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End to government shutdown in sight as Dems halt filibuster

Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues.Senate...

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Deaths of Canadian billionaire, wife a tantalizing mystery

There were no signs of forced entry on the cold December morning when a Canadian billionaire businessman and his wife were found dead inside their mansion, reportedly hanging from a railing at the edge of their indoor pool.Since that time, investigators...

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Vietnam jails former oil execs in high-profile graft case

A former oil executive was sentenced to life in prison and a former high-ranking Vietnamese government official received a lengthy prison term Monday at the end of a major corruption trial.The 22 defendants in the case were mostly current or former...

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Amazon to debut cashier-less store in downtown Seattle

Amazon employees have been testing it, but is the public ready for a cashier-less store?More than a year after it introduced the concept, Amazon is opening its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle on Monday.The store...

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Amazon to debut cashier-less store in downtown Seattle

Amazon employees have been testing it, but is the public ready for a cashier-less store?More than a year after it introduced the concept, Amazon is opening its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle on Monday.The store...

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'Jumanji' tops box office for third straight weekend

"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" outdid another weekend's worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures."Jumanji," starring...

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Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard's grip on economy

Iran's supreme leader has ordered the Revolutionary Guard to loosen its hold on the economy, the country's defense minister says, raising the possibility that the paramilitary organization might privatize some of its vast holdings.The comments this...

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'The Shape of Water' wins top Producers Guild Award

Women and inclusivity continued to dominate the awards season conversation Saturday at the Producers Guild Awards, where Guillermo del Toro's fantastical romance "The Shape of Water" won the top award and honorees like Jordan Peele and Ava DuVernay...

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Rocket launched in New Zealand deploys commercial satellites

A rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites.California-based company Rocket Lab said its Electron rocket, which carries only a small payload of about 150 kilograms (331 pounds), successfully...

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Shutdown extends into workweek, as Senate talks continue

The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies before the beginning of the workweek.Senate Majority...

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