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Travel Plans Freeze as Winter Storm Gia Strikes the Midwest

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(Bloomberg) — Winter Storm Gia struck the Midwest region of the U.S. Friday night, freezing travel plans and prompting airlines to waive rebooking fees. The storm is moving east and is expected to persist throughout Sunday, with flight disruptions extending into the work week. Some 350 flights were canceled nationwide and almost 950 had been […]

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U.S. State Department Calls for a New Government in Venezuela

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(ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates) — The United States stepped up its criticism of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on Saturday with an explicit call for the formation of a new government in the South American country. The U.S. State Department said in a statement that it stood behind the head of Venezuela’s opposition-run congress, Juan […]

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The FBI’s Reported Investigation of President Trump Could Take the Russia Probe to a New Level

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In the days following President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, the FBI opened a counterintelligence probe to investigate whether the President was working for Russian interests, the New York Times reports. The public has already been aware that special counsel Robert Mueller was looking at a possible criminal case against Trump […]

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Police: Many Killed in Nigeria Oil Tanker Explosion

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(LAGOS, Nigeria) — An overturned oil tanker exploded in Nigeria while dozens of people were scooping up the leaking fuel and many were killed, police and witnesses said Saturday. Hundreds of people have died in similar accidents in recent years in Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producer, as impoverished people risk their lives to collect fuel […]