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Oops, We Lost Your DACA Application

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 11:19

Immigrants' rights groups say thousands of DACA renewal applications may have been wrongly rejected for being late. The Trump administration now says it will reconsider some of those applications.

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Pinera likely to win Chile elections, but runoff expected

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 10:58
Four years after leaving office as a deeply unpopular leader, Sebastian Pinera is a strong favorite to win Sunday’s presidential election in Chile, though he’s unlikely to avoid a runoff.
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Rights group: Militants, troops violated law in Marawi siege

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 10:58
Amnesty International said Friday it has documented violations of humanitarian law, some amounting to war crimes, during the five-month conflict between Philippine government troops and Islamic State-allied militants who laid siege to the southern city of Marawi.
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Human rights repression in China seen worsening under Xi

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 10:58
After five years of prison and three more confined by guards at home, Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng could take no more.
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UN committee urges Myanmar to give citizenship to Rohingyas

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 10:58
A key U.N. committee overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday calling on Myanmar’s authorities to end military operations against Rohingya Muslims, ensure their voluntary return from Bangladesh and grant them “full citizenship rights.”
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Lebanon’s Hariri finds himself caught in regional feuds

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 08:29
Saad Hariri has seen a lot in his 47 years.
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Albania says 4 officers deserted after training in Britain

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 08:29
Albania’s Defense Ministry says it has lodged criminal charges against four military officers who allegedly deserted after training in Britain.
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UN envoy confident that Libyan rivals are close to consensus

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 08:29
The U.N. envoy for Libya said Thursday he is confident that competing parliaments in the North African country “are close to a consensus” on a framework to end their political standoff.
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China renews call for North Korea, US ‘freeze-for-freeze’

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 08:29
China on Thursday reiterated its call for an agreement between North Korea and the U.S. under which the North would gain concessions if it freezes its nuclear weapons program, apparently contradicting remarks a day earlier by President Donald Trump.
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Strong earnings from Wal-Mart, Cisco drive US stocks higher

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 08:29
U.S. stocks closed sharply higher Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak.
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Rival US and Russian resolutions defeated on Syria weapons

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 08:29
Rival U.S. and Russian resolutions for extending the mandate of experts working to determine who was behind chemical attacks in Syria were both defeated Thursday in the U.N. Security Council.
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Russia spent $50 billion on the Sochi Olympics. It might actually have been worth it.

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 08:29
Vladimir Putin’s $50 billion dream of a year-round resort may have come true.
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Russian legislators pass law targeting international media as ‘foreign agents’

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 08:29
The unanimous vote came in retaliation for U.S. action against Russia’s RT news channel.
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In Zimbabwe, an anxious wait to see if Mugabe will return after military takeover

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 08:29
The military seized power with little violence, but there is no clear sign of what’s next.
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Overwhelming Australian vote to endorse same-sex marriage exposes growing rift

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 08:29
More than 60 percent of voters backed it, despite a well-organized religious campaign against.
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China to send envoy to North Korea, reopening dialogue with the isolated regime

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 08:29
The move follows Trump’s visit to China, but it may be more about Beijing’s desire to maintain contact with Pyongyang.
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British and Spanish leaders say Russian trolls meddled in their elections

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 08:29
The allegations by prime ministers Theresa May and Mariano Rajoy contrast sharply with Trump’s stance.
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‘We are going to kill you’: Villagers in Burma recount violence by Rohingya Muslim militants

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 08:29
The closed-off region is fraught with tension between Buddhists and Muslims.
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U.S. Lifts Ban On Importing Elephant Trophies From Zimbabwe And Zambia

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 08:23

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said hunting programs in those countries can aid conservation efforts. But those who oppose the policy change point to a decline in Zimbabwe's elephant population.

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Chicago Judge Throws Out 15 Convictions On Fears Police Reports Were Dishonest

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 08:06

Defense attorneys call it a "mass exoneration." The men who were cleared say they were framed by police who demanded bribes, and planted drugs on them if they refused to pay.

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