preparations for rare performances by an art troupe she also leads during next month’s Winter Olympics.
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Shirtless Putin takes icy religious plunge, and yes, there are photos

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 17:00
The Orthodox Epiphany ceremony marks the baptism of Jesus.
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