In 2016, politics dominated our pop culture _ and vice versa

Our politics is often reflected in our popular culture, and vice versa - especially in an election year. That relationship seemed closer than ever in 2016, when a TV personality…


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Syria to evacuate Aleppo in surrender deal

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels reached a cease-fire deal to evacuate from eastern Aleppo in an effective surrender on Tuesday, as Russia declared all military action had…


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Activists of Syria’s Aleppo share tormented goodbyes online

BEIRUT (AP) -- First came the distress calls from doctors in underground shelters and morgues. Then, residents under relentless bombardment in the few remaining blocks…


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Oklahoma court tosses abortion law on hospital privileges

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a law requiring abortion clinics to have doctors with admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, saying…


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EPA fracking report offers few answers on drinking water

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Is hydraulic fracturing - better known as fracking - safe, as the oil and gas industry claims? Or does the controversial drilling technique that has…


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