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Vladimir Putin acknowledges Russia's war in Ukraine is taking longer than he expected

Thu, 12/08/2022 - 03:20

Russian President Vladimir Putin demurred on the use of nuclear weapons, saying Russia would not be able to use such weapons if it agreed not to use them first and then came under a nuclear strike.

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These are the words, movies and people that Americans searched for on Google in 2022

Thu, 12/08/2022 - 01:47

Google compiled data on the people, entertainment and current events that Americans searched for the most in 2022.

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Ex-Border Patrol agent convicted of killing 4 women in Texas

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 23:39

The conviction of a former Border Patrol agent who confessed to killing four sex workers in 2018 means an automatic sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Jan. 6 panel is planning to release its final report the week of Dec. 19

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 21:26

The panel is planning to release its final report and a hold a "formal presentation," which could include a hearing, the week of Dec. 19.

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Ramesh 'Sunny' Balwani is sentenced to nearly 13 years for his role in Theranos fraud

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 17:46

A jury found Elizabeth Holmes' former business and romantic partner guilty in July on all 12 felony counts of defrauding Theranos investors and the patients that used the company's faulty blood tests.

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DOJ watchdog finds missteps by prison officials ahead of Whitey Bulger's killing

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 16:48

The Justice Department's watchdog found a string of missteps by federal Bureau of Prison officials but no malicious intent in their handling of Bulger's transfer to the prison where he was killed.

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Taliban carry out the first public execution since taking over Afghanistan

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 15:20

The announcement underscored the intentions by Afghanistan's new rulers to continue hardline policies implemented since they took over the country and to stick to their interpretation of Islamic law.

Indonesia paroles the bombmaker in Bali's deadly 2002 attacks

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 15:13

An Islamic militant convicted of making the explosives used in the bombings that killed over 200 people was paroled after serving about half of his original 20-year prison sentence.

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Maryland is the latest state to ban TikTok in government agencies

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 14:53

Maryland is banning the use of TikTok and certain China and Russia-based platforms in its executive branch. It's the latest state to address cybersecurity risks presented by the platforms.

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Peru's president dissolves Congress, but legislators vote to replace him

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 14:03

Peruvian President Pedro Castillo dissolved the nation's Congress and called for new legislative elections, but the Congress rejected the decree and voted to replace him with the vice president.

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50 years since the last Apollo astronauts went to the moon, NASA is finally going back

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 13:29

December 7, 1972 was the launch of the final mission in NASA's Apollo moon program. Fifty years later, NASA finally seems poised to return people to the lunar surface.

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Duke Energy says it has completed repairs on N.C. power equipment damaged by shootings

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 12:41

The damage to two substations on Saturday cut power to thousands of central North Carolina homes. The utility says it expects power to be fully restored by midnight.

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Juul settles more than 5,000 lawsuits over its vaping products

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 11:58

Juul Labs has reached settlements covering cases brought by about 10,000 plaintiffs related to its vaping products. Buffeted by lawsuits, Juul announced hundreds of layoffs last month.

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Zelenskyy and the spirit of Ukraine are 'Time' magazine's 2022 Person of the Year

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 10:24

Time honored the Ukrainian president as its 2022 person of the year, citing his leadership at home and on the world stage.

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Rep. Madison Cawthorn broke rules over a 'meme' crypto, a House panel finds

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 09:53

The investigation examined the one-term North Carolina Republican's promotion and purchase of LGB Coin, named for the chant "Let's Go Brandon" mocking Democratic President Joe Biden.

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8 listeners share the powerful ways they keep in touch with their ancestors

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 09:37

Last month, we asked our audience to tell us how they stay connected to their late loved ones. They tell us about the objects they keep, the altars they built and how they pay their respects.

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Jonathan, the world's oldest tortoise, marks his 190th with fanfare and salad cake

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 07:04

While Jonathan's exact birthday is unknown, it's estimated he was born in 1832 — before the first photograph of a person and the first postage stamp. He's getting lots of well-wishes on St. Helena.

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Jonathan the tortoise celebrates his 190th birthday

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 07:04

He's believed to have been born in 1832 - Guinness calls him the world's oldest land animal and the oldest of his species.

The cutting edge solution to rising debt? Paying in cash

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 05:00

2022 has been a rough year for America's personal finances. That's sparked a throwback movement among some young debtors: all cash, all the time.

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Why Warnock's seat means so much to Senate Democrats

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 05:00

That one seat, according to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, is a bit of a game changer for Democrats. "The truth is it's not a 1% difference," he said. "It's a world of difference."

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