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More Than 70 West Point Cadets Accused Of Cheating In Academic Scandal

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| Instructors at the Army's premier training ground for officers revealed the academic scandal on Monday, saying it's the worst they've seen since 1976. Some called it a national security issue.

Virginia Removes Its Robert E. Lee Statue From U.S. Capitol

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The Confederate general's statue is expected to be replaced by one of civil rights activist Barbara Johns, who at 16 led a student walkout protesting inferior conditions at an all-Black high school.

'This Is An Exciting Thing.' For Frontline Workers, Vaccine Comes As A Massive Relief

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Despite some early bumps, the arrival of the first shipments of a COVID-19 vaccine was celebrated this past week by those who've been caring for patients since the early days of the pandemic.

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U.S. State Department Closing Two Consulates In Russia

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The announcement follows the revelation of a massive cyberattack against numerous government agencies as well as a number of private companies. Russian intelligence is widely believed responsible.

Brexit Countdown: What To Know As The United Kingdom Breaks With The EU

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As the New Year's Eve deadline approaches, the two sides are still trying to negotiate a deal to avert major economic and trade disruptions. Here are some of the top issues at play.

Sacklers To Face House Panel Over Purdue Pharma Oxycontin Sales

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Members of the family have worked to keep their role in Purdue Pharma's operations private. In a surprise move, David and Kathe Sackler agreed to testify under oath.

'What Real Friends Do': How to Navigate Tough Conversations About COVID-19

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With a spike in COVID-19 cases colliding with cold weather and the holidays, many Americans are facing difficult decisions about whether and how to socialize.

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MacKenzie Scott Has Donated More Than $4 Billion In Last 4 Months

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"This pandemic has been a wrecking ball in the lives of Americans already struggling," Scott wrote, announcing gifts to organizations in all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Russian Agents Trailed Opposition Leader Navalny Before Poisoning, Report Finds

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An investigation by Bellingcat, an Internet research organization, and other media outlets, revealed that for years, Russian agents secretly followed Alexei Navalny.