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Winter storm aftermath

A resident watches a mixture of water, mud and rocks in the creek near a bridge damaged by Woolsey Wildfire at the intersection of Mulholland Highway and Waring Dr. in the City of Malibu after the first winter storm of the new year on January 5. The storm has brought some green growth to the burned areas but also the worry of mudslides and flash floods to the residents.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/10 21:33:41

US firm's decision to stop cooperation with Xinjiang apparel maker 'pathetic': Chinese FM

It is pathetic for US Badger Sportswear to stop cooperation with Chinese enterprises based on wrong information, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Thursday in response to the US firm's announcement to stop buying products from a company in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/10 19:23:40

Study finds older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news

Facebook users aged 65-plus and conservatives are more likely to share fake news Facebook compared to younger or more liberal counterparts, according to a new study published Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/10 19:08:42

Study suggests income volatility affects US youth's health

A new study has shown that income volatility and income drops throughout young adulthood are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/10 16:41:25

S. Korean ambassador to US expects 2nd US-DPRK summit

South Korean Ambassador to the United States Cho Yoon-je said Wednesday that he expected the second summit between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to take place.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/10 10:44:08

Amazon CEO Bezos and wife to end 25-year marriage

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who is the wealthiest man in the world, said Wednesday that he and his wife are divorcing after 25 years of marriage.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/10 9:56:29

Chicago soybean futures rise as traders await more hints about US-China trade talks

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) soybean futures ended higher Wednesday, as traders are awaiting more hints about US-China trade talks.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/10 6:46:37

Shutdown sufferings

This week, the American Astronomical Society is meeting in Seattle, but no one from NASA is attending.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/9 19:38:40

US energy emissions continued to rise in 2018

Carbon dioxide emissions significantly increased in the US in 2018, according to a study released Tuesday by research firm Rhodium Group. Analysts estimate that energy-­related CO2 emissions grew 3.4 percent from 2017 to 2018, which would be the largest increase in the US since 2010.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/9 19:13:42

3rd LD Writethru: Trump claims "growing humanitarian crisis" on US-Mexico border

US President Donald Trump claimed there was a "growing humanitarian crisis" on the US border with Mexico in a televised speech Tuesday night amid a partisan fight over his proposed border barrier.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/9 15:57:59

2nd LD: Trump claims "growing humanitarian crisis" on US-Mexico border

US President Donald Trump claimed there was a "growing humanitarian crisis" on the US border with Mexico in a televised speech Tuesday night amid a partisan fight over his proposed border barrier.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/9 15:57:29

Trump claims "growing humanitarian crisis" on US-Mexico border in primetime national address

US President Donald Trump claimed a "growing humanitarian crisis" on the US border with Mexico in a televised speech Tuesday night from the Oval Office, amid an ongoing partisan fight over his proposed border barrier.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/9 11:12:38

Tough barrier

Maggie Saucedo, a central American migrant, walks next to the US-Mexico border wall on Monday in Tijuana, Mexico. US President Donald Trump, who is planning on visiting the border on Thursday, is considering declaring a national emergency if Democrats do not approve of 5.7 billion dollars in funding to build a wall.
Source: VCG | 2019/1/8 21:03:39

American women face abuse from partners over contraception choices

Up to three in 10 women seeking family planning healthcare in the US have suffered coercive control over their reproductive choices, researchers said Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/8 19:02:04

Into the wild

This handout photo, released by the Galapagos National Park, shows a group of a part of 1,436 iguanas of the subspecies Conolophus Subcristatus, from Seymour Norte Island, being introduced to Santiago Island as part of a conservation program in the Galapagos Islands on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/8 18:58:39

Trump prepares border visit as wall funding still hangs in air

The White House said Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump plans to visit the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, as the partisan fight over his demand for funding a border wall has left the federal government partially shut down for more than two weeks.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/8 16:27:21