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Biden says he'll discuss whether to run for president again over Thanksgiving dinner

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 05:00

President Biden is spending Thanksgiving with family in Nantucket. He has said he will talk with his family over the holidays about whether to act on his intention to run again in 2024.

Morning news brief

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 05:00

Biden mulls over another presidential campaign over Thanksgiving. How inflation will affect Black Friday sales. And, why Colorado's new Red Flag Law didn't stop the Colorado Springs shooting.

Hong Kong court convicts Cardinal Zen, 5 others over fund to help arrested protestors

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 02:15

A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal and five others were fined after being found guilty of failing to register a fund that aimed to help people arrested in widespread protests three years ago.

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Japan investigators raid Dentsu in widening Olympic probe

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 01:50

Japanese prosecutors raided the headquarters of advertising company Dentsu as the investigation into corruption related to the Tokyo Olympics widened. Dentsu helped land the 2020 Games for Tokyo.

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Here's what we know about the victims from the Virginia Walmart shooting

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 19:40

Six people lost their lives after a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Va., on Wednesday.

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Winston the French bulldog has won the National Dog Show

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 15:42

The three-year-old French bulldog competed against some 1,500 dogs representing 200+ breeds and varieties of the American Kennel Club. "He fits the standard perfectly," said his handler, Perry Payson.

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Eurovision will now let fans in non-participating countries (like the U.S.) vote

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 14:19

Eurovision organizers announced a set of new changes that give more power to voters and let more viewers vote.

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Iran arrests a soccer player for criticizing government and insulting the soccer team

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 13:55

Voria Ghafouri, a prominent player who wasn't chosen to go to the World Cup, is an outspoken critic of Iran's authorities. Reports of his arrest came ahead of Friday's Iran-Wales World Cup match.

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High-flying balloon characters were the stars at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 11:42

This year's parade, by the numbers, included 16 giant balloons, 28 floats, 40 novelty and heritage inflatables, 12 marching bands, 10 performance groups, 700 clowns and one Santa Claus.

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Democrat Mary Peltola, the 1st Alaska Native in Congress, wins a full term

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 10:11

The first Alaska Native to serve in Congress and first woman to hold Alaska's House seat, Peltola beat Republicans Sarah Palin and Nick Begich in ranked choice election results announced Wednesday.

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Pakistan names a new military chief amid bitter political feuding

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 08:42

Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir replaces Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, who retires on Nov. 29. Munir begins his new role amid bitter feuding between Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and former premier Imran Khan.

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Consider making less food and composting leftovers this Thanksgiving, experts say

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 05:01

By composting leftovers, a process that converts organic materials into nutrient-rich soil, people can help reduce the amount of trash being dumped into landfills.

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Looking to leave Twitter? Here are the social networks seeing new users now

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 05:00

Can a network like Hive Social or Mastodon foster the communities and conversations that thrived on the bird app's good days? It's too soon to know for sure, but many hope the answer is yes.

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Come for the free cookies, stay for the shopping

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 05:00

With high inflation and rising expenses, small businesses hope to lure shoppers with food, holidays cheer, instead of deep discounts.

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Tow truck driver leads a nomadic and hectic life in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 05:00

One tow truck driver worked nearly endlessly after Hurricane Ian slashed across most of Florida, stranding vehicles throughout the state.

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Give a round of app-paws for the 3 new breeds in the National Dog Show

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 05:00

The National Dog Show has been a staple of Thanksgiving Day for two decades. This year, it features three new breeds: the Bracco Italiano, the Russian toy and the mudi.

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Why some Brazilians won't be wearing their national soccer colors for the World Cup

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 05:00

Brazilians who voted against President Jair Bolsonaro are torn about sporting the yellow soccer jersey after the far-right leader and his supporters adopted the shirt.

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China expands lockdowns as COVID-19 cases hit daily record

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 04:59

Daily mass testing was ordered in the city of Zhengzhou in what the local government called a "war of annihilation" against the virus.

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Morning news brief

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 04:55

An update on the shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Va. A look at whether holiday travel is returning to pre-pandemic levels, and what the United Nations can do to support Iranian protesters.

Gone in 9 minutes: How a Celtic gold heist unfolded in Germany

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 03:00

Thieves who broke into a southern German museum and stole hundreds of ancient gold coins got in and out in nine minutes without raising the alarm, officials said Wednesda

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