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The World Cup has taken a toll on the migrant workers who made it possible

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 05:05

Indians and Nepalis who helped build Qatar's World Cup stadiums say they paid illegal "recruitment fees" and faced discrimination and wage theft. Many have returned home even more in debt.

Uvalde survivors file a $27 billion class-action lawsuit against police and others

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 05:01

Parents, teachers, school staff and students who were on scene the day of the shooting are demanding redress for "the indelible and forever-lasting trauma" caused by the failures of law enforcement.

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Some clothing choices have caused a stir at the World Cup

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 05:01

Qatar warned about clothing restrictions for this year's World Cup, and fans are finding out that officials weren't bluffing — but some controversial outfits have slipped into stadiums.

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Ye says 'I see good things about Hitler' on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' show

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 05:00

The rapper previously known as Kanye West made a series of antisemitic comments, declaring "I love Jewish people, but I also love Nazis." Ye was on the show alongside white-nationalist Nick Fuentes.

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Celebs and dignitaries meet at the White House for Biden's state dinner

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 05:00

Foreign and domestic government officials and A-list stars partook in President Biden's black tie event Thursday night, in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron.

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What we know about the deadliest U.S. bird flu outbreak in history

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 05:00

The U.S. is enduring its worst poultry health disaster, with some 52.7 million birds dead. Unlike another recent outbreaks, this one has lasted through the summer — and it's still going strong.

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Job market shows signs of slowing before Friday's employment report, but not by much

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 05:00

Hiring likely slowed further in November amid rising interest rates. But the U.S. job market remains unusually tight. The Labor Department is set to report on monthly job growth this morning.

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Glastonbury organizers say the festival will be Elton John's U.K. farewell show

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 04:45

Glastonbury Festival organizers say Elton John's performance on the 2023 festival's final night on June 25 will be his farewell show in the U.K.

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A Canadian man is charged in the deaths of 3 more Indigenous women

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 03:42

Police alleged Thursday that a Canadian man previously charged with murdering an Indigenous woman also killed three other women — two also confirmed to be Indigenous and one believed to be.

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South Africa's leader faces calls to resign over charges of cash stuffed in couches

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 23:03

The calls for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to resign follow allegations that Ramaphosa tried to conceal the theft of a huge sum of cash stuffed into couches at his farm in 2020.

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President Biden calls for a big shakeup in Democrats' presidential nominating calendar

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 21:22

Biden has proposed elevating South Carolina to the first spot, moving the swing states of Georgia and Michigan up to the early slate, and putting Iowa back in the pack.

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Aline Kominsky-Crumb, underground cartoonist, dies at 74

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 19:13

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, an American cartoonist known for her feminist themes and often brutally frank, highly personal and self-critical work, has died at the age of 74.

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Appeals court halts the Mar-a-Lago special master review

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 18:22

The ruling removes a hurdle the Justice Department said delayed its criminal investigation into the retention of top-secret government information at former President Donald Trump's Florida estate.

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A judge orders Arizona's Cochise County to certify election results after a delay

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 16:06

A judge ordered officials in GOP-controlled Cochise County to certify midterm elections results days after they missed the legal deadline and put more than 47,000 people's votes at risk.

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Senate passes railroad legislation to prevent a strike

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 15:42

The Senate has approved a measure meant to avert a railroad strike in eight days — without the paid sick days rail workers have been asking for.

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The Portland Thorns will be sold, the latest fallout from scandals in women's soccer

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 15:40

Merritt Paulson's decision to sell the Thorns comes after a pair of team executives were dismissed for their roles in systemic abuse and misconduct in the National Women's Soccer League.

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Baseball great Gaylord Perry, a two-time Cy Young winner, dies at 84

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 15:13

The Baseball Hall of Famer, a master of the spitball, made history as the first player to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues. Perry pitched for eight major-league teams from 1962 until 1983.

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U.S. Soccer star Christian Pulisic mending, hopes to play in Saturday's match

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 14:47

Pulisic suffered a pelvic injury when scoring the winning goal in the U.S. squad's game against Iran on Tuesday. The victory moved the U.S. team onto a knockout match against the Netherlands.

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They ran a voter suppression scheme. Now they're sentenced to register voters

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 14:38

Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman robocalled roughly 85,000 voters across five states, falsely telling them that voting by mail would risk "giving your private information to the man."

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Jeffrey Epstein's estate reaches a $105M settlement with the U.S. Virgin Islands

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 13:41

The U.S. territory sought to hold the late financier accountable after he was accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls and of causing environmental damage on the two tiny islands he owned.

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