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Britain and the EU reached a deal on some contentious Brexit issues, opening the door to tough trade negotiations.

Record wildfires continued to blaze across Southern California, raising questions about the livability of some areas.

The Pentagon said it plans to keep some U.S. forces in Syria indefinitely, even after a war against Islamic State formally ends.

Violent fallout was limited following Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Trump repeated his support for Republican Senate candidate Moore of Alabama at a rally in Florida.

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Rep. Franks (R., Ariz.) said he would resign immediately after allegations he had asked staffers to be surrogate mothers.

A GOP tax bill into its final form is all but certain to cut tax credits designed to spur development of "orphan drugs."

Japan plans to buy its first missiles that could target North Korean military bases from long distance.

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December 09, 2017 02:47 ET (07:47 GMT)