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The International Olympic Committee decided on Tuesday to suspend the Russian Olympic Committee from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The decision comes after a widespread doping program in Russia. Russian athletes can still compete, but it will be under the Olympic flag.
Dec. 5, 2017
Carles Puigdemont and four other former Catalan ministers have been fighting extradition from Belgium. But national warrants remain, meaning the five will face detention if they return to Spain.
Dec. 5, 2017
Each paid at least 50 euros to "adopt" the castle and help restore it. The campaign is part of an effort to crowdfund the protection of the country's cultural heritage sites.
Dec. 5, 2017
A report finds the Army, Navy and Marines fail to submit required fingerprint and conviction data to the FBI in more than one-third of criminal cases. But the Air Force shows signs of improvement.
Dec. 5, 2017
The White House says President Trump will announce his decision on the embassy's location in the coming days. Key Arab and Muslim allies of the U.S. warn such a move could spark anger — or violence.
Dec. 5, 2017
Myanmar's tea shops have long been central as public spaces to meet and talk, especially during the military regime. But with the country's "opening" to Western influence, their prominence is fading.
Dec. 5, 2017
The decision by the International Olympic Committee follows last year's McLaren Report, which said more than 1,000 Russian athletes were involved in manipulating doping controls.
Dec. 5, 2017
It took 20 years and $1.5 billion dollars to develop a vaccine for dengue, a deadly mosquito-borne virus. After it finally got approval in many countries, a complication has surfaced.
Dec. 5, 2017
The special counsel's office has reportedly subpoenaed the German financial giant for Trump family financial records. The president and his aides have warned those inquiries might cross a red line.
Dec. 5, 2017
In a speech from Saudi Arabia last month, Saad Hariri shocked his country by announcing he would resign ... then two weeks later, he suspended that resignation. On Tuesday, he formally withdrew it.
Dec. 5, 2017
Under the Trump presidency, there's been a dramatic shift in arrests of undocumented immigrants from the Southwest border to the interior of the nation.
Dec. 5, 2017
The move by the longtime Democratic congressman from Michigan came after top House Democrats and the House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., had all called on him to resign.
Dec. 5, 2017
A new Pew Research Center survey finds people worldwide are divided on whether life is better today than it was 50 years ago. Economic strength tends to predict greater satisfaction, but not always.
Dec. 5, 2017
Jones is trying to piece together a coalition that welcomes disaffected Republicans but still appeals to traditional Democrats.
Dec. 5, 2017
President Trump's authority to reduce two national land monuments in Utah now faces legal challenges, as his administration considers what to do with 25 other protected territories under review.
Dec. 5, 2017
Eric Conn had been under house arrest when he cut off his ankle monitor and left it in a backpack along I-75. He was sentenced in absentia to 12 years in prison.
Dec. 5, 2017
Coastal cities are flooding more as sea levels rise faster and faster. But none of that is slowing real estate development in low-lying areas such as Miami.
Dec. 5, 2017
The blazes in Ventura County come just weeks after the deadliest wildfires in the state's history killed dozens in Northern California's wine country.
Dec. 5, 2017
Also: A swift, deadly California wildfire gobbles up thousands of acres; Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) speaks today as a new accusation surfaces; and former presidential candidate John Anderson dies.
Dec. 5, 2017
The Republican National Committee restores financial support for Alabama's Roy Moore. And, the Supreme Court will allow the Trump administration to enforce its travel ban while legal challenges are heard.
Dec. 5, 2017

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