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China Moves to Let Xi Stay in Power by Abolishing Term Limit

BEIJING — China’s Communist Party has cleared the way for President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely, by announcing Sunday that it intends to abolish term limits on the presidency, a momentous break with decades-old rules meant to prevent the country from returning to the days when Mao was shown cultish obedience. The surprise…

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Can South Korea’s Leader Turn an Olympic Truce Into a Lasting Peace?

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, has worked hard to be a matchmaker in this month’s Winter Olympics, getting North and South Korea to march together in the opening ceremony and tirelessly urging visiting dignitaries from the North and the United States to talk. But as the 16-day Games end on Sunday…

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California Democrats Decline To Endorse Another Term For Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention on Saturday in San Diego. Denis Poroy/AP hide caption toggle caption Denis Poroy/AP Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention on Saturday in San Diego. Denis Poroy/AP Updated at 1:10 p.m. ET A version of this story was…

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Nokia revamps smartphone lineup with Nokia 8 Sirocco, hits multiple price points at Mobile World Congress

The comeback of Nokia smartphones is entering another phase with a flagship entry that may poach a few Android customers at the high-end and efforts to hit multiple price points. HMD Global, which makes Nokia phones under license, outlined four new Android phones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The phones are the Nokia 8…

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A woman was stabbed to death with a 10-inch hunting knife in a library reading room

A woman studying in a Winchester, Mass., library was stabbed repeatedly with a 10-inch knife and later died at the hospital. The suspect, Jeffrey Yao, has been charged with murder. (Boston 25) Around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, a man stepped into the quiet of the Winchester Public Library’s reading room, approached an unsuspecting woman from behind, and…

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Sacred Jerusalem church shuttered in dispute with Israeli authorities

Leaders of the Greek Orthodox, Catholic and Armenian churches held a new conference in front of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Feb. 25. (@nadplo/Twitter) JERUSALEM — The doors of Jerusalem’s sacred Church of the Holy Sepulchre were shuttered Sunday amid a growing dispute between Christian leaders in the Holy Land and Israel over…

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Tornadoes, flooding across central US leave at least 3 dead as storm system moves east

At least five people are dead as a storm system that stretched from Texas to the Canadian Maritime provinces roars eastward across the central U.S., spawning tornadoes and floods and leaving a path of destruction in its wake from the Upper Midwest to Appalachia. In southwestern Michigan, the body of a 48-year-old man was found…

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5 Takeaways From the Release of the Democratic Memo

WASHINGTON — An application to wiretap a former associate of President Trump’s campaign in fall 2016 “made only narrow use” of information provided by a former British spy who compiled a notorious dossier about Mr. Trump and Russia, according to a memo released by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee on Saturday. Democrats on the…

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No course for a horse: Man rides onto California freeway

Updated 7:06 pm, Sunday, February 25, 2018 Photo: Courtesy CHP Santa Fe Springs California Highway Patrol officers in Santa Fe Springs said that an intoxicated man was found riding a horse on a highway in Southern California Saturday. California Highway Patrol officers in Santa Fe Springs said that an intoxicated man was found riding a horse…

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Sharp Words Over Wall Halt Plans for Mexican President to Visit White House

The blowup left officials on both sides deeply disappointed that months of constructive negotiations laying the groundwork for a meeting between the presidents and rebuilding trust between the governments had been scuttled in one phone conversation. The presidents were hoping to use Mr. Peña Nieto’s visit to Washington to sign a number of bilateral treaties…