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Republican Senate Candidate Roy Moore Holds Election Eve Rally
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President Donald Trump

Trump Falsely Claims He Never Met His Accusers

President Donald Trump targeted the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, calling their claims "false" and "fabricated." While Trump claimed he did not "know and/or have never met" them, several of the women had participated in events he hosted

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NYC Subway Bomber Charged

A Bangladeshi immigrant arrested in a New York subway bombing blamed President Donald Trump for the botched suicide mission that he said he carried out for the Islamic State group, authorities said as they brought federal charges against him

President Putin visits Russian Hmeimim air base in Syria

Putin Says Russian Troops Will Withdraw From Syria

Russian troops will soon begin withdrawing from Syria under new orders issued by President Vladimir Putin, who visited the war-torn country unannounced. Direct Russian military action in Syria began in 2015 after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appealed to Putin for help.

Merriam-Webster

And Merriam Webster’s Word of the Year for 2017 Is...

After measuring which terms had more lookups this year than in years past and weighing those words against the news of the day, one piece of language stood out to the dictionary company's editors as the 2017 Word of the Year: feminism

Close up of head of an African penguin

Scientists Discover Human-Sized Penguin Fossil

Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly the size of the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. It measured nearly 5 feet, 10 inches long when swimming

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dies Suddenly at 65

He was the first Asian-American to serve as the mayor of San Francisco, having been born in Seattle to immigrant parents from China. His death was announced in a statement from his office early Tuesday morning, but no details were given

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Holds Daily Briefing At White House

White House Denies Trump Sexual Misconduct Claims

The White House denied allegations of sexual misconduct against President Trump, as three of his accusers called for Congress to investigate his past behavior. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said any incidents took place a long time ago

France US Climate

France Awards Grants to Climate Scientists

Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump's presidential term

California Wildfires

California Braces for Second Week Engulfed in Flames

As Southern California enters its second week engulfed in flames, fire officials anticipate more growth and danger due to continued strong wind gusts, no rain and decades-old dry vegetation. "This is the new normal," Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown warned


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