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Trump's Ratings Hit Historic Low

Donald Trump doesn't take office as President of the United States until Friday, but his approval ratings have already hit a historic low for incoming American presidents, according to new polls. He's the least popular incoming president in at least four decades

UN Panel Rules That Wikileaks Founder Is Arbitrarily Detained

It's Julian Assange's Move

Five days before President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning's prison sentence, WikiLeaks tweeted that the group's editor in chief Julian Assange would agree to be extradited to the U.S. if Manning was given clemency

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Italian Conservative Elected Head of E.U. Parliament

Antonio Tajani of the EPP Christian Democrat group was elected president of the European Parliament in a daylong polling series during which he defeated his socialist opponent Gianni Pittella. He is an ally of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

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Global Warming Could Mean Less Perfect-Weather Days

Global warming could lead to there being less days of mild and mostly dry weather, according to a new study. The biggest losers are likely to be the tropics and nearly all of Africa, eastern South America, South Asia and northern Australia, while a few northern places may gain

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Australia: MH370 Hunt Is Over But Investigation Continues

Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester said on Wednesday that experts will continue analyzing data and scrutinizing debris washing ashore from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, even if the search for the missing airliner has been called off

Path To Closure Of US Detention Center At Guantanamo Bay Still Uncertain

The White House Won't Close Guantanamo

The White House said Tuesday that the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled. Forty-five detainees remain at the facility

The British Prime Minister Delivers Her Brexit Speech

Theresa May Sets Britain on Course for a Hard Brexit

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has outlined her vision for a United Kingdom outside the European Union, confirming that Britain will leave the bloc's single market in order to regain full control of immigration

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Florida Airport Shooting Suspect 'Inspired by ISIS'

Esteban Santiago, the man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Florida airport, has told investigators he was inspired by ISIS websites and chatrooms, authorities said at a hearing

The Smithsonian National Zoological Park opens the New American Trail Exhibit

States Argue for More Say Over Endangered Species

A federal court is to hear arguments on whether states can stop the federal government from reintroducing wildlife in their jurisdictions. The legal tangle intensifies as Republicans target parts of the Endangered Species Act

New Banknotes Begin Circulating As Inflation Soars Into Triple Digits

Venezuela Prints New Notes to Combat Hyperinflation

Three new higher value bank notes have been launched in response to Venezuela's hyperinflation crisis, which has left citizens carrying wads of cash barely worth the paper they're printed on. The new denominations will supersede the 100 bolivar as the highest in circulation.