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This ‘superhero’ shows kids how to solve problems with positivity and kindness

Nicholas Domingo was the target of bullies at school. Drawing on his experiences as an adult, he created an alter ego, Captain Encouragement, and he’s crafted a message that he hopes to take across the US.

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US-Turkey deal on ISIS assault? Why that's a tough sell for Tillerson.

On the secretary of State's agenda in Ankara Thursday is the Raqqa, Syria, offensive. But his real challenge is Turkey's disappointment that Trump's election hasn't brought a new alignment of US and Turkish interests.

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Scottish Parliament backs new independence vote

The Edinburgh-based legislature voted 69 to 59 in favor of an independence vote, but after triggering Article 50 on Wednesday, PM May called for the four nations of the United Kingdom to come together.

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In Debbie's wake, Australia begins to pick up the pieces

'Nature has flung her worst at the people of Queensland,' said Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. 'There will be ... a lot of damage done now to recover, to clean up, to restore power, to make power lines safe.'

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Brexit has officially been triggered. What comes next?

London officially informed the European Council on Wednesday of its intent to leave the EU, triggering Article 50. It's the start of a two-year negotiating process that will decide Britain's future relationship with the bloc.

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Opinion: How to counter the Kremlin's hacking playbook

In an age of hacking and fake news, governments and private companies must join forces to stop Russian disinformation.

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On display at Arab Summit: division and declining influence

Arab leaders are gathered in Jordan, but the region's main movers and shakers – Iran, Russia, and Turkey – are absent, a telling sign that the Arab League's influence over events and its own citizens has waned.

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The economics of trust in digital services

When it comes to personal data, trustworthiness can affect a business's bottom line

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College athletes mentor kids at domestic violence shelter

The athletes – football players at St. John's University in Minnesota – offer the children a different example for how men behave. The kids look forward to the athletes' visits – as do the players themselves.

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As Brexit is triggered, the view from a city that voted to ‘Leave’

Today, the long awaited divorce talks between Britain and the EU officially began. But while ‘Brexit’ is often framed in terms of anger, the experience in Hull shows that hope is part of the equation too. 

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Britain's Royal Mint introduces 12-edged pound coin

Designed to foil counterfeiters, the new coin also features a hologram.

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Podcast: Life as a teenage hacker

Paul Vann, the 14-year-old chief executive officer of VannTechCyber, and his father, Raytheon's Paul Vann, join this episode of The Cybersecurity Podcast. 

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US and other nuclear-armed states boycott UN meeting to discuss banning nukes

US Ambassador Nikki Haley said that the US and about 40 other countries would not participate in a meeting about prohibiting nuclear weapons.

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Why is someone trying to shutter one of Russia's top private universities?

What appears to be on full display is a hallmark of the Putin era: a new brand of domestic 'lawfare,' in which state-run courts enforce political conformity through legal pretexts.

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Yazidi 'superhero' earns award for helping survivors of ISIS atrocities

The Bond Humanitarian Award has been given to aid worker Bassam Hawas Quru, who is helping people displaced by violence in northern Iraq.

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More than 1,000 arrested in Belarus protests against 'parasite law' (+video)

Authorities have been struggling to contain unsanctioned protests against President Alexander Lukashenko, who has sharply curtailed dissent during his 23 years in power.

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Humongous gold coin stolen from Berlin museum (+video)

A Canadian gold coin weighing about 220 lbs. and worth about $4 million has been stolen from Berlin's Bode Museum, say authorities.

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Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny sentenced to 15 days in jail (+video)

A Moscow court sentenced opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of antigovernment protests nationwide, for resisting police orders.

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Why Russian protests are making the Kremlin rethink 2018 presidential elections (+video)

The implicit choice in next year's elections was looking like 'Putin or nothing.' But the breadth of protests Sunday organized by anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny is changing that equation.

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Under anti-EU pressures, Europe's advocates find their footing

The weekend’s 60th anniversary of the launching of the EU project saw anti-EU protesters on the streets in Rome, but it also saw counter-protests everywhere from Britain to Warsaw.

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