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Trump gets one presidential intelligence briefing a week: sources

WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump is receiving an average of one presidential intelligence briefing a week, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter, far fewer than most of his recent predecessors.

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South Korea's President Park impeached in parliamentary vote

SEOUL South Korean lawmakers on Friday voted overwhelmingly to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal, setting the stage for her to become the country's first elected leader to be pushed from office in disgrace.

World, South Korea 4:05am EST

In Trump stronghold, factories are humming but paychecks are thin

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich./WASHINGTON When President-elect Donald Trump returns to this factory town on Friday for a victory celebration, he will find a region that is already experiencing the manufacturing renaissance he promised on the campaign trail.

Election 2016, Politics 2:47am EST

Russia says over 8,000 have fled rebel-held Aleppo in last 24 hours

MOSCOW The Russian military said on Friday it had helped more than 8,000 Syrian citizens flee parts of eastern Aleppo still controlled by rebels in the last 24 hours, including almost 3,000 children.

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Aixtron's CEO puts a positive light on blocked Chinese takeover

FRANKFURT The U.S. blocking of Aixtron's takeover by a Chinese firm has highlighted the German chip equipment maker's importance in the sector, making its prospects for the future somewhat less bleak, its chief executive said.

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In fossil rarity, tumor found in 255-million-year-old beast

WASHINGTON Scientists examining the jawbone of a saber-toothed, mammal-like beast that prowled Tanzania 255 million years ago have come across a remarkable fossil rarity: one of the oldest-known tumors.

Dec 08 2016
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Trump says U.S.-China relationship must improve

DES MOINES, Iowa President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States needed to improve its relationship with China, which he criticized for its economic policies and failure to rein in North Korea. | Video

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Rescue operations near end in Indonesia's quake-stricken Aceh

PIDIE JAYA, Indonesia Indonesian officials said on Friday search and rescue operations were nearing an end three days after a powerful earthquake hit the northern province of Aceh, killing 100 people and leaving thousands homeless.