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Meghan Markle Just Received a Coat of Arms — and It’s Her Biggest Break in Royal Tradition Yet!

Meghan Markle Just Received a Coat of Arms — and It’s Her Biggest Break in Royal Tradition Yet!Just days after Meghan Markle‘s royal wedding to Prince Harry, the newly minted Duchess of Sussex has received a very special gift: a coat of arms.



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Rudy Giuliani's ABC Interview Was A Mess. Here Are The Biggest Takeaways.

Rudy Giuliani's ABC Interview Was A Mess. Here Are The Biggest Takeaways.Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who recently joined President



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'Avengers: Infinity War' Just Had The Biggest Opening Weekend Ever

'Avengers: Infinity War' Just Had The Biggest Opening Weekend Ever"Avengers: Infinity War," the culmination of a 10-year Marvel film journey,



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World’s biggest active geyser erupts at Yellowstone National Park for third time in weeks

World’s biggest active geyser erupts at Yellowstone National Park for third time in weeksSteamboat Geyser, in Yellowstone National Park, erupted at around 6.30am local time on Friday morning, geologists said. The eruption is the latest event in a rare period of activity at the geyser this year, following similar water discharges on March 15 and April 19 this year. Before this year, Steamboat had not erupted since September 2014.



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Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: study

Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: studyBy Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) – The spread of humans around the world from Africa thousands of years ago wiped out big mammals in a shrinking trend that could make the cow the biggest mammal on Earth in a few centuries’ time, a scientific study said on Thursday. The spread of hominims – early humans and relatives such as Neanderthals – from Africa coincided with the extinction of mammals such as the mammoths, sabre-toothed tiger and glyptodon, an armadillo-like creature the size of a car. “There is a very clear pattern of size-biased extinction that follows the migration of hominims out of Africa,” lead author Felisa Smith of the University of New Mexico told Reuters of the study published in the journal Science.



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Xi Jinping plans live-fire drills in Taiwan Strait after biggest naval exercises in China's history

Xi Jinping plans live-fire drills in Taiwan Strait after biggest naval exercises in China's historyChina is set to hold live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait next week in a move certain to ratchet tensions with Taipei, after Chinese president Xi Jinping oversaw the biggest naval exercises in the country's history. The new drills, which are planned for Wednesday, come as tensions between Beijing and Taiwan simmer over increased American support for the government of the self-ruled island. Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan's president, on Friday presided over her first military drills since she took office in 2016, but those exercises did not involve live fire. Tensions between Beijing and Taipei have escalated in recent weeks amid speculation of a visit to Taiwan by new US national security adviser John Bolton and Washington's backing of Taiwan's plans to build an indigenous submarine force. Chinese media said a decision by Donald Trump's administration to give the go ahead for US defence contractors to help Taiwan build the submarine fleet has made war between Taiwan and China "more probable". China's drills next week will be the first in the Strait since just before the 2015 presidential election, which saw Mrs Tsai, the candidate for the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), sweep to power. Beijing has viewed the Taiwanese president with suspicion and believes she is preparing to move Taiwan towards formal independence – a move that would represent a red line for China. Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech as he reviews a military display of Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy in the South China Sea Credit: Li Gang/Xinhua via REUTERS China views Taiwan as a renegade province which will one day be reunited with the mainland – by force if necessary. On Thursday President Xi presided over huge exercises in the South China Sea in an unmistakable show of force to Beijing's regional rivals. The drills involved 48 ships, among them China's sole operating aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, along with 76 helicopters, fighter jets and bombers, and more than 10,000 personnel. Chinese media said it was the largest of its kind. "The mission of building a mighty people's navy has never been more urgent than it is today," Mr Xi, dressed in army fatigues, said in remarks on the helicopter deck of one of China's most advanced destroyers. "Strive to make the people's navy a first-rate world navy." The nationalist Global Times newspaper warned in a commentary on Taiwan's drills that the island's leaders were making a gamble they couldn't afford to lose. The Liaoning aircraft carrier is accompanied by navy frigates and submarines Credit: Li Gang/Xinhua via AP "The mainland has abundant capability to take back the Taiwan authorities' bargaining chips one at a time until it deals a decisive blow to 'Taiwan independence'," the state-run newspaper said. China's state television broadcaster cited China's Taiwan Affairs Office as saying that Beijing had firm will and the ability to "thwart any kind of Taiwan independence separatist plot and action, and safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity". Beijing has claimed Taiwan since defeated Nationalist forces fled to the island in 1949 after losing the civil war with Mao Tse-tung's Communists. China has become increasingly assertive on the world stage since Mr Xi assumed power five years ago. The Chinese president has also oversaw the rapid modernisation of China's military – which is the world's largest. China's increasing power has caused concern among its neighbours in the South China Sea. Beijing claims nearly all of the strategic waters, despite partial counter-claims from Taiwan and several south-east Asian nations including the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, and Vietnam. The US Navy has been confronting China in the region with 'freedom of navigation' exercises. The US aircraft carriers Theodore Roosevelt and Carl Vinson have sailed through the South China Sea in recent months, angering Beijing.



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Kellyanne Conway Is Biggest White House Leaker, Says Author Of New Book

Kellyanne Conway Is Biggest White House Leaker, Says Author Of New BookThe author of the latest book on President Donald Trump's White House claims



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Biggest convoy yet evacuates Syria's ruined Ghouta

Biggest convoy yet evacuates Syria's ruined GhoutaThe largest convoy yet of Eastern Ghouta evacuees arrived in northwestern Syria Tuesday as the regime threatened to resume its blitz if the last remaining rebels do not leave. Government troops, backed by Russia and loyalist militia, launched a ferocious assault more than a month ago to retake the enclave on the outskirts of Damascus. Russia and the Syrian regime it supports reportedly threatened to resume their blistering bombardment if the last holdout pocket that includes the main Ghouta town of Douma does not agree to a similar deal.



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Emma Gonzalez: 'One Of The Biggest Threats' To Teens Today 'Is Being Shot'

Emma Gonzalez: 'One Of The Biggest Threats' To Teens Today 'Is Being Shot'Emma Gonzalez is not budging in her fight against gun violence.



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These Are The Biggest Marches In U.S. History

These Are The Biggest Marches In U.S. HistoryOn Feb. 14, a lone gunman entered the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High



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