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Lawyer: Mexican Drug lord changes mind, wants extradition

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A lawyer for drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman said Wednesday his client now wants to be extradited as soon as possible to the United States because guards at a Mexican maximum-security prison won’t let him sleep. Lawyer Jose Refugio Rodriguez said Guzman told him to ...

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NASA is spending $20 million on this supersonic ‘X-plane’

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NASA has awarded Lockheed Martin $20 million to design a new series of supersonic aircraft. Known as “low boom” flight demonstration aircraft, NASA hopes these quieter “X-planes” will pave the way for the reintroduction of commercial supersonic flights. Charles Bolden, the administrator of NASA, announced the news during an event ...

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U.S. says working with Russia on aid flow, truce in Syria

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GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States is working with Russia to improve access to besieged areas in Syria and to stop the Syrian government from removing medical supplies from aid convoys, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday. Antony Blinken, deputy U.S. Secretary of State, said that major and regional ...

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North Korea to boycott UN rights council

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EVA: North Korea will not take part in any session of the UN Human Rights Council that examines its record and will “never, ever” be bound by any such resolutions, its foreign minister said on Tuesday. Ri Su Yong, in a speech to the 47-member state forum in Geneva, also ...

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U.S. warns China on militarization of South China Sea

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San Francisco (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Tuesday warned China against “aggressive” actions in the South China Sea region, including the placement of surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island. “China must not pursue militarization in the South China Sea,” Carter said in a wide-ranging speech at the ...

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Indian army makes candidates strip to foil cheating

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(AFP).- India’s army made candidates at a recruitment day in Bihar take a written exam in their underwear to prevent them from cheating, reports said Tuesday, after a spate of exam scandals in the eastern state. Images in the Indian Express showed dozens of men sitting cross-legged in a field clad ...

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Cheaper healthy food could save millions of lives: study

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Washington (AFP) – Scientists have been telling Americans about the benefits of healthy eating for decades, and yet more Americans are obese than ever — more than a third of the country.  Now, researchers at Harvard and Tufts Universities have laid out concrete steps officials can take by linking food ...

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