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Jan. 6 committee is likely to make criminal referrals related to Capitol attack

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 16:21

Chair Bennie Thompson said members haven't decided how many referrals to issue. "We have not made a decision as to who," he said, "but we have made decisions that criminal referrals will happen."

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Portugal dismantles Switzerland to reach the World Cup quarterfinals

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 16:15

Gonçalo Ramos scored three goals - the first hat trick of this World Cup - to power Portugal past Switzerland 6-1. Ramos was playing in place of star Cristiano Ronaldo who did not start the match.

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Former President Donald Trump's company is found guilty of criminal tax fraud

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 16:03

Trump and his company have repeatedly faced criminal investigations but this case marks the first time his company has been charged, tried, and convicted on criminal charges.

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Hertz will pay $168 million to customers it falsely accused of stealing its cars

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 15:32

Faulty recordkeeping and failure to rescind police reports led to more than 360 false accusations by the rental car company, resulting in arrests, felony charges and jail time for some customers.

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Dozens of Taylor Swift fans sue Ticketmaster in the wake of its ticket sale fiasco

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 14:24

The lawsuit, filed Friday, alleges fraud and antitrust violations, among other claims. Nearly 400 more people have since shown interest in joining and will be added as plaintiffs, a lawyer tells NPR.

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Life Kit's top episodes of 2022: How to split chores, stop 'lifestyle creep' and more

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 13:25

NPR's advice podcast shares the most popular episodes of the year, which includes tips on how to avoid thinking traps and protect North American birds during migration.

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Jim Stewart, co-founder of Stax Records in Memphis, dies at age 92

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 11:28

The white Tennessee farm boy and fiddle player co-founded the influential record label with his sister in a Black, inner-city Memphis neighborhood and helped build the soulful "Memphis sound."

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Tampa police chief resigns after she flashed her badge to escape a traffic stop

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 08:41

Body camera footage showed Police Chief Mary O'Connor saying "I'm hoping you'll just let us go tonight" after a deputy pulled her and her husband over for driving an unregistered golf cart.

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The man who shot Lady Gaga's dog walker gets 21 years in prison

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 06:49

The Lady Gaga connection was a coincidence, authorities have said. The motive was the value of the French bulldogs, and detectives do not believe the thieves knew the dogs belonged to the musician.

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Why The Sanctions Against Russia Aren't Working. Yet.

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 06:30

When sanctions were enacted against Russia in February of this year, all the forecasts were of an imminent collapse in the Russian economy. A new report looks at why that hasn't happened.

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Facebook's own oversight board slams its special program for VIPs

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 06:00

Oversight board says Facebook parent Meta appears to be more concerned with avoiding "provoking" VIPs and evading accusations of censorship than balancing tricky questions of free speech and safety.

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Colorado LGBTQ club shooting suspect set to return to court

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 05:37

The suspect accused of entering a Colorado LGBTQ nightclub, opening fire and killing five people and wounding 17 others is set to appear in court Tuesday to learn what charges prosecutors will pursue.

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Boxing powerhouse Cuba lets women boxers compete

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 05:02

Cuban officials say women boxers will be able to compete officially after decades of restrictions, though they didn't yet confirm if that would be taken to a professional level like Cuban male boxers.

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Ukrainians sing 'Carol of the Bells' at Carnegie Hall, 100 years after its U.S. debut

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 05:02

A Ukrainian chorus first performed Shchedryk in the U.S. in 1922. A century later, during another fight for freedom, Ukranian singers performed the folk song at the site of its North American debut.

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China holds a memorial service for Jiang Zemin

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 05:01

China is holding a memorial service for its late leader Jiang Zemin at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. We reflect on his legacy and what the controversial leader means for today's China.

Poland is facing a coal shortage this winter

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 05:01

Before the war in Ukraine, Poland relied on Russia for its energy needs. As winter approaches, Poland is facing a shortage of coal.

What to know about the fears of a "tripledemic" this holiday season

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 05:01

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Medical Association warn the surge in RSV, flu and COVID is threatening the upcoming holiday season.

New York's pandemic preparedness equipment is up for auction

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 05:01

Ambulance parts, air filtration systems, and much more: The state of New York auctions equipment purchased for the COVID pandemic that it no longer needs.

An experimental Alzheimer's drug could be approved next year. But it comes with risks

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 05:01

Researchers say the experimental Alzheimer's drug Lecanemab represents an important advance and is likely to get FDA approval in 2023, despite some safety concerns.

Capitol Police chief: Jan. 6 failures 'largely' fixed but extremism threat persists

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 05:01

USCP Chief Tom Manger says problems that led to the Capitol riot have been addressed, and he is focusing on expanding field offices to be better prepared for rising threats to congressional members.

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