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Saturday, January 30, 2016
Republican rivals mock Trump, make most of absence
Republican presidential candidates strained to take advantage of a rare opportunity to step out of front-runner Donald Trump's shadow in Thursday night's debate -- a policy-heavy contest that offered a glimpse of what the party contest might have been without the unpredictable businessman.
At age 91, Robert Frank is happy to let others talk about his past.
Friday, January 29, 2016
US economy likely slowed sharply in October-December quarter
The U.S. economy likely slowed significantly in the final three months of 2015 -- and the picture seems to have grown gloomier in the first few weeks of 2016.
Obama honors 4 who protected Jews during Holocaust
U.S. President Barack Obama honored four people on Wednesday for risking their lives to protect Jews, warning that anti-Semitism is on the rise and an attack on any faith is an attack on all faiths.
OAS to send special mission to Haiti amid political crisis
The threat of instability in Haiti prompted the Organization of American States (OAS) on Wednesday to authorize a special mission to help the troubled nation find a way out of a simmering political crisis and set a new date for a runoff election.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Marvin Minsky, pioneer of artificial intelligence, dies
Marvin Minsky, a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who saw parallels in the functioning of the human brain and computers, died Sunday at age 88.
One killed as police arrest leaders of militant group occupying refuge
Law enforcement officers arrested the leaders of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge as part of a dispute over public lands in the Western U.S., prompting gunfire and leaving one man dead during a traffic stop along a highway in Oregon's frozen high country.
The Obama administration is loosening the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba with a new round of regulations allowing American companies to sell to Cuba on credit and export a potentially wide range of products to the Cuban government for the first time, officials said Tuesday.
'Doomsday Clock' tells of a 'cataclysmic future'
Rising tension between Russia and the U.S., North Korea's recent nuclear test and a lack of aggressive steps to address climate change are putting the world under grave threat, scientists behind a "Doomsday Clock" that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm said Tuesday.
Ex-sailing CEO 'fired for opposing polluted venue'
The former CEO of World Sailing says he was fired for pushing to get rid of polluted Guanabara Bay as the sailing venue of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
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