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Even Before Jovenel Moïse's Assassination, Haiti Was In Crisis

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 18:40

Political instability, the lasting effects of a devastating earthquake and a cholera epidemic, foreign political interventions and gang violence have all taken their toll on this island nation.

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Officials Say They Are Ending The Search For Survivors In The Surfside Condo Collapse

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 18:18

After 14 days of searching, the operation now turns to a "recovery" phase. None of the victims recovered from the wreckage as of Wednesday morning survived the initial collapse, authorities said.

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Oil Prices Are In Turmoil Right Now. Here Are 5 Things You Need To Know

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 17:50

Oil prices were surging, but a dramatic meeting of many of the world's crude producers has thrown things into a bit of turmoil.

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10 More Bodies Have Been Discovered At The Site Of The Florida Condo Collapse

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 15:25

The death toll from the June 24 collapse has now climbed to 46, officials in Surfside announced Wednesday. The 14th day of the search yielded the highest number of bodies found in a single day.

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An MLK Jr. Statue Was Vandalized With Graffiti, Prompting A Hate Crime Investigation

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 15:02

A statue of Martin Luther King Jr. in a park in southern California was vandalized with racist images. Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia called the graffiti "horrific."

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The Ever Given Has Set Sail From The Suez Canal, Months After It Blocked The Waterway

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 14:27

The skyscraper-sized vessel was on its way to The Netherlands in March when it slammed into the bank of a single-lane stretch of the canal, shutting down the key global trade route for days.

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Judge Says The Air Force Is Mostly Responsible For A 2017 Texas Church Shooting

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 14:04

The U.S. Air Force failed to submit a former serviceman's criminal history into a database, which should have prevented him from purchasing firearms later used in a shooting, a federal judge ruled.

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How An Anti-Vice Crusader Sabotaged The Early Birth Control Movement

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 12:50

The Comstock Act, which passed in 1873, virtually outlawed contraception. In The Man Who Hated Women, author Amy Sohn writes about the man behind the law — and the women prosecuted under it.

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Donald Trump Says He Is Suing Facebook, Google And Twitter For Alleged Censorship

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 11:50

The former president announced he is filing suit against three of the nation's biggest tech giants, alleging he has was wrongfully censored by them following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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U.S. Job Openings Remain At A Historic High, Giving Job Seekers Options

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 11:31

The number of job openings in the U.S. topped 9 million in May, according to Labor Department. The number of people quitting their jobs eased slightly from April but remains high.

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Bollywood Icon Dilip Kumar Has Died

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 09:31

Kumar is hailed as the "Tragedy King" and one of Hindi cinema's greatest actors. He also was known as Bollywood's only Method actor for his expressive performances identifying a character's emotions.

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Descendants Of Slaves Say This Proposed Grain Factory Will Destroy The Community

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 08:01

A bitter fight is ongoing between powerful backers of a giant terminal on the Mississippi River and residents of the historic Black neighborhood, Wallace, La., who say this is environmental racism.

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Haitian President Jovenel Moïse Was Assassinated At Home, According To The Acting PM

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 07:25

A group of people, some of whom spoke Spanish, attacked the president's private residence and killed him, Prime Minister Claude Joseph said in a statement.

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Palestinians Hope Israel's New Government Will Bring Progress To This Poor Town

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 05:07

In the village of Jisr al-Zarqa, residents wish for opportunities available in nearby Jewish towns. They wonder if the new government, which includes an Arab party for the first time, will help.

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Meet Maryland's Secret Weapon In The Battle To Close The Latino Vaccination Gap

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 05:01

Maryland is among just a handful of states where more than half of its Latino population is vaccinated. Here are the people making a difference.

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What Led A Police Chief Turned Yoga Instructor To The Capitol Riot?

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 05:00

Alan Hostetter, once a police chief and yoga instructor, became known for protesting pandemic lockdowns in California. He's now facing conspiracy charges for his alleged role in the U.S. Capitol riot.

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Australia's Largest City Sydney Locks Down For A Third Week

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 03:44

The city's initial two-week lockdown has been extended, officials say, because only 9% of Australia's population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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U.S. Sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson Will Not Compete In The Tokyo Olympics

Tue, 07/06/2021 - 21:03

The 21-year-old was left off the U.S. Track & FIeld Olympic roster despite her astonishing performance at last month's trials, due to a 30-day suspension following a positive drug test for THC.

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Russians Tried To Hack Republican National Committee

Tue, 07/06/2021 - 20:50

The RNC said one of its contractors was targeted, but that no data were accessed. The attempt would be the second Russian attack on U.S. entities in recent days.

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Delta Is Now The Dominant Coronavirus Variant In The U.S.

Tue, 07/06/2021 - 20:23

The CDC just released new estimates showing the highly contagious delta variant now accounts for 51.7% of cases in the U.S. In some parts of the country, the strain is responsible for 80% of cases.

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