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Leaders, massive crowd say goodbye to Cuba’s Fidel Castro

Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 8:47 p.m.

Cuba’s President Raul Castro greets Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro as he arrives to a rally honoring his deceased brother Fidel Castro at the Revolution Plaza in Havana on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (Ricardo Mazalan / Associated Press)
Fidel Castro’s international allies and leftist leaders from around the world paid their respects to the deceased Cuban ruler Tuesday night at a massive outdoor farewell ceremony, honoring him with effusive praise that cut a stark contrast with his negative reputation in the United States.

South Korean opposition parties agree to impeach President Park

Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 8:03 p.m.

South Korea’s three main opposition parties agreed Wednesday to stick to their plans to impeach President Park Geun-hye, dismissing as a stalling tactic her offer to resign if parliament arranges a safe transfer of power.

Trump reaches deal with manufacturer to keep jobs from going to Mexico

Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 7:08 p.m.

An Indiana-based manufacturer of air conditioners said Tuesday evening that it has reached an agreement with President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in the state that had been slated to move to Mexico.

Pipeline protest arrests strain North Dakota’s court system

Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 4:13 p.m.

Protesters voice their concerns as part of National Day of Solidarity with Standing Rock and against the Dakota Access Pipe Line (DAPL), outside the Wells Fargo Bank, in Milwaukee, Tuesday. (RIck Wood / Associated Press)
The hundreds of arrests during the months of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota have created an unprecedented burden for the state’s court system, which faces huge cost overruns and doesn’t have enough judges, lawyers and clerks to handle the workload.

GOP plans swift confirmation for Sessions as attorney general

Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 3:35 p.m.

In this Nov. 17 photo, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. speaks to media at Trump Tower in New York. (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)
Senate Republicans announced plans Tuesday to move quickly through the confirmation process for Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the next attorney general, while Democrats requested they have enough time at hearings to examine the Alabama Republican’s controversial record on issues such as immigration and civil rights.

Watchdog group finds no evidence of voter fraud

Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 2:20 p.m.

In this Nov. 8 file photo, a voter enters a booth at a polling place in Exeter, N.H. (Elise Amendola / Associated Press)
With more than 1,000 people watching the vote on Election Day, a watchdog group said it found no evidence that millions of people voted illegally despite President-elect Donald Trump’s tweets.

Massive Chernobyl shelter safely put over exploded reactor

Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 2 p.m.

A view of a new shelter installed over the the exploded reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, Chernobyl, Ukraine, Tuesday. A massive shelter has finally been installed over the exploded reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant. (Efrem Lukatsky / Associated Press)
Workers completed a massive shelter over the Chernobyl nuclear plant’s exploded reactor on Tuesday, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world that one expert said had closed “a nuclear wound.”

GOP eyes lightning strike on Obamacare to kick off Trump era

Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 1:16 p.m.

In this Oct. 24 file photo, the HealthCare.gov 2017 website home page is seen on a laptop in Washington. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press)
Congressional Republicans are considering a lightning-strike rollback of Obamacare early next year to kick off the Donald Trump era, but first they have to agree on a plan limited enough to hold their caucus together.

GOP prepares for House vote on medical research bill

Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 1:09 p.m.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., says a bill providing extra money for medical research is extortion and a giveaway to big biomedical companies. (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)
Democrats pressed for changes Tuesday to a $6.3 billion medical research bill as Republican leaders prepared to try pushing the measure through the lame-duck Congress by next week.

Ohio attacker was angry about treatment of Muslims, official says

Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 10:29 a.m.

This August 2016 image provided by TheLantern.com shows Abdul Razak Ali Artan in Columbus, Ohio. (Kevin Stankiewicz / Associated Press)
The Somali-born student who carried out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University complained on his Facebook account about U.S. interference in countries with Muslim communities, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press.

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