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    Obama’s Proposed Presidential Library Drew Scattered Protests in Chicago – Time

    Supporters of former President Barack Obama’s proposed presidential library and museum were joined by protesters as a key city commission met Thursday to determine whether to grant approval for construction to begin. On a patch of sidewalk outside of City Hall, a group in blue T-shirts and...
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    Spread Of Ebola In Congo A ‘Game Changer’ –

    A new case of Ebola has emerged in an urban area of Democratic Republic of the Congo, a troubling development in the country's new outbreak of the contagious and often fatal virus. Until now, the outbreak had affected a rural area. Dr. Oly Ilunga, Congo's minister of health, announced Wednesday...
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    Breakthrough breast cancer drug Herceptin cures disease ‘twice as quick’ as previously. - Telegraph

    Women with aggressive breast cancer can be be effectively cured in half the time compared to current treatment, minimising harmful side effects, researchers have said. A new trial of patients suffering from HER2-positive breast cancer found survival rates were almost identical among those...
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    Putin Meets Assad, Calls For ‘Political Process’ On Syria – Channels Television

    Russian President, Vladimir Putin held a rare meeting with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad on Thursday and said the situation in Syria is now favourable for the beginning of a “political process” which would lead to the withdrawal of foreign forces. “After the military success (of the Syrian army...
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    President Trump Says Kim Jong Un Will Remain in Power if He Gives Up Nuclear Weapons – TIME

    President Donald Trump strove to preserve an upcoming summit with North Korea Thursday, assuring leader Kim Jong Un that he would retain power if he relinquished North Korea’s nuclear weapons and would not face attempts at regime change. Speaking with reporters in the Oval Office during a...
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    First female director of CIA confirmed – BBC News

    US Senate has voted to approve Gina Haspel as the first female director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Her confirmation follows a partisan fight among senators about the spy agency’s … Read more via BBC News – Get more World News
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    Why this woman wore a gun at graduation – BBC News

    A woman who slung an assault-style rifle across her shoulder for her graduation photos in the US has sparked a fierce debate over personal freedom, student protests and white privilege. Kaitlin Bennett graduated from Kent State University in Ohio with a degree in biology. The … Read more...
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    North Korea turns on ‘incompetent’ South – BBC News

    US President Donald Trump has contradicted his own national security adviser, saying the so-called "Libya model" for denuclearisation is not being pursued with North Korea. The suggestion by John Bolton angered the North, which threatened to pull out of a summit with Mr Trump next ...