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Sander Vanocur, last survivor of Kennedy-Nixon duel, dies at 91

During his 14 years at NBC News, Vanocur became a familiar face to American viewers while covering election cycles as White House correspondent and national political reporter. Written by David Henry Sander Vanocur, the NBC journalist who helped bring politics into the television age during the 1960s with his interviews of leaders such as John […]

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Half of the 147 tigers rescued from Thailand temple have died

The tigers were vulnerable to illness because of inbreeding, says national park officials More than half the tigers rescued three years ago from a Buddhist temple in Thailand where they served as a popular tourist attraction have died of disease, wildlife officials said Monday. The tigers were vulnerable to illness because of inbreeding, leading to […]

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U.S. intel says Saudi oil attacks staged from Iran

Iran launched 20 drones and at least a dozen missiles, says report; Riyadh claims Iranian weapons were used in attack American officials have shared intelligence with Riyadh indicating that Iran was the staging ground for the devastating drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The weekend strikes on […]

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U.K. Parliament case opens at Supreme Court as Brexit nears

Protesters with signs reading “reopen Parliament” and “defend our democracy” stood silently outside the courthouse across from the Houses of Parliament before the case opened. Britain’s Supreme Court began a hearing on Tuesday to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended Parliament just weeks before the U.K. is due to […]

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Indonesia sends more people, aircraft to battle forest fires

Nearly every year, Indonesian forest fires spread health-damaging haze across the country and into neighboring Malaysia and Singapore. Indonesia’s president travelled to the area hardest hit by forest fires, as neighbouring countries urged his government to do more to tackle the blazes that have spread a thick, noxious haze around Southeast Asia. President Joko Widodo […]

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Israelis vote in repeat election centered on PM Netanyahu

Mr. Netanyahu, the longest serving leader in Israeli history, is seeking a fourth consecutive term in office, and fifth overall. But he faces a stiff challenge from retired military chief Benny Gantz, whose centrist Blue and White party is running even with Mr. Netanyahu’s Likud. Israelis began voting on Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election […]

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The cost of running Guantánamo Bay: $13 million per prisoner

Guantánamo has held a cumulative total of about 770 foreign men and boys as wartime prisoners at different times, with the prison population peaking at 677 in 2003. Written by Carol Rosenberg Holding Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess as the lone prisoner in Germany’s Spandau Prison in 1985 cost an estimated $1.5 million in today’s […]