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Bao Bao the panda leaving National Zoo for new home in China
Bao Bao the panda leaving National Zoo for new home in China
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  • 2017-02-21 16:52:01Z

Bao Bao, the 3-year-old giant panda who rose to fame while growing up on live video at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, will be flown to her new home in China on Tuesday under a long-standing breeding and research program. Bao Bao will take off on a Boeing 777F freighter aircraft, customized

Lawyer: Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jail
Lawyer: Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jail
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  • 2017-02-21 16:45:52Z

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - A Portuguese court has ordered police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she is due to serve a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S. program that kidnapped suspects for interrogation, her lawyer said Tuesday.

Autopsy set for Russian ambassador to UN after sudden death
Autopsy set for Russian ambassador to UN after sudden death
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  • 2017-02-21 16:42:55Z

NEW YORK (AP) - The city medical examiner was expected to perform an autopsy Tuesday on Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, who died a day earlier after falling ill at his office at Russia's U.N. mission.

US stocks start week at new highs on deals and earnings
US stocks start week at new highs on deals and earnings
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  • 2017-02-21 16:42:29Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are breaking records again Tuesday as the market resumed its climb after a holiday break. Energy companies are rising with the price of oil. Consumer goods giant Kraft Heinz is falling after it withdrew a $143 billion offer for competition Unilever, but several other food and household

Macron meets UK
Macron meets UK's May on electioneering trip to London
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  • 2017-02-21 16:41:54Z

LONDON (AP) - French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron met British Prime Minister Theresa May in London Tuesday - and said he hopes to lure skilled workers away from the U.K. after it leaves the European Union.

Trump condemns
Trump condemns 'horrible and painful' anti-Semitic threats
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  • 2017-02-21 16:41:47Z

U.S. President Donald Trump denounced anti-Semitism in the United States on Tuesday in his most forceful remarks to date about a spate of threats to Jewish community centers around the country. Several Jewish community centers were evacuated for a time on Monday after receiving bomb threats, the JCC

DC panda fans bam-boo-hoo as US-born cub leaves for China
DC panda fans bam-boo-hoo as US-born cub leaves for China
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  • 2017-02-21 16:41:07Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Zoo in Washington has said its final goodbye to its panda cub Bao Bao.

Dozens of headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery in Missouri
Dozens of headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery in Missouri
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  • 2017-02-21 16:37:56Z

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) - Vandals have damaged or tipped over as many as 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in suburban St. Louis, leaving the region's Jewish community shaken and anxious.

Trump to leave protections for U.S.
Trump to leave protections for U.S.'dreamer' migrants
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  • 2017-02-21 16:32:17Z

By Julia Edwards Ainsley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will leave protections in place for immigrants who entered the country illegally as children, known as "dreamers," but will consider all other illegal immigrants subject to deportation, according

Pie escapade ends in tears for Sutton United keeper
Pie escapade ends in tears for Sutton United keeper
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  • 2017-02-21 16:30:45Z

Laughter turned to tears for Sutton United's reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw on Tuesday as he left the club after it emerged the Football Association had launched an investigation into whether their betting rules had been breached. The FA and the Gambling Commission launched their separate inquiries

Iran Supreme Leader calls on Palestinians to pursue intifada against Israel
Iran Supreme Leader calls on Palestinians to pursue intifada against Israel
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  • 2017-02-21 16:28:42Z

Iran's Supreme Leader called on Palestinians on Tuesday to pursue an uprising against Israel, suggesting the Israeli government was a "cancerous tumor" that should be confronted until Palestinians were completely liberated. "... by Allah's permission, we will see that this intifada will

Turkish FM: Turkey's military rights still needed in Cyprus
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  • 2017-02-21 16:28:06Z

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Turkey's foreign minister says his country's right to intervene militarily in Cyprus is still necessary given recent actions that have fanned insecurity among Turkish Cypriots.

Supreme Court seems split in case of boy
Supreme Court seems split in case of boy's death near border
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  • 2017-02-21 16:26:07Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court appears to be evenly divided about the right of Mexican parents to use American courts to sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired across the U.S.-Mexican border and killed their teenage son.

Oscar Burning Question: What
Oscar Burning Question: What's in That Clutch?

The Academy Awards are almost upon us - and would-be winners, and those for whom it's an honor just to be nominated, are getting ready to dazzle at the Kodak Theater. Sandra Bullock paired a Marchesa dress with a silver Celestina clutch.

Paris Hilton Blings Out In August Getty
Paris Hilton Blings Out In August Getty's Insane 'Million Dollar Dress'

Paris Hilton attends the 3rd annual Hollywood Beauty Awards. Paris Hilton's personal style is unapologetically feminine and all about the glamour. Sunday, she rocked an extra special, Hilton-esque number to collect her award for Fragrance of the Year at the 3rd annual Hollywood Beauty Awards.

Israeli soldier sentenced for killing Palestinian attacker: too lenient or too severe?
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  • 2017-02-21 16:21:00Z

As an Israeli military judge sentenced a 21-year-old soldier on Tuesday to 18 months in prison for killing a wounded Palestinian assailant in the West Bank last year, a small but noisy crowd of protesters gathered outside the court in Tel Aviv. While the demonstration was smaller than during past court

U.S. Powerball lottery jackpot snowballs past $400 million
U.S. Powerball lottery jackpot snowballs past $400 million
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  • 2017-02-21 16:19:03Z

The expected jackpot in the U.S. lottery Powerball has surpassed $400 million for one of the few times in its history ahead of the next drawing on Wednesday night. Powerball's jackpot hit a record $1.6 billion in January 2016, when there were three winning tickets sold in California, Florida and

Jordan, Egypt back 2-state solution for Israel, Palestinians
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  • 2017-02-21 16:18:55Z

CAIRO (AP) - Jordan and Egypt are reasserting support for a Palestinian state, days after U.S. President Donald Trump said that peace in the Middle East does not necessarily depend on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Strong but deep quake shakes Bolivia, but no damage
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  • 2017-02-21 16:17:42Z

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) - A strong earthquake has struck deep beneath Bolivia, but there are no reports of damage or injuries.

NATO general: Troops will stay in Kosovo as long as needed
NATO general: Troops will stay in Kosovo as long as needed
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  • 2017-02-21 16:17:27Z

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - A senior NATO commander has assured Kosovo that the military alliance will maintain troops in the Balkan country "for as long as it's necessary."

Italy cabbies clash with riot police during strike over Uber
Italy cabbies clash with riot police during strike over Uber
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  • 2017-02-21 16:14:17Z

ROME (AP) - Thousands of Italian taxi drivers protesting legislation they say will favor Uber clashed with riot police Tuesday, intensifying a weeklong cab strike that has crippled transportation in Rome, Milan and Turin.

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's Mugabe praises Trump's 'America First' policy

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy has an admirer in Zimbabwe's controversial president, who says the policy resonates with his own thinking.

Princess Diana Used to Attend London Fashion Week. Why Doesn
Princess Diana Used to Attend London Fashion Week. Why Doesn't the Duchess of Cambridge?

Many of the Duchess of Cambridge's favorite designers show at London Fashion Week. Yet she's always absent, completely skipping the weeklong event.

Supreme Court will hear case on border shooting of Mexican national
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  • 2017-02-21 15:55:40Z

The Supreme Court will hear a case Tuesday surrounding the fatal shooting of an unarmed 15-year-old Mexican boy by a US border patrol agent in 2010, determining what constitutional protections foreigners can receive outside of the United States. Sergio Hernandez's family has sued the border official

Washington memorials defaced by graffiti over holiday weekend
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  • 2017-02-21 15:47:45Z

Three of Washington's best-known monuments were defaced with graffiti over the Presidents Day weekend, the third major vandalism of memorials in the U.S. capital since 2013, a National Park Service spokesman said on Tuesday. The Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and World War II Memorial were defaced with a marker pen sometime from Sunday night into Monday morning, spokesman Mike Litterst said. "It doesn't appear to be politically or hate motivated," and the graffiti was not sexual in nature, Litterst said in a telephone interview.

The New Film From Chanel Shows the Rebellious Side of Its Founder
The New Film From Chanel Shows the Rebellious Side of Its Founder

"I decided who I wanted to be, and that is who I am." Wise words by a lady who revolutionized women's dress codes in the 1920s, the champion of pantsuit nation of her time, and the ultimate badass feminist - and she's still being celebrated today because frankly, there is, was, and never will be anybody

L.A. has the world's worst traffic. How do we fix it?
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  • 2017-02-21 15:33:24Z

If you're a commuter in Los Angeles, the most likely answer is "not yet," according to transportation analytics researcher INRIX. When it comes to the sheer volume of time wasted in slow-moving traffic, L.A. tops INRIX's recently released list of over 1,000 international cities, with 104 hours per driver

On George Washington's birthday, thousands turn out for 'Not My President' Day
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  • 2017-02-21 15:16:38Z

President's Day was originally established on George Washington's birthday to honor the first president. The protesters took to the streets concerned about a broad range of issues, from the president's immigration policies, to his treatment of the press, to his rhetoric some said reminded them of authoritarian regimes or fascism. Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump?

Warning on Flu: It
Warning on Flu: It's Not Going Away Just Yet, CDC Says

Flu season may have started several months ago, but it isn't going away just yet - U.S. health officials expect flu activity to remain high for at least a few more weeks, according to a new report. The report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that flu activity in the U.S. started to increase around mid-December, and remained elevated as of Feb. 4, the most recent date for which flu data is available. And so far, the percentage of doctor's visits for the flu has exceeded the national baseline for eight consecutive weeks, the report said.

North Korea: weighing ripple effects of the murder of Kim Jong-un's half brother
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  • 2017-02-21 14:58:01Z

The killing last week of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has fueled growing concerns about the country's rogue regime. Two women are suspected to have killed Kim Jong-nam by wiping a poison-tinged cloth on his face as he was waiting to board a flight in Malaysia. Malaysian authorities have so far arrested four suspects in the case and are hunting for four North Koreans who fled the country on the day of the attack and three others.

Resistance Report: More than 1 million sign White House petition for Trump
Resistance Report: More than 1 million sign White House petition for Trump's tax returns, breaking record

President Trump has taken to saying that no one cares about his taxes. White House petitions need to gather more than 100,000 signatures within 30 days to be considered for an official response from the White House.

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Trump's Sweden gaffe gets ridiculed on late night TV

When President Trump picks up his copy of the New York Times on Tuesday morning, he'll see something he likes for a change: a photo of himself smiling and shaking hands with his new national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, a pick that has been widely praised. Below the image, though, Trump will see a story that has continued to dog him for the last three days: the fallout over the president's suggestion during his campaign-style rally in Florida on Saturday that a terror attack had occurred in Sweden the night before. "You look at what's happening last night in Sweden," Trump told his supporters on Saturday night.

Jewish centers report bomb threats across United States
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  • 2017-02-21 12:30:30Z

Several Jewish community centers (JCC) across the United States were evacuated for a time on Monday after receiving bomb threats, the latest wave of threatened attacks against them this year, the national umbrella organization said. Some 11 centers including those in the Houston, Chicago and Milwaukee areas received phoned-in bomb threats that were later determined to be hoaxes, said David Posner, a director at JCC Association of North America who advises centers on security. The FBI was investigating the incidents, Posner said.

Refugee claimants from U.S. strain Canada
Refugee claimants from U.S. strain Canada's border resources
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  • 2017-02-21 10:57:55Z

Canadian police said on Monday they had bolstered their presence at the Quebec border and that border authorities had created a temporary refugee center to process a growing number of asylum seekers crossing from the United States. The Canada Border Services Agency, or CBSA, said at a news conference that it had converted an unused basement into a refugee claimant processing center. Both the border agency and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are reassigning staff from other locations in the province, as needed, to accommodate rising demand.

Passengers walk through JFK checkpoint without being screened: NBC
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  • 2017-02-21 09:45:34Z

The breaches occurred at about 6 a.m. local time at a checkpoint lane that was not fully staffed, NBC News reported. The passengers' carry-on bags were screened and cleared by a security team with sniffer dogs, Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) sources told the broadcaster. Three of the passengers set off metal detectors but were permitted to continue to their boarding gates without being body searched by staff, the broadcaster said.

NASA aims to measure vital snow data from satellites
NASA aims to measure vital snow data from satellites

DENVER (AP) - Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows - water that sustains a substantial share of the global population.

India
India's space agency employees get treated with free pizza after setting world record last week

India's space agency ISRO shattered world record last week when it launched a flock of 104 satellites into space with one rocket.  SEE ALSO: Fumed Indians continue to troll NYT over 2-year-old cartoon mocking their space agency The space agency has since won many hearts, and earned many fans including the billionaire Elon Musk. Amid all of this, it also won itself a lot of free pizzas.  Celebrating last week's milestone, pizzeria chain Pizza Hut offered a free pan pizza treat all ISRO employees across India yesterday.  "It's a moment of great pride for us as ISRO created history and this initiative is a small token of our appreciation to put cheerful smiles on the faces who made...

California police officer fatally shot while investigating car accident
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  • 2017-02-21 02:36:27Z

A second officer with the Whittier Police Department and the suspect, a Hispanic man in his 20s, were wounded in the exchange of gunfire, said Lieutenant John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The fallen officer, Keith Boyer, was 53 and survived by two adult sons, California Governor Jerry Brown said in a statement expressing condolences.

Uber hires ex-U.S. Attorney General Holder to probe sexual harassment
Uber hires ex-U.S. Attorney General Holder to probe sexual harassment
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  • 2017-02-21 02:31:18Z

Uber Technologies Inc has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct a review of sexual harassment claims at the ride-hailing service made by a former employee. Holder and Tammy Albarran, who are partners at the law firm Covington & Burling, will look into the complaints about a manager at Uber, as well as general questions about diversity and inclusion, Chief Executive Travis Kalanick told his employees in a memo on Monday that was seen by Reuters. Last year, Airbnb hired Holder, who served under former President Barack Obama, to help craft a policy to combat discrimination occurring through the online lodging service's platform.

U.S. conservatives cancel invitation for firebrand commentator
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  • 2017-02-21 02:02:36Z

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - A leading U.S. conservative conference rescinded its invitation to provocative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos and a publisher canceled his book deal on Monday after old internet videos of him recirculated in which he discusses pedophilia. Yiannopoulos, in a Facebook video post, denied he ever condoned pedophilia and said one video of him was edited to give a misleading impression. Yiannopoulos, a Briton who is celebrated by some arch conservatives, was banned from Twitter last year after making highly controversial statements.

Gene editing mulled for improving livestock
Gene editing mulled for improving livestock

Gene editing, which has raised ethical concerns due to its capacity to alter human DNA, is being considered in the United States as a tool for improving livestock, experts say. The technique is different than that used in genetically modified organisms (GMOs) because it does not introduce foreign genes, but rather alters already existing DNA. "Gene editing is one of the newest and most promising tools of biotechnology," Alison Van Eenennaam, an expert in animal genetics and biotechnology at the University of California, Davis, told the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Gabon's forest elephants slain for ivory at alarming rate

Poachers are killing elephants for their ivory at an alarming rate in the central African nation of Gabon, leading to a loss of 80 percent of the population in the last decade. "Because Gabon is thought to hold the largest remaining population of forest elephants, the implication is that forest elephants are in even more trouble than previously believed," said researcher John Poulsen of Duke University and the Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux in Gabon.

General known for sharp questions will be Trump
General known for sharp questions will be Trump's new top security adviser
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  • 2017-02-20 22:09:51Z

By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump considered his options for a new national security adviser on Monday as his vice president, Mike Pence, said he had been disappointed by the actions of the man ousted from the job and supported his dismissal. Trump asked for Michael Flynn's resignation on Feb. 13 after reports emerged that the retired lieutenant general misled Pence about having spoken to Russia's ambassador about U.S. sanctions before Trump's inauguration. The ouster, coming so early in Trump's administration, was another upset in a White House that has been battered by miscues, including the controversial...

After millions sign petitions, British lawmakers debate Trump's state visit
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  • 2017-02-20 20:40:56Z

Parliament debated Monday whether or not to rescind a state visit invitation extended to President Trump a week into his presidency, after two competing petitions elevated the issue to the national conversation. The close relationship between the United States and Britain has sent presidents across the Atlantic to meet with Queen Elizabeth II for decades. Prime Minister Theresa May invited Trump to the UK during her visit to Washington, DC.

Bouche à Oreille: Michelin mixup makes modest French café a star
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  • 2017-02-20 20:40:23Z

Last week, Bouche à Oreille, a café in Bourges, central France, found itself suddenly in possession of a Michelin star. The eatery, which serves hearty dishes of beef bourguignon and lasagna to its clientele of locals, was taken aback by the arrival of swarms of new visitors. Thanks to their identical names, and eerily similar street addresses, the Michelin website had listed the Bourges café on its website by mistake.

Anti-Trump rallies crop up again on
Anti-Trump rallies crop up again on 'Not My President's Day'
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  • 2017-02-20 20:30:38Z

Renewed protests against U.S. President Donald Trump flared on the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, with grassroots activists vowing to take to the streets in dozens of cities in "Not My President's Day" rallies. Protest leaders had said they expected thousands to rally in about 28 cities ranging from Los Angeles and Chicago to Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the latest round of demonstrations to voice displeasure with Trump's policies and pronouncements. In New York, hundreds of protesters stretching at least eight blocks chanted "He cheats, he lies, open up your eyes" near the Trump International Hotel on the edge of Central Park.

60,000-year-old microbes found in Mexican mine: NASA scientist
60,000-year-old microbes found in Mexican mine: NASA scientist

NASA scientists have discovered living microorganisms trapped inside crystals for as long as 60,000 years in a mine in Mexico. "This has profound effects on how we try to understand the evolutionary history of microbial life on this planet," she said. The mine is famous for its huge crystals, some as long as 50 feet (15 meters).

International anti-Trump protests
International anti-Trump protests

Demonstrators in Europe protest the presidency of Donald Trump, during the U.S. President's Day long weekend. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr

California police officer shot dead while investigating car accident
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  • 2017-02-20 20:10:32Z

A second officer with the Whittier Police Department and the suspect, a Hispanic man in his 20s, were wounded in the exchange of gunfire, said Lieutenant John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The officers had responded to a traffic accident in Whittier when they determined that one of the cars was registered as stolen.

'Not My President's Day' protests in the U.S.

Thousands of people in cities around the country are expected to turn out in protest of President Trump on Monday - a federal holiday that organizers are calling "Not My President's Day." Yahoo News has dispatched reporters to cover the major demonstrations planned in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and elsewhere. Follow our LIVE BLOG throughout the day for the latest updates. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr

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