China agrees to make fentanyl a controlled substance after talks with US at G20 summit

(CNN)China has agreed to reclassify fentanyl as a “controlled substance,” in what the White House is calling a “wonderful humanitarian gesture” after the much-anticipated talks Saturday between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Trump and Xi met Saturday for dinner on the sidelines…

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Despite A Big Setback, Progressives Increase Their Leadership Clout In New Congress

Notwithstanding Lee’s loss, though, the Congressional Progressive Caucus significantly increased its representation in Democratic leadership. On a number of criteria, Jeffries is simply more moderate than Lee. He is an outspoken proponent of charter schools, which are anathema to both teachers unions and the grassroots left. He delivered a hawkish…

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Alaska hit by more than 230 small earthquakes since Friday

(CNN)More than 230 small earthquakes have hit parts of Alaska since Friday, when a 7.0-magnitude quake knocked out power, ripped open roads and splintered buildings near Anchorage, the US Geological Survey said. “This is the second largest earthquake we’ve had since 1964, which was a very significant earthquake,” Anchorage Mayor…

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South Sudanese man responds to international backlash to his marriage

(CNN)The South Sudanese man at the center of a row over his recent wedding says the marriage process conformed to the traditions of his country and denies that an “auction” for the bride took place, as was alleged by a UK-based child advocacy organization. “I’m personally disappointed, and many people…

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