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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017


Following Trump visit, China sending envoy to North Korea

BEIJING (AP) — Following President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing, China said Wednesday it is sending a high-level special envoy to North Korea amid an extended chill in relations between the neighbors over Pyongyang's nuclea…

Transgender service member gets gender reassignment surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — An active-duty service member has received gender-reassignment surgery, the Pentagon said Tuesday, amid ongoing debate over whether transgender troops should be allowed to continue to serve in the military,…

Senate GOP intent on scrapping health mandate in tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are intent on scrapping the Affordable Care Act's requirement that Americans get health insurance, targeting a repeal of the individual mandate to help finance deep tax cuts in their tax overhaul….

Senior Chinese diplomat to visit North Korea as envoy of Xi

BEIJING (Reuters) – A senior Chinese diplomat will visit North Korea from Friday as a special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Beijing said, although it did not say he was planning to discuss North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic programs.

Blake Shelton named People’s 2017 ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Blake Shelton was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, a first for any country singer, prompting “The Voice” judge to shake off his shyness about his looks.

Harvey Weinstein sued by actress, who claims he raped her in 2016

(Reuters) – Harvey Weinstein and the movie company he co-founded, The Weinstein Company, were sued in California state court on Tuesday by an anonymous actress who said she was raped by the movie producer in the spring of 2016.