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Chuck Schumer meets with Trump as shutdown looms
January 19, 2018
If lawmakers don't extend funding by Friday night, the government will shut down early Saturday
Supreme Court to take up Trump travel ban
January 19, 2018
Justices plan to hear arguments starting in April, with a final ruling expected by June
Trump makes remarks during March for Life
January 19, 2018
President spoke to the pro-life march Friday as a government shutdown looms
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Trump's Border Wall Was A $2.6M Hit On San Diego Taxpayers
January 19, 2018
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Office and San Diego Police Department incurred more than $2 million of added costs to beef up patrols around the eight border wall prototypes.
Melania and Ivanka Trump's Popularity Has Gone in Different Directions Since Entering White House, Poll Finds
January 19, 2018
Melania Trump was the only Trump family member with a higher favorable than unfavorable rating.
North Korea Reveals How It Defied U.S. And Other Nations Failed
January 19, 2018
North Korea said it was able to build nuclear bombs and intercontinental ballistic missiles because it trusts no one but itself.
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What Liberian President-elect George Weah must do
January 19, 2018
Liberia's George Weah must commit to put people before profit.
Egypt: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announces reelection bid
January 19, 2018
President Sisi announced his plan to run for a second term in the presidential election that will take place in March.

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Turkey shells Syria's Afrin region, minister says operation has begun
January 19, 2018
SUGEDIGI, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish artillery fired into Syria's Afrin region on Friday in what Ankara said was the start of a military campaign against the Kurdish-controlled area.
Iran nuclear deal cannot survive if U.S. pulls out: Russia's Lavrov
January 19, 2018
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday the Iran nuclear deal cannot survive if the United States pulls out of the agreement.
In Russia, Trump inauguration euphoria leaves lasting hangover
January 19, 2018
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A year ago on Saturday, Russian nationalists partied in central Moscow to celebrate Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States.
Could Taliban finally return to Afghan peace talks? Obstacles abound
January 19, 2018
KABUL (Reuters) - Exploratory meetings in Pakistan between a high-level Taliban delegation and a representative of a prominent Afghan politician have fueled speculation of a revival of long-stalled talks on ending Afghanistan's 16-year war that kills thousands each year.
Exclusive: Rohingya refugee leaders draw up demands ahead of repatriation
January 19, 2018
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp have drawn up a list of demands they want Myanmar to meet before authorities begin sending back hundreds of thousands in a repatriation process expected to begin next week and last for two years.
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In Venezuela's Oil Hub, Prosperity Turns to Crime, Hunger
January 19, 2018
Oil from Lake Maracaibo transformed Venezuela into the world’s biggest oil exporter, but output has plummeted, oil equipment is idle and rusting and once-flush workers are going hungry and must deal with failing equipment and piracy.
The Devastating Impact of Closing Latin America's Biggest Landfill
January 19, 2018

Brazil's largest landfill closes this month leaving thousands of scavengers, and the 35,000 people living nearby, fearing more poverty and an increase in crime while the economy struggles to provide jobs. We followed Sandra Montes and her husband Emerson Oliveira de Souza as they trawled through tons of waste just days before the site closes. Photo: Fábio Erdos for The Wall Street Journal

China’s Great Leap to Wallet-Free Living | Moving Upstream
January 18, 2018

No cash? No problem. A trip to Shenzhen, China highlights how the explosive growth of mobile payments is driving a wallet-free society. WSJ's Jason Bellini reports.

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US trying to create alternative govt in swathes of Syrian land – Lavrov on Afrin crisis
January 19, 2018
Preview The US is working to create alternative government systems on large parts of Syrian territory, which goes against its promises to respect the country’s territorial integrity, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said.
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Croc in the city: 2-meter-long Nile crocodile found in St. Petersburg basement (PHOTOS)
January 19, 2018
Preview Locals in St. Petersburg are in shock after police found a ruthless maneater – a Nile crocodile – in the basement of a building in the city’s southwest. The predator was living among Kalashnikovs, sniper rifles and a mortar shell.
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NEWS • Analysis
The Surprisingly Complicated Meaning of Chicago West’s Name
January 19, 2018
Some people think the city's name means "bad smell"
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The case of Bishop George Bell
January 19, 2018

GEORGE BELL, who died in 1958, was long regarded as one of the most brilliant and morally courageous representatives of the Anglican Church in the 20th century. Alone among English bishops, he opposed the indiscriminate bombing of German cities during the second world war. As a member of the House of Lords, he joined a handful of Labour members of the House of Commons in questioning the morality of annihilating German civilians. 

Bishop Bell had maintained warm contacts with German Christians since the 1930s, when he supported a movement of Protestants who were standing up to Hitler. He backed his German friends in resisting efforts by Hitler to create a kind of ersatz Nazi-oriented form of Christianity. After the war, he was a strong supporter of nuclear disarmament. When the office of Archbishop of Canterbury fell vacant in 1944, he was a contender for the leadership of the English church. But Winston Churchill disliked the unruly cleric’s stance on aerial bombing and resisted the appointment.

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