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Jon Stewart on US: 'I still believe that this is an experiment worth having'

Comedian Jon Stewart tells CNN's Jake Tapper that he believes that "fair-minded people working together can make incremental progress over time."
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US removes Colombia's FARC from terrorism blacklist
The US State Department has removed the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known by the acronym the FARC, from its terrorism blacklist, and listed two dissident groups led by former FARC militants.
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Afghan women’s soccer team escapes Taliban control, thanks to some powerful teammates
Former Afghan women’s soccer captain Khalida Popal was a key "player" in getting the girls and others out.     
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The pandemic will continue to rage as long as the WTO keeps bickering over vaccine rules
The WTO needs to call an online meeting of its General Council and adopt the TRIPS waiver this week.
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DNA helps solve 16-year-old girl's 1979 murder in Las Vegas
Kim Bryant was sexually assaulted, killed and left in a desert in Jan. 1979. Police identified a suspect using DNA evidence and genetic genealogy.
Elon Musk warns SpaceX faces ‘genuine risk of bankruptcy’
Musk fired off an urgent companywide e-mail on Friday in which he described the “Raptor production crisis” as a “disaster” which was “much worse than it seemed a few weeks ago.”
EU wants 'verifiable proof' Chinese tennis player is safe
The European Union said Tuesday that it wants China to release “verifiable proof" that tennis player Peng Shuai is safe and to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into her sexual assault allegations.
Omicron economy shock not ‘remotely comparable’ to March 2020: Fed’s Jerome Powell
"We've tried to adapt. We're focused on maximum employment and price stability, and we've tried to adapt our policy as we moved along," the Federal Reserve boss told a Senate committee Tuesday.
Waukesha suspect intimidated a witness from jail weeks before deadly rampage, prosecutor says
Waukesha killer Darrell Brooks tried to intimidate a witness from jail after he was locked up for running over the mother of one of his children with his red SUV, prosecutors said Tuesday during a hearing in a case unrelated to the deadly attack on holiday revelers.
Can astrology help homeless dogs find new owners?
Los Angeles-based adoption center Wags & Walks and NYC’s foster initiative Muddy Paws are now matching pets and people based on zodiac signs.
Virginia Tech names Brent Pry as its new football coach
The former Penn State defensive coordinator directed the seventh-ranked scoring defense in the major college football this past season.
Hoyer: House Dems 'considering what action ought to be taken' against Boebert for Omar comments
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Tuesday that House Democrats haven't taken action against Rep. Lauren Boebert off the table for her comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar.
We Ran OSHA. Here’s the Truth About the So-Called ‘Vaccine Mandate’
On Nov. 4, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced an emergency temporary standard (ETS) directing larger employers to take steps to keep their workplaces safe from COVID-19 by either requiring vaccinations or weekly testing and masks for those who are not vaccinated. This effort has been blocked, at least temporarily, and is now…
McCarthy’s marathon House speech gives boost to GOP campaign funds
A hours-long speech by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy that delayed House Democrats’ passage of their sweeping social spending bill earlier this month proved to be a lucrative fundraiser.
Braves exercise 2024 option for manager Brian Snitker
The Atlanta Braves have locked up manager Brian Snitker for three more seasons after he guided the team to its first World Series title since 1995.
Kentucky State Univ. Wants More Money But Lawmakers Want Answers on 15.5 Percent Grad Rate
Kentucky lawmakers will decide how much funding to give KSU, taking into account the school's recent mismanagement of funds and its low graduation rate.
Russian Monk Who Denied COVID Exists, Called Putin 'Traitor,' Gets Prison Sentence
Father Sergiy was arrested in late December 2020 after being charged with inciting suicidal actions during sermons in which he encouraged his followers to "die for Russia."
U.N's Palestinian Aid Agency Unable to Pay Staff Salaries Due to Funding Shortfall
The UNRWA is responsible for helping nearly 5.7 million Palestinian refugees by running schools, food distribution programs and health clinics.
Mark Meadows reaches deal with January 6 committee
Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has reached a deal to cooperate with the House select committee investigating the January 6 riot.
Virginia Tech hires Penn State DC Pry as next head coach
Virginia Tech hired Penn State defensive coordinator and former Bud Foster disciple Brent Pry as its next head coach.
For Lee Elder, the first Black golfer to play the Masters, import is not measured in wins
Like a lot of things for Lee Elder, proper recognition was always late in coming. But Elder patiently stayed the course.
GOP lawmaker fires back at Marjorie Taylor Greene
Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) got into a heated argument on Twitter after Mace criticized Rep. Lauren Boebert's (R-CO) offensive remarks about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)
Boebert calls Omar 'black-hearted' and 'evil' in new video
Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado suggested to a crowd for a second time in September that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, whom she called "black-hearted" and "evil," was a terrorist. Video of Boebert making similar comments in November surfaced earlier this week.
An assistant principal in D.C. also worked as a principal in Rhode Island — at the same time
Michael Redmond worked for DCPS remotely last year while working for a Providence school in person, officials outlined in a recent ethics filing.
Travel is back, but Omicron could change everything
Just when US airlines thought they were on the verge of profitability again, along came the Omicron variant to put those hopes in doubt.
Queen Elizabeth still enjoys a glass of wine after cutting back on cocktails, royal sommelier claims
Royal sommelier Demetri Walters alleged Queen Elizabeth II still enjoys a glass of wine during meals.
Powell: Fed may pull back economic support more quickly as prices spike
Powell's comment came after the Fed already announced earlier this month that it would slow the pace at which it buys U.S. government debt and mortgage-backed securities.
Aaron Carter and fiancée Melanie Martin break up 1 week after baby’s birth
"She knew my boundaries," the singer alleged. "Especially not to speak to a certain half of my family that tried to depict me as a crazy psychotic human."
Greece to impose monthly fine on unvaccinated adults over 60
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the decision was difficult but necessary.
Lekki Toll Gate report: Nigeria's Lagos governor calls for walk for peace for reconciliation
The Governor of Nigeria's Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said Tuesday that his government will not inflame already heightened tensions that stemmed from a report by a judicial panel that probed the October 2020 shooting of protesters at the state's Lekki Toll gate.
Moderna CEO: Current vaccines are less effective against Omicron
Drugmaker executive predicts a "material drop" in the efficacy of existing vaccines against the new variant.
Omicron detected in Europe before it was reported in South Africa: officials
The variant was detected in two test samples taken Nov. 19 and Nov. 23 in the Netherlands.
Americans compete with automated bots for best deals this holiday season
Retail experts say a large share of online buying is being done by automated bots — software designed to scoop up huge amounts of popular items and resell them at higher prices.
Ex ‘Shahs of Sunset’ star Lilly Ghalichi’s LA home reportedly burglarized
The former Bravolebrity was on vacation in St. Bart's with her husband Dara Mir when their Los Angeles home was broken into.
Trump's attempt to rewrite history just took a big hit
The news that former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is now cooperating with the House's January 6 select committee investigation represents a clear and present danger to the former president and his attempts to rewrite the history of that fateful day.
Eric Zemmour, Far-Right Pundit Often Compared to Donald Trump, Running for French Presidency
Eric Zemmour, who has multiple hate speech convictions, announced his candidacy in a video an anti-racism group said demonstrated "pathological racism."
Omicron is here: How to manage your anxiety about the new variant
In recent days, the media has been flooded with the news of omicron –  a new coronavirus variant. If you have anxiety, you're not alone. How to cope.
Police unions blame ACLU for rash of recent smash-and-grab robberies: 'voters were lied to'
Police leaders on the West Coast blame the ACLU for the recent smash-and-grab robberies that are plaguing California
Bake colorful kaleidoscope cookies with this adaptable marbled shortbread recipe
Customize the colors, shape and decorations of these buttery marbled shortbread cookies for a gorgeous holiday treat.
Bellator 272 breakdown: Is Sergio Pettis in trouble in his first title defense?
MMA Junkie fight analyst Dan Tom takes a closer look at the Bellator 272 main event between Sergio Pettis and Kyoji Horiguchi.      Related StoriesBellator 272: Make your predictions for Sergio Pettis vs. Kyoji HoriguchiBellator 272 pre-event facts: Kyoji Horiguchi returns with historic resumeMatchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Nov. 22-28)
25 Outstanding Outdoor Gear Gift Ideas
This guide features giftable gear for anyone who enjoys venturing into the outdoors, from unabashed glampers to intrepid survivalists.
Counting down the 75 most important people in Knicks history: No. 15 to No. 6, with Pat Riley and Carmelo Anthony
The countdown of the Top 75 Knicks of all-time reaches the top 10 with some help from Pat Riley and Earl Monroe.
The difference between Democratic and Republican rule violations? Who’s being targeted.
The sides are not both doing it.
South Carolina remains No. 1 in USA TODAY Sports women's college basketball poll
South Carolina stay unbeaten and remain No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports women's basketball poll followed by Connecticut and North Carolina State.
GOP Split as Some Praise, Other Denounce Lauren Boebert for Anti-Muslim Comments
"This is a pox on all our houses. And I would just tell you, this rhetoric, this type of commentary, has to stop," one Republican congressman said.
Britney Spears says she's 'on the right medication' following end of conservatorship
Britney Spears revealed on Instagram that she’s on new medication and loving the way she feels now that her conservatorship has ended.
‘The View’ Hosts Tackle Chris Cuomo Scandal: “Massive Ethical Breach”, “Abuse Of Power”
"Power takes precedence over what is right."
My family's Omicron question: What do we do now?
Once upon a time, I hoped that preventive measures would push Covid-19 from pandemic to endemic by the end of this year, but that's clearly not happening. Now, I'm not finding it realistic to try and return my own or my family's behavior to the harsh practices of the last year.
Ex-Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows to appear before Jan. 6 panel
The House committee investigating the Capitol attack had threatened Meadows with a criminal contempt referral since he had previously refused to cooperate.