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Trump to declare North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism

U.S. President Donald Trump says he intends to declare North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism. On Monday, Trump called the move a long overdue step and part of the U.S. “maximum pressure campaign” against Pyongyang. North Korea was last on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism in 2008, when the country was…

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Merkel's 4th term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

Germany’s president appealed to political leaders Monday to rethink their positions and put together a new government for Europe’s biggest economy after coalition talks collapsed. But there was little immediate sign that his call would be heeded, and a new election looked likely. Conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel spent four weeks haggling with the pro-business Free Democrats and…

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Al Franken faces new allegation of unwanted touching

A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching. Lindsay Menz tells CNN that Franken placed his hand on her buttocks as they posed for a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010, two years into Franken’s first term. The 33-year-old Menz told CNN that the interaction made her feel “gross.”…

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe has hours to stand down or face impeachment

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has until noon (5 a.m. ET) on Monday to stand down or the ruling ZANU-PF will begin impeachment proceedings after the 93-year-old leader defied expectations he would resign. Mugabe stunned Zimbabweans in a rambling late night Sunday television address by avoiding any mention of resignation, pledging instead to preside over a congress…

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Charles Manson, cult leader and killer, dead at 83

Charles Manson, the wild-eyed and diminutive cult leader convicted of orchestrating the gruesome slayings committed by his followers of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and eight others in the summer of 1969, has died. Manson was 83. He had been in custody for what came to be known as the Tate-LaBianca murders since October 1969, most…

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Nebraska to announce whether it will approve in-state Keystone XL route

Nebraska regulators are set to decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It’s the last major regulatory hurdle facing project operator TransCanada Corp. The Nebraska Public Service Commission’s ruling is on the Nebraska route TransCanada has proposed to complete the $8 billion US, 1,900-kilometre pipeline to…

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