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French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, left, and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, center, stand side by side during the inauguration of a monument dedicated to the collaboration between the French and Russian Armies during the Second World War, in Paris, FrancenJune 21, 2011. Francois Fillon, who polls suggest is a frontrunner in next year’s French Presidential election, wants to end sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, work with Russia to fight the Islamic State group, and insists "Russia poses no threat to the West." (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File) 

Russians boast they won the US election

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Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, listens to testimony during his murder trial at the Charleston County court in Charleston, S.C., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. Slager is charged in the shooting death of Walter Scott, an unarmed black motorist. (Grace Beahm/Post and Courier via AP, Pool) 

Bystander video of officer shooting shocked nation

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Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, delivering a speech during National Day celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. President-elect Trump spoke Friday, Dec. 2, with Tsai, a move that will be sure to anger China. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Chinag Ying-ying, File) 

Since 1979 presidents have not spoken directly to Taiwanese leaders

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North Charleston police officer Michael Slager sits in the courtroom during his murder trial at the Charleston County court in Charleston, S.C., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.Closing arguments are underway in a South Carolina courtroom in the trial of a white former police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist. (Grace Beahm/Post and Courier via AP, Pool) 

Michael Slager, who fired eight shots at Walter Scott's back should be convicted of murder or manslaughter, a prosecutor argued Wednesday

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Jill Stein speaking at a Green Party Presidential town hall in Mesa, Ariz., in March 2016. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons) 

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein now has raised enough money to formally request a recount in three key swing states

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This photo provided by Anki shows the Cozmo Memory Match game. Whether you’re looking for something educational or a toy that’s just for fun, there are a lot of choices for the holidays. New toys include little robot friends full of personality and magnetic blocks that snap together to teach the basics of computer programming. (Anki via AP) 

New toys work to teach children through tactile play, not screen time

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This August 2016 image provided by TheLantern.com shows Abdul Razak Ali Artan in Columbus, Ohio. Authorities identified Abdul Razak Ali Artan as the Somali-born Ohio State University student who plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus and then got out and began stabbing people with a knife Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, before he was shot to death by an officer. (Kevin Stankiewicz/TheLantern.com via AP) 

The Somali-born student who carried out the car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University was angry over the treatment of Muslims

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In this Nov. 21, 2016 photo, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao arrives at Trump Tower in New York, to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. President-elect Trump has picked Elaine Chao as Transportation secretary. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) 

President-elect Donald Trump chose fierce "Obamacare" critic Georgia Rep. Tom Price to oversee the nation's health care system

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This June 18, 2015, file photo, provided by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows Dylann Roof. A judge ruled Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, that Roof is competent to stand trial for the killing of nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office via AP, File) 

The white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a church was allowed Monday to act as his own attorney

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Student Nicholas Flores reacts as police respond to an attack on campus at Ohio State University on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Multiple people were injured in the attack and a suspect was shot, school and hospital officials said. (Adam Cairns/The Columbus Dispatch via AP) 

A man plowed his car into a group of pedestrians at Ohio State University and began stabbing people with a butcher knife Monday

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