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An undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on Sept. 16 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspecting a launching drill of the Hwasong-12 ballistic missile at an undisclosed location. Kim vowed to complete North Korea's nuclear force despite sanctions, state media reported. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Effective Will More U.S. Sanctions Be On North Korea?

The Trump administration is increasingly using economic sanctions to try to influence behavior in North Korea, Venezuela and Russia. But the strategy doesn't always work — and can backfire.

Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, executive vice presidents at the Trump Organization, attend the Trump International Hotel And Tower Vancouver Grand Opening in February. Phillip Chin/Getty Images hide caption

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New Trump Hotel Set To Open In Heart Of The Mississippi Delta

Ethics experts question new Trump hotels being built during his presidency. The new Trump-associated line looks to capitalize on a nearby Grammy museum — and is also running into local politics.

New Trump Hotel Set To Open In Heart Of The Mississippi Delta

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Supporters of women's health rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., March 23, 2016, as the Court hears oral arguments in seven cases dealing with religious organizations that want to ban contraceptives from their health insurance policies on religious grounds. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Massachusetts Set To Approve Law Protecting Access To Birth Control

The Massachusetts law would make it the first state to circumvent a federal policy allowing any company to opt out of providing free birth control coverage due to a religious or moral exemption.

The "Miss Albinism" pageant was rescheduled due to the political uncertainty in Zimbabwe. From left: contestant Cindy Zikwature, Brenda Mudzimu, the founder of the pageant, and contestant Monalisa Manyati. Tendai Zvinavashe hide caption

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'Miss Albinism' Beauty Pageant Delayed Due To Tensions In Zimbabwe

The pageant organizers are disappointed but plan to reschedule early next year. As for the criticisms that a pageant objectifies women, they have an answer.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, speak to reporters about the Senate's version of the GOP tax reform bill. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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How Republicans Can 'Shoehorn' Temporary Tax Cuts In For Good

The White House budget director said the Senate GOP bill makes individual rates last only eight years to "game the system" and fit inside budget rules. Critics say it obscures true costs of tax cuts.

Drumstick and Wishbone, the National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate "wingman," are introduced Monday during an event hosted by The National Turkey Federation at the Williard InterContinental in Washington, D.C. One of the 40-pound fowl will be presented to President Trump at the White House on Tuesday, when he will ceremoniously "pardon" it. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Week Ahead: Trump Again Shows He's Willing To Use His Pardon Power

The president pardoned Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has teased that he could pardon others and this week, the week of Thanksgiving, he will again.

German Chancellor and leader of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) Angela Merkel, stands with leading members of her party, as she speaks to the media after preliminary coalition talks collapsed on Sunday. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Future Of Germany's Merkel In Doubt As Coalition Talks Collapse

Meetings in the wake of September's election have left the German chancellor empty-handed. Without a deal, her government could collapse, with Germany potentially forced into new elections.

Emily Blair, a medical assistant at the Colon, Stomach and Liver Center in Lansdowne, Va., takes a blood pressure reading for Robert Koenen. New guidelines say that patients should have their arm resting on a surface while taking a reading and both feet should be placed flat on the ground. Josh Loock/NPR hide caption

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Odds Are, They're Taking Your Blood Pressure All Wrong

New guidelines have lowered the threshold for high blood pressure to 130/80, which makes it even more important to get an accurate reading. Here's how to increase the odds of getting it right.

Odds Are, They're Taking Your Blood Pressure All Wrong

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Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party voted to remove Robert Mugabe on Sunday. Here the President is seen attending a graduation ceremony on the outskirts of Harare on Friday after temporarily being freed from house arrest. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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No Word From Zimbabwe's Mugabe As Deadline For His Resignation Passes

The ruling ZANU-PF party, once a stalwart of the 93-year-old leader, voted to remove him, but Mugabe appears defiant as a Monday deadline for him to quit has come and gone.

The Georgia Dome implodes during a scheduled demolition Monday. The stadium played host to the 1996 Olympic Games, two Super Bowls and Atlanta Falcons home games. Mike Stewart/AP hide caption

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WATCH: On Georgia Dome's Final Day, Atlanta Bids Farewell With A Bam

The stadium, which has been around since 1992 and played host to the 1996 Olympic Games, saw its final hours Monday morning. Watch the storied building come down in a planned implosion.

In Coco, young Miguel's love of music ultimately leads him to the Land of the Dead where he teams up with charming trickster Hector. Pixar hide caption

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Mexico, Music And Family Take Center Stage In 'Coco'

Pixar's newest movie is meant to be a love letter to Mexico. Coco has an all-Latino cast, it's packed with references to Mexican culture, and it went right to No. 1 at the Mexican box office.

Mexico, Music And Family Take Center Stage In 'Coco'

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