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Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she won't run for reelection in 2024

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 18:09

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the oldest sitting member of Congress, said she will accomplish as much as possible before she steps down.

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After a big recovery, the wood stork may soon fly off the endangered species list

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 18:08

The ungainly yet graceful wood stork, which was on the brink of extinction in 1984, has rebounded dramatically in Florida and other Southern states, officials say.

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Apparently, love does have a price. It's $25.9 billion

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 17:02

Americans celebrating Valentine's Day are expected to spend an average of $192.80 each this year. That's, like, 11 boxes of fun dip packages.

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Senators talk about upping online safety for kids. This year they could do something

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 16:37

During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, lawmakers blasted tech companies that they said do little to keep kids safe from bullying, addiction and "rabbit holes of dangerous material."

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Barney the purple dinosaur is coming back with a new show — and a new look

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 15:52

Barney, the big purple dinosaur with a preschool following, will be returning to TV in 2024 with a new animated series, according to Mattel. A new film, toys and adult apparel are also in the works.

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Senators downplay threats from unidentified objects, but call for more information

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 15:29

Many Democrats defended the Biden administration's cautious approach. But lawmakers of both parties urged the president to address the nation.

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A Valentine's Day message from Banksy comments on violence against women

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 15:13

The work depicts a woman who appears to be missing a tooth and whose eye is swollen shut. Shortly after it appeared in England, parts of the graffiti installation were dismantled by local officials.

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European allies condemn Israel's plan to build more housing units in the West Bank

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 13:58

France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom joined the U.S. in condemning Israel's plans to build 10,000 more housing units in existing settlements in the occupied West Bank.

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Timeline: How a Chinese 'spy balloon' prompted the U.S. to scour the skies

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 13:18

The U.S. and China have traded fiery allegations of extensive aerial surveillance programs since the U.S. shot down a Chinese balloon on Feb. 4. Here's a look at what's happened so far.

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Russia deports thousands of Ukrainian children. Investigators say that's a war crime

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 13:00

A team at Yale University is using open-source materials to document the forced removal of Ukrainian children to Russia. Russia says it's a vast humanitarian program.

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A United Airlines flight took a steep dive to just 800 feet above the Pacific Ocean

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 12:11

The airline says the two pilots of the December flight from Maui made a safety report after landing in San Francisco and are currently receiving additional training.

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As its ambitions soar, Air India orders 470 Boeing and Airbus aircraft

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 11:22

India's second-largest domestic carrier placed orders for 220 Boeing aircraft valued at $34 billion and 250 Airbus planes in a separate deal that could be worth tens of billions of dollars.

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The U.S. military lifts the Chinese balloon's 'priority sensors' from the ocean floor

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 10:55

"Crews have been able to recover significant debris from the site, including all of the priority sensor and electronics pieces identified," U.S. Northern Command said.

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Inflation eased again in January – but there's a cautionary sign

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 08:36

Annual inflation cooled in January for the seventh month in a row. But price increases accelerated between December and January, fueled by rising shelter, food and gasoline prices.

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Indian tax authorities raid BBC, weeks after it airs documentary critical of Modi

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 06:25

A two-part BBC documentary examined Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's role in anti-Muslim raids that killed hundreds in his home state of Gujarat in 2002.

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Despite Khamenei's amnesty, most protesters in Iran won't go free, advocate says

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 06:00

Iran has jailed up to 20,000 people in months of protests against the regime. The announcement that it's pardoning prisoners is an empty gesture, a human rights lawyer says.

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High-paying jobs that don't need a college degree? Thousands of them are sitting empty

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 06:00

Trade jobs that require less education, at much lower cost, sit empty. But many parents remain wary of programs that don't lead to a four-year degree.

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After Turkey's quake, one family mourns its losses — and braces for more

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 05:03

As volunteers continue digging through the rubble of a collapsed apartment building, the siblings of a woman found dead with her four children are now awaiting news of their mother and another sister.

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Lasers, robots, and tiny electrodes are transforming treatment of severe epilepsy

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 05:01

For people with drug-resistant epilepsy, surgery used to be seen as a last resort. Now it's often the treatment of choice.

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Where Greta Thunberg does (and doesn't) expect to see action on climate change

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 05:01

Greta Thunberg says she has no plans to get into politics as a career, and she thinks she can do more as a climate campaigner on the outside.

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