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US orders for durable goods slip 0.2% in January

US orders for durable goods slip 0.2% in January

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods dipped in January, pulled down by decreased demand for cars, auto parts and military aircraft. The Commerce Department said Thursday that orders for durable goods slipped 0.
Tunisia approves government after months of deadlock

Tunisia approves government after months of deadlock

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia has a new government at last, after four months of arguing among rival parties in the young North African democracy.
South Korea, US postpone annual military drills due to virus

South Korea, US postpone annual military drills due to virus

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The South Korean and U.S.
Gunman kills 5 at Milwaukee brewery before taking own life

Gunman kills 5 at Milwaukee brewery before taking own life

MILWAUKEE — An employee opened fire Wednesday at one of the nation's largest breweries in Milwaukee, killing five fellow workers before taking his own life, police said.
UN: Rival Libyan politicians meet for peace talks in Geneva

UN: Rival Libyan politicians meet for peace talks in Geneva

CAIRO — Rival Libyan politicians met on Wednesday for U.N.-sponsored political talks in Geneva aimed at ending the latest round of fighting over the country's capital, Tripoli.
Trump urges calm even as US reports worrisome new virus case

Trump urges calm even as US reports worrisome new virus case

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that a widespread U.S. outbreak of the new respiratory virus sweeping the globe isn't inevitable even as top health authorities at his side warned Americans that more infections are coming.
World battles virus epidemic as cases multiply outside China

World battles virus epidemic as cases multiply outside China

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert and quarantines were enforced Wednesday from a beachfront resort in the Atlantic to a remote island in the Pacific, as the world worked to ha
Court sides with Trump in 'sanctuary cities' grant fight

Court sides with Trump in 'sanctuary cities' grant fight

NEW YORK — The Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to co-operate with U.S.
Italy seeks to calm fears in Europe as cases, deaths rise

Italy seeks to calm fears in Europe as cases, deaths rise

ROME — Italy sought to rally international support for its virus containment efforts Wednesday even as its caseload reached 447, people linked to Italy fell ill across Europe and as far away as Brazil, and the U.N.
Colorado poised to become 22nd state with no death penalty

Colorado poised to become 22nd state with no death penalty

DENVER — Colorado is set to become the 22nd U.S. state to abolish the death penalty after lawmakers on Wednesday approved a repeal bill that Democratic Gov. Jared Polis has pledged to sign into law.
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