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Trump’s son-in-law named senio

January 11, 2017
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WASHINGTON. — U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will become a senior White House adviser working on trade and the Middle East, transition officials said on Monday, in a rare case of a close presidential family member taking a major job.

US Navy ship fires warning sho

January 11, 2017
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WASHINGTON. —A US Navy destroyer fired three warning shots at four Iranian fast-attack vessels near the Strait of Hormuz after they closed in at high speed and disregarded repeated requests to slow down, US officials said on Monday.

Unclear whether Islamic State

January 11, 2017
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JERUSALEM. — Israel’s government has been quick to suggest a Palestinian who rammed a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers at the weekend was inspired by Islamic State, raising questions over how it came to that conclusion.

Flooding evacuation calls in C

January 11, 2017
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LOS ANGELES. — Heavy rains and flooding along rivers forced the evacuation of thousands of people in a California wine making region and an area of Nevada east of Lake Tahoe on Monday, officials said, with more storms on the way.

Kardashian driver among 17 arr

January 11, 2017
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PARIS. — French police investigating the theft of nearly $10 million in jewels from Kim Kardashian arrested 17 people on Monday, including a chauffeur who drove the American reality television star around Paris in the days before the robbery.

Iraqi forces reach Tigris in M

January 10, 2017
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MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD. — Iraqi special forces battling Islamic State reached the eastern bank of the Tigris river in Mosul on Sunday for the first time in a three-month, U.S-backed offensive to capture the city from the militants, who still control its entire western half.

Video shows Florida airport sh

January 10, 2017
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—The gunman who killed five people at a Florida airport walked calmly through the baggage claim area before wordlessly pulling a handgun from his waistband and shooting at victims who fled or dived to the floor in panic, video showed.

Trump acknowledges Russia role

January 10, 2017
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WASHINGTON. — President-elect Donald Trump accepts the US intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia engaged in cyber attacks during the US presidential election and may take action in response, his incoming chief of staff said on Sunday.

Grim vigil for families after

January 05, 2017
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MANAUS, Brazil. -- Brazil’s justice minister on Tuesday proposed an overhaul of the penal system a day after 56 inmates were massacred in the deadliest riot in two decades.

Gunman in Istanbul nightclub

January 05, 2017
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ISTANBUL. -- The gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day in an attack claimed by Islamic State appears to have been well versed in guerrilla warfare and may have trained in Syria, a newspaper report and a security source said on Tuesday.


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Column of the Day

Trillanes versus Zubiri, Round Two

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | January 23,2017
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‘The confrontation between Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Miguel Zubiri at the Senate floor last Tuesday was not the first time that they clashed.’

Opinion of the Day

A day at the races

By JOSE BAYANI BAYLON | January 23, 2017
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‘I actually think I prefer just watching the horses race. A horse in full gait is such a graceful sight.’