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Arizona is set to finally make its election results official today

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 05:02

Arizona is set to certify its midterm election results after officials in a rural, Republican-controlled county risked more than 47,000 people's votes by missing a legal deadline to certify them.

Morning news brief

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 05:02

OPEC Plus plays wait and see over Russian sanctions. Supreme Court to hear case of businesses who don't want to do business with LGBTQ clients. After nearly a month, Arizona finally certifies vote.

Fight over seats could define future of iconic San Francisco movie theater

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 05:02

Conservationists' objections to proposed renovation plans for the 100-year-old Castro Theatre in San Francisco illustrate an ongoing debate about the future of historic theaters.

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The timeline of events leading up to the Tory Lanez assault trial

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 05:00

The trial comes after two years of back-and-forth and division in the hip-hop world. Lanez is charged with shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

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Ukrainians say they hid orphaned children from Russian deportation

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 04:40

The staff at the children's regional hospital in Kherson city, Ukraine, say they began fabricating orphans' medical records to make it appear like they were too ill to move.

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U2, Gladys Knight, George Clooney among 2022 Kennedy Center honorees

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 04:27

Amy Grant, George Clooney, Gladys Knight, U2 and Tania León attended a dinner at the U.S. State Department and a gala tribute event. The 45th annual Kennedy Center Honors airs on CBS later this month.

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Gladys Knight, Amy Grant and U2 are among the honorees at the Kennedy Center

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 02:12

Gladys Knight, George Clooney, Amy Grant, Tania León and U2 were all celebrated at the Kennedy Center, which annually honors a group of people for their artistic influences on American culture.

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Survivors of the Brussels suicide attacks seek closure as the trial starts Monday

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 00:15

More than six years since the deadliest peacetime attacks on Belgian soil, survivors seek closure as the trial of 10 men accused over the suicide bombings starts in earnest Monday.

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Dominion to depose Fox boss Lachlan Murdoch as defamation suit heats up

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 17:36

Lachlan Murdoch, head of Fox News' parent company, is scheduled to be deposed Monday in Dominion's $1.6 billion lawsuit against the company.

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Someone shot at substations in North Carolina, knocking out power for thousands

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 15:48

The power outage across Moore County is being investigated as a criminal act, Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields said.

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Japan's Disney store sells merchandise of Winnie the Pooh supporting China's protests

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 15:17

The online store offers shirts, mugs and other products that can be customized with an image of Pooh holding up a blank white sheet of paper, the symbol of China's lockdown protests.

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Nearly 2,000 dead seals are discovered on Russia's Caspian coast

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 11:23

About 1,700 dead seals were found on the Caspian Sea coast in southern Russia. Officials say it's unclear what killed the animals, but they likely died of natural causes.

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Chinese astronauts return to Earth after 6 months helping build a new space station

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 11:07

The astronauts were working to complete construction of the Tiangong station — part of official Chinese plans for a permanent human presence in orbit.

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Deion Sanders is taking over as head coach at Colorado

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 10:59

Deion Sanders is bringing his charisma and larger-than-life persona to a Pac-12 program that's plunged to the bottom of college football. The Pro Football Hall of Famer has been at Jackson State.

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Residents are evacuating as Mount Semeru, Indonesia's highest volcano, has erupted

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 08:13

Monsoon rains eroded and finally collapsed the lava dome atop 3,676-meter (12,060-foot) Mount Semeru, causing the eruption, according to National Disaster Management Agency spokesperson Abdul Muhari.

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OPEC keeps oil targets the same amid uncertainty on Russian sanctions

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 08:07

The decision at a meeting of oil ministers Sunday comes a day ahead of the planned start of two measures aimed at hitting Russia's oil earnings in response to its invasion of Ukraine.

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Spicy fish curry dish is seasoned with childhood memories of India's Konkan region

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 08:01

This recipe represents the ultimate comfort food — nothing fancy. It's been passed from generation to generation. If you can't handle the heat, try adding mango.

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Culinary favorites stir thoughts of family from Kentucky to India, China and beyond

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 08:01

Try your hand at making two curries — one fish and one lamb — plus a recipe for a slow-cooked country ham and other family favorites.

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These bamboo buns came from China with Grandma. First we forage, then we cook

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 08:00

No one picks more bamboo than Grandma Zhang, who "shows her love through cooking." Her work ethic and all of the dishes she makes are an inspiration to her family.

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A surprise breakfast ingredient pulls this quick taco meat recipe together

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 08:00

A young woman's family recipes transformed the menu at a restaurant in Arizona where she worked. Decades later, the business is gone but the owners' granddaughter still makes the taco filling today.

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