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US Planted Flag on the Moon. Does This Mean We Own It?

Most likely, this is the best-known picture of a flag ever taken: Buzz Aldrin standing next to the first U.S. flag planted on the Moon. For those who knew their world history, it also rang some alarm bells. Only less than a century ago, back on Earth, plant...
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Iran’s Currency Plunges as New US Sanctions Loom

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's currency plummeted to a record low Monday, a week before the United States restores sanctions lifted under the unraveling nuclear deal, giving rise to fears of prolonged economic suffering and further civil unrest. Iran's currency, the...
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US Economy is World’s Biggest. Who Will Lead in 2050?

The U.S. economy has grown by exactly $1 trillion since 2017 to $20.4 trillion, according to the International Monetary Fund. That makes the American economy far and away the world's biggest — more than $6 trillion ahead of runner-up China and more than $15...

Zakaria: Trump’s Blame Game Is Risky Business

The strong reaction to President Donald Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin at their Helsinki summit has yet to abate, despite administration attempts to contain the damage. Washing...
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Record Low US Birth Rate Is Ticking ‘Time Bomb’

Perhaps you've heard that Americans aren't having as many babies as they did in the past. In fact, the U.S. birth rate dropped to an all-time low in 2017. American women gave birth to 3.85 million infants in...