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Current and former tenants say the company exposed them to toxic dust, noise and rats, forcing them out of their rent-stabilized apartments and making way for luxury-condo buyers. (Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP) [...]
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In May, Lizzie Purbrick discovered her beau, a member of the British Parliament, was cheating. With the help of a butcher, she struck back. Now she's been sentenced to community service.(Image credit: National Health Service) [...]
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In 1994 Nelson Mandela revisited the cell at Robben Island prison where he was jailed for more than two decades.
The late South African leader would have turned 100 on Wednesday. As part of the commemorations, a new book brings together many of the deeply personal letters he wrote during his 27 years in prison.(Image credit: Louise Gubb/Corbis via Getty Images) [...]
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A long trade war that results in higher, broader tariffs "will be bad for our economy and for other economies too," Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said at a Senate hearing Tuesday. (Image credit: Jose Luis Magana/AP) [...]
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A 2013 file photo of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, DC. New rules issued by the agency say that politically active nonprofits no longer have to disclose their donors to the IRS.
Advocates say it's a First Amendment issue. Critics say it's opening the door to secret money from foreign sources.(Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP) [...]
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Some Russian commentators and politicians rejoiced after Monday's meeting between the two leaders. One columnist even calling it "another small miracle."(Image credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images) [...]
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Efforts to rebuild the Victoria Islamic Center started within days of an arson attack in January of 2017. The mosque is getting closer to being ready to hold services again.
When fire devastated the Victoria Islamic Center last year, an outpouring of support followed, with neighboring Jewish and Christian congregations offering to host Muslim services.(Image credit: Victoria Islamic Center) [...]
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Protesters duck as Iraqi security forces fire tear gas during a demonstration against unemployment and a lack of basic services in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Sunday.
The protests sweeping Basra and other southern provinces in the past week threaten to destabilize Iraq's caretaker government.(Image credit: Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images) [...]
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (center), European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (left) and European Council President Donald Tusk smile after their joint press conference at the Japan-EU summit on Tuesday in Tokyo.
Japan and the European Union have signed an agreement that creates an open trade zone for 600 million people. The parties account for approximately one-third of GDP worldwide.(Image credit: Koji Sasahara/AP) [...]
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Monday's Trump-Putin summit was not a meeting between adversaries, writes Brookings Institution senior fellow Robert Kagan. It was a meeting between allies, with convergent interests and common goals.(Image credit: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images) [...]
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