Trump Shrugs Off Fuss Over Taiwan Call
New York Times
BEIJING — President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan's leader, a breach of long-standing tradition that risks enmity from China. The U.S. severed diplomatic ties ...
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At least 9 dead, many missing in fire at Oakland party
At least nine people were killed and a total of 25 people were unaccounted for after one of the worst fires in Oakland for many years tore through a music party at an artists collective, authorities said. The blaze ignited around 11:30 p.m. Friday ...
9 dead, 25 unaccounted for in Oakland warehouse party fire
At least 9 dead, several unaccounted for in Oakland warehouse fire
Oakland fire: Nine die during California club night
Meet the 'Mad Dog' Donald Trump wants to lead the Pentagon
(CNN) The next possible US secretary of defense went by the military call sign "Chaos." Revered by his troops as a "warrior monk" with a knack for hard-edged quips, retired Marine Gen. James Mattis led troops in Afghanistan in 2001, won laurels for ...
Politics|James Mattis, Trump's Choice for Defense, Favors Working With Allies
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Senator Gillibrand, Mad Dog, and Dirty Harry
A student fatally stabbed a USC professor after a 'personal dispute,' police say
A University of Southern California student fatally stabbed a psychology professor on campus Friday afternoon, authorities said, following what was described as a “personal dispute.” Police have not released the name of the suspect in the stabbing or ...
Student suspect arrested in fatal stabbing of USC professor
Suspect identified in fatal stabbing of USC professor
Slain USC professor Bosco Tjan was an expert in vision loss research
New York Times
A Nation in Mourning: Images of Cuba After Fidel Castro
New York Times
Cuba declared nine days of mourning after Fidel Castro's death, a period that will culminate in his funeral on Sunday. Photographers for The New York Times crossed the nation to capture the mood of Cubans grappling with life without him. Continue ...
Tourists take dampened spirits of a mourning Cuba in stride
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Fidel Castro: The last revolutionary
Rodrigo Duterte: Donald Trump Endorsed Deadly War on Drugs
Noel Celis—AFP/Getty Images Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he talks during the 115th Police Service Anniversary at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Manila on Aug. 17, 2016.
Duterte: During phone call, Trump praised my drug war as the 'right way'
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says Trump wished his drug crackdown 'success'
Philippine leader says Trump endorsed his violent war on drugs
Clinton allies plot anti-Trump movement
After most campaigns the combatants share cocktails and swap war stories — but the bitter 2016 battle for the White House is turning into a forever war with Hillary Clinton's tormented team vowing a four-year insurgency against Donald Trump. There are ...
What Did Hillary Clinton Leave On The Social Media Table?
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Shouting match erupts between Clinton and Trump aides
Sherri Papini and Her Family Focus on Future: 'It's Something We're Never Going to Forget'
Life is understandably scary now for Sherri Papini, the California mom who in early November, mysteriously vanished for 22 days after she left her home for a routine jog before appearing Thanksgiving morning on the side of a road chained, beaten and ...
'I got nauseated looking at her'
Husband of 'Super Mom' on Getting the Call Missing Wife Was Alive: She Was 'Screaming'
Aleppo siege: 'We are crying and afraid'
A biting winter's chill seeps through embattled Aleppo as a city braces itself for what could be the worst months of a war approaching its sixth year. Driving into government-controlled west Aleppo, through military checkpoints, a landscape of skeletal ...
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Syria army retakes over half of rebel east Aleppo
Indonesia police aircraft carrying at least 12 crashed in sea
A twin-engine M-28 Skytruck like the one pictured above crashed into the sea flying between Singapore and Indonesia on Saturday. The plane was carrying at least 12 people including police officers and aircraft maintenance crew and lost contact with ...
Indonesian police plane with 15 on board goes missing
Indonesian police plane loses contact, 13 feared dead
Indonesian plane missing; 13 people feared dead