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DOJ officials pushed back on Trump's baseless election fraud claims

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 17:09

About a week before the Jan. 6 attack, there was an "escalation" of then-President Donald Trump's demands about election fraud allegations, a former acting deputy attorney general testified.

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Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (June 23)

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 17:07

A roundup of key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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Amazon's Alexa could soon speak in a dead relative's voice, making some feel uneasy

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 17:02

Amazon's voice-cloning technology still under development raises concerns among those who study ethics in artificial intelligence.

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An artist in Ukraine captures the war in black and white

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 14:50

Vladyslav Krasnoshchok describes himself as a "geopolitical surrealist" painter. Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine began, he's been photographing the war with a vintage Olympus 35 mm camera.

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The House extended a school meal lifeline; families are now waiting on the Senate

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 14:29

Congress is rushing to pass an extension for some of the school meal waivers that provided support to families and schools during the pandemic that expire June 30.

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Think all bacteria are microscopic? Tell that to these centimeter-long monsters

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 14:01

The largest bacteria known to science have been discovered in the Caribbean. They're visible to the naked eye and surprisingly complex.

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Why overturning Roe isn't the final goal of the anti-abortion movement

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 13:45

Law professor Mary Ziegler explains how the anti-abortion movement upended the GOP establishment and helped push the courts to the right. Her new book is Dollars for Life.

One year after Surfside condo collapse in Florida, a legal settlement is approved

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 13:27

The $1.2 billion settlement is for unit owners and families of those who died in the condo tower. It was finalized one day before the anniversary of the disaster in which 98 people died.

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When a U.S. swimmer sank to the bottom of the pool, her coach jumped in to save her

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 12:31

"I saw that the lifeguards were not jumping into the water because they were paralyzed," Team USA coach Andrea Fuentes said. Luckily for athlete Anita Alvarez, Fuentes is an Olympic swimmer.

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Biden's Title IX reforms would roll back Trump-era rules, expand victim protections

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 12:08

The administration proposed an overhaul of regulations to expand protections for LGBTQI+ students and require schools to respond to all sexual discrimination complaints.

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Biden administration moves to expand Title IX protections regarding sexual misconduct

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 12:08

The administration proposed a dramatic overhaul of campus sexual assault rules, acting to expand protections for LGBTQ students, and widen colleges' responsibilities in addressing sexual misconduct.

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The FDA orders Juul to pull all of its vaping products from the U.S. market

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 10:52

The company "will finally be held accountable for creating the youth vaping epidemic," the advocacy group Parents Against Vaping e-cigarettes told NPR.

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An Argentine judge orders 8 to face a homicide trial in soccer star Maradona's death

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 10:00

The defendants include a neurosurgeon, two nurses and a car coordinator. Diego Maradona was under their care when he died at age 60 — and prosecutors say they were recklessly negligent.

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The U.S. is reckoning with its troubled past of Indian boarding schools

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 09:41

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and tribal leaders are advocating for a congressional commission to examine the impacts of the federal Native American forced-assimilation policy.

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Georgia Supreme Court overturns murder conviction in hot-car death of toddler

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 09:21

The court overturned the murder and child cruelty convictions against a man whose son died after he left him in a hot car, saying the jury saw evidence that was "extremely and unfairly prejudicial."

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Sri Lankan prime minister says that the nation's economy has collapsed

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 09:04

Sri Lanka's debt-laden economy has "collapsed" after months of shortages of food, fuel and electricity, the prime minister told lawmakers Wednesday.

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Saudi crown prince visits Turkey for 1st time since Khashoggi killing

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 08:50

Turkey and Saudi Arabia declared their determination to start a "new era of cooperation" during a visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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She has waited 29 years for housing assistance. Now she is fighting for change

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 05:33

A woman's viral tweet exposed the inefficiencies in Chicago's public housing. Jeanette Taylor, now an alderwoman for the city, is pushing for change.

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Travel plans to or across Europe? Prepare for long lines

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 05:24

Just like in the U.S., airlines and airports that slashed jobs during the depths of the COVID-19 crisis are now struggling to keep up with exploding travel demand.

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The Senate gun bill would close the 'boyfriend loophole.' Here's what that means

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 05:08

Federal law prevents some convicted domestic abusers from owning a gun, depending on their relationship to the victim. The new gun safety bill would expand that definition to include dating partners.

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