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Protesters March Through Washington Streets for Racial Justice

Activists with the March for Racial Justice and the March for Black Women took to the streets Saturday in Washington to protest what they called “racist policing practices” in America. The two groups held individual rallies in the nation’s capital and then converged before marching together to the Justice Department …

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US Has Opened Direct Line of Communication With North Korea

BEIJING —  The United States has opened a direct channel of communication with North Korea and is investigating whether the government of Kim Jong Un is interested in pursuing talks to give up its nuclear weapons, according to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was in Beijing Saturday seeking …

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Plague Spreading Rapidly in Madagascar

GENEVA —  The World Health Organization warns a highly infectious, deadly form of pneumonic plague is spreading rapidly in Madagascar and quick action is needed to stop it. Pneumonic plague, which is transmitted from person to person, has been detected in several cities in Madagascar. This worries the World Health …

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Trump Immigration Policies to Cost Michigan

At the turn of the century, Bangladeshi immigrant Shaker Sadeak packed his bags in New York City and headed to Michigan — a state that he says afforded him the opportunity to make a living and go to school at the same time. Seven years later, he took another step, …

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‘We Are Here … to Help’

WHITE HOUSE —  Acting Homeland Security Administration Secretary Elaine Duke flew over hurricane devastated Puerto Rico Friday and reassured residents the federal government understands the severity of the ongoing human catastrophe facing the U.S. territory. “I know the people of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are suffering,” Duke told …

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Democrats Motivated to Run, GOP Aren’t

The president of Emily’s List rose to the podium at a recent New York fundraiser to make a proud announcement: More than 18,000 women had contacted the group since Election Day, looking to explore running for office, “an explosion,” she called it. Of course, they’re all Democrats. On the Republican …

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Tillerson’s Talks in Beijing Focus on North Korea

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Beijing Saturday, seeking China’s cooperation on a “maximum pressure” campaign against North Korea’s nuclear aggression amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula. He is scheduled to meet with top Chinese officials — President Xi Jinping, State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister …

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China Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Pace in 5 Years

HONG KONG —  An official survey released Saturday said that China’s factory activity expanded in September at the fastest pace in five years, as the country’s vital manufacturing sector stepped up production to meet strong demand. The official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index rose to 52.4 in September, up from 51.7 …

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