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NOV 10, 2016: DigitalGlobe imagery (Closeup-4) of the Subi Reef in the South China Sea, a part of the Spratly Islands group.  Photo DigitalGlobe via Getty Images.

China Is 'Building Missile Structures' on Contested Islands

China is reportedly putting the finishing touches to constructions on artificial islands built in the South China Sea that could house long-range missiles.Two dozen buildings with retractable roofs are nearing completion, a U.S. official says

Deported Guatemalan Immigrants Arrive On ICE Flight from U.S

New Rules Put Most Undocumented Immigrants at Risk

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly unveiled a sweeping set of memos Tuesday directed at each of the department's agencies, instructing agents to detain and, "if found removable," deport every undocumented immigrant they come across, with few exceptions

SpaceX launches supplies to space station

SpaceX ISS Shipment Delayed Due to Error

A navigation error forced SpaceX to delay its shipment to the International Space Station, following an otherwise flawless flight from NASA's historic moon pad. SpaceX's supply ship was less than a mile from the outpost when a problem cropped up in the GPS system

President Trump Visits African-American Museum in Washington

Trump Condemns Antisemitism, Too Late for Critics

After a chorus of criticism for his silence on the topic, President Trump has finally condemned antisemitism following scores of bomb threats made against Jewish community centers and the vandalism of a Jewish cemetery. However, to his critics his declaration is frustratingly overdue

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North Korea Calls For Release of Female Suspects

North Korean diplomats called for the release of two "innocent women" arrested in connection with the apparent poisoning of ruling family member Kim Jong Nam. North Korea's embassy in Kuala Lumpur dismissed the police account of his death

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5 Stats That Help Explain What’s Really Happening in Sweden

U.S. President Donald Trump was ridiculed by Swedes over the weekend when he suggested the country's acceptance of immigrants was not working out. Many have taken issue with his use of Sweden as a case study in the negative effects of taking refugees. Here's what the real situation is

Milo Yiannopoulos holds a press conference down the street from the Pulse Nightclub on June 15, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns From Breitbart News

Milo Yiannopoulos, an editor at the right-wing Breitbart News, has resigned from his post amid controversy over controversial comments he made about pedophilia. The announcement comes after Simon & Schuster canceled his book deal

Protestors Rally Against Muslim Immigration Ban At LAX

Here’s How Much Sitting In Traffic Is Costing You

According to a study compiled by INRIX, a transportation analytics firm, which looked at 1,064 cities in total, congestion cost U.S. motorists almost $300 billion in 2016. The report also ranked Los Angeles as having the worst traffic in the world out of all the cities studied

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Chinese Firms Want to Use the Trademark ‘Ivanka’

If they can't use Trump's name to sell products, Chinese firms are hoping to use his daughter's. At least 65 applications have been filed in China to use "Ivanka" as a trademark on everything from sanitary products to health supplements, according to the country's trademark authority