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Appeals court denies Justice Department’s request to suspend Texas abortion ban

A three-judge panel for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied the Department of Justice’s emergency request to suspend Texas’ abortion ban,…

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“Record amount of PTO”: Airbnb CEO sees year-end vacation boom

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky foresees a travel spike at year’s end as workers cash in a flood of use-it-or-lose-it paid time off. Driving the news:…

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Congress vs. “the algorithm”

The outcry over Congress’ latest proposal to regulate tech companies’ algorithms shows how difficult it is for lawmakers and platforms alike to deal with online…

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Suspect in the Norway bow-and-arrow attacks faces court hearing

Espen Andersen Braathen, a 37-year-old Danish citizen, has confessed to the killings. Police have described the attack as an act of terror. (Image credit: Terje…

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Hindu priestesses fight the patriarchy, one Indian wedding at a time

The priestesses are part of a feminist push to make Hinduism more inclusive. Some have begun officiating at Indian weddings stripped of patriarchal traditions: No…

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How #NiUnaMenos grew from the streets of Argentina into a regional women’s movement

Ni Una Menos, or Not One Less, started out in Argentina as a slogan chanted by thousands protesting the murders of young women. It eventually…

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Wagers rush in on odds of Jerome Powell getting another term as Fed chair

There are those speculating whether Fed chair Jerome Powell gets another term. Then there are those speculating with real money on the line. Why it…

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White House vows to treat climate change as “systemic” financial risk

A new White House report says climate change poses “systemic risks” to the U.S. financial system — framing that top aides emphasized to promote wide-ranging…

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Democrats’ big attempt to lower drug prices in the private market is likely to fail

Democrats’ most significant attempt to rein in health care costs in the private market— specifically prescription drug costs — is increasingly likely to fail. Why it…

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Taiwan officials set up commission to investigate a building fire that killed 46

An independent commission was set up Friday to investigate the conditions at the run-down building in the port city of Kaohsiung that caught fire. (Image…

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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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United States commits another 17 million COVID vaccine doses to the African Union

The U.S. donation from its domestic supplies comes on top of the 50 million doses previously donated to Africa, which world health officials say is…

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Taliban press Biden to release frozen Afghan assets as economy shrivels

With the Afghan government and economy starved of cash, the Taliban are pressing their claim to the roughly $8 billion in Afghan foreign reserves that…

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Biden’s SCOTUS commission to hold first public meeting on court reform

President Biden’s bipartisan commission on the U.S. Supreme Court will hold a public meeting on Friday to discuss expanding the court, term limits and more,…

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A half-shredded Banksy piece is auctioned for $25.4 million, a record for the artist

“Love is in the Bin” made history when it was created during a 2018 auction. The crowd back then was shocked when a shredder activated…

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U.S. elected to rejoin UN Human Rights Council after exit under Trump

The U.S. has been elected to rejoin on the UN Human Rights Council, the State Department announced Thursday, three years after former President Trump walked…

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Microsoft to end LinkedIn in China due to ‘challenging’ environment

Microsoft says it’s pulling the plug on LinkedIn in China. The decision concludes a seven-year run, at the end of which it became too tough…

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Several people killed at protest held by Hezbollah supporters in Beirut

Tensions that had been building for months in Lebanon erupted in violence Thursday in Beirut. Several people were killed at a protest being held by…

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How social media has changed migration to the United States

For migrants traveling north to the U.S-Mexico border from countries like Chile and Brazil, the trip has become virtually impossible without two things — a…

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FDA panel unanimously endorses Moderna boosters for certain populations

Members of the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine expert panel on Thursday endorsed boosters for Moderna recipients who are at high risk of severe COVID-19,…

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Interview: Recently imprisoned Venezuelan opposition leader on the path forward with Maduro

Venezuelan opposition leader Freddy Guevara has lost his freedom twice at the hands of Nicolás Maduro’s regime, but he now sees a “window of opportunity”…

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A meteorite crashes through a home in Canada, barely missing a woman’s head

British Columbia resident Ruth Hamilton had a rude awakening earlier this month when a large meteorite plunged from space, through her roof and landed in…

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