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THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016

THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 7:33 A.M.

Crown prince formally becomes Thailand’s new king

BANGKOK – Thailand has a new king, with the country’s crown prince formally taking the throne to succeed his much-revered late father, who reigned for 70 years. The new monarch, who received the title “His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun,” ...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016

This Nov. 26, 2016, file photo shows Jose Fernandez dressed as Fidel Castro feigning death as he and other members of the Cuban community celebrate Fidel Castro’s death outside Versailles Restaurant in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami. (Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press)

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 9:14 P.M.

Miami celebrations at Fidel Castro’s death shock those in Havana

Some Cuban-Americans have been celebrating Fidel Castro’s death with jubilation and vulgar humor, calling it a well-earned release after decades of exile and insults from the man they blame for ruining their homeland. In Cuba, the bawdy reaction to Castro’s death has shocked and offended even critics of the government.

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Smoking will be prohibited in public housing developments nationwide under a final rule announced Wednesday by the Obama administration. (Altaf Qadri / Associated Press)

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 2:18 P.M.

New federal rule bans smoking in public housing

WASHINGTON – Smoking will be prohibited in public housing developments nationwide under a final rule announced Wednesday by the Obama administration. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has been encouraging local public agencies to enact smoking bans, and some ...

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An Iraqi Army soldier from the 9th Division shoots toward Islamic State positions during clashes near Mosul, Iraq. (Manu Brabo / Associated Press)

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 1:33 P.M.

Iraqi troops south of Mosul face ISIS attack

Iraqi special forces fighting Islamic State militants on the eastern side of Mosul have retaken 19 neighborhoods from the extremist group since the battle for the city began last month, a senior Iraqi commander said on Wednesday.

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