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Abhijit Banarjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer have been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their "experimental approach to alleviating global poverty," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm announced Monday.

The announcement was made by the academy's secretary-general, Göran K. Hansson.

Fiona Hill, President Trump's former top Russia aide, will testify Monday behind closed doors. She had been in charge of U.S. policy toward Ukraine while at the National Security Council.

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Typhoon Hagibus made landfall on Saturday with strong rain and powerful winds hitting the central and northern parts of Japan. Dozens of fatalities have been reported so far.

Syria's army is moving into northern Syria to repel a Turkish incursion as U.S. troops prepare to withdraw. Fiona Hill, the Trump administration's former top aide on Russia, testifies on Ukraine.

U.S. forces fighting ISIS could leave northeast Syria in just days. They are caught between two opposing armies: the Turkish military and Syrian Kurdish forces.

Early Saturday morning, a white officer in Fort Worth, Texas, shot and killed Atatiana Jefferson inside her home. A worried neighbor had called to report that the door to Jefferson's home was open.

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