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Cancer-causing chemicals in drinking water lead to increased testing

Cancer-causing chemicals in drinking water lead to increased testing

SUMMARY: The firefighting foam used by military personnel has been known to contain cancer-causing chemicals, which have leaked into local water supplies around the country.

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Report reveals 'gross' racial disparity in Toronto policing

Report reveals 'gross' racial disparity in Toronto policing

SUMMARY: Black community leaders also spoke out about the report, applauding its efforts to document and quantify police violence against the black community but noting that its findings are not surprising.

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Time Person of the Year list announced today: Trump, Mueller, Putin among Time Person of the Year candidates for 2018

Time Person of the Year list announced today: Trump, Mueller, Putin among Time Person of the Year candidates for 2018

SUMMARY: The list includes special counsel Robert Mueller, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Phoenix area woman Rosa Bennett says son Maximo Flores is 1 of 5 Marines missing off Japan since mid-air crash

Phoenix area woman Rosa Bennett says son Maximo Flores is 1 of 5 Marines missing off Japan since mid-air crash

SUMMARY: Rosa Bennett told CBS Phoenix affiliate KPHO-TV Maximo Flores, 27, is one of five U.S. Marines missing after two military aircraft collided in midair during a routine training exercise off the coast of Japan Thursday.

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UNICEF concerned 150K Iraqi children unprepared for cold

UNICEF concerned 150K Iraqi children unprepared for cold

SUMMARY: It impossible to afford fuel for heating and winter clothing to keep their children warm," UNICEF said in the report Monday.

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Egypt investigates authenticity of nude pyramid video

Egypt investigates authenticity of nude pyramid video

SUMMARY: The video has since been taken down and a similar, less explicit video remains on Hvid's YouTube page.

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President Moon Jae-in apologizes for South Korea train derailment

President Moon Jae-in apologizes for South Korea train derailment

SUMMARY: Photo by Yonhap/EPA-EFEDec. 10 (UPI) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in issued a public apology after a high-speed train derailed, injuring more than a dozen passengers on Saturday.

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Gunmen posing as tourists attack Venezuela gold-mining area

Gunmen posing as tourists attack Venezuela gold-mining area

SUMMARY: A group posing as tourists visiting the Angel Waterfalls in south Venezuela launched an attack over the weekend that killed one person and injured two others.

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France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise

France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise

SUMMARY: France's President Emmanuel Macron has promised a minimum wage rise and tax concessions in response to weeks of violent protests.

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US snowstorm kills three in North Carolina

US snowstorm kills three in North Carolina

SUMMARY: Image copyright Twitter/Bryce Sigmon/via REUTERS Image caption A boathouse in North Carolina destroyed by the storm'A dangerous system'Snow, sleet and freezing rain continues to impact the South.

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Yemen peace talks encouraging, U.N. envoy says

Yemen peace talks encouraging, U.N. envoy says

SUMMARY: The U.N. said this week nearly 16 million Yemenis have food insecurity ranging from crisis (10.8 million) to catastrophe levels (65,000).

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Google shutting down social network four months early

Google shutting down social network four months early

SUMMARY: Google said Monday its social network Google+ will shut down in April, four months earlier than it originally planned.

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Russia now world's No. 2 in arms sales, report shows

Russia now world's No. 2 in arms sales, report shows

SUMMARY: The United States remained the world's top producer of arms, with $226.6 billion in sales in 2017, the report said.

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USS Billings LCS completes acceptance trials

USS Billings LCS completes acceptance trials

SUMMARY: The USS Billings (LCS 15) completed Acceptance Trials in Lake Michigan ahead of its expected delivery to the U.S. Navy in 2019.

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Brexit vote news: Uncertainty mounts as Theresa May delays key Brexit vote on draft European Union withdrawal plan

Brexit vote news: Uncertainty mounts as Theresa May delays key Brexit vote on draft European Union withdrawal plan

SUMMARY: Parliament could coalesce around another Brexit deal that would see Britain retain very close links to the European single market.

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Hyundai Motor labor union condemns U.S. tariffs on South Korean cars

Hyundai Motor labor union condemns U.S. tariffs on South Korean cars

SUMMARY: File Photo by Barbara Walton/EPADec. 10 (UPI) -- Hyundai Motor Co.'s labor union is denouncing U.S. tariffs on South Korean automobiles, claiming the tax would lead to the collapse of the Korean car industry.

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Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, knocked for tweets promoting Myanmar, site of his recent meditation retreat

Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, knocked for tweets promoting Myanmar, site of his recent meditation retreat

SUMMARY: A year ago, following deadly militant attacks, security forces responded by launching abhorrent ethnic cleansing of ethnic #Rohingya in Burma.

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'Troubling' video shows NY police grabbing child from mum

'Troubling' video shows NY police grabbing child from mum

SUMMARY: An officer then points what appears to be a taser at Ms Headley as she says, "I'm begging you."

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Roma: Netflix film showered with critics' awards as Oscars race heats up

Roma: Netflix film showered with critics' awards as Oscars race heats up

SUMMARY: You might also be interested in:Over the weekend, Roma was named best picture by the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society, the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, the Chicago Film Critics Association and at the Philadelphia Film Critics Awards.

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Anti-Semitism pervades European life, says EU report

Anti-Semitism pervades European life, says EU report

SUMMARY: Six years after its initial report, the FRA has surveyed Jews in the 12 EU states where most Jews live.

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