The Brief

French President Hollande and German Chancellor Merkel make a statement to the media at the Chancellery in Berlin
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E.U. Leaders Defy Trump

European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the President-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the E.U. itself

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Search For Missing MH370 Has Ended

After nearly three years, the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has ended in futility. Crews have completed their deep-sea search of a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean without finding a single trace of the plane, which disappeared in 2014

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Interior Nominee Ryan Zinke to be Quizzed on Public Lands, Coal

Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke says he wouldn't sell, give away or transfer public lands, a crucial stance in Western states where access to hunting and fishing is considered sacrosanct. The Montana native has also advocated for more oil and gas drilling and coal-mining on Western lands

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Mexico Town Fears Nightclub Shooting Means Drug War Has Come

While authorities investigate what set off a deadly shooting at an electronic music festival event, residents said it came amid a growing and increasingly open drug scene in this resort town that has long been spared the violence of Mexico's cartel wars

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Donald Trump Promises 'Insurance for Everybody'

Donald Trump says his plan to replace the nation's health care law will include "insurance for everybody," though he did not explain how he would achieve that milestone. An embrace of universal health care would mark a sharp break for most Republicans

Turkey Attack

Istanbul Gunman Captured After More Than 2 Weeks On The Run

Turkish authorities captured the gunman who carried out the deadly New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul, with officials saying that he's an Uzbekistan national who trained in Afghanistan. He is believed to have entered Turkey in January 2016

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Sumatra's Last Intact Rainforest Is Under Threat

The Leuser National Park in Indonesia is famed for its biodiversity. But now a provincial government wants to allow development across more than half the ecosystem, and even build a geothermal plant right in the middle of it

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10,000 People Have Been Killed In Yemen

The war in Yemen has now killed at least 10,000 people according to the U.N., whose Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed was in the port city of Aden this week to urge government and rebel leaders to come together to end the conflic

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Orlando Shooter's Wife Arrested

Law enforcement arrested the wife of the man who carried out the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The FBI charged Noor Salman with obstruction in connection to the June attack on Pulse Nightclub that killed 49 people and wounded dozens

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Pendant May Have 'Anne Frank Link'

Archaeologists excavating the site of a former Nazi extermination camp in Poland have unearthed a pendant bearing a striking resemblance to one owned by Anne Frank, who died in a concentration camp in 1945