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Trump Touts 'Profound Change'

President Donald Trump marked his 100th day in office by saying he brought "profound change" to Washington. Trump also plans to sign an executive order directing the Commerce Department and the U.S. trade representative to study of U.S. trade agreements

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Pope Francis Celebrates Open-Air Mass in Egypt

Military helicopters flew overhead, and police fanned out in force, as Pope Francis celebrated an open-air Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community in Cairo on the final day of his two-day visit

Climate Marches Take Place Across Country

Thousands Protest Trump's Climate Policies

Thousands of people are marking President Donald Trump's hundredth day in office by protesting his environmental policies. The Peoples Climate March participants say they object to Trump's rollback of restrictions on mining, oil drilling and greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants

American student Otto Warmbier speaks after being presented to reporters in Pyongyang on Feb. 29, 2016.

The U.S. Student in Kim Jong Un's Hands

There was a time when American captives were seen by North Korea as bargaining chips, useful for extracting concessions from Washington. But an increasingly erratic Kim Jong Un appears in no mood for talks. That puts 22-year-old Otto Warmbier in a dangerous position

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Fyre Festival Founders Promise Refunds After Chaos

Organizers of the festival in the Bahamas also promised free VIP passes to next year's event, after a fiasco that saw guests arrive at the "luxury" festival to substandard food and housing conditions and canceled musical acts

House Votes On Trump's American Health Care Act

House Leaders Push Back Health Care Bill Vote

The House will not vote on a new health care bill in time to mark President Donald Trump's first 100 days, party leaders said Thursday. The decision comes after Republicans fall short of votes and face pressure to avoid a government shutdown


British Police Shoot Woman in Anti-Terror Operation

British police shot a woman in her 20's and arrested four other people in anti-terrorism operations in London and the southeast England county of Kent. The raids were not connected to an earlier suspected terrorist attack foiled near Parliament