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Myanmar, Bangladesh sign agreement on Rohingya refugees

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 23:00
Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement on Thursday covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
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Myanmar, Bangladesh Announce Tentative Deal To Repatriate Rohingya Refugees

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 20:59

Myanmar says it is ready to accept refugees back into the country, but many details of the deal are unclear.

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Iraqi minister: Romania sent experts to train local police

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 20:58
Iraq’s foreign minister has thanked Romania for sending dozens of advisers to train Iraqi police and invited the East European country to take part in his nation’s reconstruction.
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Merkel’s weakness at home might not be fatal flaw abroad

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 20:58
If Angela Merkel has shown the European Union one thing over the past dozen years, it is never to underestimate her political skills.
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UN chief nuke inspector: Iran complying with nuclear deal

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 20:58
The head of the U.N. agency monitoring Iran’s nuclear deal with the U.S. and five other nations says Tehran is living up to its end of the agreement — comments that indirectly oppose President Donald Trump’s view.
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The Yam That Deserves To Win The Internet

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 20:00

It's one of many varieties in Madagascar that are being studied as part of a project to bring better nutrition to people. And no, it's not the same as a sweet potato.

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Female Safari Guide: 'I Am A Lady But I Am Telling You, I Am Capable'

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 20:00

If Lucy Nabiki Takona passes the silver guiding exam this month, she will be only the second Maasai woman to reach this level.

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How The U.S. Defines Race And Ethnicity May Change Under Trump

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 19:44

The Trump administration is considering asking about race and ethnicity in a radical new way on the 2020 Census. It could have far-reaching implications for redistricting and anti-discrimination laws.

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For Many Native Americans, Fall Is The Least Wonderful Time Of The Year

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 19:23

"Fall is the annual middle finger this country gives Native Americans," says one member of the Oglala Lakota nation.

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Poll: Economists Unanimous That Debt Would Balloon Under GOP Tax Plan

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 19:01

A poll found that 38 economists agree the GOP tax plan will not pay for itself through growth. In fact, they're doubtful that growth will happen anyway.

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This Thanksgiving A Majority Would Prefer To Hold The Side Of Political Talk

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 19:00

In the latest NPR Politics Podcast, we explain why Democrats and Republicans are feeling so differently about the inevitable talk of politics during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Adult Siblings Can Make Our Lives Healthier And Happier

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 19:00

Our sibling relationships are the longest-lasting family ties we have, and can help us weather the pains and challenges of adulthood, including illness and the death of parents.

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Global stocks slightly lower after Fed minutes release

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 18:29
Global stock markets were generally slightly lower Thursday after Fed minutes indicated it is likely to raise interest rates next month. Chinese stocks finished sharply lower.
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Lebanese PM Hariri assures bankers stability comes first

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 18:29
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has told a regional banking conference that the country’s stability is his primary concern.
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Pressure grows on German Social Democrats in gov’t impasse

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 18:29
Pressure is growing within Germany’s Social Democratic Party to at least discuss the possibility of forming a new government with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives.
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Uganda’s foreign minister urged to quit over alleged bribe

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 18:29
Uganda’s foreign minister faced growing calls for his resignation Thursday following allegations in the United States that he accepted a bribe shortly after finishing his term as president of the U.N. General Assembly.
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Israeli leader rebukes deputy over her comment about US Jews

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 18:29
Israel’s prime minister has condemned a deputy for what he deemed to be “offensive remarks” about American Jews.
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Ships, aircraft search for 3 US sailors missing in crash

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 18:29
U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft searched in the Philippine Sea on Thursday for three sailors missing since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier.
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Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier making a run for freedom

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 18:29
The U.S. commander in South Korea says the North violated the 1953 armistice agreement.
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'Just Time Together': For Some Workers, A Thanksgiving Off Is A Rare Treat

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 18:05

For millions of Americans working in retail, Thanksgiving is the start to the most intense stretch of the year. One woman shares the story of her first Thanksgiving without a work shift in 23 years.

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