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UK Raises Threat Level To 'Critical'; Attack 'May Be Imminent'

"It is a possibility we cannot ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack," Prime Minister Theresa May said of the bombing that killed at least 22 people in Manchester, England, after an Ariana Grande concert.

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Politics

Trump Budget's Paid Parental Leave Plan Could Mean Higher State Taxes

The administration has said it will work out the details of the paid leave plan in budget negotiations. Here are a few of the questions that will have to be answered.

Rachel Lindsay works as an attorney in Dallas. She was in the 21st season of The Bachelor and now stars in the 13th season of The Bachelorette. Paul Hebert/ABC hide caption

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Television

'The Bachelorette' May Have A Black Star, But It's Still Set In A White World

Some may see Rachel Lindsay's rise as progress, but diversity isn't about expecting black people to assimilate into a mostly white world.

'The Bachelorette' May Have A Black Star, But It's Still Set In A White World

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Performing Arts

Cole Porter's Pro-Immigration Ballet Gets A Trump-Era Revival

Within the Quota criticized the restrictive immigration laws passed by Congress after World War I. Now the Princeton University Ballet has brought the show back — with a few updates.

Cole Porter's Pro-Immigration Ballet Gets A Trump-Era Revival

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reviews guards just outside Moscow late Monday. He announced Tuesday night he would be cutting his Russia visit short due to violence on Mindanao, where he declared martial law. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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Philippine President Declares Limited Martial Law As Bloodshed Breaks Out In A City

An attempt to arrest a local militant group's leader went awry in Marawi City on Tuesday. By nightfall, militants occupied public buildings, and Philippine President Duterte cut his Russia trip short.

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Fans Manage To Will A Lupita Nyong'o-Rihanna Buddy Movie Into Existence

The tweet heard round the world: An idea went from "wouldn't that be cool" to "Ava DuVernay is directing for Netflix," thanks to the power of Black Twitter.

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Poll Shows Increased Support For NATO On Both Sides Of The Atlantic

The uptick in support, especially among U.S. Democrats, comes after the turbulent U.S. presidential race where Donald Trump called NATO "obsolete." He now says it's "no longer obsolete."

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (right) and U.S. President Trump during a welcome ceremony Tuesday at the Presidential Palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Fadi Arouri /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Peace Is A Choice,' Trump Says During Appearance With Palestinian Leader

Trump provided few specifics about how a deal might be achieved in a peace process that has been stalled for years. He said it could "begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East."

Spectators watch the world's top-ranked Go player, Ke Jie, square off against Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, during the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen, China, on Tuesday. The program beat Ke in the first of three matches. Peng Peng/AP hide caption

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'Like A God,' Google A.I. Beats Human Champ Of Notoriously Complex Go Game

"Last year, it was still quite humanlike when it played," the world's No. 1 Go player, Ke Jie, said after losing the first of a three-match series. "But this year, it became like a god of Go."

Retraining generally isn't a top priority in the retail sector, analysts say. But Wal-Mart trains about a quarter-million of its employees a year in more advanced skills. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Business

As Store Layoffs Mount, Retail Lags Other Sectors In Retraining Workers

Many retail workers are losing their jobs amid major technological shifts. And while some industries invest to retrain their workers with new skills, retail largely hasn't succeeded in doing that.