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Vaccine Could Virtually Eliminate Cervical Cancer

The rapid scale-up of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could virtually eliminate cervical cancer in a handful of rich countries within three decades, and in most other nations by century's end, researchers said Wednesday.

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U.S. Debt Hits Record under Trump, Republicans Mum

More massive than the US economy, the national debt hit a new record of $22 trillion under President Donald Trump but Republicans who traditionally rail against debt and deficits have remained mum.

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Putin Threatens to Target West with New Missiles

Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to deploy new missiles against Western capitals as he delivered a state of the nation address Wednesday aimed at boosting falling approval ratings. 

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Democrats Warn Trump May Rush Nuclear Transfer to Saudis

US lawmakers said Tuesday they were probing whether President Donald Trump is rushing to sell sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia to please corporate supporters who stand to profit handsomely.

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U.S.-China Trade Talk Doubts Weigh Down Global Stocks

Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic mostly softened Tuesday after a mixed session in Asia, with investors harboring growing doubts over the chances of success at U.S.-China trade talks, dealers said.

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U.S. Doctors Overprescribed Deadly Drug Fentanyl to Patients

Fentanyl, a highly dangerous painkiller at the heart of the U.S. opioid epidemic, has been overprescribed by doctors, according to a report Tuesday that accused health authorities and manufacturers of being too lax in their oversight.   

The drug is a synthetic opioid up to 100 times more powerful than morphine and which is largely sold on the black market. 

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'Swindon's Finished': UK Town in Shock over Honda Plant Closure

"It is going to be a disaster," Mary Day warned, capturing the sense of doom that descended on the working class English town of Swindon after Honda announced it was closing its local plant after more than 30 years.

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Pro Pipeline Protest Rolls into Canada's Capital

A convoy of big trucks from Canada's oil producing regions rolled into the capital Ottawa Tuesday as hundreds of people including "yellow vest" activists rallied in protest at government curbs on pipeline construction.

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Egypt Denies New York Times Journalist Entry

Egyptian authorities have denied entry to a veteran New York Times journalist, the U.S.-based newspaper reported on Tuesday.

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U.N. Urges India, Pakistan to Take Immediate Steps to Defuse Tensions

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to take immediate steps to defuse tensions and offered to help broker a solution if both sides agree to U.N. mediation.

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