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In Alabama Senate race, Republicans fear they may lose even if Roy Moore wins

With more than 48 hours of campaigning still left in Alabama's scandal-shrouded U.S. Senate campaign — and the outcome far from clear — some Republicans have already conceded defeat.<p>From their perspective, Tuesday will yield one of two unhappy results.<p>Either voters will elect a Democratic U.S. …

US Intelligence Community Claims North Korea Transferred 3 Nuclear Warheads To Iran – OpEd

So just how and when did Iran acquire three North Korea nuclear weapons in addition to a suspected ‘dirty bomb’ freebee for Hezbollah?<p>It is widely …

What does North Korea want?

<i>In this occasional series, we will bring you up to speed on the biggest national security stories of the week.</i><p>North Korea and the United States have exchanged alarmingly confrontational statements in recent weeks, fueling fears a miscalculation could lead to open military conflict. Yet despite this …

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How to Avoid Making One of the Most Lethal Investing Mistakes Around

Investors should consider factoring in goodwill when they are examining the value of a stock, because it can often predict the outlook of a company, …

Investing

North Korea threatens 'pain and suffering' ahead of UN sanctions vote

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea has warned the United States that it will pay a "due price" if harsh sanctions against the country are agreed at a United Nations Security Council meeting on Monday.<p>North Korea's Foreign Ministry said in a statement published on state media that if the US "does rig up the …

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How to Take Down Kim Jong Un

Stop saying there are no good options on North Korea. Here’s how we can end the threat once and for all—without firing a shot.<p>At my Senate confirmation hearing a few years ago, I made a promise to the panel deciding my fate: never to use the phrase “there are no good options.” After all, if there …

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5 reasons why we should care about the crisis in Venezuela

<b>(CNN) —</b> You've seen the news reports: the protests in the streets, the long lines at the stores. But you may not have paid much attention to the chaos gripping Venezuela.<p>How are events in a socialist country of 30 million people, thousands of miles away, relevant to your life, you may have wondered.<p>…

Venezuela

What the new U.N. sanctions on North Korea mean

When it comes to dealing with North Korea's nuclear weapons program, many people hope sanctions are a useful tool. But not all sanctions are created equal.<p>This weekend, the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose strict new sanctions on Pyongyang — a response to North Korea's launch of …

North Korea

Scuttling the Iran Deal will Lead to Another North Korea

If you like North Korea’s nuclear-armed ICBM, you are going to <i>love</i> America walking away from the nuclear deal with Iran.<p>On this week’s episode of the</i> …

North Korea

NASA's planetary defense system will be put to the test in October

<b>(CNN) —</b> An asteroid is set to speed by Earth this fall, which is exactly what NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office is equipped to handle.<p>The flyby isn't putting anyone in danger. Rather, it's an opportunity to test the agency's planetary defense systems in the event of an actual asteroid …

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The Good News on Brexit They’re Not Telling You

LONDON — On July 24, trade talks began between Britain and America. All right, they weren’t formally called trade talks: As long as Britain is still in the European Union, it is supposed to contract out all its commercial decisions to Brussels. Officially, the United States trade representative, …

United Kingdom

Apple removes VPN apps in China as Beijing doubles down on censorship

Beijing appeared to have doubled down on its crackdown of the internet in China, with news emerging that over the weekend, Apple pulled several …

Privacy

After China’s crackdown, now Russia is banning VPNs too

It’s been a gloomy week for internet freedom.<p>On July 29 Russian president Vladimir Putin formally signed a law (link in Russian, .pdf) that prohibits the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) and other internet proxy services. The law was published on July 30, and will be implemented from November …

Privacy

35 Snacks That Prove Italians Do Appetizers Best

When you think "Italian" you may already envision pasta, but there's so much more to the cuisine than that. If you're dreaming up appetizers to serve at a party, permit these Italian palate pleasers to inspire your spread. While most of them lean more toward the traditional route, a few are …

Cooking

A perfectly seasoned slow-roast pork tacos recipe

My parents left Tehran for San Diego on the eve of the Iranian revolution, shortly before I was born in 1979. The most delightful aspect of our home culture was the food – it brought us together. Rare were the nights when our extended family didn’t join us at the dinner table, which was always full …

Dessert

Make your own dumplings for dinner tonight. It's easier than you think.

If you're in the mood for dumplings, you could spend an hour waiting for the <i>xiao long bao</i> at Din Tai Fung, drive to Hacienda Heights for the potstickers at Earthen, or brave the numb-taste dumplings at Chengdu Taste. Or you could make your own dumplings tonight.<p>This pork dumpling recipe, from Ruth …

The best places to eat at Disney

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• Disney isn't just about the rides — there are plenty of great food options that shouldn't be missed.</b><b><br>• From Epcot's Biergarten to the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, here's how to eat your way through Disney.</b><p>More than 17 million people vacation at Disney World's Magic …

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The U.S. Virgin Islands Will Give You Money to Visit in 2017

🚨 This is not a drill. 🚨<p>When daydreaming about your life next year, are you envisioning yourself lounging on a beach with the wind in your hair and some sort of fruity tropical drink right beside you? No? Well, YOU SHOULD. Because in 2017, the U.S. Virgin Islands will *pay you* to take a vacation …

The cheapest dates to fly in 2017

After an analysis of my airfare data, 2017 looks to be a very good year for travel, both domestically and for trips to Europe. If you plan to fly in 2017, keep the following dates in mind.<p><b>Domestic flights</b><p>Winter: Fly Jan. 7 to March 5, but watch for a bump in prices Feb. 11-24<br>• Spring: Fly by April 1, …

Flying

42 Things You Only Know if You're a Real New Yorker

New York City can be an intimidating place. The lights! The taxis! The millions of people rushing along the sidewalks with their elbows out! The city …

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Plan Ahead to Get Deals on Airline Tickets for the Holidays

If buying airline tickets isn’t on your holiday shopping list, you may be missing out on some of the best travel deals of the year.<p>While most …

This Should Be Trump's Top Priority as President, New Survey Shows

Image source: Marc Nozell, via Flickr.<p>It's fairly safe to say that big changes are coming to Washington in less than two months. After Donald Trump's surprising victory on Nov. 8, and with Republicans hanging onto a majority in both houses of Congress, we're on track to have a government unified …

Magical Christmas Markets of Europe

Every year leading up to December large squares throughout Europe transform into Christmas wonderlands. From the small villages tucked high in the …

Trump, U.S. Congress will agree on some issues, long-term questions loom | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump will have an early Capitol Hill honeymoon with Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress when he takes office in January, but a long-term romance may be more challenging.<p>U.S. President-elect Donald Trump addresses supporters as members of …

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Russia's Putin, others pleased as Trump win shocks world

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican candidate Donald Trump's ascension to the White House has sent shock waves around the world. But it appears to have pleased one leader in particular: Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>Within hours of Trump's victory speech early Wednesday, Putin congratulated the US …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump wins 2016 presidential election: victory speech, full transcript

Against all odds, polls, and projections, Donald Trump claimed victory in the presidential election Tuesday, delivering a speech at the Hilton Hotel in New York City on Tuesday to a cheering crowd of supporters.<p>It was an unexpected outcome for the Republican candidate, who beat out not only a …

Republicans keep control of Congress

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republicans pulled off a political stunner Tuesday night -- running the table down-ballot and keeping control of the House and Senate, CNN projects.<p>In a year when the GOP was almost entirely on defense, the party's incumbents -- many outspent and hobbled by struggling campaigns …

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