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Can Republicans and Democrats learn to work together?

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Partisan politics in the U.S. Congress has been on the rise since the 1990s. Continue reading

North Korea continues to conduct major missile tests

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President Trump and Japanese President Shinzo Abe spoke by phone on Monday to discuss the growing global threat caused by North Korea. North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday that experts said could reach the western half of the United States, if not the whole country, with a flatter trajectory. Continue reading

Ambitious girls ride the waves in Bangladesh’s beach town

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In the South Asian country of Bangladesh, poverty is widespread and girls are often married in their early teens. However, at the world’s longest beach and Bangladesh’s only beach town, which has one of the highest rates of poverty in the country, a group of girl surfers feel empowered when they might otherwise be expected to fulfill traditional roles in the house. Continue reading

Trump announces major policy change for transgender service members over Twitter

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When President Trump tweeted that transgender Americans would no longer be allowed to serve in the military, his Joint Chiefs of Staff in the four branches of the military were unaware that he planned to make the announcement. Continue reading

All-girls robotics team from Afghanistan competes after initial visa denial

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An all-girls team from Afghanistan reached the United States for a robotics competition after having their visas denied twice by American officials. Finally, they were allowed into the country. Continue reading

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