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Officers stand guard at the site where an explosion that police said came from a firecracker, near the venue of the presidential candidates debate in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Indonesia is gearing up to hold its presidential election on April 17 that will pit in the incumbent against the former general.(AP Photo / Achmad Ibrahim)
Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidateIndonesia's presidential candidates debated pressing issues facing the world's third-largest democracy: dilapidated infrastructure, struggling farmers, forest fires _ and unicorns
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe raises his hand during a parliamentary session at the Lower House in Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Abe and his chief spokesman have declined to say if Abe nominated President Donald Trump for a Nobel Peace prize. Speaking in parliament on Monday, Abe said the Nobel committee has never in a half-century disclosed the identity of the person or groups behind such nominations. He said, “I thus decline comment.”(Kyodo News via AP)
Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace PrizeJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe mum on reports he nominated President Donald Trump for Nobel Peace Prize
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, photo, the sun sets behind Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas, as motorist travel along Interstate 10 near a border barrier that separates the two cities. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Border wall could be tricky issue, especially for O'RourkeFew Americans have a clearer idea of life with a border wall than former Texas congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke
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Demonstrators protest against the president of the Philippines and the bloodshed on his war on drugs by tying strips of red cloth around Daniel Webster monument outside of the Philippines Embassy in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. In the nation’s capital, it can be hard for protesters to stand out. Fifty people _ or even 500 _ holding signs and shouting hardly merits a second glance in this city of protests. That’s why Washington activists have to get creative. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
DC's many prankster activists turn anger into street theaterFrom fake street signs to Robert Mueller-themed ice cream trucks, activists in the nation's capital have honed a particular brand of performative prankster-style protest
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Where the investigations related to President Trump standWhere the investigations related to President Trump stand
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Today in History - Monday, February 18 2019
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China's leaders want more babies, but local officials resistChina's leaders want the country to have more children, but local bureaucrats following the law and couples following the small-family norm make a baby boom unlikely
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Militants kill 6 Pakistani troops in southwest near IranPakistani police say militants in two attacks on security forces killed six paramilitary troops in the southwestern Baluchistan bordering Iran
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Australia blames state actor for hacking political partiesAustralia's prime minister says a "sophisticated state actor" is behind a cyberattack on Parliament's computing network that affected the networks of major political parties
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Family, friends and community members attend a vigil Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill. Six people, including a gunman, died in a shooting at a manufacturing warehouse in Aurora on Friday afternoon, and five officers were struck by gunfire. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
More than 1,500 attend vigil for Aurora shooting victimsMore than 1,500 people braved snow and freezing drizzle to attend a prayer vigil for five co-workers who were fatally shot at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant
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A woman places a rose at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., near Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing company where several were killed on Friday. Authorities say an initial background check five years ago failed to flag an out-of-state felony conviction that would have prevented a man from buying the gun he used in the mass shooting in Aurora. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Aurora shooter's permit was revoked but gun wasn't seizedOfficials investigate what was done after Illinois found a felony in background check of man who later carried out a deadly shooting rampage in Aurora
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Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at an organizing event Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
The Latest: Booker talks policy, plays Pac-Man at barcadeBooker mixes policy and Pac-Man at New Hampshire barcade
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