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First look: Senators craft bill to ban corporate PACs

Sens. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) and Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) will soon propose a bill prohibiting for-profit corporations from establishing and managing political action committees, according to…

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Exclusive: YouTube shuts down two Oath Keepers channels

YouTube has deactivated two channels linked to the Oath Keepers militia group whose members have been charged in relation to the January 6 Capitol riot,…

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What Russian diplomats are saying about the situation with Ukraine

While the U.S. sounds the alarm about the threat to Ukraine posed by tens of thousands of Russian troops on the border, Russia says it…

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Mexican journalist Margarito Martínez has been murdered in Tijuana

The latest journalist to be murdered in Mexico is Tijuana photojournalist Margarito Martínez, a beloved figure in the community. His funeral is Thursday. Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/01/20/1074500395/mexican-journalist-margarito-martinez-has-been-murdered-in-tijuana…

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Secretary of State Blinken talks with European allies about Russia

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is consulting with European allies in Berlin Thursday. He’s there to make sure everyone’s on the same page in the…

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How the Philippine capital’s ‘no vaccination, no ride’ public transit rule is going

In the Philippine capital Manila, people without proof of full vaccination or a work exemption can’t take public transportation. Human rights activists say the policy…

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As the Olympics near, activists criticize China’s alleged human rights violations

As athletes make final preparations for the Winter Olympics, human rights advocates are ramping up their criticism of host country China’s alleged violations, particularly against…

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FAA clears more planes after 5G fears

The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday it had approved nearly 80% of the U.S. commercial fleet to perform low-visibility landings at airports with new 5G…

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19-year-old lands in Belgium, becoming youngest woman to fly solo around the world

Zara Rutherford set off from Belgium in August to circle the globe in her Shark UL plane. Five months later, she landed back home, having…

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This Marine-turned-journalist interviewed the Taliban commander he had fought against

Thomas Gibbons-Neff served two tours in Afghanistan, and is now a New York Times reporter. He recently interviewed a high-level Taliban commander about a battle…

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A Tongan man says he swam for more than 24 hours after a tsunami swept him out to sea

Lisala Folau told a local broadcaster about his swimming journey, which lasted more than a day and took him to three islands. Social media users…

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Cyberattack on Red Cross compromised sensitive data on over 515,000 vulnerable people

The attack targeted a contractor in Switzerland that was storing the data. The Red Cross has been forced to halt a program that reunites families…

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Peloton stock tanks on report of production halt

Peloton stock fell by as much as 25% on Thursday, following a CNBC report that the connected fitness company will temporarily halt production on its…

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Omicron dashboard: Catch up fast

Health: Omicron pushes COVID deaths toward 2,000 per day — The pandemic-proof health care giant. Vaccines: No evidence that healthy children, teens need boosters, WHO…

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Biden cleans up comments about Russia invading Ukraine

President Biden sought to clarify his suggestion that a “minor incursion” by Russia into Ukraine may not draw the same response as a large invasion,…

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Study finds bias against Black patients written into medical charts

Black patients were more than two-and-a-half times as likely as white patients to have negative descriptors about them in their electronic health record, according to…

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Jan. 6 chair: Panel will ask Ivanka Trump to cooperate with investigation

The chair of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot said Thursday that the panel is soon going to ask Ivanka Trump…

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Putin is challenging Ukraine’s “right to exist,” Blinken says

Secretary of State Tony Blinken put the stakes of a Russian invasion of Ukraine in stark terms on Thursday, saying Vladimir Putin’s threat is a…

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Jared Kushner wants to Trump-proof his private equity future

Jared Kushner appears to have convinced the private equity market that he’ll stick with his new firm, called Affinity Partners, even if his father-in-law returns…

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Pope Benedict XVI failed to stop sex abuse when he was an archbishop, law firm says

“In a total of four cases, we reached a consensus there was a failure to act,” said attorney Martin Pusch of the law firm that…

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Ukraine president to Biden: “There are no minor incursions”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky responded on Thursday to President Biden’s suggestion that a “minor incursion” by Russia may not draw the same response as a…

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The drugs pushing prescription prices down for Medicare patients

Although net prices of brand-name drugs have increased significantly over the last decade, the savings produced by generics have actually driven average prescription prices down…

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