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ir Shenzhou XI spacecraft docked with the lab and remained there for 30 days.
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for ICE unless agents present a court-issued warrant, and not to say or sign anything before speaking with a lawyer.
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he country’s foreign trade, but the impact is “largely controllable”. “Our foreign trade as a who
le continued to expand as the world remains optimistic about the potential of the Chinese market,” he said.
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ld military exercises in the Taiwan Straits and sent warplanes and warships around the island.
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re more important to look cool than to play well. The between-the-leg shots, the un
necessary leaping backhands and all the rest. On the initial point of the pivotal fourth-set tiebreaker, he jumped high for a
showy overhead instead of making a safer putaway. The result? He deposited his
shot ball in the net, then rolled his eyes and chucked away a ball. Soon, the match was over.