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Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold, in surprise reversal

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 04:29
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri walked back his resignation on Wednesday after weeks of intensive international diplomacy aimed at restoring the delicate political balance that has kept the country from being pulled apart by regional tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
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FBI examining Border Patrol agent’s death as a ‘potential assault’

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 04:29
But days later, the circumstances of Rogelio Martinez’s death remain unclear.
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More remains belonging to Sgt. La David Johnson found in Niger, military says

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 04:29
The announcement is the latest detail in the ongoing saga of a mission gone horribly wrong.
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'I Don't Believe In Science,' Says Flat-Earther Set To Launch Himself In Own Rocket

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 03:50

"Mad" Mike Hughes plans to take the rocket built from salvaged metal on a flight across the Mojave Desert on Saturday. His stated mission: to overturn two millennia of scientific understanding.

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Zimbabwe's President-To-Be Returns Home After Brief Exile

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 03:20

Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice president of Zimbabwe, fled the country earlier this month. He's returned to take over from longtime president Robert Mugabe, who resigned under pressure.

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Earth Is Lit, And That's A Problem

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 03:03

Over the last five years, global light pollution has increased nearly 10 percent, a new study shows, The fastest rise occurred in developing nations.

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Germany: 6 Syrian men accused of terror plans released

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 02:00
German authorities are releasing six Syrian men who were detained on suspicion of plotting a terror attack, saying there’s insufficient evidence to keep them in custody.
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The Latest: Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa kept contact with military

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 02:00
The Latest on Zimbabwe’s political turmoil (all times local):
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Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Mnangagwa says country witnessing a ‘new and unfolding democracy’

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 02:00
Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Mnangagwa says country witnessing a ‘new and unfolding democracy’
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The Latest: UN agency: 84 killed near Syrian capital

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 02:00
The Latest on Syria talks (all times local):
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The Latest: Kosovo welcomes verdict for Serb military leader

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 02:00
The Latest on the judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic (all times local):
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A Putin-Assad embrace launches Russia’s new peace bid for Syria

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 02:00
The Russian president is pressing ahead, buoyed by an agreement with Trump on the path.
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The Pentagon's hurricane relief effort in Puerto Rico is nearly over, but these missions remain

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 02:00
"We're going to be probably down in the neighborhood of 100 or so active-component troops after this weekend,” a general said.
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Afghan leaders in Helmand criticize U.S. airstrikes on Taliban drug labs

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 02:00
Some legislators and provincial representatives expressed worries that civilians could be harmed.
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How Zimbabwe’s Mugabe clung to power for almost 40 years

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 02:00
Mugabe's resignation on Tuesday marked the end of an era of one of Africa’s most notorious rulers.
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HBO data theft traced to Iranian military hacker

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 02:00
The Justice Department has been pushing to unseal multiple cases involving Iranians.
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That 'harmless' radioactive cloud over Europe probably did come from Russia after all

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 02:00
The cloud was detected more than a month ago, but at the time the Russians denied any knowledge of it.
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If The Developing World Can Go Solar, Maybe Puerto Rico Can Too

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 01:54

With most of the island still without electricity, some Puerto Ricans are hoping to follow the example of developing world countries — and turn to the sun for power.

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USA Gymnastics Doctor Pleads Guilty To Assault, Faces Decades In Prison

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 01:40

Larry Nassar, the former team doctor for USA Gymnastics, has admitted molesting seven girls. Well over 100 women and girls have accused him of sexual assault.

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