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A Bangladeshi immigrant inspired by Islamic State set off a pipe bomb at a New York City transit hub, but the explosive fizzled, burning him and injuring three others.

Alabama's special election to fill Sessions' former Senate seat comes to a high-stakes conclusion on Tuesday.

A judge denied a renewed bid by the administration to prevent transgender people from joining the military.

A wildfire in Southern California threatened new areas as it pushed west into Santa Barbara County.

The planned overhaul of U.S. corporate tax law came under attack from finance ministers in Europe.

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Trump's chief trade adviser issued his first detailed criticism of the WTO.

Putin paid a surprise visit to a military air base in Syria, a bid to showcase Russia's rising Mideast influence.

The administration will nominate as envoy to Seoul a Korea expert who favors a tough line on Pyongyang.

The White House opposed fresh calls for Congress to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct by Trump.

Lawmakers are moving to change procedures for reporting sexual harassment on Capitol Hill.

The FDA plans new medical-device approval processes to speed market entry.

Saudi Arabia lifted a decades-old prohibition on movie theaters.

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December 12, 2017 02:47 ET (07:47 GMT)