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US failing to stop China from stealing research, report says Monday, November 18th, 2019

By ERIC TUCKER, WASHINGTON (AP): The United States government has failed to stop China from stealing intellectual property from American universities and lacks a comprehensive strategy for dealing with the threat, a congressional report concluded Monday. The report says the FBI should be more..

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US-China trade war jitters persist in financial sector: Fed Friday, November 15th, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP): Market players, bankers and investors still see the US-China trade war as the top near-term threat to US financial stability, the Federal Reserve said in a report Friday. And, given the sky-high debt levels of many American companies, Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard..

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Student opens fire in California high school, killing 2 Thursday, November 14th, 2019

By STEFANIE DAZIO and JOHN ANTCZAK, SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP): A student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire at a Southern California high school Thursday, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head on his 16th birthday, authorities said. The..

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Diplomats accuse Trump as impeachment hits Americans’ TVs Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK, WASHINGTON (AP): For the first time, the Democrats’ case for President Donald Trump’s impeachment streamed from Americans’ TVs Wednesday, including a new contention that he was overheard asking about political “investigations” that he demanded from..

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Trump kicks off Veterans Day tribute in NYC Monday, November 11th, 2019

NEW YORK (AP): President Donald Trump kicked off New York City’s Veterans Day Tribute on Monday by saying the nation’s veterans “risked everything for us. Now it is our duty to serve and protect them every single day of our lives.” Trump spoke at the opening of the 100th annual parade..

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At least 9 US citizens die in cartel attack in north Mexico Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

By MARK STEVENSON, MEXICO CITY (AP): Drug cartel gunmen ambushed three SUVs along a dirt road, slaughtering at least six children and three women — all of them U.S. citizens living in northern Mexico — in a grisly attack that left one of their SUVs a burned-out, bullet-riddled hulk, authorities..

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1 Year Out: A divided nation lurches toward 2020 election Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

By JULIE PACE, WASHINGTON (AP): One year from Sunday, voters will decide whether to grant President Donald Trump a second term in office, an election that will be a referendum on Trump’s vision for America’s culture and role in the world. Much is unknown about how the United States and its..

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US added a solid 128,000 jobs in October despite GM strike Friday, November 1st, 2019

By JOSH BOAK and BANI SAPRA, WASHINGTON (AP): U.S. employers added a solid 128,000 jobs in October, a figure that was held down by a now-settled strike against General Motors that caused tens of thousands of workers to be temporarily counted as unemployed. The unemployment rate ticked up from 3.5%..

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Ex-Trump aide confirms Biden probe linked to Ukraine aid Thursday, October 31st, 2019

By LISA MASCARO, ZEKE J. MILLER and DEB RIECHMANN, WASHINGTON (AP): A former top White House official confirmed Thursday that military aid to Ukraine was held up by President Donald Trump’s demand for the ally to investigate Democrats and Joe Biden, but testified there’s nothing illegal, in his..

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3 killed, 9 wounded in shooting at party in California home Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP): A gunman who opened fire from an alley into a party killed three people and wounded nine others in California before fleeing in a vehicle, police said Wednesday. A search was underway for at least one suspect, possibly more, after the Tuesday night attack at a Long Beach..

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Anger rises as California utility imposes more blackouts Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

By DON THOMPSON and JOCELYN GECKER, SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP): Frustration and anger mounted across Northern California as the state’s biggest utility began another round of fire-prevention blackouts Tuesday that could leave millions of people without electricity, some for five days or longer. The..

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Trump’s name removed from New York’s Central Park ice rinks Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

NEW YORK, (AFP): Ice skaters on the two rinks in New York's Central Park have long glided, or stumbled, past large red signs spelling "Trump." Not this season, officials confirmed Wednesday. The Wollman Rink, the most famous of the two, has just opened for the winter, but without the president's..

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Democrats’ 2020 race has a new shadow: Hillary Clinton Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

By BILL BARROW, WASHINGTON, (AP): Some Democrats are putting up caution signs for Hillary Clinton as she wades back into presidential politics by casting 2020 candidate Tulsi Gabbard as a “Russian asset,” mocking President Donald Trump’s dealings with a foreign leader and drawing..

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US makes history with first all-female spacewalk Friday, October 18th, 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla, (AFP): US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir became the first all-female pairing to carry out a spacewalk Friday, a historic milestone as NASA prepares to send the first woman to the Moon. The mission was originally planned for earlier this year but had to be aborted..

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US House passes Hong Kong ‘Democracy Act’ Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

HONG KONG, (AFP): The US House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday sought by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong that aims to defend civil rights in the semi-autonomous territory, prompting an angry response from China. The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which will now move to..

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White House condemns video of fake Trump attacking media Monday, October 14th, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP): The White House on Monday condemned a video depicting a fake President Donald Trump shooting and stabbing media figures and political opponents that was shown at a conference for his supporters. In the internet meme -- taken from a scene in the 2014 spy comedy "Kingsman: The..

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Democrat Biden calls for Trump’s impeachment Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP): Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden called Wednesday for President Donald Trump's impeachment, saying he'd "betrayed" the United States. Trump, however, showed no sign of buckling under pressure from the impeachment probe into his alleged bid to damage Biden by pressuring..

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SRI LANKAN TAMILS SHOULD ENDORSE GOTABAYA GOVERNMENT Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Worldwide, Sri Lankan people are being complimented for exercising their franchise peacefully and with decorum during the recent Presidential election., Indian Prime..