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What is the Leopard 2 tank, and why does Ukraine want it?

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 19:52

Even as Western allies announced a massive new military aid package to Ukraine, the spotlight has lingered on the German-made battle tank, which Germany has been reluctant to provide.

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Supreme Court says justices were interviewed about the leaked draft opinion

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 19:51

The court marshal clarified Friday that she spoke with the Supreme Court justices about the draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade for her recent report. The justices were not asked to sign affidavits.

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Colorado police officers and paramedics plead not guilty in Elijah McClain death case

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 18:08

The charges stem from the role they are accused of playing in the 2019 death of McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who was forcibly restrained and injected with a powerful sedative called ketamine.

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Ex-convict who abused his daughter's college roommates gets 60 years in prison

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 14:03

An ex-convict who obtained millions of dollars by subjecting his daughter's ex-roommates at Sarah Lawrence College to forced labor and prostitution was sentenced Friday to 60 years in prison.

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At the first March for Life post-Roe, anti-abortion activists say fight isn't over

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 13:48

Seven months after overturning the constitutional right to an abortion, anti-abortion rights activists are celebrating their victories and planning their next steps at their annual march in D.C

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Friday at the beach in Mogadishu: Optimism shines through despite Somalia's woes

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 13:08

One of the world's poorest countries, Somalia is coping with conflict, a historic drought and a devastating food crisis. But there's another side to the country. Just take a look at the capital city.

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A judge fines Trump and his lawyer for a 'frivolous' suit against his political foes

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 12:58

In a blistering filing Thursday, U.S. District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks described Trump as "a prolific and sophisticated litigant" with a "pattern of abuse of the courts."

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Nearly 6-pound 'Toadzilla' found in Australia breaks the record for largest toad

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 11:26

Cane toads are notorious pests in Australia, colonizing habitats and poisoning other wildlife. Park rangers euthanized the 5.95-pound animal, whose body will be donated to the Queensland Museum.

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A Romanian judge approves a 30-day extension of Andrew Tate's detention

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 10:33

A judge has granted a request to extend the arrest of Tate, the social media personality who was detained in Romania on charges of being part of an organized crime group, human trafficking and rape.

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U.S., NATO countries announce massive weapons package for Ukraine

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 09:57

Western countries will send what looks to be the largest tranche of military hardware so far to help Ukraine prepare for an expected offensive against Russian forces in the near future.

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'How to Sell a Haunted House' is campy and tense, dark but also deep

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 09:26

Grady Hendrix's tale of siblings who come together after the deaths of their parents to sell their house fully embraces all the elements readers have come to love about Hendrix's storytelling.

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A full guide to the sexual misconduct allegations against YouTuber Andrew Callaghan

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 08:21

The documentarian behind Channel 5 and This Place Rules apologized and said he's seeking therapy after women came forward on social media to say he sexually assaulted or coerced them.

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Germany is facing growing pressure to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 07:06

Western defense officials are meeting to coordinate military assistance to Ukraine. Germany has resisted their efforts to persuade the country to export its Leopard 2 tanks, or allow others to do so.

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Google is cutting 12,000 jobs, as tech industry layoffs widen

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 06:40

"Over the past two years we've seen periods of dramatic growth," CEO Sundar Pichai wrote. "To match and fuel that growth, we hired for a different economic reality than the one we face today."

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Actor Brandon Lee was killed by a prop gun, years before the 'Rust' shooting death

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 05:23

In an accident similar to Alec Baldwin's shooting of Halyna Hutchins, Lee's co-star fired a prop gun at the 28-year-old actor during filming of The Crow.

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Early jockeying for Senate seats foreshadows competitive 2024 elections

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 05:01

Lawmakers are already setting their sights on 34 Senate seats that will open up in 2024, indicating a busy election season.

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An Arizona official has a plan to speed up election results. Not everyone is on board

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 05:01

Arizona's Maricopa County faced criticism as it took days to count its votes in 2022. The county's Republican recorder has a proposal to try to fix the problems he sees.

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A rocky past haunts the mysterious company behind the Lensa AI photo app

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 05:01

Little was previously known about the artificial intelligence company founded by five Russian tech workers who for years have been quietly developing AI tools from its homebase of Cyprus.

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At buzzy health care business conference, investors fear the bubble will burst

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 05:00

JPMorgan's cheery confab returned to San Francisco, but the health care capitalists had economic anxiety, too.

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T-Mobile says data on 37 million customers was stolen

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 00:12

T-Mobile said data exposed to theft — based on its investigation to date — did not include passwords or PINs, bank account or credit card information, Social Security numbers or other government IDs.

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