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Oct 03, 2022

North Korea fires a ballistic missile over Japan
The Japanese prime minister's office said at least one missile fired from North Korea flew over Japan and was believed to have landed in the Pacific Ocean.

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Oct 03, 2022

Since the Taliban takeover, Afghans hoping to leave Afghanistan have few ways out
A year after the U.S. withdrawal, tens of thousands of applicants remain stuck in the backlog of the Special Immigrant Visa program, designed to help those who served the U.S. overseas.

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Oct 03, 2022

Around the world, protesters take to the streets in solidarity with Iranian women
The gatherings are an echo of the protests that have erupted in Iran since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who had been detained by the country's so-called morality police.

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Oct 03, 2022

Ukraine war updates: Ukraine retakes part of a region Russia claims to annex (Oct. 3)
Catch up on key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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Oct 03, 2022

The scales turn against 2 fishermen after weights are found in fish at a tournament
A fishing team's success raked in thousands of dollars — and sparked suspicion about how they managed to keep winning.

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Oct 03, 2022

Abuse in the U.S. women's pro soccer league was systemic, a report finds
An independent investigation into the scandals that erupted in the National Women's Soccer League last season found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the sport.

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Oct 03, 2022

How McKinsey cashed in by consulting for both companies and their regulators
When McKinsey Comes to Town authors Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe say the consulting firm helped companies boost tobacco and opioid sales — while at the same time working for the FDA.

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Oct 03, 2022

A public payphone in China began ringing and ringing. Who was calling?
It started in July. The callers live in Gourd Island, and they were hoping to share an important message that they say was being ignored by their local authorities.

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Oct 03, 2022

Planned Parenthood mobile clinic will take abortion to red-state borders
Planned Parenthood says it will provide abortions out of an RV-based clinic in southern Illinois by the end of the year. It will reduce travel time for some patients coming from surrounding states.

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Oct 03, 2022

SEC charges Kim Kardashian for unlawfully touting crypto on her Instagram account
The reality TV star hawked a crypto token on her Instagram account without telling her hundreds of millions of followers she'd been paid to do so.

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Oct 03, 2022

The UK scraps a proposed tax cut for the wealthy that sparked market turmoil
The tax cut was part of a package of unfunded cuts unveiled only days ago that sent the pound to record lows and was widely seen as politically toxic.

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Oct 03, 2022

The UK scraps a proposed tax cut for wealthy that sparked market turmoil
The tax cut was part of a package of unfunded cuts unveiled only days ago that sent the pound to record lows and was widely seen as politically toxic.

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Oct 03, 2022

Slavery descendants fight to memorialize a cemetery in Maryland
Development has forced many historically Black communities around the country to uproot and disperse. Cemeteries often remain the only proof that those communities existed.

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Oct 03, 2022

The Nobel prize in medicine has been awarded for research on evolution
This year's Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to Swedish scientist Svante Pääbo for his discoveries on human evolution.

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Oct 03, 2022

The man accused of driving into the Waukesha Christmas parade is about to go on trial
Darrell Brooks faces 77 charges after allegedly plowing a maroon SUV into a crowd attending the event in Waukesha, Wis., last November.

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Oct 03, 2022

The Nord Stream leaks are a wake-up call for countries with vulnerable pipelines
There are enough miles of pipelines around the world to circle the Earth 30 times — and many are vulnerable. That doesn't mean there aren't things countries can do to protect them, an expert says.

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Oct 03, 2022

How do you protect critical infrastructure against potential sabotage?
NPR's A Martinez speaks to Juliette Kayyem of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government about the challenges of securing energy infrastructure after last week's suspicious Nord Stream pipeline leaks.

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Oct 03, 2022

In one Fort Myers neighborhood, Black residents feel forsaken in Ian's aftermath
In historically African-American Dunbar, some think that they are being ignored by authorities who are more concerned about helping affluent seaside communities.

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Oct 03, 2022

In one Fort Myers neighborhood, residents feel forsaken in the aftermath of Ian
In historically African-American Dunbar, some think that they are being ignored by authorities who are more concerned about helping affluent seaside communities.

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Oct 03, 2022

Florida officials face questions over the late evacuation order in Lee County
Local authorities ordered a mandatory evacuation for part of Lee County on Tuesday, just one day before the Category 4 storm made mainland landfall.

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Oct 03, 2022

Abortion is legal but under threat in Puerto Rico
Measures being considered represent renewed interest in restricting abortion on the island after the U.S. Supreme Court threw out its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that protected abortion rights.

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Oct 03, 2022

'The Hero of This Book' is a lightly fictionalized memoir that examines devotion
Elizabeth McCracken promised her mom she'd never write about her. But this work of fiction strives to conjure her up in order to prevent her from "evanescing."

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Oct 03, 2022

The Supreme Court will begin a new term with more contentious cases on its docket
The fate of affirmative action programs in college admissions, redistricting, and elections are in the hands of the justices as the U.S. Supreme Court begins its new term.

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Oct 03, 2022

Come along as we connect the dots between climate, migration and the far-right
Today, we are launching a project to look at how the ripples of climate change are radiating outward. Beginning in Senegal, we will connect the dots between climate, migration and political extremism.

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Oct 03, 2022

A win 16 years in the making for a group of student loan borrowers
Divorced borrowers who have been on the hook for their ex's student debt are finally getting the fix they need. But the Education Department's radio silence makes the win bittersweet.

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Oct 03, 2022

Sacheen Littlefeather, who gave Marlon Brando's Oscar rejection speech, dies at 75
In 1973, Littlefeather provided one of the most dramatic moments in Oscar history: Offering Brando's regrets for refusing the award because of Hollywood's treatment and portrayal of Native Americans.

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Oct 02, 2022

The weekend stadium tragedy underscores the danger of watching soccer in Indonesia
The death of at least 125 people at a soccer match on Saturday is a tragic reminder that Indonesia is one of the most dangerous countries in which to attend a game.

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Oct 02, 2022

Brazil's presidential election heads to a runoff between Lula and Bolsonaro
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the left-wing former president, won more votes than right-wing incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro, but not enough to win outright in the 11-candidate race.

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Oct 02, 2022

After Ian demolished their home, a Florida couple ponder where to go
Fort Myers Beach was one of the places hit hardest by Hurricane Ian. Jim and Susan Helton are two of the many whose homes were destroyed. Now they don't know where to go.

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Oct 02, 2022

After Ian demolished their home, a Florida couple wonder where to go
Fort Myers Beach was one of the places hit hardest by Hurricane Ian. Jim and Susan Helton are two of the many whose homes were destroyed. Now they don't know what's next.

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Oct 02, 2022

After Ian demolished their home, a Florida couple wonders where to go
Fort Myers Beach was one of the places hit hardest by Hurricane Ian. Jim and Susan Helton are two of the many whose homes were destroyed. Now they don't know what's next.

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Oct 02, 2022

The old junta leader makes way for the new in Burkina Faso's second coup of the year
The power grab deepens fears that the political chaos could divert attention from an Islamic insurgency whose violence has killed thousands and forced 2 million to flee their homes.

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Oct 02, 2022

More than 100,000 clients in Puerto Rico are still without power 2 weeks after Fiona
The storm made landfall on Sept. 18 and knocked out power to the entire island. Nearly a third of customers in Puerto Rico's westernmost municipalities are still waiting for electricity.

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Oct 02, 2022

The hidden faces of hunger in America
More than 1.2 million people struggled to put food on the table at some point last year in the Washington, D.C. region. Tens of millions more struggling across the country.

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Oct 02, 2022

The pope makes his strongest plea yet for an end to Russia's war on Ukraine
Pope Francis asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to "stop this spiral of violence and death" and called on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to "be open" to serious peace proposals.

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Oct 02, 2022

Pope appeals to Putin to end 'absurd' spiral of violence in Ukraine
Pope Francis appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin, imploring him to "stop this spiral of violence and death" in Ukraine.

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Oct 02, 2022

Over 25 deaths as packed tractor wagon overturns in India
A farm tractor pulling a wagon loaded with people overturned and fell into a pond in northern India, killing 26 people, most of them women and children, officials said Sunday.

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Oct 02, 2022

Las Vegas mass shooting survivors turn to each other to find strength through tragedy
Five years on, survivors of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history are still struggling with the psychological and physical fallout.

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Oct 02, 2022

Economists say inflation is easier on Gen Z, TikTok disagrees
With fewer assets to erode, and flexibility to change jobs, Gen Z is positioned well for inflation, but that's not how they're seeing it.

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Oct 02, 2022

Starbucks workers have unionized at record speed; many fear retaliation now
More than 300 Starbucks stores have held union elections in less than a year, a remarkable feat. But now workers blame "scorched-earth" union busting by Starbucks for a slowdown in the momentum.

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Oct 02, 2022

Flooding and closed roads are some of the challenges Florida's people face after Ian
Flooding cut off I-75 for hours as officials struggle to restore power and water to residents in the path of the storm's destruction.

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Oct 02, 2022

Facts come to the rescue in the age of gaslighting
The search for truth is complicated: There are many versions of it, many disagreements about what it even means. The idea of fact is something we feel better prepared to defend on objective grounds.

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Oct 02, 2022

Brazilians go to the polls, with Lula tipped to beat Bolsonaro
More than 120 million Brazilians will vote Sunday in a highly polarized election that could determine if the country returns a leftist to the helm of the world's fourth-largest democracy.

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Oct 01, 2022

At least 174 fans dead after stampede at an Indonesian soccer match
Brawls between supporters of two rival soccer teams in Indonesia were reported. The fights prompted riot police to fire tear gas, which caused panic.

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Oct 01, 2022

A stampede at a soccer match has killed at least 125 people in Indonesia
Brawls between supporters of two rival soccer teams prompted riot police to fire tear gas, which caused panic. The country is due to host the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

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Oct 01, 2022

More than 100 fans — many of them trampled — died in clashes after a soccer match
Brawls between supporters of two rival soccer teams in Indonesia were reported. The fights prompted riot police to fire tear gas, which caused panic. Two officers were also killed.

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Oct 01, 2022

More than 100 fans are dead after a stampede at an Indonesian soccer match
Brawls between supporters of two rival soccer teams in Indonesia were reported. The fights prompted riot police to fire tear gas, which caused panic.

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Oct 01, 2022

Jewish Ukrainian father and son soldiers mark holy days under cloud of Russia's war
A father and son fighting for Ukraine against the Russian invasion say the war has heightened their Jewish identity.

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Oct 01, 2022

Russia withdraws its troops from a key city encircled by Ukrainian forces
Russia pulled troops out Saturday from the eastern Ukrainian city of Lyman, which it had been using as a front-line hub. It was the latest victory for the Ukrainian counteroffensive.

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Oct 01, 2022

Gunfire erupts in Burkina Faso a day after the second coup in nine months
Gunshots rang out in Burkina Faso's capital amid signs of lingering tensions a day after a group of military officers overthrew the man who had seized power in a coup in January.

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Oct 01, 2022

The Ice Bucket Challenge wasn't just for social media. It helped fund a new ALS drug
In 2014, it was hard to miss the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that set out to raise money to fund research for the disease. And it paid off. A new treatment was funded by $2.2 million of the funds raised.

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Oct 01, 2022

Brazil's election could determine the fate of the Amazon after record deforestation
Under President Jair Bolsonaro, who is running for reelection in Sunday's vote, forest clearing and wildfires have surged in the Amazon.

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Oct 01, 2022

Russia accused of 'kidnapping' head of Ukraine nuclear plant
Russian forces seized the director-general of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant on Friday, Ukrainian state nuclear company Energoatom said.

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Oct 01, 2022

Campaign signs influence how we vote more than you might realize
Especially in local races, political signs can drive name recognition in important ways. In one study, they even helped elevate a fictitious candidate to near the front of the pack.

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Oct 01, 2022

An Arizona judge won't suspend her ruling that halted abortions in the state
An Arizona judge on Friday declined to put her order that allowed enforcement of a pre-statehood law making it a crime to provide an abortion on hold.

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Oct 01, 2022

With Ukraine at war, officials hope to bring tourism back to areas away from fighting
The war displaced millions of Ukrainians. But officials are trying to entice citizens to travel around the country for pleasure again.

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Oct 01, 2022

What it's like serving a life sentence in prison with no chance of release
When Calvin Duncan was 19 years old, he was arrested for a murder he didn't commit. Now, he's helping to tell the stories of other men who have found themselves behind bars for life.

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Oct 01, 2022

A bad year for Wall Street gets even worse, as stock markets finish September down
Amid heightened uncertainty about the global economy, all three U.S. indexes are in a bear market as the third quarter comes to a close.

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Oct 01, 2022

In the wake of Hurricane Ian's destruction, Floridians are picking up the pieces
Days after Category 4 Hurricane Ian came ashore near the tony seaside community, residents are taking stock and trying to put their lives back together.

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Oct 01, 2022

Jackson, Miss., residents struggle with basic needs as the water crisis disrupts life
Residents in the predominantly Black city confront chronic water system outages that have them finding ways to function without a basic public service - safe and reliable drinking water.

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Oct 01, 2022

How local and national leaders are tested by major natural disasters
If handled well, storms like Hurricane Ian can cement politicians' images as community leaders — competent and trusted to help constituents get what they need. If mishandled, they can mar legacies.

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Oct 01, 2022

North Korea conducts 4th round of missile tests in 1 week
North Korea on Saturday test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles, its neighbors said, prompting quick, strong condemnation from its rivals.

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Oct 01, 2022

Dozens are dead from Ian, one of the strongest and costliest U.S. storms
At least 30 people were confirmed dead, including 27 in Florida. The powerful storm terrorized millions for most of the week, hitting western Cuba before raking across Florida and then South Carolina.

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Sep 30, 2022

A sailor has been acquitted of setting a fire that destroyed a massive ship
A military judge on Friday acquitted a sailor of arson in a fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard, a blow to the Navy as it faces allegations of improper training and maintenance of the ship.

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Sep 30, 2022

ALS drug's approval draws cheers from patients, questions from skeptics
A controversial new drug for ALS could add months to patients' lives - if it actually works

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Sep 30, 2022

Photos: Here's what Hurricane Ian looks like in South Carolina
Hurricane Ian has landed in South Carolina after devastating southwest and central Florida. Ian brought heavy rain, high winds and flooding along South Carolina coast, causing damage in some areas.

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Sep 30, 2022

Photos: Here's what Ian looks like in South Carolina
The storm has landed in South Carolina after devastating southwest and central Florida. Ian brought heavy rain, high winds and flooding along South Carolina coast, causing damage in some areas.

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Sep 30, 2022

Damage from Hurricane Ian cuts Sanibel Island off from Florida's mainland
Hurricane Ian washed away several portions of the Sanibel Causeway, a series of bridges linking the island to the rest of the state. It will require structural rebuilds, Florida's governor says.

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Sep 30, 2022

The U.S. women's basketball team will face China in the World Cup gold-medal game
Breanna Stewart and the United States used a dominant defensive effort to beat Canada and reach the gold-medal game of the World Cup for the fourth consecutive tournament.

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Sep 30, 2022

'Mercury Rising' explores treacherous U.S. attempts to control space
Historian Jeff Shesol recalls the early days of the space program, when Cold War fears ruled and no one knew if John Glenn would survive America's first orbital flight. Originally broadcast June 2021.

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Sep 30, 2022

People in Cuba protest over the island-wide blackout caused by Hurricane Ian
The power outage caused by the storm prompted protests in the streets of Havana as several hundred people demanded restoration of electricity more than two days after a blackout hit the entire island.

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Sep 30, 2022

A piglet left behind by its herd finds a new family with some cattle
Wild boars have a reputation for destruction, but farmer Friedrich Stapel told a news agency that he can't bear to chase away the piglet, which he's named Frieda. It'll winter with his mother cows.

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Sep 30, 2022

Supreme Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson gets formal induction before the new term
Ahead of the Supreme Court's term beginning next week, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson participated in a short, formal investiture ceremony on Friday.

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Sep 30, 2022

Hurricane Ian bears down on Charleston, S.C., where roads are already flooding
Hours ahead of Ian's arrival, a weather buoy in the ocean southeast of Charleston recorded 75-mph winds and waves as high as 21 feet.

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Sep 30, 2022

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in South Carolina, flooding beaches and roads
"The flooding has been catastrophic," the police department on Pawleys Island, S.C., said around midday. As the storm arrived, the state was under 85 weather alerts.

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Sep 30, 2022

Ian makes landfall in South Carolina, flooding beaches and roads
"The flooding has been catastrophic," the police department on Pawleys Island, S.C., said around midday. As the storm arrived, the state was under 85 weather alerts.

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Sep 30, 2022

Hospitals have specialists on call for lots of diseases — but not addiction. Why not?
U.S. overdose deaths have exceeded 100,000 a year, yet few hospitals are equipped to treat patients with addiction. A new kind of treatment team connect patients with help before they're discharged.

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Sep 30, 2022

What you need to know about Brazil's presidential election
As one of the world's largest democracies heads to the polls on Sunday, here are the main candidates and issues in the Brazilian election.

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Sep 30, 2022

Putin illegally annexes territories in Ukraine, in spite of global opposition
The Russian president signed what he calls "accession treaties" that world powers refuse to recognize. It's his latest attempt to redraw the map of Europe at Ukraine's expense.

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Sep 30, 2022

Putin formally annexes territories in Ukraine, in spite of global opposition
The Russian president signed what he calls "accession treaties" that world powers refuse to recognize. It's his latest attempt to redraw the map of Europe at Ukraine's expense.

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Sep 30, 2022

Threats to water and biodiversity are linked. A new U.S. envoy role tackles them both
"The loss of nature and rising water insecurity are global health threats that must be confronted together," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

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Sep 30, 2022

An Oakland school shooting that injured 6 was gang-related, police say
Officials said at least two gunmen were targeting a specific person and that they are still working to determine what touched off the shooting. It comes amid a surge in violence across the city.

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Sep 30, 2022

Trevor Noah said he is leaving The Daily Show. Take a look at some memorable moments
Noah announced Thursday he is leaving the show, seven years after he took over as host from Jon Stewart.

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Sep 30, 2022

A look inside the legal battle to stop Biden's student loan relief
The legal cases all face the same challenge: finding a plaintiff who will be clearly harmed by debt cancellation.

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Sep 30, 2022

'Luda' isn't a book you read — it's a book you experience
Luda is a magical, multilayered, intoxicating story about identity, stardom, performance, lust, and death that could only have come from the prodigious mind of Grant Morrison.

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Sep 30, 2022

How one Filipino American artist influenced the work of a generation of others
When Carlos Villa asked about Filipino artists as a student he was told: there weren't any.

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Sep 30, 2022

Texts released ahead of Twitter trial show Elon Musk assembling the deal
Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter went down via private text messages between the Tesla CEO and a small circle of Silicon Valley's rich and powerful, according to court filings released this week.

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Sep 30, 2022

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa's injury sparks concern over the NFL's concussion policies
Tua Tagovailoa sustained a major hit in a Sept. 25 game that the team called a back injury that raised questions. Now, he's being treated for a possible concussion after a Thursday game.

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Sep 30, 2022

Live spiders and cockroaches: Ex-eBay executives get prison time in harassment plot
Former eBay Inc. executives were sentenced Thursday to prison for a scheme to terrorize the creators of an online newsletter that included sending live spiders, cockroaches, a funeral wreath.

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Sep 29, 2022

More than 2.5 million Florida students have missed school during Hurricane Ian
The vast majority of Florida's public school districts closed at least one day this week as the storm made its way across the state.

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Sep 29, 2022

Research shows oil field flaring emits nearly five times more methane than expected
Scientists took a dozen research flights over major U.S. oil and gas fields to sample flare emissions. They found more methane than was supposed to be there.

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Sep 29, 2022

Government funding bill gets a step closer to the finish line as the deadline nears
The Senate approved the interim spending bill, which must now pass the House before heading to President Biden for his signature. The government runs out of spending power on Friday night.

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Sep 29, 2022

Bikes are everywhere in Kabul since the Taliban takeover. But who's not cycling? Women
As the economy unravels, "everyone is getting a bike," says one young resident. It's the cheapest way to get around. But the Taliban's conservative culture means women cyclists are not welcome.

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Sep 29, 2022

How to prepare for and stay safe during a power outage
Millions of Floridians are without power in the wake of Hurricane Ian, which now has its sights set on South Carolina. Here are some do's and don'ts of blackout safety.

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Sep 29, 2022

Vacant stores will become homes more easily under new California laws
Local government officials say the laws undermine their authority and cut their tax base, but it's a long-sought win for affordable housing advocates, who say such sites are ready-made for apartments.

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Sep 29, 2022

Photos: This is what Florida looks like after Hurricane Ian
Images of the aftermath show a glimpse of the destruction caused by the powerful Category 4 hurricane: homes washed out, boats yanked from their moorings, and decimated neighborhoods.

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Sep 29, 2022

In a reversal, the Education Dept. is excluding many from student loan relief
The Biden administration has quietly changed its guidance to disqualify borrowers who have privately-held FFEL and Perkins loans.

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Sep 29, 2022

In a reversal, the Education Dept. is excluding millions from student loan relief
The Biden administration has quietly changed its guidance to disqualify borrowers who have privately-held FFEL and Perkins loans.

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Sep 29, 2022

The Colorado River water shortage is forcing tough choices in 7 states
Forty million people rely on the river. ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten says that water scarcity in the West hasn't been recognized as the national emergency that it is.

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Sep 29, 2022

Climate change makes storms like Ian more common
Abnormally hot water in the Gulf of Mexico helped Hurricane Ian gain strength. Rapidly intensifying major hurricanes are more likely as the Earth gets hotter.

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