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With May’s monumental defeat, no end in sight for Brexit

The result of Tuesday’s vote in Parliament on Prime Minister Theresa May’s terms of departure from the European Union was ultimately not a surprise. The opposition Labour Party immediately filed a no-confidence motion that will be voted on Wednesday. Whatever happens next, the deadline for Britain’s departure – March 29 at midnight – is now certain to be extended or even shelved as ...

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Kirsten Gillibrand makes it official: She's running for president in 2020

The New York Democrat has secured staff members and office space in anticipation of a presidential run.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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White House tries to bypass Pelosi on shutdown talks, but moderate Democrats rebuff offer

Moderate Democrats decline an invitation to the White House as President Trump tries to undercut House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in shutdown talks.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Iran's Syria war blockbuster: cinema in the service of politics

The Iranian film “Damascus Time” is an action-packed story of heroes and villains filled, Hollywood-blockbuster-style, with dramatic surprises and explosions. It’s also loaded with a not-so-subtle political message that steps deeply into Iran’s debate about its military role in Syria. The movie tells the tale of two pilots with Iranian forces fighting Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists in Syria and “defending” ...

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Antarctic ice melting 6 times faster than it did in '80s

Antarctic ice is melting at a rate that's over six times faster than it was just 40 years ago, a new study reports.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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UNC Chancellor Carol Folt resigns, approves removal of 'Silent Sam' Confederate statue

The controversial Confederate monument called 'Silent Sam' was toppled by protestors last August, but its base and plaque remained.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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The best PCs, gadgets, and future tech of CES 2019

Enlarge / Samsung’s Space monitor in a lowered configuration. (credit: Samsung) CES 2019 has finally come to an end—and by and large, it was a more interesting show than last year’s. To that end, the Ars reviews staff has put together another annual Best in Show list, and this group of products we consider particularly interesting. As was the case ...

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Jayme Closs kidnapping suspect Jake Patterson formally charged: Latest updates

Jake Thomas Patterson is expected in court; Jayme Closs is with her aunt in Barron; criminal complaint may shed light on her 88-day kidnapping ordeal.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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