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  Story 3783 -   Sunday May 9, 2021
More than 50 young girls killed in Afghanistan school blast
ISLAMABAD - A powerful bomb blast Saturday near a girls’ school in Kabul, Afghanistan, has killed at least 50 people and injured more than 100 others. The Interior Ministry said that it expects the death toll to rise. The evening bombing occurred in the city’s Shi’ite Muslim majority neighborhood of Dasht-e-Barchi. Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said mostly young girl students were among the victims. At this moment ...
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  Story 3782 -   Sunday May 9, 2021
U.S. government working to help top fuel pipeline operator after cyberattack
U.S. government officials were working closely with top U.S. fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline on Sunday to help it recover from a ransomware cyberattack that forced the company to shut a critical fuel network supplying populous eastern states. The attack is one of the most disruptive digital ransom operations reported and has prompted calls from American lawmakers to tighten protections for critical U.S. energy infrastructure against h ...
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  Story 3781 -   Saturday May 8, 2021
Turning technology against human traffickers
Last October, the White House released the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking. The plan was motivated, in part, by a greater understanding of the pervasiveness of the crime. In 2019, 11,500 situations of human trafficking in the United States were identified through the National Human Trafficking Hotline, and the federal government estimates there are nearly 25 million victims globally. This increasing awareness has also motivate ...
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  Story 3780 -   Saturday May 8, 2021
New Variants of Coronavirus: What You Should Know
In December 2020, news media reported a new variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and since then, other variants have been identified and are under investigation. The new variants raise questions: Are people more at risk for getting sick? Will the COVID-19 vaccines still work? Are there new or different things you should do now to keep your family safe? Stuart Ray, M.D., vice chair of medicine for data integrity and analytics, and R ...
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  Story 3779 -   Saturday May 8, 2021
China could invade Taiwan in the next 6 years, assume global leadership role, U.S. admiral warns
A top U.S. admiral has said that Taiwan is in China's military sights, warning of possible military action in the next six years, as well as fears Beijing could overtake America's global leadership role in the coming decades. "Taiwan is clearly one of their ambitions. ... And I think the threat is manifest during this decade, in fact, in the next six years," Adm. Philip Davidson, commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, told a Senate Armed ...
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  Story 3778 -   Saturday May 8, 2021
Judge limits footage that family can see of deputy shooting
NORFOLK, Virginia - Family members of a Black man who was fatally shot in his car by sheriff’s deputies in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, will get to view more body camera footage of the incident on Tuesday. But they will only be shown a fraction of the recorded footage, under a judge’s written ruling. Attorneys for Andrew Brown Jr.’s family had expected to see the video as soon as this week after Judge Jeffery Foster ruled from the bench on ...
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FBI looking for suspects in Capitol riot accused of vicious attacks on officers
WASHINGTON DC - The Department of Justice said as of Thursday, they had arrested approximately 440 people in connection with the Capitol riot on January 6. But four months after the attack, the FBI is still searching for suspects accused of vicious attacks on officers and members of the media. Of the 440 arrested so far, CBS News has independently reviewed the cases of 400 defendants. More than 100 of those were charged with assaulting, resist ...
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  Story 3776 -   Saturday May 8, 2021
4 ex-cops indicted on U.S. civil rights charges in George Floyd's death
MINNEAPOLIS - A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of willfully violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air. A three-count indictment unsealed Friday names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao. Chauvin was convicted last month on state charges of murder and mansl ...
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  Story 3775 -   Saturday May 8, 2021
Child migrants: Massive drop in children held by border officials
The number of unaccompanied migrant children being kept in cramped government-detention facilities on the US southern border with Mexico has fallen sharply, after a 20-year high influx of border crossings led to overcrowding. The massive influx of children left US immigration officials scrambling earlier this year for facilities to house the children. The number of children being held in by US Customs and Border Protection has dropped 88% ...
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  Story 3774 -   Saturday May 8, 2021
Bitcoin gets Wall Street's attention. But its power lies in aiding oppressed peoples
Wall Street is now in the Bitcoin game. On Tuesday, one of the world's most important trading bodies announced it was creating a suite of indexes that would track cryptocurrencies. The move by S&P Dow Jones Indices follows other major developments mainstreaming Bitcoin, such as when the NFL's No. 1 draft pick put his entire multimillion-dollar signing bonus into crypto last week and when no less than Sotheby's announced this week that it will acc ...
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  Story 3773 -   Thursday May 6, 2021
Defiant but cornered: Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny's movement is on the ropes
He has been poisoned, jailed and his close aides are either being prosecuted or have fled abroad. His anti-Kremlin opposition movement is now also likely to soon be outlawed as extremist. Yet Alexei Navalny and his supporters continue to work on ways to remain a thorn in President Vladimir Putin's side, even as one of his most important financial backers says the movement in its current form is finished and will take time to rebound. In the ...
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  Story 3772 -   Tuesday May 4, 2021
Biden Raises Refugee Cap After Misstep
President Joe Biden announced Monday that he's raising the annual refugee admissions limit to 62,500, a decision that comes weeks after facing fierce backlash over keeping the number set by the Trump administration and appearing to renege on a pledge to lift the ceiling. The cap on the number of refugees who can be admitted into the U.S. is currently at 15,000 for fiscal 2021, a record-low number set by former President Donald Trump that Democ ...
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  Story 3771 -   Tuesday May 4, 2021
Analysis: Diplomatic dance or standoff? N.Korea and U.S. tread cautious line
While North Korea’s barrage of complaints about U.S. President Joe Biden’s policies over the weekend might appear to be ratcheting up tensions, some signs suggest Pyongyang hasn’t ruled out diplomacy with the new team in Washington. Few observers expect talks to resume soon - both countries are more focused on issues including the coronavirus pandemic and its fallout - and there are no easy ways to resolve their thorniest differences. But s ...
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Mexico City rail overpass collapses, killing 15 and injuring 70
Fifteen people were killed and 70 hurt when an overpass carrying Mexico City metro train cars partially collapsed on to a road on Monday night, authorities said. A dramatic video on local channel Milenio TV shows the overpass of the metro's 12 line collapsing on top of cars on a road below. Videos on television and social media showed emergency medical crews and firefighters combing through the wreckage looking for survivors. Mexico City ...
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  Story 3769 -   Friday April 30, 2021
Girls kidnapped for slave sex in Burkina Faso gold mining
SECACO, Burkina Faso — A girl by the name of Blessing was kidnapped and taken away to a succession of gold mines encampment to the next. Each night she was raped, forced to sleep with dozens of men. The women who conned Blessing to the West African nation of Burkina Faso promised her a hair salon job. And she also threatened to kill her if she attempted to escape. "Nobody comes to your rescue," said Blessing, wiping tears from her cheeks duri ...
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  Story 3768 -   Friday April 30, 2021
Religious festival stampede in Israel kills 45, hurts dozens
JERUSALEM — A stampede at a religious festival attended by tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews in northern Israel killed at least 45 people and injured about 150 early Friday, medical officials said. It was one of the country’s deadliest civilian disasters. The stampede began when large numbers of people thronged a narrow tunnel-like passage during the event, according to witnesses and video footage. People began falling on top of each o ...
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  Story 3767 -   Thursday April 29, 2021
West Virginia's New River Gorge is breathtaking and full of wonder
Last year, West Virginia’s New River Gorge became the state’s first national park and preserve and the 63rd national park in the nation. It’s just a one word change -- but those who fought for the new designation say it could make all the difference for the local tourism economy. Two other national parks -- one of the youngest, and one of the oldest -- have lessons for the future of the New River Gorge. Three years ago, the Indiana Dunes ...
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  Story 3766 -   Thursday April 29, 2021
Police Investigated After Video Confiscating Black Teens' Bikes Goes Viral
After a video went viral of cops stopping a group of minority teenagers to confiscate their bikes and handcuff one Black teen in the group, local prosecutors have opened an investigation of the police unit. According to a report from New Jersey Advance Media, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office announced they were looking into a New Jersey Perth Amboy police precinct after footage began to circulate online of their terse interaction with ...
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  Story 3765 -   Thursday April 29, 2021
'I thought I would die.' Myanmar protesters describe torture they suffered in detention
MYANMAR - The 19-year-old's eyes are so swollen he cannot open them properly. His face is marked with big purple welts and bruises. Etched into his shoulders and back are long, dark lacerations that have yet to heal over -- wounds, he said, that were inflicted when Myanmar military officers who had detained him whipped him repeatedly with cable wires. "I thought I would die," the teenager, who did not want to be named for safety reasons, said ...
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  Story 3764 -   Tuesday April 27, 2021
At least 82 killed in huge fire at Baghdad hospital for Covid-19 patients
BAGHDAD, Iraq - At least 82 people were killed as a fire swept through a hospital in Baghdad where Covid-19 patients were being treated, officials in Iraq said Sunday. Ali al-Bayati, a spokesman for Iraq's semi-official Human Rights Commission, said a further 110 people had been injured in the blaze at Ibn al-Khatib hospital. He had tweeted earlier that at least 28 of the patients who were killed were on ventilators as they battled severe C ...
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  Story 3763 -   Tuesday April 27, 2021
Indonesia: Submarine wreckage located on seafloor
JAKARTA, Indonesian - Rescue teams located the missing Indonesian submarine on Sunday, authorities said. Navy Chief of Staff Yudo Margono said the submarine had been broken into three pieces. "With this authentic proof, we can confirm that KRI Nanggala 402 has sunk and all of its 53 sailors have died on duty," Air Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto told a press conference. Underwater drone images showed the wreckage on the seafloor. It was found b ...
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  Story 3762 -   Tuesday April 27, 2021
US and Europe to send aid to fight India's coronavirus surge
The US and the EU are preparing to send aid to help India fight its calamitous coronavirus surge, as Narendra Modi’s government faces criticism for forcing states and private buyers to pay more for scarce vaccines. The US is providing oxygen-related supplies, vaccine materials and other relief. After a call between Modi and US president Joe Biden, the White House said the two leaders stood “shoulder to shoulder” in the effort to protect people ...
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  Story 3761 -   Tuesday April 27, 2021
Oscar moments: History, glamour ... and what a weird ending
Wait. What? If that’s what you yelled at the TV during the final moments of Sunday’s Oscars, you weren’t alone. In what may have been the most abrupt ending since that closing shot of “The Sopranos,” TV audiences expecting an emotional finale crowning the late Chadwick Boseman as best actor were left to ponder a huge upset, an absent winner, and a quick “see ya” from the Oscars. It was one more unusual moment in the most unusual of all Osca ...
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  Story 3760 -   Tuesday April 27, 2021
She fled home to escape violence. Now she's been lost at sea for two months
Noor Kayas fled the refugee camp without telling anyone at home. At sea the next morning, the teenager used a satellite phone to call her mother, Gule Jaan, 43, to say she was heading for Malaysia on a small wooden boat, packed with 87 Rohingya refugees, including 65 women and girls. Some were fleeing what their families say is the increased risk of sexual assault and rape during the pandemic in the sprawling refugee camps of Cox's Bazar, ...
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  Story 3759 -   Tuesday April 27, 2021
Woman faces execution after slaughtering her parents, brothers, and baby nephew
BAWAN KHERI, India - The sounds of a woman screaming for help at 2 AM in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh woke neighbors who slowly slipped outside to find an unimaginable scene of mass murder. Villager Lateef Ullah Khan arrived to find villager Shabnam lying unconscious on the floor near her father, Shaukat Ali, whose neck was cut nearly clean through. It was learned that her family members had been drugged then as they slept, their ...
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  Story 3758 -   Tuesday April 27, 2021
The Most Important Number of the Week Is $329,100
The National Association of Realtors came out Thursday with its monthly update on housing, and the results were stunning. The median price of an existing home in the U.S. rose to a record $329,100 in March, an increase of 5.92% from February and 17.2% from a year earlier. The unlikely strength of the housing market during a pandemic has been no secret. And yet the report provoked responses along the lines of “unsustainable” and “bubble” becau ...
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  Story 3757 -   Saturday April 24, 2021
Indonesia navy declares lost sub sunk, all 53 aboard dead
BANYUWANGI, Indonesia — Indonesia’s navy on Saturday declared its missing submarine had sunk and cracked open, killing 53 crew members aboard, after finding items from the vessel over the past two days. Military chief Hadi Tjahjanto said the presence of an oil slick as well as debris near the site where the submarine’s last dive on Wednesday off the island of Bali were clear proof the KRI Nanggala 402 sank. Indonesia earlier considered the ve ...
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  Story 3756 -   Thursday April 22, 2021
Five men enter Woodhaven Target, pour Hershey's Syrup all over merchandise
Five male suspects were captured on surveillance video entering a department store and pouring Hershey’s Syrup all over miscellaneous merchandise. According to Woodhaven police, the department was contacted about the incident that occurred just before 10 p.m. on April 16 at Target, 23555 Allen Road. Officers spoke with an asset protection leader for the store on the damaged items. The asset protection leader told police the men are seen ...
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Philippine President said he'd send coastguard ships and China and Philippines can chase each other, and see who's faster. - 'It will be bloody'
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he is prepared to send military ships to “stake a claim” over oil and mineral resources in the South China Sea – while noting that challenging Beijing in the disputed waters will only lead to violence. “If we go there to assert our jurisdiction, it will be bloody,” Duterte said in a televised briefing late on Monday, his first remarks after hundreds of Chinese vessels were spo ...
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  Story 3754 -   Wednesday April 21, 2021
Australia refuses state Belt and Road deals with China in first veto
SYDNEY - Australia said a decision to cancel two accords between Victoria state and China on the Belt and Road Initiative was taken to ensure consistency in foreign relations and was not aimed at any country. The Chinese embassy recently criticised that move as "provocative" by Foreign Minister Marise Payne to veto two agreements signed by Victoria state as it would further damage ties with Australia Payne said Australia would like a easy t ...
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