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Ex-Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows to appear before Jan. 6 panel

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 12:55

The House committee investigating the Capitol attack had threatened Meadows with a criminal contempt referral since he had previously refused to cooperate.

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Stock selloff worsens on worries over omicron impact, Powell comments

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 12:42

Stocks fell on Tuesday as investors weighed the potential economic fallout from the new coronavirus variant. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said the central bank could end its bond-buying early.

The new Miss USA is Elle Smith, a local TV reporter from Kentucky

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 12:40

Elle Smith traded in her Miss Kentucky sash for a Miss USA crown on Monday night. She is slated to compete in the Miss Universe pageant in Israel next month.

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Conservationists flew 30 white rhinos to Rwanda in a huge operation to protect them

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 12:29

The roughly 2,000-mile journey took the rhinos to their new home in Akagera National Park, where advocates hope the animals will be able to establish a new breeding stronghold and evade poachers.

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1 in 3 people working at Australia's parliament are sexually harassed, a report finds

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 11:56

A new report details the stunning culture of sexual harassment and bullying in Australia's parliamentary offices. It comes after another wave of #MeToo protests rocked the country in March.

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The omicron variant was in Europe a week before South Africa reported it

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 11:45

The rapidly spreading variant was identified in retests of samples that were taken on Nov. 19 and 23 in the Netherlands, according to a Dutch health agency.

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African leaders condemn travel restrictions as omicron variant spreads globally

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 10:47

African nations are bristling at the restrictions imposed on them by rich countries — and say they are harmful to local economies and discriminate against countries in the region.

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Why some researchers think the omicron variant could be the most infectious one yet

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 05:07

Preliminary data about omicron suggests the variant became widespread across southern Africa in a very short period of time. Scientists say its many mutations may play a role in its transmissibility.

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It's no secret: CIA book looks at fraught relations with Trump

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 05:01

Getting To Know The President is written by an ex-CIA officer, published by the spy agency's research wing and freely available on the CIA's website.

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City trees are turning green early, prompting warnings for food and pollination

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 05:00

A study of trees in dozens of cities found that urban heat and light pollution are pushing urban trees to sprout leaves earlier than trees in more rural areas.

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Billions of federal dollars could replace lead pipes. Flint has history to share

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 05:00

The new infrastructure legislation makes money available to remove potentially poisonous pipes around the country. In Flint, Mich., mistrust runs deeper than the plumbing does.

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New antiviral drugs are coming for COVID. Here's what you need to know

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 05:00

The FDA is considering new pills that could treat people in early stages of COVID. Here's what to know about how they work, how effective they are and the impact they could make on the pandemic.

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There's a GOP push in Wisconsin to take over the state's election system

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 05:00

Some GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin want to strip the state's bipartisan elections agency of its power and give it to the Republican-controlled Legislature. The idea is backed by GOP Sen. Ron Johnson.

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Myanmar court postpones verdict for ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 01:36

The court agreed with a defense motion to allow testimony from an additional witness. On Feb. 1, the army seized power — arresting Suu Kyi and blocking her party from a second term in office.

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Golf pioneer Lee Elder, who broke the race barrier at the Masters, dies at 87

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 21:57

Elder made history in 1975 when he became the first Black golfer to compete at the Masters tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. No details about his death were immediately available.

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Elizabeth Holmes testifies about alleged sexual and emotional abuse at her fraud trial

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 21:17

Holmes' stunning testimony marks the first time the former chief executive of the biotech startup Theranos told the jury about her allegations of abuse by her former romantic and business partner.

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Prosecutors ask U.S. Supreme Court to review the Bill Cosby case

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 18:06

The prosecutors who brought Cosby to a conviction in 2018 — and then saw him freed earlier this year — are asking the Supreme Court to throw out a state court's ruling.

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Reps. Boebert and Omar spoke after Boebert's Islamophobic comments. It didn't go well

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 16:42

The contentious phone call between Reps. Lauren Boebert and Ilhan Omar likely means the controversy will continue.

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Ex-Google workers sue company, saying it betrayed 'Don't Be Evil' motto

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 16:16

The suit was filed by software engineers who were fired two years ago, after organizing a labor movement against Google's work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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Amazon warehouse workers get to re-do their union vote in Alabama

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 15:51

A federal labor official has ordered a revote in the biggest Amazon union election in the U.S. The agency found the company's anti-union tactics tainted the original vote that rejected unionizing.

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