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U.S. warship drill meant to defy China's claim over artificial island -officials

WASHINGTON A U.S. warship carried out a "maneuvering drill" when it sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, to show Beijing it was not entitled to a territorial sea around it, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

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In blow to Trump, U.S. appeals court refuses to reinstate travel ban

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Republican candidate charged with assault, roiling Trump's Montana test

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OPEC, non-OPEC extend oil output cut by nine months to fight glut

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Exclusive: Signs of more trouble in Ivory Coast as hidden hand saves mutineers

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Not a little list: EU draws up Brexit bill

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Some Uber and Lyft riders are giving up their own cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll

SAN FRANCISCO Wally Nowinski got his first car when he turned 16 in Michigan, the home of the U.S. auto industry. But after two years of living in New York City, he sold his wheels, using ride services, carsharing and bike sharing to get around. | Video