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Theresa May signs Brexit letter to EU
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Britain Makes Brexit Official

British Prime Minister Theresa May formally notified the E.U. of her country's desire to leave the bloc, setting in motion an unpredictable and fiercely complicated set of negotiations over the terms of departure and what comes after

U.S. President Trump signs an executive order on "energy independence" during event at EPA headquarters in Washington

President Trump Signs Climate Change Executive Order

President Donald Trump signed a sweeping executive order intended to shift the direction of U.S. environmental policy and begin the process of undoing some of the most significant Obama-era environmental regulations

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Hillary Clinton Announces Her Return

Speaking at a conference for professional business women in San Francisco, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that she is back. "I will never stop speaking out," Clinton said stock health brain

Paralyzed Man Able to Move His Arm With His Brain

A new paper describes a breakthrough in restoring the ability of paralyzed people to move their limbs by commanding them with their brains. A man who tried it out said his arm feels the same as it did before he was paralyzed


Jared Kushner Is Facing New Scrutiny

Jared Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House. But this week he's found that even the president's son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight

Devin Nunes

Nunes Faces Pressure to Recuse Himself on Russia

House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes faced growing calls to step away from the panel's Russia investigation as revelations about a secret source meeting on White House grounds raised questions about his and the panel's independence

Cyclone Debbie Hits Airlie Beach

Queensland Begins to Clean Up After Cyclone Debbie

Residents of Australia's cyclone-battered tropical northeast emerged from their homes to find roofs lying in their yards, boats flung onto rocks and roads blocked by fallen trees and power lines, as emergency officials tried to reach communities cut off

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Trump Won't Throw First Pitch for the Nationals

President Donald Trump has reportedly declined an invitation to throw out the first pitch for the Washington Nationals baseball team on opening day. The team had invited the President to perform the ceremonial task

Operations Inside The Shelby Americas Sports Car Manufacturing Facility

Ford Is Investing $1.2 Billion in U.S. Factories

Ford Motor announced Tuesday that it will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan plants to create or retain 130 jobs — a move hailed by President Trump, who has been pushing car manufacturers to build and hire in the U.S.

Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's first minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), speaks during the Institute of Directors (IoD) Annual Convention 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, U.K., on Sept. 27, 2016. Sturgeon said a second referendum on independence from the U.K. remains a possibility if Scotland can't stay in the European Union single market after Brexit.

Scotland Independence Referendum in Works After Vote

The Scottish parliament has voted to hold a second referendum on independence from the United Kingdom in late 2018 or 2019. The news comes around two and a half years after Scotland voted no to independence in a referendum in 2014


U.S. Denies Loosening Civilian Casualty Rules

U.S. airstrikes probably played a role in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul earlier this month, U.S. and Iraqi military officials acknowledged, but they denied the rules for avoiding civilian casualties have been loosened despite a recent spike in civilian casualties

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Critically Endangered Indochinese Tiger Breeding in the Wild

Conservationists say they have evidence that the critically endangered Indochinese tiger is breeding in a Thai jungle, giving hope for the survival of an animal whose total population may be less than 300. They claim to have photographic evidence of new tiger cubs