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LGBT Vets Discharged For Their Sexual Orientation Will Now Get Full Benefits

The change will reportedly be announced on the 10-year anniversary of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy ending.
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Climber's body recovered from mountain after she sent message for help
Madeline Baharlou-Quivey's message said she had strayed from the standard route to Kit Carson Peak.
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Oprah Winfrey to interview Adele in ‘One Night Only’ concert special
CBS said the wide-ranging chat will cover the singer's "new album, the stories behind the songs, life after divorce, weight loss and raising her son."
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Suspected New Jersey drug dealer charged in man’s fentanyl overdose death
D’Andre Tubbs, 33, was charged Friday in the Aug. 16 death of a 35-year-old man discovered “already deceased” from an apparent OD at a Manchester home.
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‘America's Got Talent: Extreme' contestant injured in stunt gone wrong
“America’s Got Talent: Extreme” has paused production following a stunt gone wrong that left one of its contestants hospitalized.
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Colin L. Powell, former secretary of state and military leader, dies at 84
The Army general helped guide the U.S. military to victory in the 1991 Persian Gulf War as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He struggled a decade later over the U.S. invasion of Iraq as a beleaguered secretary of state under President George W. Bush.
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Hear VP Harris' message in support for VA gubernatorial candidate
Vice President Kamala Harris shared a video where she urged Democratic voters to back Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, who is running against Republican Glenn Youngkin, and one of his campaign's most pressing concerns in the closing days before the election is apathy and fatigue among Democratic supporters. CNN's Eva McKend reports.
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Colin Powell Dies From COVID Complications, Was Fully Vaccinated
The former U.S. Secretary of State has died aged 84.
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Wolf Blitzer reflects on the passing of General Colin Powell
CNN's Wolf Blitzer reflects on the death of Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century.
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Wolf Blitzer reflects on Powell: He was so smart
CNN's Wolf Blitzer reflects on the death of Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century.
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Colin Powell Has Died of COVID-19 Complications, Family Says
In an announcement on social media, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated.
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New affidavits allege Murdaugh took $3M meant for late housekeeper's family
Newly released documents allege that Alex Murdaugh, a once-prominent South Carolina attorney now embroiled in scandals including alleged life insurance fraud, coordinated with his former housekeeper's family to sue himself for insurance money that he then pocketed for himself, according to a pair of affidavits. CNN's Dianne Gallagher reports.
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Jamie Spears 'Worked Tirelessly to Protect Britney,' Lawyers Say
"Jamie has devoted his life to helping Britney meet her goals of regaining custody of her children," his legal team told Newsweek.
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Ahmaud Arbery's mother on start of murder trial
The mother of Ahmaud Arbery, Wanda Cooper-Jones, joins “CBS Mornings” to discuss the start of the trial of three men accused of killing her son. The men are facing state charges including murder, false imprisonment and aggravated assault for the shooting death of Arbery in 2020. All three men have pleaded not guilty.
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Haitian gang expected to hold 17 missionaries for $1M ransom each
The Haitian gang that abducted 17 mostly American missionaries is expected to demand at least $1 million per hostage -- and has been known to kill those who have not paid.
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Strike planned after US missionaries and children abducted in Haiti
U.S. officials are working with Haitian authorities to try to secure the release of 12 adults and five children with a U.S.-based missionary group who were abducted over the weekend by a gang notorious for killings, kidnappings and extortion.
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Russia suspending mission to NATO in response to staff expulsions
Russia will suspend its permanent mission to NATO in response to the alliance's expulsion of eight Russians, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday.
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Russia suspending mission to NATO in response to staff expulsions
Russia will suspend its permanent mission to NATO in response to the alliance's expulsion of eight Russians, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday.
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Colin Powell Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts for a look at the life of Colin Powell, former US secretary of state.
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Elizabeth Montgomery Went on a Naked Killing Spree in ‘The Legend of Lizzie Borden’
Hey, Bewitched fans—the infamous 1975 TV movie is now streaming on Prime Video!
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‘Winter House’ Wins By Letting Hot, Sexy People Have A Hot, Sexy Good Time
Bless this show for lifting Bravo out of legal woes and back into party mode.
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Fake rhino horns were supposed to foil poachers. What went wrong?
An official with Malaysia’s Department of Wildlife and National Parks holds one of 50 rhino horns that it seized in August 2018. Together, the horns were worth $50 million. | Manan Vatsyayana/AFP via Getty Images Why buzzy tech often fails to protect wildlife. Several years ago, a Seattle-based tech startup called Pembient turned heads when it announced a plan to 3D-print rhinoceros horns to help combat illegal poaching. The idea sounded simple: Hunters are killing rhinos for their valuable horns, so flooding the market with synthetic but otherwise identical horns could undermine demand for the real thing. It’s a creative approach to the plight of rhinos, a problem that conservation groups have longstruggled to solve. “Can we save the rhino from poachers with a 3D printer?” read one headline in 2015. Fast-forward to today and neither Pembient nor any other tech firm has disrupted the market for rhino horn. The startup is out of money and far from developing a commercial product. A few other similar efforts have popped up here and there — most recently in 2019, when scientists said they could make synthetichorns out of horsehair — but these products have yet to catch on. At the same time, companies like Pembient have stoked a debate among scientists over the value and ethics of synthetic animal parts in the campaignagainst poaching. Some researchers argue that selling fake horns could disrupt the market and help save rhinos, while a more vocalgroup of organizations says doing so could subvert law enforcement and prop up illegal trade. The debate also raises questions about the role of tech in wildlife conservation. Though often perceived as a scientific problem, the biodiversity crisis is equally a social, political, and economic issue. Experts told Vox that high-tech approaches sometimes overlook the roots of the crisis, from the economic drivers of poaching to the political underpinnings of habitat loss. Cutting-edge tools canhelp, they say, but only if they’re developed to address the whole picture of biodiversity — and in partnership with those who are directly involved in conservation. James Warwick/Getty Images A rare black rhino in Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya. The big idea: Flood the market with fake rhino horns Earth is home to five rhino species, three in Asia and two in Africa, and most of them are threatened with extinction. The number of Africa’s critically endangered black rhinos, for example, is down more than 90 percent, from around 70,000 in 1970 to roughly 5,500 today. (That’s up from an all-time low of about 2,400 rhinos in the 1990s.) Poaching is a major force behind these declines. Hunters kill rhinos and saw off their horns, which are incredibly valuablein the underground market, selling for roughly $4,000 to $8,000 per pound, raw, according to one 2019 report. Many horns, which can weigh several pounds each, are sold in China, Vietnam, and other East Asian countries. Some people consume rhino horn powder as a salve for various ailments, such as hangovers and cancer, or carve them into valuable trinkets that tend to signify wealth, according to Michael ‘t Sas-Rolfes, an economist and wildlife trade expert at the University of Oxford. For decades, environmental groups have sought to fight poaching with law enforcement and campaigns to change consumer behavior around rhino horn in East Asia. Some of these efforts have helped — poaching rates are down from their peak in the mid-2000s — but rhinos, which play a key role in the ecosystem and help maintain African grasslands, continue to perish. Pembient sought to tackle the problem head-on when it launched in 2015. “By creating an unlimited supply of horns at one-eighth of the current market price, there should be far less incentive for poachers to risk their lives or government officials to accept bribes,” Matthew Markus, Pembient’s founder, wrote on Reddit not long after the company launched. Sepia Times/Universal Images Group via Getty Images A cup carved out of rhino horn from the early 17th century in China. SSPL/Getty Images To this day, rhino horns are carved and sold as trinkets in markets in East Asia. Here, another cup, possibly from China. The company originally focused on developing synthetic rhino horn powder — the substance that some consume for its perceived medicinal properties — but it eventually pivoted to developing physical synthetic horns with 3D printing techniques. Solid rhino horns are much harder to replicate than powder, Markus told Vox, and people looking to buy carvings are less likely to care whetherthey’re sourced from the real thing. A handful of other companies with similar ideas have sprung up over the years, including US-based firms Rhinoceros Horn LLC and Ceratotech. None seem to have infiltrated the market in a serious way. Huyen Hoang, the co-founder of Rhinoceros Horn LLC, which set out in 2012 to make a synthetic horn powder, told Vox his company “pioneered” the concept of synthetic horn and actually got its product into stores. He declined to say how much of it the company sold or whether it's still on the market. The company has no online presence. Hoang suggested that Rhinoceros Horn LLC clashed with conservation groups, which saw the poaching crisis differently. “Too much politics for me and my co-founder,” he said. The founder of Ceratotech, Garrett Vygantas, said his company still plans to grow rhino horns from scratch in a lab, but it needs more money to develop the product. “A viable prototype will require a sizable investment, which is where I’m held up,” he told Vox. Meanwhile, in 2019, researchers at Oxford and Fudan University in Shanghai published a paper showing thatsynthetic rhino horns can be made by bundling together tail hairs from a horse. “We leave it to others to develop this technology further with the aim to confuse the trade, depress prices and thus support rhino conservation,” Fritz Vollrath, a professor at Oxford and a study author, said in a statement. Ruixin Mi, et al./Nature A drawing of a rhino with two microscopic views — length-wise (B) and a cross-section (C) — of a real rhino horn, which consists of tightly packed hairs. Would synthetic horns curb poaching? There’s not a ton of research into this question, but two studies suggest that identical fakes could, in fact, lower the cost and undercut the supply of authentic horns. “Economic principles tell us that the availability of synthetic horns can reduce the supply of wild horns — and even drive out wild horn sellers completely from the horn market,” Frederick Chen, an economist at Wake Forest University, wrote in one of the studies, published in the journal Ecological Economicsin2017. (Chen is also a co-author on the other study, along with ‘t Sas-Rolfes, which similarly suggests that synthetic horns could reduce poaching under certain conditions. It was published earlier this year.) According to Markus, trust among consumers would erode if they learned the market was full of fakes, which in turn would reduce the value of authentic horns. For example, if a would-be buyer thinks there’s a 50 percent chance that a horn product might be fake, they might pay 50 percent less for it. “They are going to be much more hesitant to transact,” Markus said — and that could ultimately limit the incentive to kill rhinos. But many conservation and animal welfare groups aren’t convinced. They say the situation on the ground is far more complicated than what economic models can tell us — and that making fake horns, let alone with 3D printers, is simply a bad idea. David Talukdar/NurPhoto via Getty Images Government officials in India burn rhino horns at a stadium near Kaziranga National Park on September 22, 2021. Burning horns is a controversial but widely used approach that aims to suppress illegal wildlife trade. One of the most compelling arguments against the technology is that it could stymielaw enforcement and possibly even provide a legal cover for illicit trade. Under a global treaty called CITES, which regulates the trade of thousands of plants and animals, transporting rhino horns internationally is illegal. It’s not clear whether the treaty would apply to synthetic horns, if they’re indistinguishable from the real thing. And if it doesn’t, enforcement officers would need a way to tell real horns from fake ones in order to determine what is and isn’t illicit. Poachers trying to transport wild horns could otherwise claim that their haul is fake. “It gives a cover to poachers,” said Jonathan Kolby, a wildlife trade consultant and former wildlife inspector at the US Fish and Wildlife Service. “Their alibi can be, ‘Oh, it’s a fake and therefore not a crime.’ One possible way around that issue, according to Markus, is to insert a biomarker, or hidden signature, into fake horns that customs officials can detect. But, as he acknowledges, that opens up an avenue for consumers to tell them apart, too. Research suggests that those consumers are willing to pay more for wild horns. Major conservation groups like the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) also worry that even fake horns could fuel the market for wild animal products and thus fuel poaching. “Creation of a synthetic rhino horn still props up the demand of rhino horn,” Colby Loucks, vice president of WWF’s wildlife conservation program, told Vox. In other words, it’s hard to say if more fake horns would truly shrink the market for the real stuff. According to the conservationists and scientists who spoke to Vox, so-called high-tech solutions often neglect the intricate web of social and political forces that they exist in. Carl de Souza/AFP via Getty Images Felipe Spina Avino, a conservation analyst at WWF, uses a drone to map part of a nature reserve in the Brazilian Amazon in 2017. When tech does and doesn’t work Over her 20-year tenure at the nonprofit Save the Rhino, Cathy Dean, the group’s CEO, has reviewed a number of ideas proposed by tech companies to stop poaching. From making rhino powder to building secret cameras to hide in horns, these products are often disconnected from the reality on the ground, and from the needs of people who manage rhino populations, Dean said. “I have a rather cynical belief,” she said,“that the rhino poaching crisis has created a commercial market for companies to try to come up with solutions that desperate and possibly gullible rhino site owners feel compelled to try, because they hope it might be the solution to all of their problems.” In one case, she explained, a company contactedSave the Rhino with an idea for a tracking device that would be inserted into rhino horns. Dean asked the company for some additional information on their product — how big was the device, how long did its battery last, etc. — that she said would help determine whether something like it could really work. In response, Dean went on, the company simply pointed her to a rendering of the device. “It was literally a computer drawing of a doughnut,” she said, with no measurements or sense of scale. “I use it in lectures as an example of how science needs to be better informed by people on the ground.” The good thing is that tools developed in collaboration with local communities, law enforcement, and park rangers — that is, people who actually face the challenges of conservation directly — can help limit poaching. Take, for example, WWF’s work in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. Originally, the group had planned to use small surveillance drones to help park rangers prevent poaching. After spending a few nights with rangers in the reserve, however, Eric Becker, a conservation engineer at WWF, realized that drones wouldn’t be that helpful after all. What the rangers needed instead was simple night vision, said Becker, as poachers tend to operate under the cover of darkness. WWF provided the thermal imaging equipment — and it worked. “Parachuting into a place with a solution and trying to fit it around their problem,” he said, “doesn’t ever work.” Broadly speaking, drone technology has largely failed to deliver on the promise to help curb poaching, WWF’s Loucks added. Groups hoping to help should also consider that poaching, like other drivers of biodiversity loss, is a social issue, not a matter of science or technology, according to ‘t Sas-Rolfes. If people consume wild rhino horn because they believe it has medicinal properties, then a synthetic version may not be an adequate replacement. Patronizing those who consume rhino horn based on their beliefs — as Western media sometimes does — is probably not helping either, ‘t Sas-Rolfes added, noting that negative attitudes toward using rhino horn can provoke a backlash. “You’ve seen some consumption that’s almost conspicuous,” he said. Trying to transform the views of people who believe in traditional medical systems, such as traditional Chinese medicine, is not only challenging but risks “charges of insensitivity, cultural imperialism, or even racism,” Hubert Cheung, a researcher at the University of Queensland in Australia, wrote in a 2020 paper. Conservation would be more effective if scientists had a stronger understanding of traditional Chinese medicine and engaged with people who practice it, he wrote, “to ensure that interventions are culturally appropriate and socially compatible.” At least for now, the prospect of flooding the market with synthetic horns remains a hypothetical scenario. Pembient doesn’t have enough money to invest in the next stage of development, Markus said, and so far it hasn’t seen “great results” in the lab. That’s to say nothing of the controversy surrounding these products and the regulatory hurdles they’d have to clear. “It doesn’t leave us in a very good position,” Markus said. “But, you know, we’ve yet to call it quits.”
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Bizarre 'nude' Lamborghini sold for $111,111
A car designed by Rem Koolhaas to look like a low resolution of a Lamborghini Countach has been sold for $111,111. The black concept has been featured in advertising and several film productions.
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Lala Kent removes Randall Emmett from Instagram, sparks breakup rumors
This is not the first time the "Vanderpump Rules" star has deleted Emmett from her account — but it is the first time she's "liked" a post about his alleged cheating.
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This could make bitcoin bigger than ever
This year, cryptocurrencies have been up. They've been down. But they never seem to be entirely out.
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This could make bitcoin bigger than ever
This year, cryptocurrencies have been up. They've been down. But they never seem to be entirely out.
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Colin Powell, the former secretary of state, dies at 84
Powell's family said that he died Monday of complications from COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated. Powell served as secretary of state under George W. Bush.
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ECB Tells Banks to Map Climate Risk in Trading, Loan Books
The exercise also includes questions on how much revenue lenders generate from carbon-intensive industries as well as the volume of emissions they finance
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Stellantis and LG to work together to build batteries in North America
The auto industry's building boom for the massive batteries needed to power electric vehicles continues.
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Pete Buttigieg responds to Tucker Carlson mocking his paternity leave: 'It's important work'
Pete Buttigieg isn't going to "apologize to Tucker Carlson or anyone else" for caring for the newborn twins he welcomed in August with his husband.       
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Apple expected to reveal new MacBooks, AirPods today on company livestream
Rumored announcements at the event — which is called "Unleashed" and is set for 1 p.m. EST — include new Mac computers and upgraded AirPods.
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The push-pull between John Sterling and WFAN about reducing his Yankees workload next year
Sign up here to get Andrew Marchand’s SportsClicker delivered to your inbox each Monday morning. The plan: Legendary play-by-player John Sterling will continue as the radio voice of the Yankees next year, Post Sports+ has learned. WFAN officials will make a proposal to the 83-year-old Sterling this offseason to work fewer games next season. He...
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Singapore Airlines to fly A380 on 60-minute flight
The Airbus A380 is designed for long-haul flying, thanks to its hefty size and famously quiet inflight experience.
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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell dies from COVID complications
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell dies of COVID
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SEC explains controversial calls in Tennessee loss to Ole Miss that led to trash thrown on field
The SEC explained two questionable calls that went against Tennessee in its loss to Ole Miss that led to trash being thrown on the field.       
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Colin Powell Dead at 84 from COVID-19 Complications
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell died Monday morning ate age 84 from COVID-19 complications, according to a statement from family members.
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Colin Powell, former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, dies due to complications from coronavirus
“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” his family said in a statement.
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Singapore Airlines to fly A380 on 60-minute flight
Singapore Airlines is set to deploy Airbus A380s on select flights from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur this fall, for what the airline calls "operational requirements" as the superjumbo returns to the skies.
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Colin Powell, former general and secretary of state, dead at 84
Former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell died Monday as a result of complications from COVID-19, his family said. The 84-year-old former military leader was fully vaccinated against the virus. “General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19. He...
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Colin Powell dies of complications from COVID-19 at 84
Powell was fully vaccinated, his family said.
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Seattle police officers unfurl Gadsden flags from patrol cars to protest vaccine mandate
Seattle police cars were photographed with Gadsden flags hanging from their windows ahead of Washington state’s vaccine mandate going into effect.
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Colin Powell Dies at 84
A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, secretary of state and national security adviser, Mr. Powell died on Monday, his family said.
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Cam Newton says he’s vaccinated, waiting for ‘the right opportunity’ to return to the NFL
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U.S.-China Conflict Must Not Overshadow Russia Threat, NATO Baltic Allies Warn
Top diplomats told Newsweek President Joe Biden must contain the short- to medium-term Russian threat and face China's existential challenge.
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'Fortnite's' The Batman Who Laughs Skin: Release Date And Bundle Items Revealed
The Batman Who Laughs will soon be coming to the 'Fortnite' item shop. Here is everything you need to know, including the villain's origin and the bundle's release date.
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Colin Powell, former secretary of state, dead at 84 from COVID-19 complications
Gen. Colin Powell, the former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff, died Monday from complications related to COVID-19, his family announced.
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Colin Powell dies
Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state, has died from complications from Covid-19. Follow here for the latest.
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Tips on holiday shopping via Amazon: Talking Tech podcast
on the Talking Tech podcast, Brett Molina dives into tips for holiday shopping on Amazon.     
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Prince William announces winners of global competition to protect the environment
Prince William and his wife Kate hosted the Earthshot Prize ceremony Sunday night that included performances from Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes and Coldplay, whose set was powered by cyclists. Charlie D’Agata reports.
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