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Tsai Ing-wen is on her way to Central America for a nine-day trip, but she will be stopping in Houston on the way. After a diplomatic dust-up last month, China is watching the trip closely.
Jan. 7, 2017
U.S. intelligence officials briefed President-elect Donald Trump Friday. Agencies say Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered a campaign to try to tip the election to Donald Trump.
Jan. 7, 2017
A U.K.-based monitoring group says the explosion in rebel-held Azaz, on the border with Turkey, was caused by a fuel tanker rigged with a bomb. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility.
Jan. 7, 2017
Congress is back in session and at the top of Republicans' agenda is repealing Obamacare. Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan discusses efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Jan. 7, 2017
Donald Trump turned to Twitter again to lambast big automakers into building more cars in the U.S. Experts say the president has wide-ranging powers to restrict trade.
Jan. 7, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump has not provided many specifics about what he plans to do with NASA. But private companies are expected to take a bigger role in space travel in the coming years.
Jan. 7, 2017
Cremation rates in the U.S. have nearly doubled over the past 15 years. Barbara Kemmis, executive director of the Cremation Association of North America, discusses reasons for the increase.
Jan. 7, 2017
The American chestnut tree used to make up a quarter of the forests in the eastern U.S., but disease decimated these trees in the last century. Now there's an effort to restore the American chestnut.
Jan. 7, 2017
Syracuse University Professor Corey Takahashi offers his commentary on the challenge of teaching students who, instead of wanting to be writers or filmmakers, aspire to be online "influencers."
Jan. 7, 2017
The Rockettes are as American as apple pie, but some dancers in the famous troupe don't want to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration.
Jan. 7, 2017
A shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport left five people dead, and raises new questions about airport security. Aviation security expert Jeff Price explains.
Jan. 7, 2017
Jason Lewis was a conservative radio host in Minnesota and was recently elected to represent his state in the U.S. House of Representatives. He talks about his legislative priorities.
Jan. 7, 2017
Research about senior citizens by the University of California, San Francisco finds people who are lonely have a higher mortality rate. Companionship may be more important than income or health.
Jan. 7, 2017
Lawmakers have lots of questions for Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. The former ExxonMobil CEO has done business around the world, including with Russian President Putin.
Jan. 7, 2017
In this week's sports roundup: The start of NFL playoffs, the fate of running back Joe Mixon, who was caught on video punching a woman in 2014, and a 105-year-old Frenchman still on his bike.
Jan. 7, 2017
The sheriff's office in Oconee County, Ga., caught a runaway llama, after a caller reported that a "baby camel" had escaped. Chief Deputy Lee Weems talks about the county's loose llama problem.
Jan. 7, 2017
Russian state television said that U.S. intelligence accusations of Vladimir Putin ordering election meddling are nothing new.
Jan. 7, 2017
Fort Lauderdale officials hope to reopen the city's airport this morning, a day after 26-year-old Esteban Santiago opened fire in a baggage claim area, killing five people.
Jan. 7, 2017
Now she knows they can. Mireille Kamariza, who grew up in Burundi, is a graduate student at Stanford, working on a promising new test to detect the TB bacteria.
Jan. 7, 2017
With a Republican in the White House, the GOP and anti-abortion-rights supporters hope to succeed in defunding Planned Parenthood. But there's sure to be a fight, and the road ahead will be bumpy.
Jan. 7, 2017

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