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Will transgender athletes ruin women’s Olympic events in 2020?

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The question of biological males competing in women’s sports over the last couple of years has made headlines in regard to fairness. Now, several transgender people have set their sights on a new ...

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Trump signs $47 billion trade agreement with Japan in blow to China

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Lost in the news this week comes a major victory in the trade war with Communist China. The United States and Japan signed on Oct. 7 a trade agreement that would open up markets to ...

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Media says G-7 a failure but facts tell different story

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President Donald Trump has secured a major concession from leaders of the Group of Seven after they issued a declaration on Aug. 26 committing to fair trade.  It has been Trump’s central effort ...

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News Briefs: Japan and US trade deal; Religious freedom win; China wants to talk; US economy still strong

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News briefs for today. Trump judge rules in favor of Christian videographers A Christian couple who refused to video a same-sex wedding have won their court case, possibly setting another precedent for ...

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Bonsai tree that survived Hiroshima on display in Washington

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A fisherman some 20 miles away from Hiroshima, Japan, described it as a tremendous thunder, but few within two miles from where the bomb hit reported even hearing the blast. A Jesuit ...

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Japan tests world’s fastest bullet train

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Japan has started testing its fastest-ever bullet train—capable of reaching 249 mph (400 kph)—as it continues to develop the revolutionary mode of travel. The ALFA-X version of the Shinkansen train began three years’ ...

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Untold history and Germany’s invasion of Russia

There is a great deal about the history of World War II that has missed our history books. Like how the Soviet Union waited until the day before VJ Day to declare ...

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Japan nominates President Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Ahead of his second meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, the leader of Japan is nominating President Donald Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work to open up a ...

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What’s a tiny apartment like in Japan?

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The typical U.S. city has around 1,500 people per square mile. But what’s life like in Tokyo, Japan, where 12 million people reside at a rate  of about 14,339 per square mile? ...

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Pearl Harbor, General MacArthur and the rhyme of history

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I was born December 5, 1941, two days before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into the Second World War. Many years later I could hardly believe ...

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Kansas recalls all license plates containing ‘JAP’ after complaint

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A complaint by a California resident has led to the recall of over 700 Kansas license plates. The state announced it is recalling all plates that contain the random letters “JAP” after ...

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Japanese kid skipping high school to join KC Royals

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Kaito Yuki is skipping school in Japan and is instead headed to the Kansas City Royals. The team signed Yuki, a 16-year-old pitcher, out of junior high to a minor league contract ...

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