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  Story 3846 -   Wednesday June 23, 2021
Russian forces confront British warship in Black Sea military encounter
A British naval warship became embroiled in a confrontation with Russian forces off the coast of the disputed territory of Crimea on Wednesday. Russia says one of its warplanes dropped bombs and a patrol boat fired warning shots to turn back a British destroyer it claims entered into its territorial waters in the Black Sea. The UK Defense Ministry denied Moscow's accusation, saying that the vessel, HMS Defender, was making legal and innoce ...
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  Story 3845 -   Wednesday June 23, 2021
Two young girls found dead in Florida canal
LAUDERHILL, Florida - Two young girls were found dead hours apart in a Florida canal on Tuesday. Police are working to determine if the mysterious deaths are related. The body of the first girl, believed to be between the ages of 10 and 13, was found in a canal in the city of Lauderhill at about noon. Shortly after noon on Tuesday, police received a 911 call reporting a body floating in the water, close to a neighborhood, Lauderdale Police ...
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  Story 3844 -   Tuesday June 22, 2021
Steven Spielberg's Amblin to make several films a year for Netflix
NEW YORK — Steven Spielberg, a filmmaker synonymous with big-screen enchantment, has set a new deal with Netflix in which his production company, Amblin Partners, will make multiple feature films per year for the streaming giant. The partnership, one long courted by Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer, is a major get for the company that, amid increasing competition, brings perhaps the most beloved film director more officially into t ...
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  Story 3843 -   Tuesday June 22, 2021
Brothers set record crossing large gap in park on a highline
SAN FRANCISCO — Two brothers from San Francisco say they have set a record for the longest highline ever walked in both Yosemite National Park and California, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Earlier this month, they and a group of friends spent nearly a week stringing a single, 2,800-foot -long line from Taft Point west across a series of gulleys that plunge 1,600 feet . Moises and Daniel Monterrubio, brothers who are training to be ...
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  Story 3842 -   Tuesday June 22, 2021
White House: 70% of Americans 30 or older get COVID-19 shot
WASHINGTON — More than 70% of Americans age 30 or older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the White House said, even as President Joe Biden is set to fall short of reaching his goal of giving a shot to the same percentage of all American adults by Independence Day. The Biden administration is releasing the new data Tuesday showing it expects to reach 70% of Americans age 27 or older with at least one shot by the July 4 ho ...
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  Story 3841 -   Tuesday June 22, 2021
Witness tells of horror as truck rams into Arizona bike race
SHOW LOW, Arizona - Bicyclist Tony Quinones had only just shaken hands with a fellow cyclist and wished him good luck in this weekend’s community race in an Arizona mountain town when a truck sped into a crowd of bike riders. Suddenly, Quinones said in an interview Sunday, he was “watching bodies going on top of the hood, bodies going to the left, bodies going to the right” about six minutes after the race had started. The sounds of breakin ...
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  Story 3840 -   Tuesday June 22, 2021
U.S. fast-food chains cut discounts, push pricy meals post-pandemic
NEW YORK, June 22 - Restaurant chains including McDonald’s Corp and KFC are paring back $5-and-under “value” items in favor of more expensive $10-to-$30 combination meals, a strategy employed to lift sales and profits and offset rising food costs as the U.S. economy reopens. "Value" meals – sandwich, soda and French fry combinations priced at $5 or less — have long been a staple of fast-food offerings. Chains used the deals to lure bargain- ...
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  Story 3839 -   Tuesday June 22, 2021
Thailand to allow vaccinated foreign visitors to Phuket Island without quarantine
In one of the first encouraging news this year, Thailand’s decided to open Phuket Island to vaccinated foreign visitors without quarantine. It was approved on Tuesday, offering hope to battered businesses and a potential shot in the arm to the travel bubble concept across Asia. Government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri confirmed the cabinet had officially given the scheme its blessing. Phuket provincial authorities have announced the relaxa ...
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  Story 3838 -   Wednesday June 16, 2021
Senate passes bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
The Senate on Tuesday passed legislation to recognize Juneteenth as a legal public holiday. “Making Juneteenth a federal holiday is a major step forward to recognize the wrongs of the past — but we must continue to work to ensure equal justice and fulfill the promise of the Emancipation Proclamation and our Constitution,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement. The measure, sponsored by Sen. Ed Markey and cosponsored by a ...
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  Story 3837 -   Sunday June 13, 2021
Miss Universe Andrea Meza struggled and was unemployed before winning the title
Mexico has taken the world to surprise but not for the people of Mexico because they had faith. And now, Andrea Meza’s life will forever change. It began when she heard the words "Viva Mexico." In May, Andrea Meza beat out Miss Brazil, becoming the 69th Miss Universe. Previous winner Zozibini Tunzi from South Africa held the title since December 2019. Last year’s ceremony was canceled due to the pandemic. The pageant was hosted by Mario Lo ...
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  Story 3836 -   Sunday June 13, 2021
Swiss reject tax hike to fight climate change
Exit polls on Sunday indicated that Swiss voters appear to have narrowly rejected a proposed “carbon dioxide law” that would have hiked fees and taxes on fuels that produce greenhouse gases. The Alpine country has been experiencing an outsized impact from climate change. Switzerland has faced a rise in temperatures that is twice as fast as the global average, the government says. Greenhouse gases — notably carbon dioxide — are seen as the prim ...
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  Story 3835 -   Tuesday June 8, 2021
Carbon dioxide in the air at highest level since measurements began
The amount of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere reached 419 parts per million in May, its highest level in more than four million years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on Monday. After dipping last year because of pandemic-fueled lockdowns, emissions of greenhouse gases have begun to soar again as economies open and people resume work and travel. The newly released data about May carbon dioxide levels show tha ...
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  Story 3834 -   Tuesday June 8, 2021
Family of pedestrians killed in intentional anti-Muslim attack: London police
LONDON, England - A driver intentionally ran into five members of a family while they were walking in northwest London, killing four of them. London's police chief believes the driver killed the family because of their Islamic faith. 20-year-old Nathaniel Veltman of London, is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in the largest mass killing in the city’s history. “We believe the victims were targ ...
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  Story 3833 -   Tuesday June 8, 2021
Bears keep stealing hikers' backpacks in NC mountains. Now officials have a warning
With all the recent news reports, hungry bears seem to be tracking hikers in Nantahala National Forest and stealing their backpacks. The U.S. Forest Service issued a warning for hikers to take precautions when visiting the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness inside the national forest. The area is about 110 miles southwest of downtown Asheville. Bear attack is an attack by any mammal of the family Ursidae, on another animal, although it usual ...
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  Story 3832 -   Monday June 7, 2021
Train crashed into another train in Pakistan, killing at least 51
GHOTKI, Pakistan — An express train barreled into another that had derailed in Pakistan before dawn Monday, killing at least 51 people and setting off a desperate effort to search the crumpled cars for survivors and the dead, authorities said. More than 100 other people were injured. Cries for help pierced the night as passengers climbed out of overturned or crushed rail cars. The pleas continued to echo throughout the day at the scene in the ...
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  Story 3831 -   Friday June 4, 2021
More than 200 bodies found at Canadas' Indigenous school
The remains of 215 children, some as young as 3 years old, have been found buried on the site of what was once Canada's largest Indigenous residential school — one of the institutions that held children taken from families across the nation. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described the discovery as a "painful reminder of that dark and shameful chapter" of the nation's history. Chief Rosanna Casimir confirmed the remains, some of who ...
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  Story 3830 -   Thursday June 3, 2021
Duterte opposes full disclosure of deadly drug raid details
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine president has rejected full public disclosure of details of his administration's deadly anti-drug crackdown, citing national security. President Rodrigo Duterte said in televised remarks Monday night that divulging confidential information like intelligence about suspects used by law enforcers for drug raids could undermine his administration's campaign against criminality. Duterte has long faced demands f ...
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  Story 3829 -   Thursday June 3, 2021
Drought ravages California's reservoirs ahead of hot summer
OROVILLE, California - Each year Lake Oroville helps water a quarter of the nation’s crops, sustain endangered salmon beneath its massive earthen dam and anchor the tourism economy of a Northern California county that must rebuild seemingly every year after unrelenting wildfires. But now the mighty lake — a linchpin in a system of aqueducts and reservoirs in the arid U.S. West that makes California possible — is shrinking with surprising speed ...
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  Story 3828 -   Saturday June 5, 2021
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez Spotted Getting Cozy Ahead of Intimate Dinner Date
Newly minted couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez cosied upon an intimate dinner date in West Hollywood amid their on-again romance. The A-listers were spotted embracing each other in new photos obtained by Page Six on Tuesday, June 1. J. Lo, 51, and Ben, 48, were heading over to Wolfgang Puck’s new restaurant at the Pendry hotel in West Hollywood, California. Story 19 of 839

  Story 3826 -   Wednesday June 2, 2021
China confirms first human case of H10N3 bird flu strain
A 41-year-old man in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with the H10N3 strain of bird flu, although health officials in China said the risk of large-scale spread remained low. The man, a resident of the city of Zhenjiang, went to the hospital on 28 April after developing a fever and other symptoms, China’s national health commission said. He was diagnosed as having the H10N3 avian inf ...
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  Story 3825 -   Wednesday June 2, 2021
Woman's lawsuit accuses Leon Black of defamation, violent behavior
NEW YORK - Leon Black, the billionaire who until recently had led private equity firm Apollo Global Management Inc for more than three decades, was sued on Tuesday by a woman who accused him of defamation and subjecting her to sexual violence. Guzel Ganieva said Black lied by denying her March 17 accusations on Twitter that he had “sexually harassed and abused” her “for years,” when he told news media in April he had “foolishly had a consensu ...
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  Story 3824 -   Tuesday June 1, 2021
Now proven against coronavirus, mRNA can do so much more
When the final Phase 3 data came out last November showing the mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna were more than 90% effective, Dr. Anthony Fauci had no words. He texted smiley face emojis to a journalist seeking his reaction. This astonishing efficacy has held up in real-world studies in the US, Israel and elsewhere. The mRNA technology -- developed for its speed and flexibility as opposed to expectations it would provide strong ...
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  Story 3823 -   Tuesday June 1, 2021
Are there more dangerous piranhas lurking in the depths of a Louisiana lake?
A piranha mysteriously turned up in a Louisiana lake — and officials are on the hunt for others that may be skulking in the water. The red piranha, a species native to South America, was caught last week at the University Lakes in Baton Rouge. But piranhas aren’t supposed to be found anywhere near Louisiana. But the find led wildlife officials to believe it was illegally kept as a pet and released into the lake. All piranha species are i ...
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  Story 3822 -   Tuesday June 1, 2021
Farm laborer convicted in 2018 stabbing death of Iowa runner
IOWA CITY, Iowa - A farm labourer was found guilty Friday in the abduction and killing of an Iowa college student who vanished while out for a run in 2018 and will face life behind bars for a crime that shocked the nation. A 12-member jury unanimously found Cristhian Bahena Rivera guilty of first-degree murder in the attack on University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, who was described as so kind and friendly that investigators could find no ...
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  Story 3821 -   Tuesday June 1, 2021
Three-child policy: China lifts cap on births in major policy shift
Married Chinese couples may have up to three children, China announced on Monday, in a major shift from the existing limit of two after recent data showed a dramatic decline in births in the world's most populous country. Beijing scrapped its decades-old one-child policy in 2016, replacing it with a two-child limit to try and stave off risks to its economy from a rapidly aging population. But that failed to result in a sustained surge in birth ...
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  Story 3820 -   Tuesday June 1, 2021
North accuses US of hostility for S. Korean missile decision
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Monday the U.S. allowing South Korea to build more powerful missiles was an example of the U.S.’s hostile policy against the North, warning that it could lead to an “acute and instable situation” on the Korean Peninsula. It’s North Korea’s first response to the May 21 summit between the leaders of the United States and South Korea, during which the U.S. ended decades-long restrictions that capped South Ko ...
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  Story 3819 -   Monday May 31, 2021
Bill Cosby refuses sex offender program, so is denied parole
PHILADELPHIA — Actor Bill Cosby won’t be paroled this year after refusing to participate in sex offender programs during his nearly three years in state prison in Pennsylvania. The 83-year-old Cosby has long said he would resist the treatment programs and refuse to acknowledge wrongdoing even if it means serving the full 10-year sentence. This is the first year he was eligible for parole under the three- to 10-year sentence handed down after ...
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  Story 3817 -   Monday May 31, 2021
US Blocks Seafood From Chinese Fleet Over Crew Mistreatment
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government blocked imports of seafood Friday from the entire fleet of a Chinese company that authorities say forced crew members to work in slave-like conditions that led to the deaths of several Indonesian fishermen last year. Customs and Border Protection said it will place an immediate hold on any imports linked to the more than 30 vessels operated by Dalian Ocean Fishing, under a U.S. law that bars goods suspected to ...
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  Story 3816 -   Tuesday June 1, 2021
United States stamp prices will rise this summer under a 10-year overhaul plan
It seems FOREVER is not that long. Forever Stamps can be used to mail a one-ounce letter regardless of when the stamps are purchased or used and no matter how prices may change in the future. Forever Stamps are always sold at the same price as a regular First-Class Mail stamp. Okay, perhaps you tell yourself you should have purchased those FOREVER STAMPS in great qualities. The U.S. Postal Service said it will raise rates on postage for let ...
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  Story 3815 -   Friday May 28, 2021
Victims in San Jose mass shooting may have been targeted, sheriff says
As the city of San Jose prepares a vigil for the nine victims of a mass shooting, new details have emerged about the moments leading up to their deaths. New reports have revealed that the shooter may have targeted the victims, who ranged in age from 29 to 63. They were found in two buildings at the Valley Transit Authority on Wednesday. “It appears to us at this point that he said to one of the people there: ‘I’m not going to shoot you,’” S ...
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