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Pentagon missile defense program scores direct hit
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WASHINGTON — A U.S. interceptor scored a direct hit and appeared to result in the “complete obliteration” of a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean in what the Pentagon said Wednesday was a realistic test that mirrored the missile threat from North
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Misspellings, Mapped: America The How-Do-You-Spell-Beautiful?
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It’s National Spelling Bee week! That wonderful time of year when we honor young Americans’ spelling prowess and admire their chutzpah for memorization and sussing out the “dreaded schwa.” Lest we get too highfalutin (boastful, bombastic, vainglorious
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Kabul blast: Attack kills 90 near diplomatic area in Afghanistan
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Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) A huge suicide bomb ripped through a secure area of Kabul at the height of the Wednesday morning rush hour, killing at least 90 people and wounding 400, Afghan officials said. The blast, which came a few days into the Muslim …
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The Latest: Trump assails Kathy Griffin for harsh video
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WASHINGTON — The Latest on Donald Trump (all times local):. 7:15 a.m.. President Donald Trump says celebrity Kathy Griffin “should be ashamed of herself” for appearing in a video holding what looked like Trump’s bloody, severed head. In a post on his …
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Afghanistan explosion: 40 killed in blast near diplomatic area
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Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) A huge explosion hit near foreign embassies in Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing at least 40 people and injuring 300 others, Afghan officials said. Video from the scene showed a massive plume of smoke and emergency …
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Trump targets ‘negative press covfefe’ in garbled midnight tweet
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A few minutes after midnight in Washington, D.C., President Trump tweeted a strange sentence. “Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” it read. No, that isn’t a typo. At least, not on the part of The Washington Post. It’s a good guess that the
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