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FAA analysis warned of 737 Max risks after Lion Air crash

FAA analysis warned of 737 Max risks after Lion Air crash

SUMMARY: House lawyers spar over arguments for and against impeachment

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'Highly volatile' NZ volcano prevents body recovery, death toll rises to eight

'Highly volatile' NZ volcano prevents body recovery, death toll rises to eight

SUMMARY: WHAKATANE/WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The New Zealand volcano that fatally erupted earlier this week is “highly volatile” and could explode again in the next day, making it too risky to send in recovery teams to retrieve bodies, officials said on Thursday.

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Australia's New South Wales government says 10 victims of volcano to be transferred to Sydney hospitals

Australia's New South Wales government says 10 victims of volcano to be transferred to Sydney hospitals

SUMMARY: SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) state government said on Thursday 10 victims of the volcano eruption in New Zealand will be transferred to hospitals around Sydney.

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Chilean Air Force finds debris believed to be from missing plane

Chilean Air Force finds debris believed to be from missing plane

SUMMARY: The Air Force concluded early the next morning that the aircraft must have crashed, given the number of hours it had been missing.

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Asia markets December 12: The Fed, US-China trade war, currencies

Asia markets December 12: The Fed, US-China trade war, currencies

SUMMARY: The central bank also indicated it does not expect any policy changes through at least 2020.

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Lockheed Martin nabs $22.4M for combined-arms squad prototype

Lockheed Martin nabs $22.4M for combined-arms squad prototype

SUMMARY: In 2017 Lockheed received $12.9 million for prototypes for equipment for combined-arms squads, and on Monday CACI Inc. was awarded $9.9 million to develop combined-arms squad prototypes.

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Takeaways from the Senate hearing with Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz

Takeaways from the Senate hearing with Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz

SUMMARY: And when I say defraud the FISA court, I mean it."

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With Netanyahu's fate in question, Israel poised for new election

With Netanyahu's fate in question, Israel poised for new election

SUMMARY: Israel headed on Wednesday toward a third national election in less than a year with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing the fight of his life for political survival after a criminal indictment.

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Corpus Christi Navy base locked down, suspect in custody after reports of verbal threats

Corpus Christi Navy base locked down, suspect in custody after reports of verbal threats

SUMMARY: At about 7:30 a.m. employees of the Corpus Christi Army Depot at the Naval station reported that another employee was making verbal threats.

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With Netanyahu's fate in question, Israel heads to new election

With Netanyahu's fate in question, Israel heads to new election

SUMMARY: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem December 1, 2019.

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U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran airline over proliferation

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran airline over proliferation

SUMMARY: The sanctions on ESAIL and additional sanctions on Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines will take effect in June 2020.

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Pompeo says U.S. wants to work with Russia on Libya, reminded Lavrov of arms embargo

Pompeo says U.S. wants to work with Russia on Libya, reminded Lavrov of arms embargo

SUMMARY: Libya has been divided since 2014 into rival military and political camps based in the capital Tripoli and the east.

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SoftBank-backed OneConnect slashes IPO, lowers target valuation

SoftBank-backed OneConnect slashes IPO, lowers target valuation

SUMMARY: OneConnect set a price range of $9 to $10 per share for its initial public offering of 26 million shares, down from the $12 to $14 per share range it had set earlier.

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Europe launches 'Green Deal' as Thunberg denounces climate inaction

Europe launches 'Green Deal' as Thunberg denounces climate inaction

SUMMARY: Climate change activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the High-Level event on Climate Emergency during the U.N.

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Full moon: The final full "Cold Moon" of the decade will light up the sky at 12:12 a.m. on 12/12

Full moon: The final full "Cold Moon" of the decade will light up the sky at 12:12 a.m. on 12/12

SUMMARY: It's also been called the Long Night Moon by Europeans because of its proximity to the winter solstice — the longest night of the year.

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House passes defense bill that would include paid family leave for federal workers for the first time

House passes defense bill that would include paid family leave for federal workers for the first time

SUMMARY: The United States does not have a federal parental leave policy or law that applies nationwide, either.

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U.S. envoy to U.N. raises concern of North Korea ICBM test

U.S. envoy to U.N. raises concern of North Korea ICBM test

SUMMARY: Rather than strengthening "confidence-building measures," the momentum of diplomatic progress on North Korea "was blocked ... for reasons that are incomprehensible," Nebenzya said.

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Senate Republicans come around to idea of not having witnesses in impeachment trial

Senate Republicans come around to idea of not having witnesses in impeachment trial

SUMMARY: Washington (CNN) Senate Republicans are starting to coalesce around the idea of a shorter Senate impeachment trial -- one that, contrary to President Donald Trump's stated desire, wouldn't include witnesses.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro takes softer tone on Argentine president

Brazil's Bolsonaro takes softer tone on Argentine president

SUMMARY: Yet the far-right Brazilian president, a former army captain turned politician, criticized the new Argentine leader for picking a defense minister who was not a military officer.

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Are Trump impeachment articles legally flawed? Two experts debate (opinion)

Are Trump impeachment articles legally flawed? Two experts debate (opinion)

SUMMARY: In this case, both articles of impeachment essentially allege criminal conduct.

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