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U.S. will provide condolence payments to families of Kabul drone strike victims

The Aug. 29 U.S. drone strike was supposed to target ISIS-K members, but the attack killed 10 Afghan civilians. Now those victims’ families will get…

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Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly mosque bombing in southern Afghanistan

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a massive blast that tore through a crowded Shiite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on…

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New wave of strikes will test worker power

Thousands of John Deere workers hit the picket line this week after the union smacked down a new worker contract from the farm and equipment…

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A refugee at 4, he felt like a lost star. Now his voice shines in a graphic memoir

When Stars Are Scattered is the story of Omar Mohamed’s years at a refugee camp in Kenya. He cared for his brother and found the…

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Haiti faces disasters and chaos. Its people are most likely to be denied U.S. asylum

Of 4,202 applications from late 2018 to June 2021 only 194 were granted asylum. Some Haitians say there’s been a history of racism and mistreatment…

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The smart city comes of age

Better sensors, more intelligent AI, and the coming wave of 5G wireless could finally fulfill the promise of the smart city. Why it matters: How…

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Manchin downs Dems’ hopes of passing key clean energy measure

A pillar of Democrats’ plans to speed deployment of zero-carbon electricity is likely to be cut from major spending and tax legislation they are struggling…

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Fatal stabbing of British MP David Amess declared a terrorist incident

Authorities have declared the death of David Amess a terrorist incident, hours after the Conservative Party lawmaker in the U.K. was fatally stabbed while meeting…

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DOJ should prosecute those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas, Biden says

President Biden said Friday that the Justice Department should prosecute those who defy subpoenas from the Jan. 6 select committee. Why it matters: The president’s…

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A New Zealand city is taking its official wizard off the payroll after over 2 decades

The Christchurch City Council will end its contract with Ian Brackenbury Channell, reportedly the world’s only state-appointed wizard. The “Wizard of New Zealand” has had…

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Bill Clinton hospitalized for non-COVID-related infection

Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to the University of California, Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday for a non-COVID-related infection, his spokesperson Angel Ureña said…

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‘We belong here, we have always been here’: A conversation on the Latinx identity

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to an end, poet Yesika Salgado and Lázaro Lima, a professor at Hunter College, talk about what it means to…

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NASA’s Lucy mission aims to travel billions of miles on the hunt for cosmic fossils

A NASA spacecraft is set to explore ancient asteroids clumped around Jupiter. The Lucy mission will travel billions of miles in hopes of uncovering the…

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A Kandahar mosque attack exposes the Taliban’s security challenges

NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks with George Washington University’s Andrew Mines on what the suicide blast at a mosque in Afghanistan which killed dozens says about…

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British lawmaker dies after being stabbed during meeting with constituents

A member of parliament from Britain’s ruling Conservative Party has died after being stabbed multiple times while he was meeting with local voters in his…

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‘Sprinklegate’ sinks a U.K. bakery’s top sellers after topping is found to be illegal

“It is HIGHLY unlikely that we will find any legal sprinkles that we will use as a replacement,” says Rich Myers, owner of the Get…

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Afghan Uyghurs whose families fled China now fear the Taliban could deport them

Many Uyghurs living in Afghanistan want to leave now that the Taliban are back in control. They fear that the Chinese government could push the…

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FDA panel endorses dose of J&J booster for all adults

Members of the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine expert panel on Friday unanimously endorsed a booster shot for adult recipients of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19…

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Capitol Police officer indicted for obstructing Jan. 6 investigation

A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges for allegedly helping hide evidence of a participant’s involvement in the Jan….

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Social media misinformation stokes a worsening civil war in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, old ethnic tensions are being incited in new ways. And that means the bloody civil war may be entering an even more destructive…

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China is sending a female astronaut for a 6-month stay on its new space station

Wang Yaping, 41, will also become China’s first female spacewalker. She and two male colleagues are expected to spend six months aboard the Tiangong station….

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Guatemala’s growing palm oil industry fuels Indigenous land fight

The Guatemalan palm oil industry, world’s six largest, faces resistance from Indigenous people demanding land rights. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/15/guatemala-growing-palm-oil-industry-fuels-indigenous-land-fight Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and…

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