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'Prepared for Anything'

President Donald Trump once again declined to provide specifics about his administration's plan for North Korea, claiming the United States is "prepared for anything"

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Jimmy Carter Offers Help With North Korea Crisis

Former President Jimmy Carter may be on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum from Trump, but he's still offering to help with one of the most pressing issues — the crisis with North Korea

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Reacts To The Election Results

Shinzo Abe Wins Big in Japan's Elections

The Prime Minister's gamble on snap elections paid off in a big way, with the Liberal Democratic Party securing its parliamentary majority in decisive fashion. Abe said the results indicate that voters support his policies and want to see his political leadership continue

A Concert for Charlottesville

Justin Timberlake to Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show

Justin Timberlake has finally been invited back to the Super Bowl halftime show, 14 years after the "wardrobe malfunction" with Janet Jackson cause a national controversy. This will be his third Super Bowl halftime performance, the most for any entertainer


Dramatic Sentencing Hearing Expected For Bowe Bergdahl

The fate of Bowe Bergdahl — the Army sergeant who pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by leaving his post in 2009 in Afghanistan — now rests in the hands of a judge. The sentencing hearing starts Monday and is expected to feature dramatic testimony

U.N. Needs $434 Million for Rohingya Refugee Relief

U.N. agencies convene in Geneva to request a sum of $434 million to fund a massive emergency response to the Rohingya refugee crisis in eastern Bangladesh, where nearly 600,000 people have crossed the border after fleeing violence in Myanmar

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Former Presidents Team Up for Hurricane Relief

All five of the former living U.S. presidents made a rare appearance together, helping raise $31 million for hurricane relief. They were even joined by current President Trump — sort of


Victims of Cuba Attacks Increases to 24

The United States says two more government workers are confirmed victims in the unexplained Cuba attacks. The State Department is increasing the official tally from 22 to 24. The new victims "do not reflect new attacks"

Reaction To Imprisonment Of Key Figures In Catalan Independence Movement

Spain to Remove Catalan Leader Carles Puigdemont

For the first time in its nearly 40 years of democracy, Spain has acted upon Article 155, the provision in its constitution that permits it to revoke powers from autonomous regions during times of crisis