Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday suffered the worst parliamentary defeat for a British leader in 95 years, with the House of Commons voting 432-202 to reject her proposed withdrawal plan from the EU. Given the size of the rebuke, why is Theresa May not politically dead yet?

The fact of her survival suggests that far from a Brexit breakthrough, Britain is now heading for a period of severe political paralysis. Here's why:

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The size of Prime Minister May's defeat was truly historic. The last British leader to even come close to matching the 230 vote margin was Ramsay McDonald, who in 1924 lost a vote to withdraw the prosecution of a communist activist by 161. Here's a look at how yesterday's vote compares to previous defeats for UK prime ministers.

Today, the British parliament will finally decide whether to support or reject the EU-exit deal that Prime Minister Theresa May's government has painstakingly negotiated with the European Union.

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As a presidential candidate, one of Donald Trump's signature pledges was to bring American troops home from the Middle East and South Asia. Despite an uptick in deployments to Afghanistan early in his term, the total number of US personnel in the region has dropped by 30 percent since he took office.

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Hard Numbers

1: As we reported last Friday, 2018 was just the second year in seven decades without a coup or coup attempt somewhere in the world. This week, a handful of soldiers in Gabon made sure 2019 didn't follow suit. They captured a radio station, but not the government. For 2019, that's one coup and counting.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was overjoyed about Donald Trump's decision to remove US troops from Syria. Until now, the main thing preventing Erdogan from crushing Syrian Kurds just across the border was the protection of US forces who've been fighting alongside them.

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Freshman US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made waves in recent days with her suggestion that the US raise its top marginal tax rate to 70 percent for income over $10 million dollars.

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Chaos is brewing in France's streets and Britain's corridors of power. Here's Gabe Lipton with thoughts on what's happened and what might come next.

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