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U.S. Senate committee backs Tillerson as Trump's secretary of state

President Trump's choice for secretary of state narrowly won approval from a Senate committee on Monday.

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Trump signs order to pull US out of Asia trade deal

For Trump, the withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal was a fulfillment of a central campaign promise.

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Asia poised for change as new Trump era dawns

President Donald Trump has shown that he will break from former President Barack Obama's "pivot to Asia."

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After massive crowds at women's marches, what's next? (+video)

The huge crowds could point to a nascent anti-Trump political wave – or a new liberal movement that fizzles out from lack of focus. 

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Trump's slow start: Is that a problem?

A lot of attention is placed on a president's first 100 days in office, but historians say legacies are built by slower processes like coalition- and consensus-building.

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If Foxconn move to US: Could that raise the cost of your iPhone?

Will federal, pro-business policies under the Trump administration, plus incentives from states, bring more overseas factories – and jobs – to the US?

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Emoluments lawsuit filed: political maneuvering for Trump's tax returns, or a viable tactic?

At issue is the seldom-litigated Foreign Emoluments Clause, which the plaintiffs say President Trump began violating Friday upon taking the oath of office.

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Watch: Privacy State of the Union and wish list for 2017

Tune in for a Privacy Lab talk on Tuesday, January 24 that will look at hopes and trends for cybersecurity in the year ahead.

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How millimeters of Russian rock helped unwind a meteorite mystery

Meteorites that struck Earth more than 466 million years ago were very different than those we see today, according to new research published in Nature Astronomy.

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Europe’s anchor for identity in rough seas

As it prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary, the European Union faces internal and external threats. Its fallback for unity: a shared cultural identity.

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Google Doodle honors activist Ed Roberts, pioneer of 'independent living' movement

Ed Roberts helped change Americans' perceptions of people with handicaps, helping enable generations of people with disabilities with live more independent lives.

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Girl Scout cookies at 100: How financial literacy is built with Thin Mints

The first cookies made by Girl Scouts were sold 100 years ago. In the decades since, girls across the country have learned valuable business skills from the cookie program that they can carry with them into adulthood.

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Lunar ambitions: China wants to fetch rocks from the moon

As part of a developing space program, China announced plans for a mission this year to bring back lunar samples.

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You really otter check out the size of this prehistoric mammal

Some 6.2 million years ago, an otter the size of a wolf roamed the rivers and lakes of what is today southwestern China, according to new research.

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Dutch PM to migrants: 'Behave normally or go away'

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte sought to draw votes from his far-right opponent with a full-page newspaper ad that said that immigrants engaging in antisocial behavior should leave.

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Will Japan allow its Emperor to abdicate? Interim report suggests Akihito could get his hinted wish

A government panel looking into the prospect of Emperor Akihito's abdication suggests that one-time legislation could permit the current emperor to step down from his duties, avoiding any permanent change to the system. 

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US AIDS program in Africa: ‘massive entitlement’ or biggest success of 50 years?

The Trump Administration has expressed divergent views about the program, leaving beneficiaries across the continent uncertain about its future at a crucial junction in the global fight against HIV.

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Why SpaceX is retiring this model of the Falcon 9 rocket

After a successful return to flight on Jan. 14, SpaceX prepares for another upcoming launch which will be one of the company’s last using expendable Falcon 9 rockets.

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Supreme Court declines to hear appeal of Texan voter ID law, one of the nation's strictest

The Court's refusal to hear the appeal lets stand a lower court's 2016 decision that the statute violated federal laws against voter discrimination. 

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Pope Francis takes wait-and-see approach to Trump (+video)

'We'll see what Trump does,' before judging him, said the pope in an interview published Saturday.

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Gambia's ex-president finally steps down – but takes riches with him

Former president Yahya Jammeh, who had ruled Gambia for 22 years, left the country late Saturday, after bowing to international pressure to step down to newly elected Adama Barrow.

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Ban now lifted, Interior Department returns to Twitter with a bison and an apology

The US Department of the Interior has resumed tweeting, after National Park Service tweets appearing to mock President Trump led to a suspension.

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Oscar nominations: Could 'La La Land' actually win?

Oscar nominations will be announced on Jan. 24. The movie musical, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, lacks a connection to a widely known stage play but still managed to become a surprising box office success. 

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As refugees traverse France's Roya Valley, locals ask: Should we help them?

Several residents of the region are facing charges for supplying aid to migrants who crossed over from Italy. They say they feel obligated to help, especially as the government does not.

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DC Universe Rebirth breathes new life and fun into classic comic storylines

New Graphic Novels collect the relaunched Superman, Green Arrow, Aquaman, and Batman comics.

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Electricity-storage tech facing biggest test yet in California

From the perspective of both renewable-energy advocates and electric utilities, grid-scale energy storage offers many potential benefits. Yet energy storage has not been tested on a large scale by US utilities. Until now.

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Report: Trump eyeing executive action of NAFTA as early as Monday

Trump signed an executive order Monday to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Promises to renegotiate, or withdraw from, trade deals to secure better deals for American workers were central to President Trump's campaign.

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Video: How to create a secure password, as told by a 12 year old

A young New Yorker started her own business to sell secure passwords. 

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Southeast storms: Trees, power lines down in Florida

Florida is bracing for weather as a huge storm system battered the South over the weekend, killing 19 people and destroying trailer homes and downed trees from Mississippi to Georgia.

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Researchers calculate economic cost of major solar storm, and it's big

An electricity blackout caused by a major solar storm could cost the United States tens of billions of dollars a day, according to new research.

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Roasted butternut squash with red pepper

Roasting butternut squash and red bell pepper with a topping of freshly grated Parmesan cheese is a simple way to amp the flavor of warm veggies.

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United Airlines computer glitch creates cascade of delays

A computer glitch grounded all United domestic flights for about two hours on Sunday evening, causing further delays to ripple across the United States.

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'Dorothy Day,' portrayed by her granddaughter, is a hero but not a saint

Day's youngest granddaughter Kate Hennessy calls her searching biography 'a quest to find out who I am through her.'

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Before using investment apps, consider these drawbacks

The problem is that investment apps focus on people who may not be ready to invest. And if they are ready, an investing app alone isn’t the best place to do it.

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2016 tax season: 10 important changes and tips + 10 wacky deductions

This year’s income tax season officially opens Jan. 23, 2017. That's when the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) begins reviewing individual tax-return filings. So it’s time to start gathering your documents and calculating how much you owe – or, more importantly, how much the IRS owes you. Here are a few important changes for the 2016 tax year.

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Are US farmers secretly feeding red Skittles to their cattle?

A truck that spilled hundreds of thousands of red Skittles across a Wisconsin highway was on its way to a farm, where the candies would be turned into animal feed, officials say. 

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In 'very warm' phone call, Donald Trump invites Benjamin Netanyahu to US

The two leaders discussed the nuclear deal with Iran and the peace process with the Palestinians, but didn't publicly acknowledge talking about a US embassy move to the Holy City. 

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Protests erupt in Romania over proposals to soften criminal penalties

Thousands took to the streets in Romania on Sunday to protest pardons that they worry could reverse anti-corruption efforts.

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Hollywood cybersecurity vs. Vegas cybersecurity

The cybersecurity we see in movies and TV often takes some creative license (we’re looking at you, CSI), but the stuff on stage in Vegas conferences can be just as far removed from the day-to-day practice of cybersecurity, too.

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Progress – it’s natural!

A Christian Science perspective: God’s goodness can’t be limited or obstructed.

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