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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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Rare good news from the Amazon: Gigantic fish are thriving again

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 05:00

Conservationists say a sustainable fishing program has helped the recovery of the local pirarucu — which can be up to 10-feet long and weigh 450 pounds.

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How China's COVID policy rollbacks will affect the country and the world

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 05:00

With Chinese leaders expected to further loosen the country's notoriously strict COVID policies, how could a rise in cases affect Chinese citizens and the global economy?

Raphael Warnock beats Herschel Walker to end the last Senate race of 2022

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 05:00

Georgia's runoff election captured national attention but with votes being tallied in the last U.S. Senate race of 2022 is finally over.

Limited nursing home beds force hospitals to keep patients longer

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 05:00

The lack of nursing home beds means that U.S. hospitals are caring for patients who don't need to be hospitalized but have nowhere else to go.

UN biodiversity convention aims to slow humanity's "war with nature." Here's what's at stake.

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 05:00

Delegates from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Canada to try to fix humanity's relationship with nature. The convention comes during an emerging extinction crisis.

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McDonald's franchise owners are caught violating child labor laws

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 05:00

Santonastasso Enterprises broke the law when more than a 100 teens were asked to work too many hours or too many late shifts, according to the Department of Labor.

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The White House hosts Jewish leaders to discuss rising antisemitism

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 05:00

The second gentlemen, Doug Emhoff, will lead a roundtable with Jewish leaders following a surge in anti-Jewish comments involving prominent people.

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Factory workers across the U.S. say they were exposed to asbestos on the job

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 05:00

Their accounts contrast sharply with what chemical giants have said about worker safety at their facilities. At an Olin plant outside of McIntosh, Ala., workers recall decades of asbestos exposure.

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Across Germany, 25 are arrested on suspicion of planning an armed coup, officials say

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 04:41

German prosecutors said some 3,000 officers conducted searches in 11 of Germany's 16 states against suspected far-right extremists who allegedly sought to overthrow the state in an armed coup.

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Karaoke night is coming to Apple Music, the company says

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 04:06

Apple Music already shows lyrics, but with the new karaoke feature, they will be synced by syllable. There will also be separate views for duets and background vocals.

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Two women who allege they were stalked and harassed using AirTags are suing Apple

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 03:31

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Apple allege former partners planted AirTags near them to keep track of their whereabouts.

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China announces a roll-back of its strict anti-COVID-19 measures

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 01:30

China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of its restrictive anti-COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting the scale of lockdown to individual apartment floors and buildings.

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State judge places a hold on Oregon's gun law and the state says it will appeal

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 23:22

A ruling by a county judge threw the implementation of Oregon's new voter-approved gun law into limbo and the state's attorney general said her office will appeal to the Oregon Supreme Court.

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North Carolina power cut by shooting could come back earlier than planned

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 21:40

Duke Energy said it expects to have power back Wednesday just before midnight in Moore County. The outages began shortly after one or more people breached the gates and opened fire on two substations.

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Argentina's vice president is found guilty of corruption

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 20:01

A panel sentenced Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to six years in prison and a lifetime ban from holding political office. She will not be jailed while appealing the verdict, which could take years.

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San Francisco supervisors bar police robots from using deadly force for now

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 19:04

San Francisco had been considering a policy to allow police robots to use deadly force in certain extreme cases. The Board of Supervisors sent the issue back to a committee for further discussion.

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McConnell criticizes Trump's calls to terminate the Constitution

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 18:45

The Senate minority leader said Tuesday that anyone seeking the presidency, which includes Trump, "would have a very hard time being sworn in" if the Constitution was suspended.

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China lends billions to poor countries. Is that a burden ... or a blessing?

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 18:34

China doles out much cash for infrastructure. It must be repaid. Is that frustrating for recipients? A new survey has a surprising answer. But skeptics wonder: How honest were the participants?

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A former Florida congressman is arrested on charges of lobbying for Venezuela

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 18:23

A newly unsealed grand jury indictment alleges that former Rep. David Rivera, a well-connected Florida Republican, illegally acted on Venezuela's behalf.

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