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North Korean defector recaptured in China after more than 40 days on the run

A North Korean defector who escaped from prison in northeast China has been recaptured by authorities, after more than 40 days on the run in the biting winter cold.
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Joe Manchin Targeted by Fellow Democrats in Hundreds of Facebook, Instagram Ads
Reps. Ilhan Omar, Tim Ryan, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are among those taking aim at the senator. Strategists said calling out a colleague in ads is abnormal.
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Gas prices are in the danger zone. Biden can't do much about it
President Joe Biden's 2022 is off to a dreadful start. Prices at the pump could make it even worse.
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Indonesia names new capital, approving shift from Jakarta
Indonesia has named its new capital Nusantara, as lawmakers approve the shift from Jakarta to Kalimantan -- a jungle-covered area on the east of Borneo island.
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At 66, Olympic champion Edwin Moses still has the look of a world-class athlete
Edwin Moses, 66, has gained only four or five pounds since retiring from track and field as a three-time Olympic medalist in 1988.
NBA's Warriors part-owner creates stir with remarks about the Uyghurs
Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya said he doesn't care about them. He got pushback form the team and on social media, and backed away himself.
2,000 Pets Including Hamsters and Chinchillas to Be Killed to Curb COVID Spread
Owners have been told if they bought small pets from a Hong Kong pet store after January 7 they will need to hand them over to be culled.
Oakland Students Begin School Boycott As District's Attempt To Avert Strike Fails
Over 1,200 students in the Oakland Unified School District signed a petition demanding the district move to remote learning or improve COVID-19 safety measures.
Philadelphia's homicide surge sends a national message
Charlie Dent writes that Philadelphia's record number of homicides in 2021 reflects an alarming trend of rising gun violence across the country -- and Democrats, on the defensive headed into the 2020 midterm elections, must get serious about addressing this frightening reality for so many Americans.
A year after leaving office, Trump looks to 2022 to rebrand his legacy
When Donald Trump arrived in Florida one year ago to begrudgingly settle into his post-presidential life, he did not have a plan.
Erecting these shelters can help you avoid weather-related delays on exterior homebuilding projects
ASK THE BUILDER | I saw workmen building an ingenious triangle-shaped structure around the poured foundation of a giant new garage and service center for the town public works trucks. It was done to create a warm environment for laying concrete blocks.
First look at NFL divisional playoffs: Rams seek repeat against Tom Brady, Buccaneers
The Rams have beaten Tom Brady and the Buccaneers the last two times they met in the regular season, but can L.A. do it on a playoff stage in Tampa?
Op-Ed: In the Omicron surge, I am my family's anger translator
We are vaxxed. We wear masks. And still I'm sitting in a chair in Echo Park listening to my mother cough through the door, knowing we are on our own.
Why divorcing young feels so hard, and what to do about it
Divorce is not uncommon for people under 30, but it can be a lonely and devastating experience to end a marriage when so many others are starting theirs.
Republicans won't let Democrats change Senate rules now, nor ever
We are at a critical moment in history.
Letters to the Editor: Trash and crowds at Big Bear Lake? Maybe invest more in infrastructure
The businesses in mountain towns such as Wrightwood and Big Bear Lake complaining about overcrowding should pony up for better roads and amenities.
COVID killed droves of Indian health workers. Their families must fight for recompense
The struggle highlights the fragility of India's healthcare system as another wave of the coronavirus fueled by the Omicron variant gathers momentum.
Biden’s rhetoric on Ukraine has been quite moderate. Here’s what that means.
The language leaders use can shape international disputes, this research finds.
Op-Ed: You may not know his name, but for me Eric Priestley was a poet laureate of L.A.
Eric Priestley died on New Year's Eve. He wasn't exactly famous, but his poetry lives on.
Letters to the Editor: The soundtrack of hell? Customer service hold music
Readers react to columnist Nicholas Goldberg's recent experience listening to almost an hour of Lufthansa's hold music.
Letters to the Editor: Omicron is wreaking havoc on community college enrollment, says professor
An L.A. Trade Tech professor says classes were scheduled back in the fall for the spring term, when COVID-19 appeared to be waning.
China’s Olympics App for Athletes Has Security Flaws, Study Says
Researchers said the app, which will store sensitive health data on participants at the Winter Games, has serious encryption vulnerabilities.
Dolly Parton's best life lessons and quotes ahead of her birthday
Country music legend and pop culture icon Dolly Parton isn’t afraid to say what’s on her mind.
Roe at Almost 50: What's Next for Abortion in America | Opinion
A pending power shift away from the judicial branch to the executive and legislative branches will result in key changes for abortion policy and activism.
The Rev. Al Sharpton on voting rights and 'righteous troublemakers'
In this conversation recorded on Jan. 13 for Washington Post Live, the Rev. Al Sharpton talks about the battle over voting rights and his new book, "Righteous Troublemakers: Untold Stories of the Social Justice Movement in America."
Donald Trump Plans To Build Luxury Homes At Miami Resort As Real Estate Empire Falters
The former president has announced an application for 2,300 units of luxury housing, retail, and commercial space to be built at Trump National Doral.
The FIFA Best Awards: Robert Lewandowski and Alexia Putellas scoop Player of the Year prizes
Alexia Putellas cemented her place as the best player in women's football by winning the Player of the Year prize at FIFA's Best Awards, adding the accolade to her Ballon d'Or win at the end of 2021.
Should the government control the price of food and gas?
People are paying a lot more for food, gas, cars and services, and inflation isn't over yet as the pandemic continues to distort the economy. So should governments consider setting the price of essential goods?
Why Have 'Every Time I Die' Broken Up? Here's Why Andy, Jordan, Steve and Goose Left
Jordan Buckley, Andy Williams, Steve Micciche and Clayton "Goose" Holyoak have revealed their final gig under the band name was in December.
Putin and Biden are caught in a high-stakes gamble over Ukraine
It is a very bad idea -- for all concerned. Yet the drumbeat towards another war in Ukraine is echoing and amplifying itself, taking on a life of its own, in a huge, high-risk maneuver by either the Biden administration or Moscow, or both.
Chamath Palihapitiya's Uyghur Remarks Spark Outrage As Warriors Co-Owner Backtracks
Chamath Palihapitiya said he cared more about the domestic human rights situation in the U.S. than about "a segment of a class of people in another country."
Oscar Issac's 'Weird English Accent' in 'Moon Knight' Widely Mocked
The trailer for Disney+ series "Moon Knight" is here—but Oscar Isaac's accent is proving to be a little distracting.
Hong Kong to Kill 2,000 Hamsters After One Pet Store Worker Catches COVID
ReutersHong Kong will put 2,000 hamsters to death as a precautionary measure after one pet shop worker and several adorable little rodents tested positive for the Delta variant of the coronavirus last week.According to the South China Morning Post, the Delta infection was detected in a 23-year-old woman who worked at the Little Boss pet shop—the city’s first untraceable Delta infection since the fall. Then, on Tuesday, 11 samples taken from hundreds of hamsters came back positive, and authorities came down very hard on the fluffy little critters.Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Dr Leung Siu-fai announced Tuesday that around 2,000 hamsters will be killed. All customers who bought hamsters from the store after Jan. 7 will be forced to hand over their pets for execution, and the owners will be made to enter a mandatory quarantine. The import of hamsters is also banned.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Kathy Hochul leads Democratic primary challengers by over 30 points: poll
ALBANY – Gov. Kathy Hochul’s lead in the Democratic primary for governor of New York has grown to over 30 points beyond her nearest challenger now that state Attorney General Letitia James has dropped out of the race, according to a new poll released Tuesday. New York’s first female governor captured the support of 46...
'They've covered it up': Backlash swells over Peace Corps worker's involvement in death in Africa
The top police official in Tanzania said he was unaware of Rabia Issa's death until this month and has asked his team to open an investigation.
Britney Spears Offered Her Mom a House To Divorce Dad, Sister Jamie Lynn Says
"Now looking back, like what a weird f****** thing to do," Jamie Lynn Spears said of her big sister's purported incentive for their parents' marriage to end.
Russia Insists Embassy Staff Have Not Been Evacuated From Ukraine Amid Invasion Fears
Reports have indicated Russia thinned out embassy staff before talks about a Moscow-led military buildup.
Matt Gaetz Indictment Speculation Grows After Ex-Girlfriend Granted Immunity
The Republican congressman hasn't been charged with a crime and has previously denied all wrongdoing.
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Omicron May Be Peaking in Parts of U.S., but Hospitals Are Strained
Hospitals are under tremendous strain, struggling to manage staffing shortages that force difficult decisions. Here’s the latest on the virus.
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Were Siegfried and Roy a Couple? The Love Story Behind 'Wild Things'
Siegfried and Roy's flamboyant presence in Las Vegas left many wondering if the pair had ever been romantically involved.
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Lara Logan Dropped by Talent Agency for Comparing Dr. Fauci to Nazi Doctor Josef Mengele
The Auschwitz Memorial hascondemned the former CBS correspondent for the comments she made on Fox News in November 2021.
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Woman Takes Selfie on Top of Her Car as It Sinks into Frozen River
Ottawa Police charged the woman with one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle after she was rescued.
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Another Arctic blast ushered in by an Alberta clipper
Deja vu this week as an Alberta clipper ushers in another Arctic blast of cold air. CNN Meteorologist Tyler Mauldin has the forecast.
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The truth about COVID vaccines: Not perfect, but they're saving many lives
The goal of COVID-19 vaccines is to prevent serious and deadly outcomes, not to prevent all cases of transmission and infection.      
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Democrats put renewed focus on voting rights: What happened in 2021, and where do reforms stand now?
President Joe Biden and Democrats have turned their attention to voting rights as other parts of their agenda have stalled and ahead of the midterms.       
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On This Day: 18 January 2008
George Clooney was named a Messenger of Peace by the UN. (Jan. 18)      
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When House Republicans come from more racially diverse districts, they’re more likely to claim voter fraud
That’s what we found when we analyzed which Republicans voted against certifying the 2020 election last year
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D.C.-area forecast: Breezy and cold today with snow chances returning early Thursday and this weekend
Snow chance Thursday morning is minor, while the weekend storm is still uncertain.
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Majority of states' laws treat sexual assault perpetrators differently if victims drank
USA TODAY analysis finds 27 states have laws that treat sexual assault perpetrators differently, based on how victims became incapacitated.       
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