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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un arrives flanked by vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission Choe Yong-Hae (L) at an opening ceremony for 'Rymoyong street', a new housing development in Pyongyang, on April 13, 2017.

Kim Jong Un Calls Trump 'Mentally Deranged'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump "deranged" and said in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will "pay dearly" for his threats and called Trump "unfit" to be President

Senate Lawmakers Speak To The Media After Their Weekly Policy Luncheons

GOP Doesn't Know What Obamacare Repeal Bill Will Do

Senate Republicans have just days to pass a bill that would repeal major chunks of the Affordable Care Act, scale back federal spending on health care and dramatically change health insurance in the U.S. But they don't know exactly how it will work

The Inventor of Android on the Future of Smartphones

Andy Rubin, who sold his startup Android in 2005, spoke with TIME about his intentions for Ambient OS, how he sees artificial intelligence changing the way we use our phones, his response to criticism of the Essential Phone and more

FILE PHOTO: Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez wait in the courtroom in his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River

Aaron Hernandez Had 'Severe' Case of CTE

Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Attorney Jose Baez says testing showed that Hernandez had a severe case of the disease

A member of the Mexican Army raises his hand asking for absolute silence as rescue services and volunteers search for victims under the debris of the school that collapsed in Mexico City, Sept. 21, 2017.

Mexico Earthquake Death Toll Rises to 273

As painstaking attempts to reach survivors in quake-ravaged buildings across Mexico City stretched into a third day, desperation mounted. President Enrique Pena Nieto's office raised the death toll from the magnitude 7.1 earthquake to 273, including 137 in the capital

Inside a Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh as Crisis Tarnishes Myanmar Image

U.S. May Limit Myanmar Ties Over Rohingya Crisis

The Trump Administration is considering limiting U.S. ties with Myanmar’s military in response to its recent violence against the country’s Rohingya Muslims, a White House official tells TIME

Hurricane Maria Bears Down On Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Could Be Without Electricity for Months

The whole of Puerto Pico has been in total blackout since Hurricane Maria struck. A combination of crumbling infrastructure, financial woes and damage caused by an earlier hurricane, Irma, makes restoring power a daunting prospect

Trump hosts working lunch with African leaders in New York

Most Americans Agree With Trump's Deal With Dems

Most Americans approved of President Donald Trump’s recent decision to cut a deal with Democratic leaders to allocate hurricane relief funds and temporarily avoid a government shutdown, a new poll has found

Dolores Sebastan with her daughter Sebastiana Guadalupe Manuel, Fallbrook, CA, July 24th 2017 (CREDIT: John Francis Peters for TIME Magazine)

Genetic Testing Is Providing New Hope for Babies

From any infant younger than 4 months who has a sickness that can't be explained, a team takes a vial of blood for a genetic test. They sequence the entire genome of the baby, looking for clues to explain the undiagnosed symptoms


The SEC Says Its Filing System Got Hacked in 2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission said a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016. The revelation comes in the wake of the massive, months-long hack of Equifax

Pedestrians walk by a Toy "R" Us Inc. store during a Black Friday sale in New York, in 2011.

Toys 'R' Us Is Hiring Thousands for Holidays

Despite filing for bankruptcy protection earlier this week, Toys 'R' Us plans to hire more than 10,000 part-time employees for the upcoming holiday season. The in-store job availabilities include cashiers, sales associates and stock associates