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North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South

North Korea on Saturday proposed sending a delegation led by the leader of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics.
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Women will march again with aim to become a political force

Activists are returning to the streets a year after a million people rallied worldwide at marches for female empowerment, hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government office.
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Legislation filed to grant veterans status to WWII nurse corps

While multiple bills have gone before federal lawmakers to give the cadet nurses their status as veterans, none have passed. The latest, H.R. 1168, the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act, was introduced in February of last year.
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Russia exhorts Trump to counter 'Russo-phobic' intrigues

Sergey Lavrov didn't offer a specific course of action for Trump, whose presidential campaign is being investigated by a special counsel for possible coordination with Russia's alleged efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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Hawaii governor took 15 minutes to announce missile alert was false

A state employee mistakenly sent an emergency alert to mobile devices and TV and radio stations warning of an incoming missile strike, causing widespread panic and confusion.
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US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected

Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense.
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