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Dangerous Arctic Chill Sweeps over U.S. Midwest

Tens of millions of people in the United States are bracing for a potentially life-threatening deep arctic chill forecast to hit swaths of the country on Wednesday.

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US Lifts Sanctions on Blacklisted Russian Tycoon's Companies

The US Treasury Department lifted sanctions Sunday on Russian aluminum giant Rusal and two related companies after blacklisted billionaire Oleg Deripaska took action to sharply cut his stake in them.

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U.S., China Resume High-Stakes Poker in Trade Talks

With a month left in their truce, senior US and Chinese officials will meet in Washington this week, hoping to move toward a bargain to end their unprecedented trade war.

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Trump Climbs Down in Wall Row, Congress Passes Bill Ending Shutdown

President Donald Trump on Friday brought a temporary end to the longest government shutdown in US history, while dropping his previous insistence on immediate funding for wall construction along the Mexican border.

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Before Venezuela, US Has Long Involvement in Latin America

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accuses the United States of trying to orchestrate a coup against him. While the U.S. says it's trying to rescue Venezuela's democracy, Washington has a long history of interventions — military and otherwise — in Latin American politics.

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Kim 'Satisfaction' over Trump Letter as Talks Approach

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed "great satisfaction" after receiving a letter from US President Donald Trump ahead of a second summit between the two, Pyongyang's state media reported Thursday.

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U.S. Senate to Vote Thursday on Opposing Bids to End Shutdown

US Senate leaders have agreed to vote Thursday on competing proposals to end a government shutdown now in its second month, but the chances are slim that either will reopen federal agencies.

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U.S. Man Held in Russia on Espionage Charges to Appear in Court

A US national being held in Russia on espionage charges will appear in court Tuesday for a bail hearing, but his lawyer told journalists he expects his client to remain in custody.

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Kremlin Rubbishes 'Stupid' Claims that Trump is a Russian Agent

Russia on Wednesday dismissed as ridiculous reports questioning whether U.S. President Donald Trump has acted as an agent for Russia as controversy mounted over his alleged ties to the Kremlin.

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China Says US Trade Talks 'Laid Foundation' to Resolve Concerns

China said Thursday that trade talks in Beijing with a US negotiating team had "laid the foundation" to resolve concerns held by both sides in a bruising trade war.

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