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China is demanding US end its 'interference' in Beijing Olympics

27 min 38 sec ago

The Foreign Ministry said Minister Wang Yi made the demand in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday Beijing time.

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Iran is undergoing a mass vaccination campaign as omicron looms

1 hour 39 min ago

Iran has found a rare, if fleeting, respite from the anxiety and trauma of the pandemic.

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Patient who refused COVID vaccine was denied a heart transplant

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 20:55

Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston said the COVID-19 vaccine is one of several immunizations required by most U.S. transplant programs.

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Patient who refused COVID vaccine was denied a heart transplant

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 20:55

Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston said the COVID-19 vaccine is one of several immunizations required by most U.S. transplant programs.

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Amazon faces another union vote, this time at a Staten Island warehouse

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 20:37

Federal labor officials found enough support among Amazon workers on Staten Island to pave wave for a union election. It could be the second union vote for Amazon this year.

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North Korea fires two suspected missiles in sixth round of launches this month

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 19:55

North Korea last week issued a veiled threat to resume testing nuclear explosives and long-range missiles targeting the U.S.

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Amy Schneider's 'Jeopardy!' run has come to an end after 40 games

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 19:30

Schneider ends her storied run on the show with the second-longest consecutive win streak in its history and $1,382,800 in earnings.

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Prince Andrew again seeks dismissal of sexual abuse suit, demands a trial if it's not

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 19:16

Among Andrew's grounds for dismissal is that if any sexual activity did occur between the prince and Virginia Giuffre, it was consensual.

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Why a mailbox continues to loom over Amazon union vote at Alabama warehouse

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 17:51

The mailbox was a key reason why labor officials ruled to re-do a union election at Amazon's Alabama warehouse. For the re-vote, the mailbox got moved. The union wants it gone.

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A Texas man is accused of selling gun used to take synagogue hostages

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 17:36

Earlier Wednesday, British police said they arrested two more men in Manchester related to the hostage-taking incident.

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Spotify removes Neil Young's music after he objects to Joe Rogan's podcast

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 17:24

The move comes two days after Neil Young requested that his work be removed from Spotify in protest over coronavirus misinformation on Joe Rogan's podcast.

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A nor'easter could bring several inches of snow to the Northeast this weekend

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 16:34

The National Weather Service said it was too early to predict snowfall totals but warned that "blizzard conditions near the coast" could occur depending on the storm's path.

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A nor'easter could bring several inches of snow to the Northeast this weekend

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 16:34

The National Weather Service said it was too early to predict snowfall totals but warned that "blizzard conditions near the coast" could occur depending on the storm's path.

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A Georgia county set off a tense debate by planning to reduce polling sites

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 16:25

A debate about poll closures in a rural Georgia county underscores how divisive any and all voting issues have become.

50 years ago, 'Zoom' spoke to children about their real lives

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 16:25

For the anniversary of the kids' TV show, the American Archive of Public Broadcasting has more than 100 episodes set to stream online. Original cast members are celebrating on, you guessed it, Zoom.

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Twitter boots a bot that revealed Wordle's upcoming words to the game's players

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 15:31

A bot account sent mean notes to users who posted their Wordle score — and it also revealed the next day's answer. It was suspended for violating Twitter's rules.

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The U.S. says it will stand firm against major Russian demands as tension rises

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 14:16

Among the demands from Russia was a guarantee that Ukraine be permanently barred from NATO membership. That would violate a U.S. "core principle," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday.

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Game time: The Fed unveils a tougher plan to fight stubbornly high inflation

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 14:08

The Federal Reserve is preparing to raise interest rates sooner – and perhaps – more aggressively after inflation reached the highest in nearly 40 years.

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Remembering Thich Nhat Hanh, peace activist and Vietnamese Buddhist monk

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 13:34

One of the world's most influential Zen masters, Thich Nhat Hanh championed "engaged Buddhism," which combines meditation and anti-war work. He died Jan. 22. Originally broadcast in 1997.

Dolly Parton's new line of Southern baking mixes is already sold out

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 12:36

Dolly Parton and Duncan Hines are launching a new line of Southern-inspired cake and frosting mixes. They're expected to hit grocery store shelves in March.

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