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NASA: Legendary astronaut, moonwalker John Young has died

Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, NASA said Saturday. Young was 87. The space agency said Young died Friday night at home in Houston following complications from pneumonia. NASA called Young one of its pioneers — the only agency astronaut to go into space as part of ...

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Germany’s Merkel embarks on new talks to form government

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel embarked Sunday on talks with the center-left Social Democrats on forming a new government, with leaders stressing the need for speed as they attempt to break an impasse more than three months after the country’s election. Merkel’s conservative Union bloc and the Social Democrats have run Germany together for the…

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Macron pursues ambitious agenda on first official China visit

World News Sun, 07 Jan 2018 AFP Paris: In Mandarin, Emmanuel Macron’s name is rendered “Makelong”, or “the horse vanquishes the dragon” — an encouraging image for the French president as he heads to China on Sunday hoping to forge closer ties with President Xi Jinping. During the three-day trip which begins Monday, Macron plans to seek a “strategic partnership” ...

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FBI probes Clinton Foundation corruption claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is investigating whether the Clinton Foundation accepted donations in exchange for political favors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, two people familiar with the probe confirmed Friday. The revelation comes as President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have been urging the Justice Department to look into corruption allegations involving the foundation. It is unclear ...

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