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The Supreme Court is weighing a theory that could upend elections. Here's how

Sun, 01/22/2023 - 05:00

How federal elections are run across the U.S. could be upended if the Supreme Court adopts even a limited version of a once-fringe idea known as the "independent state legislature theory."

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Brazil's army chief has been fired in the aftermath of this month's uprising

Sun, 01/22/2023 - 04:28

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva fired Brazil's army chief on Saturday. Lula has said that some in the military allowed the Jan. 8 uprising in the capital by far-right protesters.

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China is celebrating the Lunar New Year, with most COVID rules lifted

Sun, 01/22/2023 - 04:15

People across China rang in the Lunar New Year on Sunday with large family gatherings and crowds visiting temples after the government lifted its strict "zero-COVID" policy.

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Peru has closed off Machu Picchu due to growing anti-government protests

Sun, 01/22/2023 - 03:56

The Culture Ministry said it had closed the country's most famous tourist attraction as well as the Inca Trail leading up to the site "to protect the safety of tourists and the population in general."

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Atlanta protest over police killing of activist turns violent

Sat, 01/21/2023 - 21:49

The protest follows the death of an environmental activist earlier this week. Authorities said the 26-year-old activist shot a state trooper. Activists have questioned officials' version of events.

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A woman was arrested for killing her terminally ill husband at a Florida hospital

Sat, 01/21/2023 - 19:52

Police said the two had made a pact weeks beforehand. She could be charged with first-degree murder.

The DOJ searched Biden's home and found more classified documents

Sat, 01/21/2023 - 19:33

President Biden's personal lawyers had already searched his Wilmington home for classified documents. The DOJ did another search and found still more, some dating back to Biden's time in the Senate.

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A firefighter's 1943 photos of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising have been found

Sat, 01/21/2023 - 14:29

The photos were taken inside the Warsaw Ghetto by a 23-year-old Polish firefighter as the Nazis were brutally crushing the Jewish uprising of 1943. The photos were discovered in a family collection.

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Buzz Aldrin gets married at 93 to his longtime love

Sat, 01/21/2023 - 13:30

The retired astronaut, who was the second person to walk on the moon, announced his marriage to Anca Faur.

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Three active-duty Marines are charged in the Jan. 6 riot

Sat, 01/21/2023 - 11:39

Micah Coomer, Joshua Abate and Dodge Dale Hellonen were arrested on misdemeanor charges after fellow Marines helped investigators identify them in footage among the pro-Trump mob on Jan. 6, 2021.

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Gas stoves became part of the culture war in less than a week. Here's why

Sat, 01/21/2023 - 10:06

An interview with a federal safety regulator quickly became fodder for outrage, viral social media content and political fundraising.

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Yeah, actually, your plastic coffee pod may not be great for the planet

Sat, 01/21/2023 - 08:01

Across social media, headlines this week said that single use coffee pods may be more climate friendly than other ways of making coffee. That may not be the case, based on the science.

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She was denied entry to a Rockettes show — then the facial recognition debate ignited

Sat, 01/21/2023 - 07:00

When a lawyer was denied entry to a Rockettes show, it became a flashpoint in the debate over facial recognition technology. Does it keep people safe, or risk further harm?

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Reneé Rapp wants to burn out by 30 — and it's all going perfectly to plan

Sat, 01/21/2023 - 07:00

You may know about Rapp from TikTok, TV or Broadway. But she says all of that has just been in service of her true passion: a solo music career.

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Russia has amassed a shadow fleet to ship its oil around sanctions

Sat, 01/21/2023 - 06:01

Russia would have to use tankers willing to get around sanctions to ship its crude to Asia. It's known in the oil industry as a "shadow fleet."

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As prices soar, border officials are seeing a spike in egg smuggling from Mexico

Sat, 01/21/2023 - 06:00

U.S. egg prices have climbed 60% in the past year, making it tempting to bring eggs over from Mexico, where prices are lower. But those who try to smuggle them risk thousands of dollars in fines.

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Why we have a debt ceiling, and why this trip to the brink may be different

Sat, 01/21/2023 - 05:01

We have been here before. But this time the House's new Republican majority is largely driven by a faction that says it will hold the debt limit vote as a hostage to win policy changes.

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Arizona executions are on hold until a review ordered by the governor is completed

Sat, 01/21/2023 - 03:31

The review will examine Arizona's procurement process for lethal injection drugs and gas, execution procedures, news organizations' access to executions and training of staff to carry out executions.

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Chris Hipkins is set to become New Zealand's next prime minister

Sat, 01/21/2023 - 02:44

The 44-year-old education minister must still garner an endorsement Sunday from his Labour Party colleagues. He would replace Jacinda Ardern, who shocked the nation when she announced her resignation.

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Elon Musk takes the witness stand to defend his Tesla buyout tweets

Sat, 01/21/2023 - 02:12

Two tweets in 2018 led to a class-action lawsuit alleging Musk misled investors, pulling him into court for about a half hour to deliver sworn testimony in front of a nine-person jury.

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