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Theresa May signs Brexit letter to EU
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U.S. President Trump signs an executive order on "energy independence" during event at EPA headquarters in Washington

President Trump Signs Climate Change Executive Order

President Donald Trump signed a sweeping executive order intended to shift the direction of U.S. environmental policy and begin the process of undoing some of the most significant Obama-era environmental regulations

Hillary Clinton Addresses Professional Business Women Of California Conf.

Hillary Clinton Announces Her Return

Speaking at a conference for professional business women in San Francisco, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that she is back. "I will never stop speaking out," Clinton said

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Nunes Faces Pressure to Recuse Himself on Russia

House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes faced growing calls to step away from the panel's Russia investigation as revelations about a secret source meeting on White House grounds raised questions about his and the panel's independence

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U.S. Denies Loosening Civilian Casualty Rules

U.S. airstrikes probably played a role in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul earlier this month, U.S. and Iraqi military officials acknowledged, but they denied the rules for avoiding civilian casualties have been loosened despite a recent spike in civilian casualties

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Paralyzed Man Was Able Move His Arm With His Brain

A new paper describes a breakthrough in restoring the ability of paralyzed people to move their limbs by commanding them with their brains. A man who tried it out said his arm feels the same as it did before he was paralyzed

Cyclone Debbie Hits Airlie Beach

Queensland Begins to Clean Up After Cyclone Debbie

Residents of Australia's cyclone-battered tropical northeast emerged from their homes to find roofs lying in their yards, boats flung onto rocks and roads blocked by fallen trees and power lines, as emergency officials tried to reach communities cut off

House Of Representatives Allows Media Rare View Of House Chamber

House Votes to Block Internet Privacy Rules

The House voted to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers to sell the browsing habits of their customers

Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's first minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), speaks during the Institute of Directors (IoD) Annual Convention 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, U.K., on Sept. 27, 2016. Sturgeon said a second referendum on independence from the U.K. remains a possibility if Scotland can't stay in the European Union single market after Brexit.

Scotland Independence Referendum in Works After Vote

The Scottish parliament has voted to hold a second referendum on independence from the United Kingdom in late 2018 or 2019. The news comes around two and a half years after Scotland voted no to independence in a referendum in 2014

CHILE - 2013/12/13: Market scene with fresh fish for sale in the market hall in Angelmo, Puerto Montt in southern Chile. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)

You May Be Able to Track Your Seafood Soon

Fishermen and chefs are working together to curb rampant fraud in the seafood industry by allowing people to track a fish from the moment it's caught until it lands at a restaurant or market