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Grab your camera and help science! King tides are crashing onto California beaches

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 20:10

The unusually high and low tides will be affecting coastal communities over the weekend. Scientists are calling on residents and visitors to help document the phenomenon.

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The Trial Of Ghislaine Maxwell: What Happened This Week

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 19:57

The federal trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, former companion of late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, began in earnest this week. She's accused of grooming girls on Epstein's behalf.

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Nevada court sides with gunmakers in Las Vegas shooting lawsuit

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 17:54

Nevada's Supreme Court largely sided with gun manufacturers' argument that Nevada law immunizes them from civil actions unless the weapons malfunction.

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A man charged with killing 10 at a Boulder supermarket is incompetent for trial

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 16:54

Experts have found a man charged with the attack at a Boulder, Colo., supermarket earlier this year is mentally incompetent to stand trial for now, attorneys said during a court hearing.

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Lady Gaga responds to criticism of her performance in 'House of Gucci'

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 16:49

She stars in the film as the woman at the center of a scandal in the fashion world. But the actors' Italian accents have been panned and the Gucci family has criticized the way it was depicted.

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Coronavirus FAQ: Help me with omicron vocab. What's immune evasion? Epistasis?

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 16:07

The emergence of this new variant of concern has brought a new vocabulary into daily news reports. We asked experts to help define the terms you're being bombarded with.

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Thriving Black-owned businesses "Righting the wrongs of the past" in rural Mississippi

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 15:16

In one of the poorest rural regions of the country's poorest state, a Black entreprenuer is helping Black owned businesses open and thrive even during the pandemic.

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The Philippines vaccinated 7.6 million people in 3 days. Duterte demands even more

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 15:14

Hit hard by the pandemic, the Philippines has vaccination rates far lower than neighbors like Vietnam and Cambodia. Here's how the country is trying to up its numbers.

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Portland Trail Blazers fire their general manager after reports of a toxic workplace

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 15:10

Last month, the NBA team announced that it had hired a law firm to look into workplace complaints at a Blazers practice facility. Olshey just started his tenth season as the team's general manager.

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Kim Potter's trial in Daunte Wright's death will have a mostly white jury

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 15:02

Potter, a white former police officer, says she drew her gun by mistake when she fatally shot Wright, a Black motorist. Of the first 12 jurors seated, one identifies as Black and two as Asian.

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Questions remain in Jelani Day's death. Lawyer Ben Crump calls on FBI to intervene

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 14:17

The 25-year-old's body was found a month after he went missing. "As we approach 100 days without any answers, we are demanding that the FBI investigate this matter as a hate crime," Crump said.

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Congress avoids a government shutdown — but a long to-do list looms

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 13:40

Lawmakers are juggling must-pass items, like addressing the nation's borrowing authority and an annual defense authorization package, along with major political priorities for Democrats.

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The 'Carolina Squat' is now illegal on North Carolina's roads

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 13:30

Police in the state are on the lookout for any "squatted" trucks and SUVs, which have an unusually high front end and a low rear end. The rakish look posed safety hazards, its critics say.

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Alec Baldwin says he's confident he's not at fault in 'Rust' shooting

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 13:13

In an hour-long interview on Thursday night, Baldwin maintained he didn't pull the trigger of the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

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Netflix is making a feature film about the Thanksgiving grandma text mix-up

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 13:09

The Thanksgiving Text will follow the true story of an unlikely friendship between a grandmother and an unintended text message recipient that began in 2016.

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A top Chinese tech company delists from the NYSE just months after its IPO

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 12:47

The announcement reflects the rapid reversal in ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing's fortunes as China goes on a regulatory blitz targeting some of the country's biggest private technology firms.

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Parents of Michigan school shooting suspect are charged with involuntary manslaughter

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 12:25

The gun used in Tuesday's shooting was purchased by the suspect's father James Crumbley on Black Friday, the prosecutor said.

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Pearl Harbor families are alarmed about petroleum found in their tap water

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 10:17

The Navy's water system somehow became contaminated by petroleum, and the problems have afflicted one of the most important Navy bases in the world.

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Olympic diver and knitter Tom Daley launches his own online knitting shop

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 10:08

The British diving star was often seen knitting at the Tokyo Olympics, where he won a gold medal. He sold doggie jumpers for charity; now the purler's going pro with a shop that sells knitting kits.

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South Korea tightens restrictions after omicron is detected and cases surge

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 09:39

These are the first adjustments to social measures since the country began a long-awaited transition to a new phase in pandemic response in early November and lifted most of the restrictions.

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