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China Fires Back Against U.S. Sanctions For Purchases Of Russian Weapons

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| The U.S. imposed sanctions after China's military bought new fighter jets and a surface-to-air missile system. Trade and military ties are increasing between Russia and China.

Judge Orders Commerce Secretary To Testify About Census Citizenship Question

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A federal judge in New York has ordered Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to face questioning under oath over his decision to add a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Shutdown Of New Mexico Observatory Was Part Of Investigation Into Child Pornography

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The observatory suddenly closed, with little explanation, for 11 days in September, fueling rumors its shutdown was due to aliens, UFOs, or government surveillance.

Stuck In Traffic? You're Not Alone. New Data Show American Commute Times Are Longer

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Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau show Americans have spent an extra two and a half hours commuting last year compared to the year before.

Trump Officials 'Did Not Want' Census Survey To Ask About Sexual Orientation

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Four federal agencies under President Obama requested new sexual orientation and gender identity questions for the American Community Survey. Under President Trump, the proposal stalled.

Former Chicago Police Commander Accused Of Torture Dies At 70

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Suspects told horrifying stories about being beaten, electro-shocked or suffocated by Jon Burge and his men to elicit confessions.

31 Percent Of U.S. Households Have Trouble Paying Energy Bills

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A report released Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration announced that African Americans, Hispanics and people with children were most impacted.

Doctor, Girlfriend Charged With Drugging, Raping Women; Hundreds Of Victims Possible

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Grant Robicheaux, 38, is an orthopedic surgeon who appeared on a 2014 reality TV show. Prosecutors say videos found on his phone show the apparent assaults of many women too intoxicated to consent.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Released From Prison 2 Months Into 10-Year Sentence

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Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to prison after a corruption scandal. Now he, his daughter and his son-in-law are out on bail after a high court suspended their sentences, as they appeal their cases.