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6 killed in Germany shooting, suspect arrested

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Six people were killed and another two wounded in a shooting in the southwestern German town of Rot am See on Friday that appears to have resulted from a family dispute, police said. A man called police shortly after 12:45 p.m. and told them he had killed several people, regional… Read

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Rapper YG arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of robbery

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Rapper YG was arrested Friday at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of robbery just two days before he is scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards, officials said. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies took YG, whose real name is Keenon Jackson, into custody at his Chatsworth home as they… Read

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China building a hospital to treat virus; expands lockdowns to 25 mil people

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China is swiftly building a hospital dedicated to treating patients infected with a new virus that has killed 26 people, sickened hundreds and prompted unprecedented lockdowns of cities home to millions of people during the country's most important holiday. On the eve of the Lunar New Year, transportation was shut… Read

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House Democrats in impeachment trial blast Trump's attempts to sully rival Biden

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Democrats worked methodically at U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Thursday to dismantle his long-standing allegation that Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden acted improperly toward Ukraine while vice president. On the second day of their arguments for Trump's removal from office, Democratic House of Representatives members acting as prosecutors… Read

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Thunberg rejects U.S. Treasury chief's dig at her

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Greta Thunberg on Thursday she should study economics, a jibe which prompted the climate activist to say she did not need a degree to know the world was not meeting its climate targets. Asked about Thunberg's previous calls to divest from fossil fuels, Mnuchin… Read

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U.S. general says troop surge in Middle East may not end soon

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Over the past eight months, the United States has poured more than 20,000 additional troops into the Middle East to counter the escalating threat from Iran that peaked with the recent missile attack on American forces in Iraq. Despite President Donald Trump’s pledge to bring troops home, the top U.S.… Read

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Putin calls for summit of key U.N. Security Council members

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Russian President Vladimir Putin called Thursday for a summit of leaders of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, to "defend peace" in the face of global instability. His call came as Russia promotes itself as a global powerbroker, playing a decisive role in crises in the Middle… Read

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First stage of extradition hearing for top Huawei exec ends in Canada

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A Canadian judge said Thursday she will announce her decision at a later date after she ended the first phase of an extradition hearing that will decide whether a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei is sent to the United States. This week's hearings dealt with the question of… Read

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Questions linger over investigation into hacking of Jeff Bezos' cell phone

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Cybersecurity experts said Thursday there were still many unanswered questions from an investigation commissioned by Jeff Bezos that concluded the billionaire's cell phone was hacked, apparently after receiving a video file with malicious spyware from the WhatsApp account of Saudi Arabia's crown prince. The experts said the evidence in the… Read

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Trump invites Netanyahu to U.S. for peace plan talks

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main election rival to Washington next week to discuss Donald Trump's long-awaited Middle East peace plan. The White House said the talks would take place on Tuesday. "President Trump asked me to extend an invitation… Read

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