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Australia argues against 'endangered' Barrier Reef status

17 hours 47 min ago

Australia's environment minister says her government will urge against the U.N. adding the Great Barrier Reef to a list of endangered sites, saying worries are a reflection of the previous government.

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Iran acknowledges more than 300 are dead from unrest from nationwide protests

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 23:50

The estimate from a military general of people dead from protests is considerably lower than the toll reported by a U.S.-based group that has been closely tracking the protests.

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El Paso prosecutor resigns after facing accusations of incompetence

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 21:42

El Paso County District Attorney Yvonne Rosales agreed to resign. She faced accusations of incompetence involving hundreds of cases and of slowing down the case against the suspected Walmart shooter.

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Balenciaga is suing the producers of its own ad campaign after facing backlash

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 17:05

The luxury fashion house is taking legal action against the production company North Six after back-to-back ad campaigns have left the luxury fashion house embroiled in controversy.

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San Francisco considers allowing law enforcement robots to use lethal force

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 16:25

From sci-fi to the streets, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering a policy proposal on whether or not the San Francisco Police Department has the authority to use robots as a deadly force.

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Hawaii's Mauna Loa, the world's biggest active volcano erupts after 38 years

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 14:49

The mountain, which is taller than Mount Everest measured from seafloor to summit, erupted Sunday. Its lava appears to be contained, but scientists say the volcano has a history of rapidly changing.

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Wall Street slips, giving back some of last week's big gains

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 13:54

Stocks fell on Wall Street Monday, giving back some of their huge gains made last week on hopes the worst of the nation's inflation may finally have passed.

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Ukraine remembers a famine under Stalin, and points to parallels with Putin

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 13:52

Ukraine marked 90 years since a terrible famine that killed at least 4 million of its people. The event was especially poignant this year as Ukraine deals with its present crisis.

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A cartel allegedly responsible for a third of Europe's cocaine has been busted

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 13:39

"The scale of cocaine importation into Europe under the suspects' control and command was massive," Europol said, adding that the suspects used encrypted communications to organize drugs shipments.

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An Arizona county has refused to certify election results by the legal deadline

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 13:37

Officials in Republican-controlled Cochise County refused to certify its local midterm election results by the state's legal deadline, putting more than 47,000 Arizonans' votes at risk.

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White House unveils its holiday decor, including 77 trees and 'We the People' theme

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 12:31

The White House says more than 150 volunteers decorated the building for a week to put together this year's holiday decorations. First lady Jill Biden selected a theme of "We the People."

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WHO renames monkeypox as mpox, citing racist stigma

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 11:41

"Removing 'monkey' removes the stigma that monkeypox comes with," an expert tells NPR. But he questions why the World Health Organization will wait a year for the change to take full effect.

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A Florida woman sues Velveeta, claiming its macaroni takes longer than 3 1/2 minutes

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 11:25

Kraft Heinz says its Velveeta Shells & Cheese cups are "ready in 3 1/2 minutes." The proposed class action lawsuit counters that microwaving is one of several steps and seeks $5 million in damages.

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Week in Ukraine: Power back on for many but more Russian strikes expected (Nov. 28)

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 11:14

Catch up on key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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For Afghans who fought against the Taliban, life is fraught under their rule

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 05:03

Those who put their lives on the line in the Afghan National Army and can't find a way out of Afghanistan are working menial jobs, sometimes moving locations every few days in fear for their safety.

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Influential jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal has released a pair of archival albums

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 05:02

Musician Ahmad Jamal has been a major jazz figure since the 1950s. Emerald City Nights: Live at the Penthouse is a set of never-before-released recordings of Jamal in his prime.

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The debate dividing America: Is it too early to put up Christmas lights?

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 05:02

Now that Thanksgiving is over, when do Americans like to hang up Christmas lights?

The Buffalo Tops shooting suspect is expected to plead guilty to murder charges

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 05:01

The 19-year-old gunman's state case is separate from the federal charges being pursued against him. At the federal level, he is currently facing 27 counts.

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He woke up from eye surgery with a gash on his forehead. What happened?

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 05:01

Some doctors and medical practices voluntarily give rebates on a bill if an injury occurs during a procedure, while others will not, a medical ethicist says. Here's how patients can respond.

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Thousands of toddler sippy cups and bottles are recalled over lead poisoning risk

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 05:00

The bottom base of some Green Sprouts products can break off, exposing a solder dot that contains the toxic metal, a federal regulator said. No injuries have been reported from such incidents.

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