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Brazil Senate recommends Bolsonaro be charged with crimes against humanity

Brazil’s Senate accused President Jair Bolsonaro of crimes against humanity for his handling of the pandemic. It has asked state prosecutors to indict him, though…

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What’s next for Afghan allies who were evacuated to a U.S. military base in Kosovo

Some Afghans evacuated by the U.S. are being held on a U.S. military base in Kosovo because of insufficient security vetting. Their future is unclear….

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Democrats scramble to finalize spending package before Biden’s trip abroad

Democrats have been feverishly trying to finalize a big spending package with social programs and climate change measures before President Biden leaves on an overseas…

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Brazil’s Senate recommends charging Bolsonaro with mishandling pandemic

A Senate panel recommends a number of charges against the Brazilian president, including crimes against humanity. But the chances that Jair Bolsonaro will be indicted…

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Once again, the U.S. has failed to take sweeping climate action. Here’s why

Most Americans want the government to tackle climate change, but decades of industry lobbying and misinformation have repeatedly worked together to prevent meaningful action. (Image…

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Josh Cavallo is the first male top-level footballer to come out as gay

The Adelaide United midfielder announced that he was gay in a video posted to the team’s Twitter account Tuesday night. (Image credit: Paul Kane/Getty Images)…

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Merck will allow drug makers in other countries to make its COVID-19 pill

The drug, known as molnupiravir, has shown promise in treating the disease. The agreement to license its production could help millions of people in the…

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The U.S. is set to appeal the U.K.’s refusal to extradite WikiLeaks’ Assange

Earlier this year, a lower court judge refused an American request to extradite Assange on spying charges over WikiLeaks’ publication of secret military documents a…

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Iran’s president says cyberattack was meant to create ‘disorder’ at gas pumps

Ebrahim Raisi’s remarks stopped short of assigning blame for the attack, which rendered useless the government-issued electronic cards that many Iranians use to buy subsidized…

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Uganda activist fears climate talks aren’t doing enough for the Global South

Climate change is hitting many developing countries hard. In Uganda, one climate activist worries that the upcoming international climate talks won’t protect her home. Source:…

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Author Kati Marton explores Angela Merkel’s impact on the world in ‘The Chancellor’

NPR’s Sarah McCammon speaks with author Kati Marton about her new biography of Angela Merkel, The Chancellor, and what her departure will mean for Germany…

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What awaits Biden at 2 major summits as he’s struggled for climate change credibility

President Biden’s climate push has been tied up by members of his own party even as he exhorts other leaders to aim high. Heading into…

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What the military coup in Sudan means for Washington

The military takeover in Sudan came just as the U.S. envoy to the region left Khartoum. Now, the U.S. is trying to figure out a…

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10 years after the end of Basque separatist violence, some wounds are still open

NPR’s Sarah McCammon talks with Spanish writer Edurne Portela and Tamara Muruetagoiena about the 10 year anniversary of peace in the Basque Country and coming…

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With the holidays ahead, supply chain issues will get worse before they get better

Supply chain backups are snarling ports — and are only expected to get worse before they get better. Source: https://www.npr.org/2021/10/26/1049381299/with-the-holidays-ahead-supply-chain-issues-will-get-worse-before-they-get-bette Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this…

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The current climate pledges nations are making won’t be enough, UN report card says

Nations are gathering the first week of November to negotiate new climate change pledges. But a new report card from the United Nations says those…

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The world’s largest Ferris wheel just opened in Dubai

The Ain Dubai takes more than half hour for one complete rotation. It stands at more than 800 feet tall — nearly double the London…

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Kashmir students face terror law for cheering Pakistan win in World Cup cricket game

Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir are investigating students and staff at two medical colleges for celebrating India’s loss to archrival Pakistan in a T20 World Cup…

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Meet Skimpflation: A Reason Inflation Is Worse Than The Government Says It Is

The economy is malfunctioning. We’re spending more and getting less. The problem is bigger than just standard inflation. (Image credit: Pixabay) Source: https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2021/10/26/1048892388/meet-skimpflation-a-reason-inflation-is-worse-than-the-government-says-it-is Droolin’ Dog…

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Japan’s Princess Mako marries a commoner and loses her royal status

Princess Mako married her commoner fiancé Tuesday, in a wedding delayed by controversy. The pair skipped a formal ceremony, and registered the marriage at a…

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Japan’s Princess Mako loses royal status after marrying a commoner

Mako has taken the surname of her husband and become Mako Komuro — the first time she has had a family name. In Japan’s imperial…

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The coup in Sudan could threaten U.S. influence in a strategically important region

After overthrowing dictator Omar al-Bashir in 2019, Sudan’s joint civilian-military transitional government seemed to be stabilizing the nation. Monday’s coup took American officials by surprise….

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