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Shoppers are about to return $90 billion in unwanted gifts that likely can't be resold and will end up in the trash

Every headline of a happy holiday result comes with a flip side: concerns about returns.<p>Returns make up the bulk of every retailer's holiday hangover. An estimated $90 billion worth of unwanted items will be sent back to retailers, according to CNBC, which cited Optoro, a tech firm that helps …

British tourist in Egypt painkillers trial sobs after 'mistake confession'

Lawyers for a British tourist held in Egypt accused of smuggling painkillers will write to her trial judge appealing to correct her plea, after she misunderstood questions and admitted importing the drugs.<p>Laura Plummer sobbed in an Egyption courtroom when she realised what had happened and tried to …

Trump Administration Is Pressed to Step Up Hurricane Recovery in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved on Thursday to step up its assistance to Puerto Rico more than a week after Hurricane Maria, appointing a three-star general to coordinate with agencies and vowing to give the island all it needed as aides tried to stave off comparisons to the response to …

Caribbean

As Trump Raves, His Republican Enablers Face a Moment of Truth

The broader issues of Trump’s character—the ease with which he lies, his not fully understood fealty to Putin, his reliance on foreign powers for …

Donald Trump

Russia’s Buildup in Kaliningrad to Test Donald Trump on NATO

U.S. calls Moscow’s moves to reinforce its territory between Poland and Lithuania ‘destabilizing’<p>KALININGRAD, Russia—Military maneuvering here in the Baltic region by Russia and NATO presents a challenge for President-elect Donald Trump and his commitment to America’s European allies.<p>The North …

Russia

Obama orders review of election-season hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyberattacks, including the …

Donald Trump

80 Empowered Women Go Bare-Breasted in New York

While portrait photographer Jordan Matter may best be known for his uplifting series <i>Dancers Among Us</i>, a collection of photographs of dancers leaping on city streets, it's his portraits of over 80 bare-breasted women that will have you talking today. Over the course of six years, Matter asked women …

Self-Acceptance