Los Angeles Times

Investigations into Oakland fire intensify as grim search for victims enters Day 4
Los Angeles Times
Investigations into the warehouse fire that claimed more than 30 lives in Oakland were intensifying Tuesday as searchers continued the grim task of looking for more victims. As of Monday afternoon, 36 bodies had been recovered from the scene, although ...
Death Toll at 36 From Oakland Warehouse Fire; DA Promises 'Thorough' ProbeKTLA
What Is the Ghost Ship Collective? Oakland Warehouse in Deadly Fire Held Beauty, DangerNBCNews.com
'Ghost Ship' manager talks about deadly warehouse fire11alive.com
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Washington Post

Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste
Washington Post
The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos ...
Pentagon suppressed study that revealed $125B in waste: reportThe Hill
The Pentagon reportedly buried a report showing it wasted $125 billion of taxpayer moneyAOL News
Pentagon reportedly buried study exposing $125 billion in wasteFox News
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Business Insider

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator says Britain doesn't have to have a hard Brexit
Business Insider
Michel Barnier, the European Commission's top Brexit negotiator, said on Tuesday that he would consider a transitional deal for the UK when it exits the EU. Speaking at his first press conference since being appointed to lead negotiations, Barnier said ...
'Keep calm and negotiate': EU sees October 2018 Brexit dealReuters
May Says She'll Seek 'Red, White and Blue' Brexit as Talks NearBloomberg
Brexit: EU negotiator says 'time's short' for reaching dealBBC News
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Washington Post

Will Beijing cut Trump some slack after that phone call with Taiwan?
Washington Post
In a single phone conversation with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen on Dec. 2, President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of diplomatic protocol. By speaking directly to Tsai and then calling her the “president of Taiwan” on Twitter, Trump implied ...
'Trump Has Already Created Lots of Chaos'The Atlantic
Wooed by Donald Trump, Taiwan TremblesWall Street Journal
China Flew Nuclear-Capable Bombers Near Taiwan Before Trump CallNBCNews.com
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Los Angeles Times

Beyonce tops Grammy nominations with nine, Chance the Rapper makes history with streaming-only nods
Los Angeles Times
Lightning-rod pop-R&B superstar Beyonce has scored a field-leading nine Grammy Award nominations for her provocative “Formation” single and “Lemonade” album, the Recording Academy announced Tuesday morning. R&B and hip-hop artists Kanye ...
Beyoncé, Drake, Kanye West lead 2017 Grammy nominationsUSA TODAY
'Lemonade' generates nine nominations for Beyonce while Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West all score eight nodsRollingStone.com
Beyonce, Adele Nominated for Top 3 Grammy AwardsThe Grammy Awards are sipping all of Beyonce's lemonade.CBS Local
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Washington Post

Republicans have a double standard when it comes to Trump's threats of 'retribution'
Washington Post
In the thick of his reelection campaign in 2012, President Obama devoted six paragraphs in his State of the Union address to his plans to reverse a flow of factory jobs to foreign countries. He called to end tax breaks for companies that outsource jobs ...
Obama makes a push for transparency before handing over executive power to TrumpLos Angeles Times
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Livemint

India Jayalalitha death: Masses mourn 'iron lady'
BBC News
J Jayalalitha, one of India's most influential and colourful politicians, has been buried in the presence of tens of thousands of mourners. The 68-year-old chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu suffered a heart attack on Sunday night and ...
Thousands mourn beloved leader Jayalalithaa in south IndiaPhilly.com
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Times LIVE

Hollande Makes Cazeneuve French Prime Minister as Time Runs Down
Bloomberg
President Francois Hollande picked the soft-spoken Bernard Cazeneuve to oversee the French government for the final months of his term as attention within the Socialist camp turns to next year's election. Cazeneuve, 53, will take office as prime ...
French premier steps down to focus on presidential electionChicago Tribune
Francois Hollande's demise proves the West's center-left is in free fallQuartz
French Interior Minister Cazeneuve replaces Valls as PMBBC News
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Los Angeles Times

American teens' math scores fall on an international test
Los Angeles Times
Does America have a high school math problem? U.S. teens still are performing mid-pack relative to their peers around the world on a set of international tests, according to a new report. On the latest Programme for International Student Assessment, or ...
Scottish schools drop in world rankingsBBC News
Math a concern for US teens; science, reading flat on testChicago Daily Herald
Singapore teens top global education ranking as US lagswhnt.com
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Washington Post

Angela Merkel calls for widespread ban on 'full veil' Islamic coverings
Washington Post
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who last year opened the door to nearly 1 million mostly Muslim migrants, called Tuesday for a widespread ban on “full veil” Islamic coverings. Speaking to a cheering conference of her center-right Christian ...
Germany's Merkel Pushes to Ban Full Facial VeilWall Street Journal
Angela Merkel, Seeking Re-Election, Calls For Burqa BanTIME
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