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TOPSHOT - Tanks and armoured vehicles of the Iraqi forces, supported by the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries, advance towards the village of Sheikh Younis, south of Mosul, after the offensive to retake the western side of Mosul from Islamic State (IS) group fighters commenced on February 19, 2017. / AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Mosul Fight Intensifies

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

Trump holds aA supporter invited onstage by U.S. President Donald Trump puts his hand to his chest during a "Make America Great Again" rally at Orlando Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida, U.S. February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSZBJF rally in Melbourne, Florida

White House Clarifies Trump's Comments on Sweden

The White House worked to clarify President Donald Trump's comments from Saturday, when he seemingly referred to an act of terrorism in Sweden the night before, saying he was in fact referring to a news report on rising crime in that country

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

President Trump Holds Meeting Honoring Black History Month

Priebus Denies Trump Campaign Had Contact With Russia

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus denied any involvement between Russian intelligence officials and Donald Trump's presidential campaign in new interviews. He called the reports "grossly overstated and inaccurate and totally wrong"

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


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


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"

Munich Security Conference

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