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Putin Critic Aims To Disrupt Russian Presidential Election

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 4:02am

The Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is calling for a boycott of next year's Presidential election, after he was banned from running against President Vladimir Putin.

President Macron Promises Relief To Beleaguered French Suburbs

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 4:02am

French President Emmanuel Macron promises help for the suburbs of Paris and other major cities, where immigrant communities are left to deal with crime and high unemployment.

Walmart Tests Personal Shopping Services

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 4:02am

Walmart is hiring for a New York City-based "highly personalized shopping experience" run by the former co-founder of Rent the Runway. The company wants to expand beyond its traditional customer base.

The White House Wants To Overhaul Entitlements

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 4:02am

Overhauling entitlements could mean cuts to Medicaid, which serves more than 70 million Americans. Noel King talks to Caroline Pearson of Avalare Health about the potential impact of cuts.

Mexican Peso Falls To Its Lowest Level Since March

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 4:02am

Mexican consumers are feeling the pinch as the national currency continues to struggle against the dollar. Worries over the U.S. corporate tax cut seem to have dealt the latest blow to the currency.

U.N. Releases Troubling Stats On Children In Conflict Zones

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 4:02am

A year-end statement from the United Nations Children's Fund details the dire situation of children in conflict zones. Noel King talks to Caryl Stern, CEO of UNICEF USA.

News Brief: Afghan Blast, Moore Files Suit In Ala. Senate Election

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 4:02am

A suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul killed dozens. Republican Roy Moore went to court to try to stop Alabama from certifying Democrat Doug Jones as the winner of the vacant Senate seat.

Luck Of The Draw? Games Of Chance Not Uncommon In Deciding Tied Elections

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 4:01am

A tied Virginia legislative contest looked like it would be decided by a drawing this week, but the race now is in legal limbo. Coin flips, drawing cards and throwing dice decide ties around the U.S.

(Image credit: Al Grillo /AP)

FDA Takes Too Long To Recall Tainted Food, Federal Investigators Say

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 3:00am

The inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services raised significant concerns regarding the Food and Drug Administration's removal of tainted food from store shelves.

(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Disneyland Power Outage Knocks Rides Offline

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 2:54am

A brief power outage disrupted about a dozen rides during a busy holiday week.

(Image credit: Jae C. Hong/AP)

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