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A supporter takes a selfie as he touches hands with Hillary Clinton at a rally at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth, Florida, on Oct. 26, 2016.
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Millennials Less 'Meh' on Clinton

Clinton has spent months reaching out to young voters, trying to capture the support Bernie Sanders received from millennials during the Democratic primary. Now, a new poll of 18- to 29-year-old Americans find that 49% support Clinton over 21% who support Trump


Pipeline Protesters Brace for Police Confrontation

Protesters trying to stop construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline are bracing for a confrontation with police after the demonstrators refused to leave private land in the pipeline's path. "We're going to hold this ground," one protester said


Buildings Crumble as Twin Quakes Rattle Central Italy

A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people


MoMA Adds the 176 Original Emojis to Its Collection

The Museum of Modern Art announced that it has acquired the original set of 176 emojis. Released in 1999 by Japanese phone company NTT DoCoMo, the first emojis were simple 12-pixel-by-12-pixel images that included a smiley face

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How Warm Winters in the Arctic Make Colder Ones for You

A new study shows that the Arctic polar vortex—a large pressure system—has been shifting eastwards, causing cold temperatures to seep down, making for frigid winters in North America and the United Kingdom while the Arctic experiences unprecedented warmth

Donald Trump rally in Sanford, Fla.

Trump Looks Beyond Election

Donald Trump is still running for president. But he is also doing a lot of other things. The candidate left the campaign trail at a critical time to promote his new D.C. hotel, one of many times he's used the campaign spotlight for self-promotion

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Wildlife Populations Have Dropped 58% in 40 Years

Global populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, and reptiles plummeted 58% since 1970, according to the latest Living Planet Report published by WWF. If trends continue the world could be on track to lose more than two-thirds of wildlife by 2020

Demonstrators hold placards and candles in memory of Savita Halappanavar, whose doctors allegedly refused to perform an abortion because it was against the laws of the Catholic country, in Dublin on Nov. 17, 2012. The Indian woman, who was 17 weeks pregnant, repeatedly asked the hospital to terminate her pregnancy because she had severe back pain and was miscarrying, her family said.

Ireland's 'Repeal the 8th' Campaign Aims to End Abortion Ban

A young, secular population helped pass same-sex marriage in Ireland last year and now wants the eighth amendment to Ireland's constitution, which effectively criminalizes abortion, to be overturned. But the fight is proving bitterly divisive

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France Says 'the Jungle' Refugee Camp Is Empty

The grim camp known as "the jungle," a symbol of Europe's failure to come to grips with its crisis over asylum seekers, has gone. French authorities declared they had cleared out the camp after residents were bused away

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Twitter to Lay Off 9% of Workforce as Revenue Slows

Guarterly revenue growth slowed sharply in the third quarter but topped analysts' expectations, and the company said it would cut 9 percent of its global workforce. The social network has been struggling to sign up new users amid competition from nimbler rivals


Mass Protest in Venezuela Demanding Ouster of President

Anti-government protesters jammed the streets of Venezuela's capital on the heels of a decision by congress to open a trial against President Nicolas Maduro. A police officer was shot and killed, and two others injured, under unclear circumstances