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Syrian capital, its suburbs calm after UN cease-fire vote

The Syrian capital and its embattled eastern suburbs were relatively calm on Sunday, following the U.N. Security Council's unanimous approval of a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria, opposition activists and residents of Damascus said. The activists reported few violations, including some clashes, on the southern edge of the rebel-held suburbs, known as eastern…

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China sets stage for Xi to stay in office indefinitely

China's ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office. Xi, 64, is currently required by the country's constitution to step down as president after two five-year terms. Nearing the…

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Congress releases redacted Democratic memo pushing back on GOP claims of surveillance abuses in the FBI’s Russia probe

Getty Images Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks during a hearing before the House (Select) Intelligence Committee November 1, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. After weeks of discussions with the Justice Department, Democrats on the House intelligence committee released Saturday a classified memo that counters GOP allegations that the FBI abused…

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Highlights from Warren Buffett’s annual letter include a Kipling poem and joke about the teenage sex drive

"Let me emphasize that there was nothing aberrational about stock-market behavior over the ten-year stretch. If a poll of investment 'experts' had been asked late in 2007 for a forecast of long-term common-stock returns, their guesses would have likely averaged close to the 8.5% actually delivered by the S&P 500. Making money in that environment…

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