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Life After ISIS: One Sister Wants To Rebuild. The Other Can’t Wait To Leave

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Sisters Raffal, left, and Farah Khaled are first-year students at Mosul University in Iraq. They’re standing outside the university library, which was burned down, along with most of its books, by ISIS when it controlled the city.

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From ‘Bae’ To ‘Submarining,’ The Lingo Of Online Dating

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In the lingo of online dating, submarining begins when someone with whom you have romantic involvement ghosts — or disappears from your life without notice — only to resurface with no apology.

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32 Missing After Iranian Oil Tanker Collides With Chinese Bulk Ship Off China’s Coast

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The Iranian oil tanker “Sanchi” was ablaze after a collision with a freighter off China’s east coast Sunday. Its entire 32-person crew is missing, as rescue efforts are hampered by bad weather and the fire.

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Israel Accused Of Revoking Thousands Of Jerusalem Residency Permits From Palestinians

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A Palestinian man walks near a construction site of a new housing unit in a neighborhood in East Jerusalem known to Jewish settlers as Har Homa and to Palestinians as Jabal Abu Ghneim. The Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of a future state and object to Israeli building there and throughout the ...

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Evangelicals and Mormons Are Political Allies, But Theological Rivals

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Mormons and evangelical Christians shared strong support for President Trump in 2016, but theological differences still cause tension between the groups.

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‘A Very Stable Genius’: Trump Responds To Renewed Criticism Of His Mental State

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Questions surrounding President Trump’s temperament intensified this week after excerpts from the book, Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House, detailed chaos inside the White House.

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Top Stories: Frigid Cold Hits East Coast; December Jobless Report

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Good morning, here are our early stories:

— Blizzard Has Passed, But Frigid Temperatures Remain Along East Coast.

— 148,000 Jobs Were Added To U.S. Economy In December.

— GOP Tax Law Sparks Confusion And Outcry In Blue States As N.Y. Threatens Lawsuit.

— Pakistan Reacts To U.S. Suspension Of Security Assistance.

And here are more early headlines:

Report: Trump Told Sessions Not To Recuse Himself From Russia Investigation. (New York Times)

Author Of Critical Trump Book Answers Questions. (NBC)

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Alex Trebek Takes A Break From ‘Jeopardy!’ Following Brain Surgery

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Alex Trebek, the face of the Jeopardy! franchise for more than three decades, will be taking time off from the syndicated game show while he recovers from brain surgery. He announced the hiatus in a video posted to the show’s online accounts Thursday.

“Some of you may have heard by now that during the holiday break, I had a slight medical problem: a subdural hematoma, blood clots on the brain caused by a fall I endured about two months ago,” ...

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‘You Can’t Make A Country Cooperate By Arm-Twisting’: Pakistan Reacts To U.S. Aid Cut

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Demonstrators take part in a protest against U.S. aid cuts in Lahore on Friday.

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U.S. Autonomous-Car Startup Signs Deal With VW And Hyundai

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An image released by Hyundai shows a hands-off driver checking his phone and drinking coffee. The company is partnering with Aurora, a U.S. startup, to boost its autonomous vehicle program.

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Virginia Republican David Yancey Wins Tie-Breaking Drawing

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Virginia Republican David Yancey is the winner of a tie-breaking drawing for a House of Delegates seat, a result that appears to allow Republicans to barely hang on to control of the chamber.

Each candidate’s name was placed in a film canister; those were then placed into a bowl and one name was drawn.

It’s the latest chapter in an unusual and drawn-out process to decide a winner in House District 94 in Newport News. After a ...

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Unlike Humans, Bonobos Shun Helpers And Befriend the Bullies

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Two bonobos play fight at the Lola Ya Bonobo sanctuary in Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012.

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