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Pregnant Russian Soldier Jailed for Draft Dodging

Lance Corporal Madina Kabaloyeva is the first female soldier to be convicted for draft dodging, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
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Trade show plastic skull halts checked baggage screening at airport
The skull was found in a traveler's luggage at Salt Lake City International Airport in mid-September, according to a news release from the Transportation Safety Administration.
Arkansas’ John Morgan III taken to hospital after scary on-field collapse
Arkansas experienced a scary moment in their 34-22 loss to Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon.
Pope Francis appoints 21 new cardinals — including an American — to help reform Catholic Church
Robert Prevost, who was born in Chicago, is among the 21 new "princes of the church" that were elected by the pope to help govern the Catholic Church.
USC survives the Sanders' show in Boulder with 48-41 victory
Caleb Williams passes for 403 yards and six touchdowns as No. 8 USC builds a 27-point lead before fending off a Colorado rally in the second half.
Running San Francisco Made Dianne Feinstein
During her decade running the cantankerous city, she managed to steer it between a liberal, freewheeling future and its more conservative traditions.
Patriots’ Mac Jones not fined after alleged ‘private parts’ hit on Jets’ Sauce Gardner
Mac Jones won't be getting hit where it hurts.
See the stunning UK house Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner planned to make their ‘forever home’
The images show the "charming blue shutters" the singer mentioned in his June 16 letter to the seller, which his estranged wife leaked in court documents earlier this week.
‘Saw X’ chops away at box office competition on its opening night
The tenth installment in the "Saw" franchise took in $8 million on its opening night Friday.
How do you prepare a city like New York for major floods?
New Yorkers attempt to clear storm drains in Brooklyn on September 29 | Michael M. Santiago / Getty Images The flooding on September 29 was bad. The future will be, too. Apocalyptic flooding brought New York City to a standstill Friday, with subway service suspended and murky rainwater seeping into buses attempting to navigate the city’s flooded roads. The city’s mayor, Eric Adams, did not directly address the public till nearly noon Friday, despite the fact that his administration knew about the potential for a major downpour and potential flooding on Thursday, before the storm hit. Now, floodwaters remain in parts of the city — along with questions about its ability to mitigate the effects of climate change as storms like Friday’s. As major climate events — like dangerous, smoky haze from Canadian wildfires earlier this summer, as well as flood water surge from Hurricane Sandy more than a decade ago — increasingly affect the city, the urgency of climate change mitigation policy and initiatives is clear, but whether the city has the capacity, funding, and political will to undertake such a monumental task is not. Although New York has undertaken ambitious study and planning projects, the effects of Friday’s storm indicate that mitigation projects aren’t happening quickly enough, and that the city won’t be prepared for the next storm when it inevitably happens. Of course, New York City isn’t the only place that suffered from yesterday’s storms; parts of the northeast can expect heavy rainfall over the coming week, according to CNN. In fact, unusual rainfall has had an impact throughout the US this year, and flooding has devastated areas of Libya, Pakistan, and China over the past year. “Everywhere is susceptible to these impacts,” University of Pennsylvania climate scientist Michael Mann previously told Vox’s Li Zhou. “The western, central, and eastern US, Europe, and Asia — with one of the best examples being the Pakistan floods last year which displaced more than 30 million people.” The city does have political infrastructure to address climate change New York Gov. Kathy Hochul warned New Yorkers about flash floods and “havoc throughout the downstate region” on Thursday; state transit officials held a news conference about the storm Thursday, too, as the New York Times reported. Hochul tweeted about the storm and appeared on local news stations warning about the severity of the storm in the day beforehand; city officials issued a travel advisory Thursday night. City schools remained open, though some experienced flooding and ended up evacuating, causing confusion and frustration for parents and more criticism for Adams and Chancellor David Banks. Adams defended the decision, saying that “We should be clear that we have only a certain number of school days that we can utilize, and we must make sure we meet that.” Adams’ delayed response to the situation mirrors his reaction to dangerous air quality in the city following wildfires in Canada this summer, and it’s not the first time a New York City mayor has failed to adequately address serious environmental threats to the city and its residents, as New York Magazine pointed out. Aside from the major issue of public communication, New York City does actually have a political infrastructure to address climate change and disaster mitigation, Timon McPhearson, professor of urban ecology and director of the Urban Systems Lab at The New School, told Vox in an interview. “One of the most important things that happened after Hurricane Sandy,” the 2012 storm that destroyed homes along the coast, flooded downtown Manhattan, and killed 44 people, “was the establishment of the Mayor’s Office of Resiliency, which is now part of the Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice,” said McPhearson, who works on adaptability and mitigation initiatives with the city. That office has the capacity to convene other city agencies to address major environmental challenges — a rarity in city governments, McPhearson added. New York City commissioned a study of its own stormwater resiliency after seeing the devastation Hurricane Harvey’s torrential rainwater caused the city of Houston, and it’s now working on a flood vulnerability study. But on the ground, the reality is that New York City’s infrastructure is nowhere near able to withstand the kind of rainfall that it saw on Friday. The subway system is old and porous; the sewage system is, too. In fact, much of the city’s infrastructure needs to be rethought in order to deal with the kinds of climate vulnerabilities New York will face in the coming decade; sidewalks need to be raised to keep water from flooding from the roads into people’s homes and subway grates need to be covered and pipes replaced. All of that takes monumental political will and effort — as well as billions of dollars, McPhearson said. “This is at least a 10-year, if not a 20-year effort, to retrofit the city to increase its ability to absorb a lot more water. And it’s also anywhere between a $100 to $200 billion sewer system upgrade project,” McPhearson said. “Nobody knows where that money’s going to come from. Even with all the [Inflation Reduction Act] spending, there’s just no real source of the kinds of funding that would be required to make those kinds of upgrades; we’re only going to get that money from federal sources.” Mitigation projects need to happen faster, because it’s only going to get worse As Vox’s Zhou pointed out, the impact of rainfall will be more intense as global temperatures increase: “As the Earth gets warmer, the atmosphere is able to hold more water, leading to heavier precipitation when it rains, and a greater likelihood of flooding as a result. A 1 degree Centigrade increase in the atmosphere’s temperature corresponds to a 7 percent increase in water vapor that it’s able to hold, according to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. And estimates suggest global temperatures could breach a 1.5 degree Celsius increase threshold sometime in the 2030s, meaning much more rain to come.” Weather events like Friday’s are going to cause much more damage to places like New York City unless and until we learn to “live with water,” as McPhearson put it, which requires political, financial, and social mobilization on a significant scale. Utilizing nature-based solutions, like infrastructure-supported soil and green space on the flat roofs of city buildings, can help trap rainwater until it can be more safely and slowly released, for example. And in cities like Rotterdam and Copenhagen, public space has been reimagined as part of the cities’ climate mitigation plan while still serving its original purpose. Copenhagen’s Enghaveparken — the “climate park” — was retrofitted to become a rainwater reservoir in case of a major rainfall event of the kind that hit the city in 2010 and 2011 and caused about $1 billion worth of damage. But to be prepared for future storms requires a massive political, financial, and time investment, as well as the understanding that the “new abnormal,” as Mann said, is happening right now.
Deion Sanders' Buffaloes fall to USC, Caleb Williams throws for 6 scores
The Colorado Buffaloes lost for the second consecutive week, falling to No. 8 USC 48-41. Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams threw for six touchdowns.
UFC's Dana White shows off incredible weight loss transformation
UFC president Dana White showed off a massive weight loss transformation in an Instagram post on Friday. He compared his current body with himself from six years ago.
Florida gator missing upper jaw gets fitting name inspired by hit song
A Florida alligator who went viral for missing most of her upper jaw been given a fitting country-song inspired name.
Raiders releasing Chandler Jones two days after arrest amid bizarre social media posts
The Raiders are cutting ties with Chandler Jones.
San Diego State vs. Air Force prediction: College football picks, odds
On Saturday, San Diego State goes on the road to face Air Force with the Aztecs catching double-digit points.
UConn defensive tackle Jelani Stafford rushes for touchdown, grabs reception
UConn could use a jolt on the offensive side of the football, and in doing so, the Huskies turned to one of their big defensive players.
Cámara de Representantes aprueba proyecto de financiación por 45 días
Al borde de un cierre del gobierno federal, la Cámara de Representantes aprobó el sábado un proyecto de financiación por 45 días cuando su presidente, Kevin McCarthy, desistió de exigir fuertes recortes del gasto y utilizó votos demócratas para enviar el paquete al Senado.
Arkansas' John Morgan III taken to hospital after collapsing during game, reportedly suffers neck injury
Arkansas Razorbacks defensive lineman John Morgan III was taken to the hospital after he collapsed on the field against Texas A&M. He reportedly injured his neck.
Nueva York comienza a recuperarse tras precipitaciones sorpresivas e históricas
Nueva York comenzó a recuperarse el sábado después de quedar empapado por uno de los días de lluvias más intensas en varias décadas, mientras los habitantes de la ciudad secaban sus sótanos y el tráfico en las calles, estaciones de trenes y aeropuertos, el cual quedó suspendido temporalmente por las precipitaciones del viernes, volvía a la normalidad.
Ex-WaPo editor ‘marveled’ at how ‘democracy dies in darkness’ slogan and other moves irked Trump and fans
In a spread for The Atlantic, former Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron recounted how the paper's slogan "democracy dies in darkness" was a thorn in Donald Trump's side.
Pelosi to accompany Feinstein's body home to California
A U.S. military plane will take Feinstein back to San Francisco Saturday.
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House Democrats Bail Out McCarthy in Government Shutdown Battle With GOP
The stopgap measure passed 335-91, with 200 Democrats joining Republicans to vote in favor of it.
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Two reasons the Jets shouldn’t touch Kirk Cousins
With 2021 No. 2-overall pick Zach Wilson not showing the advancement the team had hoped and the offense struggling to score points, there’s been a demand among fans to find a veteran quarterback
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Biden’s H2 visa rules are hurting migrants, small businesses
Pres. Biden recently made changes to the important H-2 visa plan, a move which hurts farms, businesses and New York's swelling migrant numbers.
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I was shocked to discover a vintage painting online that looks just like me — I had to buy it
"It felt kind of freaky when I saw it. It was such a 'wow' moment — like, somebody has painted this lady who looks just like me."
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What is lymphoma? Types, symptoms and common treatment options
Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that affects the body's ability to fight infection. It is a cancer of the lymphatic system and usually starts in the lymph nodes.
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Kendall Jenner and Bad Bunny flaunt their romance in stylish Gucci campaign
In one of the snaps, the rapper, whose real name is Benito Martínez Ocasio, embraced the supermodel as she sat atop a Gucci luggage carrier.
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NJ man who survived Andrea Doria sinking in 1956 donates life jacket to museum
Vernon resident Alfonso Caliendo, 83, gave the orange jacket that saved his life 67 years ago to the New Jersey Maritime Museum on Long Beach Island.
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House Administration Committee, Capitol Police Investigating Democrat Jamaal Bowman for Pulling Fire Alarm to Delay Government Funding Vote
Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) allegedly pulled a fire alarm in the U.S. Capitol complex moments before the House was scheduled to vote on a bill preventing a government shutdown, according to the House Administration Committee.
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See moment House passes short-term spending bill to stop government shutdown
Hours ahead of the government shutdown deadline, the House passes a 45-day short-term spending bill. The final vote tally was 335-91 and the bill is now headed to the Senate.
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Former Anaheim City Councilman Jordan Brandman found dead at his home
Former Anaheim City Councilman Jordan Brandman, who became the city's first openly gay council member after he was first elected in 2012, was found dead at his home Friday night, officials said.
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NASCAR crew member hit in the pits as driver spins out
NASCAR Truck Series star Zane Smith had a mishap in the pits at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday as he spun out and hit a pit crew member.
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One of Kevin McCarthy's own leaders opposed his spending bill
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Padres vs. White Sox prediction: All signs point to home team
MIke Clevinger will lead the host White Sox past the Padres on Saturday night, Stitches predicts.
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El papa Francisco crea 21 nuevos cardenales; incluidas figuras clave en el Vaticano
El papa Francisco creó el sábado 21 nuevos cardenales en una ceremonia llena de rituales, incluidas figuras clave en el Vaticano y en el campo que ayudarán a implementar sus reformas y cimentar su legado mientras entra en una nueva fase crucial en la gestión de la Iglesia Católica.
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Biden Administration Releases Energy Efficient Standards for Gas Furnaces
The Biden administration released energy efficient rules for residential gas furnaces, and they come with a high cost for many households. 
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Kevin McCarthy may avoid a shutdown. But the fiasco shows he's weaker than ever
The House passed a stopgap funding bill Saturday, making a government shutdown less likely. But McCarthy needed Democratic votes to get the bill passed.
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GOP Accuses NY Democrat Congressman of Pulling Fire Alarm in Shutdown Mayhem
REUTERS/Eduardo MunozThe dysfunction in Washington reached an even higher peak on Saturday, as Republican lawmakers accused a New York congressman of pulling a fire alarm while Democrats were trying to stall a short-term funding bill.According to sources cited by Politico, Democratic representative Jamaal Bowman was the person responsible for the alarm. The Committee on House Administration, which is helmed by Republicans, said “an investigation into why it was pulled is underway.”Officials were scrambling to avert a government shutdown on Saturday. With just hours to go, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy advanced a 45-day stopgap bill, but it requires support from two-thirds of representatives.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Rory McIlroy has heated outburst after Ryder Cup caddie drama
Things are getting heated in Rome at the 44th Ryder Cup.
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USC’s Caleb Williams dominates first half with four TDs against Colorado, Shedeur Sanders
At least in the first half Saturday, Shedeur Sanders was the second-best quarterback at Folsom Field, as Caleb Williams threw for four touchdowns.
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Louisiana Tech's Brevin Randle stomps on UTEP player during game
Footage from a game Friday night shows Louisiana Tech linebacker Brevin Randle stomping the back of the neck of a UTEP offensive lineman.
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Wild video shows FDNY firefighters brawling in Brooklyn: ‘Get out of my f–king face!’
A 47-second video appears to show at least two FDNY firefighters brawling in the driving rain as others try to break up the fight.
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Azeez Ojulari set for return to Giants as injured Andrew Thomas remains out
The Giants’ odds of sacking the quarterback increased just as their odds of protecting Daniel Jones against a pass rush decreased.
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Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku burned on face, arm in home accident while lighting fire pit
Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku listed as questionable for Sunday's game.
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House GOP stunner: Spending patch passes with mostly Dem votes
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King Charles’ ‘terrible mistake’ could spell ruin for the royals: expert
An source with knowledge of the ongoing Sussex saga is speaking out.
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Socialist Rep. Jamaal Bowman pulls fire alarm as Dems try to delay vote on GOP stopgap spending bill
The wild incident in the Cannon Building was caught on camera and confirmed by several witnesses, according to Politico.
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Corte Suprema de EEUU abordará casos de aborto y armas de fuego durante nuevo periodo
La Corte Suprema regresa para un nuevo periodo en el que abordará algunos temas conocidos — armas de fuego y aborto —, así como preocupaciones sobre cuestiones éticas que rodean a sus magistrados.
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Decorated Army vet says he was duped into murdering old flame’s husband: ‘I became her weapon’
Lopez told Dateline that it wasn't his plan to torpedo their marriage but Jennifer told him her husband was violently abusive to her and sent him emails of her alleged injuries - which were later found to have been staged.
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