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AP-NORC Poll: Americans Somewhat Confident in Climate Fight

WASHINGTON — Most Americans are at least somewhat confident that the world will step up in its fight against global warming — but there are limits to their optimism. "I worry for my children and my grandchildren and for the future and what they have in stor...
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Iran’s Supreme Leader: No Talks With the US at Any Level

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran's supreme leader said Tuesday "there will be no talks with the U.S. at any level"— remarks apparently meant to end all speculation about a possible U.S.-Iran meeting between the two countries' presidents at the U.N. later thi...
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Johnson, Juncker Hold Brexit Talks; No Visible Breakthrough

LUXEMBOURG — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed Monday to ramp up talks on securing an elusive Brexit deal, but the two sides gave starkly different assessments of how far apart they are. "We ne...

Did Reagan Meet With Taliban?

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on...
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US Retail Sales Rise Moderately as Auto-Buying Jumps

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales rose moderately in August, driven higher by a jump in auto buying and healthy online sales, evidence that consumers are still spending enough to support growth. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales increased 0...
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