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An Iraqi federal police member walks towards the frontline outside the town of Hamam al-Alil, Iraq, Sunday, Feb. 2017. The battle for the western half of Mosul city, which began Sunday, is expected to be prolonged and difficult due to a densely packed civilian population and older, narrower streets.(AP Photo/Bram Janssen)
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Battle for Mosul

Iraqi forces launched an assault on the Western half of the city of Mosul on Sunday, marking an intensification of the battle to reclaim the city from the ISIS militants who seized it in 2014

Containers of "Ben & Jerry’s", an ice cream brand owned by the Anglo-Dutch multinational Unilever, stand on sale in a branch of Tesco in central London, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. Britain's biggest supermarket chain, Tesco, has pulled cherished products such as Marmite spread and Ben & Jerry's ice cream from its website amid a dispute with consumer goods giant Unilever. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Kraft Withdraws Offer to Merge With Unilever

Kraft Heinz Co has agreed to withdraw its proposal for a $143 billion merger with larger rival Unilever Plc, the companies said. Kraft had made a surprise offer for Unilever in a bid to build a global consumer goods behemoth

U.S. President Donald Trump applauds his crowd as he holds a "Make America Great Again" rally at Orlando Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida, U.S. February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSZBI2

President Trump Looks to 2020 at Rally

The most unconventional president in generations kicked off his 2020 re-election campaign Saturday in Florida, railing against the “fake news” media and promising to take his message directly to the American people

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Trump Will Interview 4 Potential National Security Advisors

As he seeks to get his struggling administration back on track, President Donald Trump is interviewing potential candidates this weekend to serve as his new national security adviser. Trump's first choice to replace Michael Flynn turned down the offer


Norma McCorvey, Roe v. Wade Plaintiff, Dies at 69

Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff at the center of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that expanded abortion rights in the United States, has died. She was 69 and the cause of her death was a heart ailment

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Republicans Brace for Town Hall Protests

Republicans used town hall meetings in 2009 to help channel outrage at the sitting president and take back Congress the next year. But now that they're in control of Washington, the party is finding itself assailed by the same forces


James Harden Says He's the Best Player in the World

In an interview with TIME, the Houston Rockets star talks about his reputation in the NBA, dating a Kardashian and why he thinks he's the MVP. "It’s not taking shots at anybody," he says. "It’s a confidence"

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Russia Says It Wants a 'Post-West World Order'

Russia wants pragmatic relations with the United States but also is hoping for the creation of a "post-West world order," the country's foreign minister said, dismissing the NATO military alliance as a relic of the Cold War