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Trump’s nuclear strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia

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Washington, Jan 14 (AP) - With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies.
The plan, not yet approved by President Donald Trump, is intended to make nuclear conflict less likely. Critics argue it would do the opposite.
The proposal is spelled out in a policy document, known officially as a "nuclear posture review," that puts the U.S. in a generally more aggressive nuclear stance. It...
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World media struggle to translate Trump’s Africa insult

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Nairobi, Jan 14 (AP) - President Donald Trump's vulgar insult of Africa was a puzzle for many foreign media organizations, which didn't have a ready translation of his epithet for their readers or listeners.
Their answers ranged from "dirty" to, well, dirtier.
While meeting with senators on...
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Suu Kyi says Rohingya mass grave investigation positive step

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Bangkok, Jan 14 (AP)- Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called the military's investigation into the deaths of Rohingya Muslims found in a mass grave a "positive indication," state media reported Saturday.
The military, which has been accused of indiscriminate killings, rape and...
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John Tunney, ex-US senator from California, dies at 83

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Los Angeles, Jan 13 (AP) - John V. Tunney, whose successful campaign for a California seat in the U.S. Senate became the basis for the 1972 Robert Redford film "The Candidate," has died. He was 83.
Tunney died of prostate cancer Friday at a home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, his...
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Man who aided disoriented patient says she's getting care

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Baltimore, Jan 13 (AP) - The man who said he came to the aid of a visibly disoriented woman discharged from a Baltimore hospital wearing only a gown and socks on a frigid winter's night said Friday that she's been re-united with her family.
Imamu Baraka, a psychotherapist who has an office across...
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