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Military dog wins British prize for valor under fire

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 22:29
A British military dog that saved the lives of troops in Afghanistan is being decorated for bravery.
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Mugabe makes 1st public appearance amid pressure to exit

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 22:29
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, even as the military announced “significant progress” on talks for his departure and arrested some of his allies, and branches of the ruling party began to pass no-confidence votes in the world’s oldest head of state.
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Massive Grenfell Tower fire claimed 71 lives, police say

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 22:29
The last victims identified were a mother and daughter.
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Stop the rise of the 'killer robots,' warn human rights advocates

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 22:29
It used to be science fiction. These days, it is more science than fiction.
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Trump’s Homeland Security pick is caught up in a conflict of interest complaint

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 22:29
Kirstjen Nielsen was guided through her confirmation process by a consultant who represents companies seeking millions in DHS contracts.
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The Latest: Iraqi PM welcomes freeing of last IS-held town

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 20:00
The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local):
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Climate talks wrap up with progress on Paris rulebook

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 20:00
Global talks on curbing climate change are wrapping up Friday, with progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord.
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Anti-corruption campaign in Saudi brings hope to businessmen

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 20:00
Lebanon-based businessmen who lost enterprises through dealings with members of Saudi Arabia’s royal family and others are closely watching a new campaign led by the powerful crown prince targeting princes and tycoons in the oil-rich kingdom.
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Merkel presses on with German gov’t talks, length unclear

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 20:00
Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed ahead with efforts to form a new German government on Friday after a night of negotiations failed to resolve differences between the four parties involved. Participants suggested that they may need several more days.
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Lower pound boosting inbound tourism to Britain

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 20:00
Many British businesses are becoming cautious as they try to gauge the impact of the country’s looming departure from the European Union. But there’s one industry enjoying a “Brexit bounce” — the tourism sector.
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The story behind this powerful photo of deported military veterans saluting the U.S. flag

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 20:00
“I can't believe 'deported veterans' is an actual phrase,” former White House official Tony Fratto said.
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New Delhi’s pollution problem is so bad that some diplomats are packing their bags

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 20:00
Once considered a desirable foreign posting, diplomatic jobs in Delhi are losing their shine as pollution soars.
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How a North Korean soldier escaped his regime, and five other global stories

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 20:00
In this occasional series, The Washington Post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest stories of the week.
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Long-lost da Vinci painting fetches $450.3 million, an auction record for art

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 20:00
It is the only da Vinci painting in a private collection.
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How Mass Shootings Are Forcing Schools To Re-Evaluate Safety

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 18:59

Teachers are learning how to protect their students from the possibility of a school shooting. That can include anything from locking doors to tackling the assailant.

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Defiant Mugabe Refuses To Step Down As Zimbabwe's President

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 18:57

The 93-year-old ruler, who has been under house arrest since the military staged a takeover on Wednesday, is insisting that he be allowed to serve out his term until elections next year.

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Sicilian Mob Boss Salvatore Riina Dies In Italian Hospital Prison Ward

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 18:47

Riina, who is thought to have ordered the murders of more than 150 people, died while in a medically induced coma a day after turning 87.

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Saudi Arabia Faces Pressure To End Blockade As Crisis Worsens In Yemen

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 18:00

Aid workers are still reporting difficulty providing food and medical assistance to almost 20 million people after the Saudis agreed to lift a blockade of land, air and sea routes into Yemen Monday.

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Canadians Root For An Underdog Health Policy Idea From The U.S.

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 18:00

A center created by the Affordable Care Act to foster innovations in health care is at risk in Donald Trump's U.S. But some Canadian health analysts see it as a model for curbing health care's cost.

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A 'Toothless' Old Law Could Have New Fangs, Thanks To Robert Mueller

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 18:00

The Foreign Agents Registration Act has been ignored in lobbying circles for decades and called "a complete joke." Mueller may bring the laughter to an end.

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