U.S. Challenges Beijing as China, Russia Prepare Drills

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Source: MSN The U.S. issued its latest challenge to Beijing over Taiwan on Sunday as Chinese and Russian fleets met for major exercises off China’s east coast, an area that has become a tense flashpoint between Beijing and Washington. Two American warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait—the 112-mile-wide body of water separating Taiwan from mainland China—on …

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Russia drops out of top 5 global military spenders while US and China up the ante

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Source: MSN Russia has dropped out of the top five countries with the largest defense spend for the first time since 2006, according to new international data Monday. Total world military expenditure rose to $1.8 trillion in 2018, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), marking an increase of 2.6% …

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Contaminants in California tap water could result in over 15,000 additional cancer cases, study says

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Source: MSN A new study finds that drinking tap water in California over the course of a lifetime could increase the of cancer. Researchers from the environmental advocacy group Environmental Working Group estimated that the contaminants found in public water systems in California could contribute to about 15,500 cancer cases there over the course of …

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Should cities subsidize housing for a family making $141,000?

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Source: MSN Money From coast to coast, booming American cities and suburbs are looking for ways to preserve homes for an increasingly cash-strapped middle class. California’s governor wants to fund housing for families whose moderate income puts them beyond the scope of current assistance programs. Similar efforts are underway in Boston and Philadelphia. And in …

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Trump orders asylum overhaul, including new fee for applicants and faster adjudications, amid ‘severe’ border crisis

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Source: MSN President Trump called Monday night for a sweeping overhaul to an asylum system he has long said is rife with fraud — including a new fee to process asylum applicants, and the capacity to rapidly adjudicate applicants’ claims while also barring them from working in the U.S. in the meantime. In a presidential memorandum, Trump specifically told Attorney …

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Troubled family history of slain Crystal Lake boy AJ Freund reveals missed warning signs, failed chances to intervene

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Source: MSN Days before Christmas, a McHenry County doctor asked 5-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund how he got a large bruise on his right hip. The boy and his mother had suggested the family dog, a 60-pound boxer named Lucy, caused the injury when the pooch jumped on him. The doctor, suspicious of the explanation but …

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