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Donald Trump speaks at a press conference for the release of his new book "Crippled America" at Trump Tower in New York City on Nov. 3, 2015.
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What Donald Knew

Donald Trump has long denied employing undocumented workers when he built Trump Tower in the 1980s but thousands of pages of documents, including reams of testimony and sworn depositions reviewed by TIME, tell a different story


Italians Question Quake-Proof Buildings That Collapsed

Prosecutors investigating the quake were looking in particular into the collapse of Amatrice's "Romolo Capranica" school — restored in 2012 using funds set aside after the last major quake struck central Italy in 2009

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EpiPen Maker to Offer Discounts to Some Customers

Mylan pharmaceuticals will offer a discount of up to $300 on EpiPens for patients whose health plans require "higher out-of-pocket costs." This could cut the costs of the medication in half for some patients

Death Toll Climbs Over Duterte's Drug War

Inside Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's War on Drugs

In just seven weeks, the body count in Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's extrajudicial war on drugs has reached almost 1,800 and shows no sign of slowing. Some are starting to say that real threat to the country is not drugs but Duterte himself

The planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar System, is seen in an undated artist's impression

Potential Earth-Like Planet Discovered One Star Away

Scientists have discovered a planet in the star system next door that may have certain similarities to Earth. The planet orbits the star Proxima Centauri and is in the safe zone: neither too hot nor too cold for water, and therefore, potentially life

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Apple Issues Security Update After Spyware Found in Middle East

Apple is issuing a security update after powerful espionage software was found targeting an activist's iPhone in the Middle East. The spyware takes advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in Apple's mobile operating system to take complete control of iPhone handsets

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French Burkini Bans Face Legal Challenge

France's highest administrative authority is studying whether bans on full-body burkini swimsuits are legal, amid growing concerns about police forcing Muslim women to disrobe. Images of police appearing to require a woman to take off her tunic have elicited anger

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U.N.: Syrian Government and ISIS Responsible for Attacks

An international team has concluded that the Syrian government and Islamic State militants carried out chemical attacks in the conflict-wracked nation during 2014 and 2015. The team found evidence of the use of chlorine and mustard gas attacks


13 Dead in Attack on American University in Kabul

A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended after at least 13 people were killed and dozens were wounded in the assault on the sprawling campus on Kabul's outskirts, a government spokesman said