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Republican presidential-elect Donald Trump in Ohio
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Back on the Road

President-elect Donald Trump is taking his show back on the road. Trump is slated to hold the second stop of this “thank you” tour in North Carolina, less than a week after his return to rallies at an Ohio appearance that felt more like a raucous campaign stop than a traditional speech by a president-to-be


Poland's Top Court Rules Against Polanski Extradition

Poland's Supreme Court has upheld a refusal to have filmmaker Roman Polanski extradited to the U.S. if he enters Poland. The Oscar-nominated director is wanted in the U.S. in a nearly 40-year-old case involving sex with a minor

Senate Lawmakers Speak To Press After Weekly Policy Luncheons

Trump's Tariffs Proposal Faces Pushback From Republicans

In a major early hurdle to Donald Trump's trade agenda, Republicans indicated they are not ready to support his proposed tariff on U.S. companies that leave the country, reopening old rifts between the President-elect and his own party

Madonna Presents An Evening of Music, Art, Mischief and Performance to Benefit Raising Malawi

Here Are the 2017 Grammy Nominations

After months of speculation, nominations for the 59th Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast live on Feb. 12, 2017, have been announced. Beyonce has been nominated in multiple categories including Album of the Year and Record of the Year


EU's Brexit Negotiator: U.K. Has Only 18 Months

Michel Barnier, who will be the European Union's chief negotiator with Britain over the country's exit from the bloc, says that talks may only last 18 months, not 24 given formal procedures linked to the process, like parliamentary approvals

Military veterans huddle together to hold a United States flag against strong winds during a march to a closed bridge outside the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Dec. 5, 2016.

What’s Next for Dakota Pipeline

While the Obama administration's decision not to approve a key permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline is a victory for those gathered in North Dakota by the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, the long struggle to block the pipeline remains far from over

Parents Spend As Much Time on Screens As Teenagers

Parents of tweens and teens spend about nine hours per day using screens, according to a new report. And though they express many concerns about their kids’ relationships to technology, the vast majority see it as a force for good

A baby looks at an armed member of a police SWAT team during a drug raid, in Manila

Philippine Police Have a '97% Kill Ratio' In Drug Shoot-Outs

A shocking study of 51 drug raids conducted by Philippines National Police casts grave doubt on the official line that officers open fire in self-defense and has prompted scathing criticism from a special investigator at the Philippine Commission on Human Rights

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls delivers a speech to announce his bid to become the Socialist presidential candidate in the 2017 presidential elections, at the town hall of Evry, south of Paris, on December 5, 2016.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls Steps Down

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls stepped down to focus on running for president in next year's election and was replaced by Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, a man who embodies the fight against Islamic extremism

Defense attorneys Don McCune, left, Andy Savage and Miller Shealy surround former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager at the Charleston County court in Charleston, South Carolina, Dec. 5, 2016.

Judge Declares Mistrial in Walter Scott Case

A judge declared a mistrial in the murder case of Michael Slager, the South Carolina officer who killed Walter Scott, an unarmed black man who was shot in the back multiple times following a routine traffic stop

100 Photos

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The Most Influential Images of All Time

Explore the stories behind 100 images that changed the world, selected by TIME and an international team of curators. What all 100 share is that they are turning points in our human experience