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U.S. seeks to reassure Beijing after Trump call with Taiwan leader

BEIJING/WASHINGTON The White House said on Monday it had sought to reassure China after President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan's leader last week, which the Obama administration warned could undermine progress in relations with Beijing. | Video

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Mistrial declared in murder case of ex-South Carolina policeman

CHARLESTON, S.C. A South Carolina judge on Monday declared a mistrial after a jury deadlocked on whether white former police officer Michael Slager committed murder in the April 2015 shooting death of black motorist Walter Scott.

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North Carolina governor concedes election to Democratic opponent

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory on Monday conceded the state's contested gubernatorial race to Democrat Roy Cooper, almost four weeks after the Nov. 8 election that many viewed as a referendum on a law limiting transgender bathroom rights.

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Trump has broad power to implement immigration policies: legal experts

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump will be able to make many of his promised changes in immigration policy unilaterally by exercising the same kind of executive powers he criticized President Barack Obama for using.

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West Mosul shelled as Iraq steps up fight against Islamic State

BAGHDAD Western-backed Iraqi forces have begun shelling parts of west Mosul, residents said, in preparation for a new front against Islamic State seven weeks into a difficult campaign to drive the militants from the city.

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Oil hits 16-month high in buying rush after OPEC agreement

NEW YORK Crude rose above $55 a barrel to hit a 16-month high on Monday as rising prospects of a tightening market after last week's OPEC landmark deal to cut production has given speculators impetus to increase bets on higher prices.

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At Dakota pipeline protest, activists gird for fight ahead

CANNON BALL, N.D. Thousands of protesters in North Dakota celebrated the federal government's ruling against a controversial pipeline but girded for a protracted struggle as President-elect Donald Trump's transition team said on Monday it supports the project and would review it after he takes office. | Video


Russia says to start talks with U.S. on Aleppo rebel withdrawal

BEIRUT/MOSCOW The Russian government said on Monday it would start talks with Washington on a rebel withdrawal from Aleppo this week as Russian-backed Syrian forces fought to seize more territory from rebels who are struggling to avoid a major defeat.