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North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Over Japan
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North Korea Violates Armistice

A newly-released video shows a North Korean soldier making a dash to freedom, being shot at as he crossed the border. North Korea's actions during the defector's Nov. 13 escape violated the armistice agreement ending the 1950-53 Korean War, the U.S.-led U.N. command said.

Trump Meets With GOP House Leaders And Ways And Means Cmte Members

President Trump Stands By Roy Moore

President Donald Trump is discounting accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters not to support his "liberal" rival. "We don't need a liberal person in there," Trump said

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U.S. Navy: Aircraft With 11 Aboard Crashed In Pacific

The U.S. Navy says an aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the Pacific Ocean while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. The Japan-based 7th Fleet says a search and rescue operation has been launched from the carrier

South African President Jacob Zuma hosts Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe Resigns

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says he is resigning immediately and voluntarily in order to have a "smooth transfer of power" after 37 years in charge. A letter was read out in a cheering Parliament, which had been pursuing impeachment

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Gabby Douglas Says Team Doctor Abused Her

Gabrielle Douglas, the 2012 Olympic all-around champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist, said that national team doctor Larry Nassar had abused her. In an Instagram post, Douglas addressed victim-shaming and recent sexual abuse reports by her teammates

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House Dem Reportedly Settled Sexual Harassment Claim

Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers on Tuesday denied settling a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances. A report said his office paid the woman over $27,000

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Uber Hack Jeopardized Info of 57 Million Users

Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers. The revelation marks the latest stain on Uber's reputation

Bashar Assad, Vladimir Putin

Putin Hosts Surprise Talks with Syria's Assad

Russia is about to end its military operation in Syria that tipped the scales in the devastating war in favor of government forces, President Vladimir Putin said at surprise talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad

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CBS Fires Charlie Rose After Allegations

CBS News has fired Charlie Rose after several women accused the veteran newsman of sexual misconduct. Rose has been one of three hosts of CBS This Morning since 2012

President Trump Participates In Roundtable With Women Small Business Owners

Judge Blocks Sanctuary City Funding Order

Judge William Orrick 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