An eccentric trip across China

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Palestinians Suspend Official Contact With Israel

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Two years in, happy hour in Illinois stirs mixed results

Zach Pereles, left, and Michael Conklin enjoy happy hour food and drinks July 19, 2017, at The Boarding House restaurant and wine bar in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Two years after happy hour specials were legalized in Illinois, state and city tax revenues haven’t surged. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune) Bringing happy hour back...

Trump’s Recently Disclosed Putin Conversation Is ‘Nixon All Over Again’

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Duterte says he declared martial law to avoid impeachment

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Dawson City: Frozen Time unearths an unintended time capsule

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Arby’s Confronted the Nihilist Arby’s Twitter Account by Bringing Its Creator Sandwiches and a Puppy

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House GOP defiant on health bill amid Senate uncertainty

Vulnerable House Republicans stood defiant about their support for an unpopular bill to repeal Obamacare as the effort languished in the Senate, leaving them to face angry voters with, perhaps, nothing to show for it. "I have no regrets. I am doing what I can as a member of Congress to solve problems. That's...

WATCH: ePLDT’s Nico Alcoseba on digital transformation

ePLDT is the only Filipino company to win a Microsoft Partner of the Year award at Inspire 2017. Rappler talks to the head of its Disruptive Business Group on the sidelines of the Microsoft conference WASHINGTON DC, USA – At Inspire 2017, Microsoft's conference for partners, the tech giant acknowledged a long list...

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