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The Museum of Broadway reveals the show behind the show

Sat, 11/26/2022 - 05:00

A new museum celebrating the history of Broadway is now in New York's theater district.

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U.S. bans the sale and import of some tech from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE

Sat, 11/26/2022 - 02:30

The five-member FCC said it has voted unanimously to adopt new rules that will block the importation or sale of certain technology products that pose security risks to U.S. critical infrastructure.

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The U.S. ties England in a scoreless World Cup game

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 16:43

The U.S. men's team must beat Iran on Tuesday to reach the knockout stage. England leads the pack in the latest group standings.

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Elon Musk says Twitter will re-launch its verification program next week

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 15:39

The embattled CEO tweeted Friday that the company will re-launch its paid verification program next week. He says accounts will be manually verified and color coded, but has yet to offer details.

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Virginia Walmart gunman left a 'death note' saying he felt harassed by coworkers

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 11:45

The store supervisor who fatally shot six coworkers apologized for what he was about to do while simultaneously blaming others for mocking him.

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Elon Musk says he will grant 'amnesty' to suspended Twitter accounts

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 08:27

Online safety experts say the move is likely to spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation.

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Beijing adds new COVID quarantine centers, sparking panic buying

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 07:46

Residents in the capital have been emptying store shelves in supermarkets and overwhelming delivery apps as Beijing's government steps up construction of COVID quarantine centers.

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Twitter has lost 50 of its top 100 advertisers since Elon Musk took over, report says

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 07:37

Half of Twitter's top 100 advertisers appear to no longer be advertising on the website. A new report states that these 50 advertisers have spent almost $2 billion on Twitter ads since 2020.

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Why Colorado's Red Flag Law didn't stop the Colorado Springs shooting

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 05:50

An update on Red Flag Laws and their impact in light of the mass shooting in Colorado Springs.

Russia strikes, Ukraine repairs, in a battle to survive the winter

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 05:50

Ukraine is still recovering from the latest Russian airstrikes. Ukraine's air defenses have proved more resilient than expected. But can it cope this winter with an onslaught on the electricity grid?

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To raise funds for trans communities, an artist has pledged to do 1,000 pansy tattoos

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 05:08

The project A Thousand Pansies aims to raise money to support the trans community with the tattooing of 1,000 pansy flowers. To get the tattoo, participants must donate $500 to a designated charity.

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Afghans are bracing for a winter many fear will be even worse than the last

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 05:03

At World Food Programme distribution sites, "Everybody tells us, 'Last winter was difficult, but we have no idea how we will get through the coming winter,'" says a WFP spokesperson in Kabul.

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What we know (and don't know) about how abortion affected the midterms

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 05:01

What can polls tell us? (Not a lot.) Why did ballot measures favor abortion rights while abortion rights opponents won handily? (It's complicated.) And more lessons from the midterms...

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For Tim Weah, a World Cup goal capped a family journey. Now he's ready for England

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 05:00

The U.S. will play England at 2 p.m. ET on Friday in Qatar, with Weah's parents in the stands. His father, George Weah, was a star player in the '90s but never made it to the World Cup himself.

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Europe fears its industries will jet to the U.S. as energy costs force plant closures

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 05:00

Duralex glassware maker is just one company that's suspended operations over spiking energy costs after a cutoff of Russian natural gas.

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How stores ended up with too many (wrong) clothes

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 05:00

Remember when we couldn't get enough athleisure? Or pajamas? Now, the hottest question for clothing retailers is whether they've got an "inventory glut." For shoppers, this means discounts.

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For playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, theater doesn't just reflect reality – it creates it

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 05:00

With a revival of her Pulitzer-winning play Topdog/Underdog on Broadway, and her new show about COVID off-Broadway, the acclaimed playwright is still learning new things about herself.

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Here's how some therapists are tackling structural racism in their practice

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 05:00

A new wave of counselors is supporting people of color by 'decolonizing' the practice of therapy. They aim to make therapy more culturally responsive and to take generational trauma into account.

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Iranians feel conflicted about watching the World Cup amid protests at home

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 05:00

Iranians are watching their soccer team at the World Cup in nearby Qatar with mixed feelings about how to show support amid massive freedom protests at home.

South Korea's supreme court rules on legal transgender recognition

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 05:00

In a victory for LGBTQ rights, South Korea's supreme court ruled that transgender people have the right to change their legal sex status, regardless of whether they have underage children.