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From prisoner to prime minister, Malaysia's Anwar had long ride to top

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 02:06

Becoming prime minister caps Anwar Ibrahim's roller-coaster political journey, from a former deputy PM who was imprisoned in the 1990s led to a reform movement that became a major political force.

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Alessandro Michele is stepping down as Gucci's creative director

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 21:13

Alessandro Michele is stepping down as Gucci's creative director, the company announced Wednesday. Michele, who has been with Gucci for 20 years, entered the role in 2015.

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Georgia's highest court reinstates ban on abortions after 6 weeks

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 14:41

The court's decision immediately prohibited enforcement of the abortion ban statewide. The new order said seven of the nine justices had agreed to the decision.

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Read what a judge told Elizabeth Holmes before sending her to prison for 11 years

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 14:09

Read exactly what the judge told former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes before he sentenced her to 11 years in federal prison.

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Surge in outbreaks tests China's easing of zero-COVID policy

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 12:59

Cities are once again locking down thousands of neighborhoods and sending people into quarantine, even as local Chinese authorities are tasked with easing COVID restrictions.

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5 major revelations about the collapse of crypto giant FTX

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 12:23

At the first hearing in FTX's bankruptcy proceedings, lawyers confirmed that millions of dollars are stolen or missing, and revealed stunning details about the downfall of the once-mighty exchange

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German players cover their mouths at the World Cup to protest FIFA

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 11:48

The players covered their mouths for their team photo in an apparent rebuke of FIFA's clampdown on plans to wear armbands to protest discrimination in host nation Qatar.

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How Silicon Valley fervor explains Elizabeth Holmes' 11-year prison sentence

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 11:39

Raising hundreds of millions dof dollars sends a startup's valuation soaring. It can also make serious prison time all but inevitable for those in Holmes' situation.

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Japan gets 2 late goals to beat Germany 2-1 at the World Cup

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 11:33

Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano — who both play for German clubs — subbed in and put balls past goalie Manuel Neuer after the 76th minute. Their coach called it "a historic moment, a historic victory."

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Twin blasts near bus stops shake Jerusalem, killing a teen and hurting 18 other people

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 09:48

Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have been surging for months, amid nightly raids in the West Bank prompted by a spate of attacks against Israelis that killed 19 people in the spring.

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Russia has hit Ukraine with renewed missile strikes, knocking out power and water

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 08:58

The capital Kyiv and the western city of Lviv were among the cities hit in the latest round of attacks aimed at the country's infrastructure.

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The latest updates from the shooting at a Walmart in Virginia

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 07:02

At least seven people have died in a mass shooting at a Walmart store in the coastal city of Chesapeake, Va. Authorities say the shooter is among the dead.

At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, referees are adding extra time to games. Lots of it.

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 05:01

At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, teams have been playing more than 90 minutes. A lot more. The England-Iran game had 29 minutes of stoppage time. Senegal-Netherlands tacked on 14 extra minutes.

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Doctors who want to defy abortion laws say it's too risky

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 05:01

In states with abortion bans, doctors may hesitate to provide abortion care in a medical emergency. Some ethicists argue doctors should practice civil disobedience and put patients' lives first.

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Morning news brief

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 05:00

Police are investigating the Colorado Springs nightclub shooting as a possible hate crime. FTX's new CEO reveals just how big a mess he's dealing with. And, China's "zero COVID" policy stirs dissent.

Army veteran who stopped Club Q shooter wanted to protect everyone inside like family

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 05:00

Army veteran Richard Fierro was enjoying a night out with his family when a gunman opened fire on a gay club in Colorado Springs. Fierro said he went into "combat mode" to take down the shooter.

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How Twitter's platform helped its users, personally and professionally

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 05:00

For some users, Twitter was more than just an app — it was a stepping stone for their careers and activism

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To fight 'period shame,' women in China demand that trains sell tampons

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 05:00

Menstruation is a taboo subject in China, but women are fighting the stigma with open discussion and campaigns for better access to period products.

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Climate change is making the weather more severe. Why don't most forecasts mention it?

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 05:00

Scientists and forecasters are trying to figure out how to talk about the connection between climate change and severe weather. It could have big impacts on how people think about global warming.

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High demand and prices for lithium send mines into overdrive

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 05:00

Demand for batteries has sent lithium prices soaring. But building new mines is controversial and time-consuming. So existing mines are hitting overdrive and boosting production as much as they can.

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