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Hurricane Ian leaves Cuba without any power

All of Cuba was without power late Tuesday after Hurricane Ian swept through in the morning and severely flooded the Caribbean island. The latest: Work…

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White House mulling potential Yellen departure after midterms

White House officials are quietly preparing for the potential departure of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen after the midterms, the first and most consequential exit in…

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How the Kurdish people’s situation factors into protests over woman’s death in Iran

NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with Meghan Bodette, the director of research at the Kurdish Peace Institute, about the protests in the Kurdish region in Iran…

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EU debates whether to take in those fleeing Russia

The European Union is split over whether to give refuge to Russians fleeing after President Vladimir Putin announced last week that men with military experience…

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How ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s funeral may impact Japan’s current administration

Japan held a rare state funeral for ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated in July. It could impact on the country’s administration, as it…

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Vote on so-called referendum likely to pave way for Russia to annex Ukrainian land

Voting is done for the so-called referendums in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine. Preliminary results show a landslide victory for Moscow. Ukraine and its allies have…

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Half of Peru’s population is food insecure

No country in South America has been hit harder by the global cost of living crisis than Peru, where half the population is now suffering…

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McConnell supports bipartisan bill to reform Electoral Count Act

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that he will support the bipartisan bill that would reform and modernize the Electoral Count Act of 1887. Why…

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Seismologists suspect explosions damaged undersea pipelines that carry Russian gas

The events on Monday in the Baltic Sea resembled blasts from depth charges or mines, according to a Swedish researcher. They caused major leaks from…

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Jan 6. committee postpones its next hearing

The Jan. 6 committee on Tuesday postponed its next public hearing that was scheduled for Wednesday, citing the rapidly intensifying Hurricane Ian. Driving the news:…

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Rescuers in Nepal are searching for a famed U.S. ski climber

Hilaree Nelson, 49, was skiing down from the 26,775-foot summit with her partner Jim Morrison when she fell off the mountain, according to the company…

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Occupied regions of Ukraine vote to join Russia in staged referendums

The so-called referendums — which Ukraine, the U.S. and others have denounced as shams — are widely viewed as an initial Kremlin move toward formal…

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The asteroid threat gets real

Scientists say it’s time to take the threats posed by asteroids seriously and prepare for the possibility that one could be found on a collision…

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Nord Stream pipeline leaks spark sabotage fears

Sweden’s national seismic network said Tuesday that it registered two explosions near mysterious leaks on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, which have prompted…

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Cuba approves same-sex marriage in a referendum

Cubans have approved a sweeping “family law” code that will allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as redefining rights for children and…

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Shakira will face a tax-fraud trial in Spain

A judge approved a trial for the Colombian pop singer, who has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and rejected a deal with authorities. (Image credit: Daniel…

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Chess world champion Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of cheating

The scandal has been the talk of the chess world this month. Interest exploded last week after Carlsen resigned from a match against Niemann after…

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New report calls out U.S. media for lack of Latino representation

Data: 2022 LDC Latinos in Media Report; Chart: Axios Visuals Latinos continue to be significantly underrepresented in U.S. films and TV series, despite the fact…

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Hurricane Ian could become the first major hurricane to hit Tampa in 101 years

Data: National Hurricane Center; Map: Jared Whalen/Axios Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified overnight, reaching Category 3 intensity, with a further ramp-up to a Category 4 forecast by…

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Amid an energy crisis, Germany turns to the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel

Coal-fired power plants across Germany were scheduled to be shut down by the end of the year. But with Russia cutting gas deliveries, Germany is…

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As Hurricane Ian strikes Cuba, Florida is bracing for a damaging Category 4 storm

Ian had top winds of 125 mph and storm surge up to 14 feet as it moved over the western end of Cuba. It could…

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The protests won’t lead to regime change, Iran’s foreign minister tells NPR

As protests intensify in Iran over the arrest and death in custody of a 22-year-old woman, the country’s top diplomat promises an investigation into what…

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