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Global Carbon Pollution Continues to Rise, but More Slowly

WASHINGTON — The world continues to increase the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide it pumps into the air, but it’s not rising as fast as in the previous couple years. “Emissions grew more slowly than last year but we still set a global record. It’s har...
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China Sentences Fentanyl Traffickers After US Tip About Ring

XINGTAI, China — A Chinese court sentenced nine fentanyl traffickers on Thursday in a case that is the culmination of a rare collaboration between Chinese and U.S. law enforcement to crack down on global networks that manufacture and distribute lethal syntheti...
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Pence Takes Swipe at NBA, Nike in Critical Speech on China

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence took a swipe at Nike and the NBA on Thursday in a speech criticizing communist China's record on trade and human rights, saying American corporations have been too willing to ignore censorship and repression in pursuit of...
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LeBron James No Longer King James for Hong Kong Protesters

HONG KONG — When the ball smashed into a photo of LeBron James' face stuck above the hoop and dropped into the basket, the Hong Kong protesters cheered. The player for the Los Angeles Lakers touched a nerve among protesters for suggesting that free speech c...