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Cut emissions quickly to save lives, scientists warn in a new U.N. report

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 09:00

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions rapidly and immediately will save lives, livelihoods and ecosystems around the world, scientists say. And there are lots of ways to go about it.

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The start of the Iraq War 20 years later in photos

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 05:00

On March 20, 2003, the U.S. carried out its first airstrikes in Iraq.

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The number of Black video game developers is small, but strong

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 05:00

We talk to five people who are forging their own path in the industry, and bringing their unique experience to the world of video games.

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Colorectal cancer is rising among Gen X, Y & Z. Here are 5 ways to protect yourself

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 05:00

If you are in you're in your 20s, 30s and 40s, you need to know the signs to watch for and when to seek screening or treatment for colorectal cancer.

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Millions of dead fish have been found in an Australian river due to low oxygen levels

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 04:25

Millions of dead fish have been found dead in an Australian river due to dangerously low oxygen levels in the water caused by receding flood waters, government officials said.

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Big names including Steve Buscemi, Conan O'Brien come out to honor Adam Sandler

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 04:20

Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston and Chris Rock were also among the comedians in Washington, D.C. this weekend to celebrate Sandler, who worked on Saturday Night Live in the 1990s and moved on to films.

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Emmanuel Macron faces no-confidence votes as pressure builds from pension protests

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 03:31

Since becoming president in 2017, Emmanuel Macron often has been accused of being out of touch. But government officials are hoping to survive a no-confidence vote because the opposition is divided.

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New York Community Bank agrees to buy a large portion of Signature Bank

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 01:59

The 40 branches of Signature Bank will become Flagstar Bank, starting Monday. Flagstar is one of New York Community Bank's subsidiaries.

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China's Xi Jinping flexes his diplomatic muscle with a visit to Moscow

Sun, 03/19/2023 - 22:07

Analysts say China's role as a mediator in the past suggests limits to what it may achieve when it comes to Ukraine.

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Miami Beach sets curfew to control spring break crowds after 2 shootings

Sun, 03/19/2023 - 21:25

The city issued a 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew starting Sunday night in an effort to curb violence after two fatal shootings took place over the weekend.

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The body of a teenager found dead near the Murdaugh estate in 2015 will be exhumed

Sun, 03/19/2023 - 18:45

Stephen Smith's death was ruled a hit-and-run. His body was found 15 miles from the estate of former South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh, who was found guilty this month of killing his wife and son.

Gloria Dea, the 1st magician to perform on the Las Vegas Strip, dies at 100

Sun, 03/19/2023 - 18:07

Dea was the first magician to perform on what would become the Las Vegas Strip in the early 1940s. She also appeared in several movies in the 1940s and '50s.

A new Arkansas law allows an anti-abortion monument at the state Capitol

Sun, 03/19/2023 - 15:08

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has signed a law to allow a monument near the state Capitol marking the number of abortions performed in Arkansas before Roe v. Wade was overturned.

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UBS to buy troubled Credit Suisse in deal brokered by Swiss government

Sun, 03/19/2023 - 14:47

UBS will buy rival Credit Suisse in a deal brokered by Swiss officials to try and prevent a banking crisis.

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California enters a contract to make its own affordable insulin

Sun, 03/19/2023 - 14:16

Under the $50 million deal, the state is partnering with drugmaker Civica to start making the new generic insulin later this year, Gov. Gavin Newsom said.

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A nuclear power plant leaked contaminated water in Minnesota. Here's what we know

Sun, 03/19/2023 - 13:56

The 400,000 gallon leak of water containing tritium occurred in November 2022, but it wasn't made public until Thursday. Officials said the leak is contained to the plant and poses no public danger.

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Bank fail: How rising interest rates paved the way for Silicon Valley Bank's collapse

Sun, 03/19/2023 - 07:00

Silicon Valley Bank invested billions of dollars in super safe U.S. government bonds. But that choice exposed to the bank to a whole other set of risks.

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How do you take a picture of happiness? We asked photographers to surprise us

Sun, 03/19/2023 - 07:00

Monday, March 20 is International Day of Happiness — as proclaimed by the United Nations. The themes this year are gratitude and kindness. We asked photographers to send us images in that vein.

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South Korea has the world's lowest fertility rate, a struggle with lessons for us all

Sun, 03/19/2023 - 07:00

South Korea's government has moved aggressively to encourage more childbirth, but its ongoing struggles point to the complexity of a challenge that is only becoming more salient around the world.

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3 takeaways 20 years after the invasion of Iraq

Sun, 03/19/2023 - 05:00

Two decades ago, then-President George W. Bush announced the start of combat operations in Iraq. The bloody occupation that followed lasted longer and cost more in lives and money than anyone guessed.

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