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Violence in northeast India over women’s poll quota

NEW DELHI: Protests against the introduction of seats reserved for women in northeastern India erupted once more into violence on Thursday, with a …

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This is why Democrats lose in ‘rural’ postindustrial America

<i>This is the second of two posts. Read the first one here.</i><p>As they try to understand what happened in November 2016 in the industrial heartland, Democratic strategists are focusing on the “rural and small-town demographic.”<p>In my earlier post I suggested that voters in rural areas and small industrial …

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This Week In Trump's 'Alternative Facts'

Less than 24 hours after White House press secretary Sean Spicer had spouted numerous falsehoods about inauguration crowd size and more, Kellyanne Conway went on NBC's <i>Meet the Press</i> to defend him. In the process, the counselor to President Trump coined a phrase that's now destined to follow Trump …

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A Clarifying Moment in American History

There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has done in his first week—but he has underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.<p>I am not surprised by President Donald Trump’s antics this week. Not by the big splashy pronouncements such as announcing a wall that he …

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Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

When it comes to understanding the Universe, there are a few things everyone’s heard of: Schrödinger’s cat, the Twin Paradox and E = mc^2. But despite being around for over 100 years now, General Relativity — Einstein’s greatest achievement — is largely mysterious to everyone from the general …

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Raúl Castro: Cuba won't compromise sovereignty to normalize US relations

President said Cuba hopes to continue to repair relations but made it clear that Trump administration should not expect concessions affecting independence<p>Raúl Castro has said Cuba hopes to continue to normalize relations with the United States but made it clear that the Trump administration should …

With clemency for Manning, attention turns to WikiLeaks head

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved …

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Trump to Europe: Drop Dead

It’s time to say it: Donald Trump is a mortal threat to the Western alliance.<p>EDINBURGH -- It is, remarkably, no exaggeration to say that almost everyone in Europe awaits the presidency of Donald Trump with a sense of dread. Almost everyone, that is, save for the resurgent parties of the populist …

China takes the spotlight

Xi Jinping on Tuesday became the first Chinese president to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos.<p>"Whether you like it or not, the global economy is the big ocean you can't escape from," Xi said in delivering the forum's opening plenary speech, introduced by the forum's founder and chair, Klaus …

GOP lawmakers go after ethics official who criticized Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have shown no inclination to challenge President-elect Donald Trump on ethics matters. Instead, they are going …

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How the tables are turning on Obamacare

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republicans warned seven years ago that a health care law passed only by Democrats -- with no support from the other party -- would struggle to survive. The party-line vote to pass Obamacare, they said, was arrogant and reckless.<p>Now, the GOP is in charge, and poised to run afoul of its own …

Where Sessions broke with Trump

Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions revealed some daylight between himself and President-elect Donald Trump during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.<p>Here are the most direct breaks Sessions made from Trump’s agenda:<p><b>Torture</b><p>During the campaign, Trump pledged …

IRS to delay tax refunds for millions of low-income families

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS is delaying tax refunds for more than 40 million low-income families this year as the agency steps up efforts to fight …

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So What if the Dow is Almost at 20,000?

The surging stock market has brought the Dow Jones Industrial Average to within a whisper of 20,000, a symbolic threshold.<p>The milestone seemed unlikely, if not impossible, during the nadir of the recession. Today, a stronger economy and optimism about a more business-friendly administration have …

McDonald's unloads its business in China

The 20-year deal caps months of negotiations between the fast-food chain, private-equity firms including Carlyle and TPG Capital Management LP, as well as several Chinese suitors.<p>The US fast-food chain said local partners would help speed up growth in the world's No. 2 economy through new …

Tensions Within GOP Rise Over How to Handle Russia

Lawmakers set to consider a Donald Trump cabinet pick and press ahead on review of alleged hacking<p>WASHINGTON—Tensions within the Republican Party over how to handle Russia are becoming increasingly public as the Senate prepares for confirmation hearings on President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for …

Trump objects after House GOP votes to gut ethics office

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump criticized House Republicans Tuesday for making one of their first acts a vote to gut the independent …