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18 hours ago
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In Twilight of Senate Career, McConnell Sees 2024 Races as Last Hurrah

Senator Mitch McConnell strategically recruits popular Governor Jim Justice to secure a Republican Senate majority in the 2024 elections. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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N.C.A.A. Athletes' Pay Deal Raises Questions About Future of College Sports

The N.C.A.A.'s $2.8 billion settlement in a class-action antitrust lawsuit will allow Division I athletes to be paid directly by their schools, impacting collegiate sports landscape. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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The N.C.A.A.'s Landmark Athlete-Pay Settlement, Explained

The N.C.A.A. and major athletic conferences agreed to a $2.8 billion settlement allowing college athletes to be paid directly for playing sports. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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Decades in the Making, a New Era Dawns for the N.C.A.A.: Paying Athletes Directly

The $2.8 billion NCAA settlement represents a landmark shift allowing for the first revenue-sharing plan for college athletes, potentially altering the amateur model. [ more ]
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20 hours ago
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A young couple from the U.S. were among 3 missionaries killed in Haiti violence

Missionary couple and Haitian man killed by gang members in Haiti's capital after leaving a church activity. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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Special counsel seeks court order limiting Trump's false claims about FBI

Special counsel argues Trump's statements put FBI agents at risk. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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Courting Black Voters, Trump Turns to Rappers Accused in Gang Murder Plot

Former President Donald J. Trump invited hip-hop artists accused of violent crimes to a rally in an attempt to gain support among Black and Hispanic voters. [ more ]
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3 days ago
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Did Trump's lawyers do enough to damage Michael Cohen's testimony?

Michael Cohen faces cross-examination in Donald Trump's trial, admits to lying and deceit. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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Trump Plays Up His Putin Ties in Claiming He Could Get Gershkovich Released

Former President Trump claimed he could secure the release of a detained reporter in Russia through his relationship with President Putin. [ more ]
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3 days ago
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Trump Falsely Claims Biden Administration Was Locked & Loaded' to Kill Him

Former President Donald J. Trump falsely claimed Biden was prepared to kill him during a 2022 search at Mar-a-Lago based on a misrepresentation of a DOJ policy. [ more ]
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3 days ago
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A Day of Negative Headlines for Trump Points to a Cure for Voter Amnesia'

Donald Trump's actions have temporarily cured 'Trump amnesia,' reminding voters of his controversial behavior and potential legal troubles. [ more ]
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18 hours ago
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He Threw Spaghetti at the Wall' for Trump. Now He's After a Top Job.

Richard Grenell engaged in sham 'Stop the Steal' operation in Nevada to distract media [ more ]
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15 hours ago
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In Georgia, Biden's coalition has frayed since his narrow win in 2020

Biden's coalition faces challenges in retaining support, as highlighted by Rev. James Woodall's hesitancy to vote for Biden in the upcoming election. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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Blackstone's Chief, a G.O.P. Megadonor, Says He Will Again Back Trump

Stephen A. Schwarzman is now backing Donald J. Trump for the 2024 election after previously calling for new leadership post-midterm elections. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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The Spring housing market is competitive; how cycling helps your joints

It's a tough market for homebuyers - low inventory and high prices require quick action and best offers.
Former Gov. Nikki Haley plans to vote for Trump in the 2024 election after previously criticizing him.
ADHD diagnoses in children are increasing, with 1 in 9 children aged 3-17 diagnosed in the U.S. [ more ]
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16 hours ago
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In the jury box, on the bench, who's listening to the Menendez trial?

New Yorkers serving as jurors in Menendez's corruption trial are closely following evidence of alleged bribes from businessmen with ties to Egypt and Qatar. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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Chinese Billionaire Accused of Fraud Didn't Need the Money, Lawyers Say

Guo Wengui, an exiled Chinese billionaire, is portrayed as an anti-Communist leader who allegedly defrauded investors. His lawyer argued he didn't need money he's accused of stealing. [ more ]
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14 hours ago
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Sedition Panda,' a Jan. 6 Rioter, Is Convicted of Assaulting an Officer

Jesse James Rumson, known as Sedition Panda, was convicted of assaulting a police officer and other charges related to the Jan. 6 Capitol breach. [ more ]
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18 hours ago
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Emergency convoy reaches survivors of a massive landslide in Papua New Guinea

Emergency convoy delivering aid to remote village devastated by landslide in Papua New Guinea. Estimated death toll may rise from initial reports. [ more ]
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17 hours ago
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In Milwaukee public housing, a padlocked patio becomes a battleground

Residents of a troubled public housing development in Milwaukee are frustrated with issues such as safety concerns, mold, and pest infestations, leading them to seek attention and demand changes. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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Uvalde Families Sue Instagram and Activision Over Promotion of Guns

The families of schoolchildren in Robb Elementary School shooting filed lawsuits against Instagram, Call of Duty, and a gun manufacturer for allegedly contributing to the gunman's training. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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DOJ sues Ticketmaster and Live Nation; the dangers of sharing kids' photos online

The Justice Department and 30 state attorneys sue Ticketmaster's owner, Live Nation Entertainment, for being a monopoly affecting prices and fan experiences in the live event industry. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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A teen died by suicide. Is his prep school to blame?

Parents sue Landon School after son's suicide due to alleged neglect and accusations. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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Hunter Biden's impending gun trial could last up to 2 weeks

Hunter Biden is facing federal firearms charges for lying about drug use on a gun purchase form, with the trial potentially lasting up to two weeks. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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Prosecutor in Trump Georgia Case to Appeal Judge's Decision to Quash Six Charges

Prosecutor Fani T. Willis to appeal decision on Georgia election interference case, delaying trial. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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Trump's V.P. Pageant Has an Unexpectedly Strong Contender: Tom Cotton

Senator Tom Cotton is a top contender as Donald Trump's running mate due to his experience and ability to run a disciplined campaign. [ more ]
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3 days ago
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Vials of Blood Sent to R.N.C. Headquarters Prompt Lockdown

A suspicious package with vials of blood addressed to Donald J. Trump prompted a lockdown at the Republican National Committee headquarters in D.C. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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The top U.N. court has ordered Israel to stop its Rafah military operation

The UN's highest court ordered Israel to halt its offensive in Rafah to protect a large Palestinian population, but did not request an end to the wider Gaza Strip offensive. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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The U.N.'s top court says it will rule Friday on Israel's offensive in Rafah

The UN court order may impact Israel's military operations in Gaza. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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Trump Warms Up to Bringing Haley On Our Team in Some Form'

Former President Trump is open to Nikki Haley's involvement due to shared ideas, indicating a potential reconciliation and strategic value in their alliance. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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N.C. residents sue to remove monument dedicated to 'our faithful slaves'

A group representing Black residents in North Carolina files lawsuit to remove Confederate statue honoring 'faithful slaves' outside courthouse. [ more ]
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3 days ago
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Uvalde Settles With Victims' Families Over School Shooting

The city of Uvalde, Texas, reached a settlement with families of children shot at Robb Elementary School, promising police force overhaul and $2 million. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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Abortion clinics up the East Coast see longer wait times after Florida law

Clinics outside Florida have seen a surge in patient traffic due to Florida's abortion law, leading to increased wait times but no collapse in care. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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What Set the A.T.F. and an Airport Leader on the Path to a Deadly Encounter?

The case of a respected airport director fatally shot in a confrontation with ATF agents sparks outrage and raises questions about government overreach. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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China launches military drills surrounding Taiwan

China launched military drills around Taiwan following inauguration of new president, escalating tensions. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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Strike Over Campus Protests Expands to U.C. Davis and U.C.L.A.

An ongoing strike by academic workers in the University of California system is expanding to more campuses due to grievances over the handling of pro-Palestinian protests. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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Why Northwestern, U.C.L.A. and Rutgers Were Picked for the Hearing

The focus of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce shifted from antisemitism to pro-Palestinian encampments on campuses. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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Perspective | Feds tell agencies to support domestic violence victims seeking time off

The need to protect domestic abuse victims is highlighted by the disturbing incident involving Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Cassie Ventura. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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Perspective | I was homeless as a kid. Here's how I survived.

Survival stories of young children facing challenges in urban environments. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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The Shiba Inu that inspired Dogecoin crypto and countless memes has died

The iconic Shiba Inu that inspired the Doge meme and Dogecoin has passed away at 18. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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An officer was called to help a blind, deaf dog. He shot him instead.

A blind and deaf small dog, mistaken for having rabies, was shot by a Missouri police officer. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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U.C.L.A. Police Make First Arrest in Attack on Protest Encampment

The first arrest was made in connection with the attack on a pro-Palestinian encampment at UCLA where an 18-year-old is facing charges for assault. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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U.C.L.A.'s Chancellor Will Testify Today on Capitol Hill

U.C.L.A.'s Chancellor Gene Block faces criticism and scrutiny from various factions, including Republicans and progressives, for his handling of pro-Palestinian activism and campus safety issues. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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U.C.L.A. Students Form New Protest While Chancellor Testifies in Congress

Support for Palestinian cause leads to protest at UCLA. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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How Algebra Became a Flashpoint in Schools

Algebra instruction can widen racial and economic disparities, leading to controversies over when and how it should be taught. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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Memorial Day weekend travel to be congested with severe weather on the way

Memorial Day weekend travel is expected to be near pre-pandemic levels, with a surge in road and air travels despite potential severe weather disruptions. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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The Anti-Trump Republicans Worried About the Biden Campaign

Former Republican lawmakers who publicly supported Biden in 2020 feel ignored by his campaign and administration, leading to frustrations and uncertainty about supporting him again. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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Biden will name Kenya a major non-NATO ally during state visit

Biden designates Kenya as a major non-NATO ally, reinforcing ties with Africa. [ more ]
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3 days ago
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Biden administration canceling student loans for another 160,000 borrowers

The Biden administration is canceling student loans for another 160,000 borrowers through a combination of existing programs. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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A stranger raced to give a Marine vet his final honor: A high school diploma

Richard Remp, a 98-year-old Marine veteran, receives a high school diploma, a gesture from friends after his enlistment in WWII cost him this achievement. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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University Leaders Face a Long, Complex Summer

University officials face challenges navigating ongoing federal investigations, disciplinary cases, and plans for the fall amidst rising protests on campuses. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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In House Hearing, Republicans Demand Discipline for Student Protesters

House Republicans confronted university leaders on handling of student protests related to Israel-Hamas conflict. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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Iranians React President's Death; North Korean Propaganda Goes Viral

Iran laid the body of President Ebrahim Raisi to rest, after he died in a helicopter crash.
Though thousands attended funeral ceremonies, we hear from Iranians who say he won't be remembered fondly.
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1 day ago
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What we know and what we don't about a historic settlement to pay college athletes

A sea change is coming to college athletics.
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1 day ago
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Lloyd Austin to Undergo Procedure to Address Bladder Issue

Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III will undergo a nonsurgical procedure on Friday night to address a bladder issue, and during the hospitalization will temporarily turn over duties to his deputy, the Pentagon said on Friday.
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1 day ago
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Robert De Niro Narrates an Anti-Trump Ad for Biden

A new Biden campaign ad narrated by Robert De Niro highlights Trump's chaotic presidency and warns against a second term. [ more ]
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3 days ago
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Ohio Elections Official Says He Will Soon Exclude Biden From the Ballot

The Ohio General Assembly adjourned without addressing an issue that could prevent President Biden from being on the ballot, escalating a partisan clash. [ more ]
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1 day ago
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What to know about South Africa's May 29 elections

South Africa's upcoming elections symbolize a shift from historical loyalty towards the ANC, indicating a potential pivotal change in the political landscape. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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Department of Justice and 30 states file anti-monopoly lawsuit against Ticketmaster and Live Nation Entertainment

A federal lawsuit filed against Live Nation and Ticketmaster alleges anticompetitive conduct in monopolizing live event ticket prices, potentially reshaping the industry. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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The 2024 Atlantic hurricane season will be 'extraordinary,' forecasters warn

The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to be extremely active, with a high number of storms and major hurricanes, partly due to climate change. [ more ]
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3 days ago
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Mangroves protect communities from storms. Half are at risk of collapse, report finds

Half of global mangrove ecosystems are at risk of collapse due to climate change, primarily driven by sea level rise. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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Almost 6,000 Dead in 6 Years: How Baltimore Became the U.S. Overdose Capital

Baltimore's response to the overdose crisis has faltered due to leaders' preoccupation with other issues, despite initial innovative efforts. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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I Love You in the Sky, Daddy': Stories From Baltimore's Overdose Crisis

Baltimore has been experiencing a severe overdose epidemic, with nearly 6,000 deaths in the past six years. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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Baltimore's Unprecedented Overdose Crisis: 5 Takeaways

Baltimore faces a severe drug crisis with skyrocketing fatal overdose rates, primarily driven by the prevalence of synthetic opioid fentanyl. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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'Time to break up Live Nation-Ticketmaster': Justice Department says illegal monopoly drives up prices for fans

Fans pay more in fees, artists have fewer opportunities to play concerts, smaller promoters get squeezed out, and venues have fewer real choices for ticketing services. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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Norfolk Southern reaches a multi-million-dollar settlement over Ohio train derailment

Norfolk Southern Railway settles for $235 million with the EPA for cleanup and community health programs after a 2023 derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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At least 4 people have died and 35 are injured in a tornado that swept through Iowa

Severe tornado hit Iowa, causing deaths and injuries. More severe weather forecasted in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Montana. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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The Full Guest List for Biden's State Dinner With Kenya

The White House hosted a state dinner for President William Ruto with over 450 guests from various backgrounds. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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What to Expect From the Latest Hearing on Campus Protests

College leaders face intensified scrutiny and criticism for addressing campus crises, particularly related to antisemitism. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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Heres what to expect in the hearing.

Higher education leaders face intense scrutiny and backlash over campus crises, leading to resignations and criticism. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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Marijuana surpasses alcohol in daily use for Americans, study finds

Reported daily or near-daily marijuana use surpasses alcohol in the US. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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Former Baltimore Prosecutor to Be Sentenced in Perjury Case

Marilyn Mosby, former Baltimore prosecutor, faces sentencing for perjury related to financial fraud, potentially impacting her public service legacy. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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American backtracks after blaming child for being filmed in bathroom

American Airlines disavowed blaming a 9-year-old for using a lavatory with a recording device placed by a former employee. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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At least 9 dead after a stage collapsed at a political rally in Mexico

A campaign rally in Mexico turned tragic as a stage collapsed, killing at least nine people and injuring 63. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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What's in Your Hurricane Stash?

Being prepared with a hurricane stash is essential for surviving storms. [ more ]
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3 days ago
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Democrats See Wins in Losing Votes

Senator Schumer strategically schedules vote to highlight Republican obstruction on border security, focusing on electoral benefits and key legislative issues. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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Why Northwestern, U.C.L.A. and Rutgers Were Picked for the Hearing

The focus of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce shifted from antisemitism to pro-Palestinian encampments on college campuses. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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Virginia Foxx's Focus on Antisemitism on College Campuses Has Raised Her Profile

Virginia Foxx has focused on combatting antisemitism on college campuses, driven by her personal values and upbringing. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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Self-inflicted hit of pepper spray drives off an attacking grizzly in Grand Teton National Park

Park officials won't capture grizzly that accidentally got hit by pepper spray, suggesting it was defending its cub. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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A billionaire surprised graduates onstage with cash, but it's not all theirs to keep

Graduating UMass Dartmouth students surprised with cash envelopes at commencement ceremony, encouraged to share the gift of giving. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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Some iPhone Customers Could Get Up to $349 in an Apple Settlement

Some Apple customers who owned an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus and experienced audio issues may be entitled to up to $349 as part of a proposed $35 million settlement on a class-action lawsuit.
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2 days ago
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Palestinian chef Fadi Kattan offers a tour of Bethlehem in his new cookbook

Preserving Palestinian culture through food during times of crisis. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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Strike Over Campus Protests Expands to U.C. Davis and U.C.L.A.

A union for academic workers in the University of California system announced on Thursday that an ongoing strike challenging the system's handling of pro-Palestinian demonstrations would extend to two more campuses, U.C.L.A. and U.C. Davis, starting next Tuesday.
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2 days ago
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Meeting the Gangs that Control Haiti

After a long decline of the government in Haiti, gangs have seized complete control.
A multi-national force is being sent to Haiti to restore the government to power, but their success is not assured.
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2 days ago
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Some NFL fans see disparities in its responses to Harrison Butker and Colin Kaepernick

Harrison Butker's controversial commencement speech sparked debate and divided opinions, receiving both support and criticism. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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A verbal spat between Reps. Crockett and Greene highlights racial and gender tensions

During a routine House Oversight Committee meeting on whether to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress, the controversial far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene attacked the physical appearance of a fellow congresswoman.
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2 days ago
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Who is Jonathan Holloway?

Jonathan Holloway strives to create a beloved community at Rutgers, emphasizing tolerance, diversity, and open exchange of ideas. [ more ]
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3 days ago
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A fan hit by a foul ball stayed through the 9th. Now she's on a baseball card.

Topps Now trading cards immortalize fan hit by foul ball during Blue Jays game. [ more ]
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3 days ago
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Billions from Russia's frozen assets will go to help Ukraine's military, the EU says

EU to use profits from seized Russian assets to fund Ukraine's military. [ more ]
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2 days ago
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We asked, you answered: What are some weird things you have in common with a sibling?

Genetics may play a role in siblings sharing unusual behaviors like dexterity with their toes. [ more ]
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3 days ago
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A tornado devastates an Iowa town and kills multiple people, authorities say

A powerful tornado caused multiple fatalities and injuries in Greenfield, Iowa, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. [ more ]
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4 days ago
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Here's Why Republicans Are Focusing on Voting by Noncitizens

House Republicans are pushing legislation against voting by noncitizens to sow doubts on election outcomes and target immigrants. [ more ]
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3 days ago
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A newspaper near Ukraine's border with Russia watches for freed POWs

Peremoha newspaper in Krasnopillya, Ukraine, documents exchanges of Ukrainian prisoners of war, highlighting their names and stories, amidst Russia's war on Ukraine. [ more ]
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3 days ago
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Norway, Ireland and Spain say they will recognize a Palestinian state

Norway, Ireland, and Spain recognize Palestinian state, drawing condemnation from Israel and jubilation from Palestinians. [ more ]
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3 days ago
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Lack of staffing led to 'deeply concerning' conditions at federal prison in Oregon

Staffing shortages at FCI Sheridan, Oregon led an inmate to fake a suicide attempt for medical treatment. [ more ]
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3 days ago
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Judge Blocks Florida From Criminalizing Transport of Undocumented Immigrants

A federal judge temporarily blocked part of a Florida law criminalizing the transport of undocumented immigrants, undermining state enforcement efforts and upholding federal authority over immigration. [ more ]
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3 days ago
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Spain, Norway and Ireland say they will recognize a Palestinian state

Ireland, Spain, and Norway to recognize Palestinian statehood, sparking reactions from Israel.
Leaders emphasize the importance of Palestinian statehood for peace in the Middle East. [ more ]
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3 days ago
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She Just Earned Her Doctorate at 17. Now, She'll Go to the Prom.

Dorothy Jean Tillman II earned a doctoral degree at 17, becoming the youngest at Arizona State University. [ more ]
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