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Trump Designates North Korea as State Sponsor of Terror During Cabinet Meeting
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Trump Promises Christmas Tax Cut

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, even as a nonpartisan tax analysis group said the Senate package would leave half of taxpayers facing higher levies by 2027. "We're going to give the American people a huge tax cut for Christmas," Trump said

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Charlie Rose Suspended After Harassment Claims

Television host and journalist Charlie Rose apologized for his "inappropriate behavior" after eight women accused him of sexual harassment. CBS News, Bloomberg, and PBS all suspended their work with Rose in the wake of the allegations

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Trump to Announce New North Korea Sanctions

The Trump administration is due to announce new sanctions on North Korea after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in the latest push to isolate the pariah nation. North Korea joins the terror blacklist with Iran, Sudan and Syria

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U.S. Ending Residence Permits for 60,000 Haitians

The Trump administration said it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation

President Trump Participates In Roundtable With Women Small Business Owners

Judge Blocks Sanctuary City Funding Order

U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick in San Francisco has permanently blocked President Trump's executive order to cut funding for failing to cooperate on immigration, rejecting the administration's argument that the amount of money in question was relatively small

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Al Franken Faces Second Allegation

Another woman has come forward to accuse Al Franken of touching her inappropriately, less than a week after Senate leaders called for an ethics investigation into a claim that the Minnesota Democrat groped and kissed a woman in 2006

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Yellen to Leave the Federal Reserve Board

Janet Yellen is submitting her resignation from the Federal Reserve board to President Donald Trump, announcing that she will leave the board when her successor Jerome Powell is sworn is as Fed chairman

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Charles Manson Dead at 83

Charles Manson, a cult leader whose crimes loom large in the American psyche, died in the early hours of Monday, the Associated Press confirmed. He was 83. The cult leader rose to infamy after the murder of Sharon Tate in 1969.

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Nebraska Approves Keystone XL Pipeline Route

Nebraska regulators approved an alternative route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It was the last major regulatory hurdle facing project operator TransCanada Corp., though opponents say another round of federal approval may now be needed

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America's Opioid Epidemic Cost Tops $500 Billion

The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars, six times larger than the most recent estimate. More than 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year

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Scientists: 2018 Will Be a Bad Year for Earthquakes

A new study suggests that we may want to brace for a surge of quakes in the year ahead, and the reason for the danger is an unlikely one: the rotation of the Earth has slowed slightly. The area near the equator will be particularly affected


World

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New Zealand's 37-Year-Old Leader Rolls Up Her Sleeves

Jacinda Ardern is the new prime minister of New Zealand and the world’s youngest female leader. TIME talks to the sometime Mormon from a small rural town, and those that know her personally, about what drives her