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Prosecutors move to vacate Adnan Syed's murder conviction in the 'Serial' podcast case

Baltimore's state's attorney filed a motion in circuit court, saying a lengthy investigation conducted with the defense had uncovered new evidence that could undermine the murder conviction.
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Tropical Storm Ian "rapidly intensifying," could hit Florida as major hurricane
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for the whole state, which is at risk of seeing major flash flooding.
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Three shot — one killed — while standing on Brooklyn street corner: NYPD
Three men were shot in a hail of gunfire, one of them fatally, while standing on a Brooklyn street corner early Sunday morning, cops said.
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College football Coaches Poll Prediction: Losses by Oklahoma, Arkansas will shake up top 10
A pair of top-10 vacancies were created when Oklahoma and Arkansas lost Saturday. Predicting how the top 10 of the coaches poll will shake out Sunday.      
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Clock ticking for Ukraine and Russia as winter approaches
The onset of autumnal weather is making fields too muddy for tanks and beginning to cloud Ukrainian efforts to take back more Russian-held territory.
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Opinion: Crashing a spacecraft into the asteroid is no boondoggle
A group of scientists is going to slam a spacecraft into an asteroid to see if the impact will change the asteroid's trajectory. It is a smart and proactive attempt to guard against a very real danger, writes Don Lincoln
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The Morning: The back story of the migrant buses
Republican governors’ immigration stunts are actually helping some migrants.
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Yankees’ Zack Britton rusty in first outing in 2022
Yankees reliever Zack Britton returned to a big league mound on Saturday for the first time in 13 months, but his command did not come with him.
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College football report card: Week 4 pits Aaron Judge vs. your favorite team. The winner is ...
Aaron Judge's pursuit of the AL home run record produced some questionable coverage decisions from ESPN during Saturday's college football games.       
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Lauren Boebert's Veteran Comments Slammed as Frisch Details 15 'No' Votes
While Boebert prides herself in the work she has done for "Americas' heroes," Frisch blasted her for the 15 times she cast her vote against veterans' rights.
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‘SNL’ Boss Lorne Michaels Says ‘Weekend Update’ Isn’t Going Anywhere
He also talked about the 8 cast members who have left the show this season.
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All-time greats Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers meet on Sunday
Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are widely recognized as two of the greatest quarterbacks to ever grace the National Football League.
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Misery Index Week 4: Miami still mediocre despite massive investment in Mario Cristobal
Miami paid huge money to bring in alum Mario Cristobal, but the Hurricanes are 2-2 after Saturday's ugly loss to Middle Tennessee.      
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Francisco Lindor: Pete Alonso can have Aaron Judge-like season in future
Pete Alonso blasted his 38th home run on Saturday and increased his NL-leading RBI total to 123.
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Once nicknamed 'Murderapolis,' the city that became the center of the 'Defund the Police' movement is grappling with heightened violent crime
Marnette Gordon was doing laundry at home in Minneapolis one summer morning last year when a call came from her 36-year-old son.
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Rafael Nadal withdraws from Laver Cup due to 'personal reasons'
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the remainder of the Laver Cup due to personal reasons, after partnering with his longtime rival and friend Roger Federer in doubles to mark the end of Federer's career.
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Nightengale's Notebook: MLB trade deadline's disappointments can make it all right in October
Some of the summer's biggest acquisitions haven't lived up to the billing ... yet.      
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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge breaks own world record in Berlin Marathon victory
Eliud Kipchoge broke his own world record, lowering the mark to 2:01:09, as he powered to victory at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday.
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Why Sol Trujillo’s L’Attitude Ventures Sees Latino-Owned Businesses as a Growth Market
Trujillo is working to circulate data to help convince leaders they should invest in Latino businesses and appoint more Latino execs
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College football review: Lincoln Riley nearly lost, but few could watch the USC drama
Oklahoma fans might have taken solace in ex-coach Lincoln Riley's rough night, but the Pac-12 Network assured few saw the Trojans rally for a win.
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How Democrats Gave Ron DeSantis a Pass
The party's befuddling inability to mount a strong challenge to the governor this year could enhance the Republican's presidential prospects
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Congress should try to stop China, not undermine American tech innovators
Congress needs to work on stopping China, not spend its time attacking America's homegrown tech industry. US innovation is driven by the private sector.
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Trans religious leaders say scripture should inspire inclusive congregations
As some evangelicals push to restrict civil rights for trans people, other Christians use similar sacred texts and traditions to build a theology that embraces trans lives as part of God's creation.
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Column: USC showed breathtaking resilience during its best — and ugliest — win of the season
Oregon State fans howled struggling USC was overrated, but coach Lincoln Riley and his Trojans showed their grit during a big comeback road win.
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Pampered Pit Bull's Adorable Grooming Routine Melts Hearts Online
Sebastian has received praise on TikTok for his love of water and being groomed as he even enjoyed his fur being blow-dried after
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My Granddaughter Is Homeless And Her Mom Refuses To Help—What Should I Do?
"I still have a mortgage on my house and I am afraid of not having enough money to meet my financial obligations. "
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Becky G through the years: The 'Mamiii' singer's glam red carpet looks, top career moments
From posting cover songs on YouTube to becoming a bona fide Latin pop star, check out photos of Mexican American singer Becky G over the years.      
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Six Books That Music Lovers Should Read
Music, of all art forms, is uniquely tied up with memory. It’s stitched into the fabric of daily life: Think about the mixtape you made for your first crush, the pop star whose posters were plastered in your teenage bedroom, the album that got you through your divorce, the jam band whose tour you followed across the country. All provide tantalizing insights into your past—and present—selves.It’s no wonder, then, that the best music writing gets personal. The writer can turn herself into a prism, refracting her subject, allowing us to see its components. Why does this song move me? she asks. Why does this band matter to me? And most important: Why should we care? The ability to answer this last question can distinguish a good critic from a great one.In her 1995 essay “Music Criticism and Musical Meaning,” the musician and philosopher Patricia Herzog wrote, “For interpretation to carry conviction, it must be based on intense appreciation—indeed, on love.” These six books masterfully explore what the songs we cherish (and, in one illuminating case, hate) reveal about us. University of Texas Press Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest, by Hanif AbdurraqibAbdurraqib’s music writing proves that criticism and memoir are inextricable. His essay collections, A Little Devil in America and They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, look as intimately at the output of artists including Aretha Franklin, ScHoolboy Q, Don Shirley, and Carly Rae Jepsen as they do at the author himself. Go Ahead in the Rain, his homage to the trailblazing hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, is another shining example of this signature approach. As a “decidedly weird” teenager at the turn of the ’90s, forever plugged into his Walkman, Abdurraqib fell in love with the group—especially founding member Phife Dawg—because he sensed that “they, too, were walking a thin line of weirdness.” Even at his most introspective, Abdurraqib embraces nostalgia without succumbing to it, and honors the experience of fandom while interrogating it. The book is ultimately an elegy: A Tribe Called Quest broke up in 1998, and Phife Dawg died in 2016, just after the band reunited to record its first new album in 18 years. “A group like A Tribe Called Quest will never exist again,” Abdurraqib writes. With Go Ahead in the Rain, he manages to both celebrate their achievements and “lay them to rest.”[Read: Phife Dawg’s walk on the wild side]Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste, by Carl WilsonAt the outset of this pivotal entry in Bloomsbury’s 33 ⅓ series of books (each focusing on a single record), Wilson—a critic and fairly omnivorous lover of music—professes his hatred for the Quebecoise pop diva Céline Dion. The book, he says, is an “experiment” intended to answer questions about taste, fandom, and popularity using Dion’s 1997 album Let’s Talk About Love as a case study. Wilson tries to uncover the reasons for the power-balladeer’s remarkable popularity, mining philosophy, sociology, history, and his own Canadian roots. He talks with diehard Dion fans and even attends a show of her Las Vegas residency, a “multimedia extravaganza” that surprisingly “coaxed a few tears” out of the freshly divorced author. Dion’s allure proves to be more complicated than expected, and his lines of inquiry lead him, by the book’s end, to examine the very purpose of music criticism itself. Wilson doesn’t exactly come out on the other side a Dion convert, but he acknowledges her widespread appeal to be not just valid, but valuable. “There are so many ways of loving music,” he concludes. Faber Nina Simone’s Gum, by Warren EllisIn 1999, the Australian musician Warren Ellis attended a performance by Nina Simone. After the show, he snuck onstage and swiped a piece of chewed gum that Simone had stuck to the bottom of her Steinway. Twenty-two years later, Ellis’s obsession with this bit of refuse spawned this mixed-media memoir, which interweaves text and images to exalt the everyday objects and experiences that represent “the metaphysical made physical.” In it, he recounts how he took Simone’s gum with him on tour, wrapped in the towel she’d used to wipe her brow during the concert—a “portable shrine”—before storing it in his attic for safekeeping and, finally, making a cast of it for posterity. He describes the concert with pious zeal—it was “a miracle,” “a communion,” a “religious experience.” He’s self-aware enough to know his devotion is odd, but not self-conscious enough to let that stifle the joy it brings him. In a screenshotted, reproduced text exchange from 2019 with his friend and frequent collaborator Nick Cave, Ellis reveals that he kept the gum. “You worry me sometimes,” Cave replies. “Haha,” Warren writes back. “I guess I do.”[Read: Nina Simone’s face] University of Texas Press I’ve Had to Think Up a Way to Survive: On Trauma, Persistence, and Dolly Parton, by Lynn MelnickDuring what she calls “the worst year of my adult life,” Melnick, a poet, went to Dollywood, the country icon Dolly Parton’s Tennessee theme park. Part retreat, part pilgrimage, her trip moved her to write I’ve Had to Think Up a Way to Survive, a memoir that puts her harrowing story into conversation with Parton’s biography—and discography. Across 21 chapters, each cleverly pegged to a different song (the book’s structure alone makes it worth picking up), Melnick, a self-professed “diehard Dolly fan,” recounts a life marred by drug addiction, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. Along the way, she looks to Parton as a model of resilience, gleaning lessons from her nearly six-decade career and interviews. She also unspools the tensions in Parton’s hyperfeminine persona, which leads to a broader consideration of women’s self-fashioning. The author writes with remarkable vulnerability and candor yet ensures that the often-painful memories she relates don’t cloud her critical gaze. She moves gracefully between confessional and analytical registers, her prose both sharp and full of heart. New Directions My Pinup, by Hilton AlsAls’s ambivalence toward Prince’s mutable persona propels this slim memoir about aura, authorship, and authenticity. As a young man at the turn of the ’80s, Als admired how the singer-songwriter embodied Black queerness with his bombastic androgyny and genre-bending virtuosity, and he was awed by the way Prince flouted the rules of race, gender, and sexuality to “remake black music in his own image.” So he experienced a sense of betrayal when, for albums such as 1999 and Purple Rain, Prince took to tailored suits and poppy hooks. “He was like a bride who had left me at the altar of difference to embrace the expected,” Als writes. “Could my queer heart ever let any of this go, and forgive him?” The parasocial relationship Als has with Prince is a rich site for study, on both a personal level (What does it mean to feel hurt by someone you don’t know?) and a political one (What does it mean to endow one person with so much representational power?). That parasociality is finally shattered when Als is sent to interview his idol during Prince’s 2004 Musicology tour. Here, the book’s knotty, conflicted emotions come to a head. During their interview, on a whim, Prince asks Als to write a book with him; Als demurs. “I could not look at Prince,” he writes. “Nor could I look away.”[Read: Prince the immortal] University of Texas Press Why Solange Matters, by Stephanie PhillipsIn this installment of University of Texas Press’s Music Matters series, Phillips makes a convincing case for the singer-songwriter Solange as one of our most important and ambitious chroniclers of Black womanhood. Phillips, a musician who plays in the Black-feminist punk band Big Joanie, draws amply from her own experience navigating mostly white musical spaces to trace Solange’s fraught history with—and radical defiance of—the music industry. Phillips is from England and the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, which helps her illustrate Solange’s impact beyond America for women across the Black diaspora. Phillips’s analysis, for instance, of When I Get Home, Solange’s full-length ode to her hometown of Houston, shows how the artist both leverages and transcends cultural specificity. But she has a particular reverence for Solange’s “zeitgeist-shifting” third album, A Seat at the Table, which, Phillips says, “felt like it was written specifically for me” when she first heard it. From across the Atlantic, she writes, Solange “gave me space to learn to love … my Black girl weirdo self.”​​When you buy a book using a link on this page, we receive a commission. Thank you for supporting The Atlantic.
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How NYC’s Lincoln Center is Aiming to Be More Welcoming to More People
“Institutional structures around live performance have done a lot of harm in keeping people out.”
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I Honored My Parents’ Request to Include My Cousin in My Wedding. Boy, Was That a Mistake.
Parenting advice on weddings, names, and kids with ADHD.
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Jets vs. Bengals: Preview, predictions, what to watch for
An inside look at Sunday’s Jets-Bengals Week 3 matchup at MetLife Stadium.
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See where Tropical Storm Ian is headed
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis expanded an emergency order to include every county in the state, saying conditions are "projected to constitute a major disaster." CNN meteorologist Allison Chinchar has the latest forecast for Tropical Storm Ian.
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‘We got our miracle’: Freed Americans back home in Alabama
“It’s them!” a family member shouted as the pair appeared at the top of an escalator.
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GOP strategy elevates clashes over crime, race in midterm battlegrounds
Republicans are increasingly centering their midterms pitches on crime, prompting accusations of racism from Democrats but also fears the attacks may resonate.
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'Destruction everywhere': Officials assess full extent of damage after Fiona batters Atlantic Canada
When Fiona slammed into Canada's eastern seaboard with hurricane-force winds and torrential rainfall Saturday, it pulled buildings into the ocean, collapsed homes, toppled trees and knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of people.
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Inside look at the Knicks’ training camp roster
Here's a breakdow the Knicks’ training camp roster:
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Climate Relief Can’t Wait for Utopia
Since the 1960s, fighting for the environment has frequently meant fighting against corporations. To curb pollution, activists have worked to thwart new oil drilling, coal-fired power plants, fracking for natural gas, and fuel pipelines. But today, Americans face a climate challenge that can’t be solved by just saying no again and again.Decarbonizing the economy will require an unprecedented amount of new energy investment. Fossil-fuel infrastructure built over centuries needs to be replaced within the next few decades by clean-energy alternatives. The United States will need to build hundreds of thousands of square miles of wind and solar farms; deploy enough battery storage to keep power flowing through the grid even on calm, cloudy days; and at least double the country’s transmission-line capacity. And the same laws that environmental groups leveraged in the past to block or delay fossil-fuel projects are now being exploited by NIMBYs in ways that, however well intended, will slow the country’s transition to clean energy. Windmills off Cape Cod, a geothermal facility in Nevada, and what could have been the largest solar farm in America have all been blocked by an endless series of environmental reviews and lawsuits.The good news is that, with reasonable reforms, the energy transition is fully within reach. Private investment in clean-energy technology is skyrocketing, and even Big Oil is starting to realize there is no future in fossil fuels.[Conor Friedersdorf: The environmental laws hindering clean energy]But this may not be enough for some environmentalists. Jamie Henn, an environmental activist and the director of Fossil Free Media, recently told Rolling Stone, “Look, I want to get carbon out of the atmosphere, but this is such an opportunity to remake our society. But if we just perpetuate the same harms in a clean-energy economy, and it’s just a world of Exxons and Elon Musks—oh, man, what a nightmare.” Many progressive commentators similarly believe that countering climate change requires a fundamental reordering of the West’s political and economic systems. “The level of disruption required to keep us at a temperature anywhere below ‘absolutely catastrophic’ is fundamentally, on a deep structural level, incompatible with the status quo,” the writer Phil McDuff has argued. The climate crisis, the Green New Deal advocate Naomi Klein has insisted, “could be the best argument progressives have ever had” to roll back corporate influence, tear up free-trade deals, and reinvest in public services and infrastructure.Such comments raise a question: What is the real goal here—stopping climate change or abolishing capitalism? Taking climate change seriously as a global emergency requires an all-hands-on-deck attitude and a recognition that technological solutions (yes, often built and deployed by private firms) can deliver real progress on decarbonization before the proletariat has seized the means of production. A massive infusion of private investment, made not for charity but in the anticipation of future profits, is precisely what’s needed to accelerate the clean-energy transition—which, like all revolutions, will yield unpredictable results.The belief that top-down decision makers can choreograph precisely how the clean-energy revolution will proceed runs deep in progressive circles. In the manifesto describing his version of the Green New Deal, Bernie Sanders declared, “To get to our goal of 100 percent sustainable energy, we will not rely on any false solutions like nuclear, geoengineering, carbon capture and sequestration, or trash incinerators.” Many environmental groups share the Vermont senator’s aversion to these technologies. But the climate emergency demands we take a closer look at some of them before writing them off completely. In the face of uncertainty about the best path to decarbonization, policy makers should think like a venture capitalist—placing lots of bets in the expectation that some technologies will fail but the investment portfolio will succeed as a whole. The “false solutions” that Sanders decries may indeed prove unworkable. Nuclear energy might never be cost-competitive, and geoengineering may prove technically infeasible. But we can’t know in advance.Environmental activists have historically been skeptical of nuclear energy, but that attitude may be changing. California reversed its decision to shut down the Diablo Canyon plant, and Japan announced plans to start investing in nuclear energy again—an outcome few predicted after Fukushima. This is welcome news, considering that, per unit of electricity produced, nuclear energy causes fewer deaths than wind energy and creates fewer carbon emissions than solar (and concerns about waste are overblown). However, one major barrier to deployment remains: Unlike solar and wind, which have seen dramatic cost decreases, nuclear-power-plant construction costs have actually increased over time. Although that means the current generation of nuclear technology isn’t likely to be a major climate tool, advanced nuclear systems such as small modular reactors show considerable promise. The potential climate benefits from cost-effective nuclear fission or even nuclear fusion are so large that they’re worth some strategic bets—even at long odds.Some forms of geoengineering, such as carbon-dioxide removal, would require massive reductions in cost to be viable as a climate solution. But the same was true of solar and wind decades ago, and the government was able to accelerate the learning curve in those fields by being an early source of demand and reducing the direct costs for consumers. Many progressive environmentalists feel uneasy with technologies that blunt the climate impact of fossil fuels rather than banish them entirely. And yet we need such options. Some major industries, such as aviation andcement and steel production, will be hard to decarbonize, and we’re already likely to overshoot the goal of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius greater than preindustrial levels. The only way to permanently reverse that warming will be to suck carbon directly out of the atmosphere. More traditional carbon capture and sequestration methods, designed to capture greenhouse gases as they’re generated at large pollution sources, are showing less promise than carbon-dioxide removal given that they typically leave some residual emissions, but they’re still certainly better than unmitigated fossil-fuel use.In a variety of other ways, Americans will have to choose between the perfect and the good. Some environmentalists are skeptical of geothermal energy, which requires extensive drilling. Yet it has high potential as a source of clean baseload power with a small geographical footprint that can, in theory, be deployed anywhere in the world (if you drill deep enough). One way to accelerate investment in geothermal energy would be to give this clean technology the same expedited permitting that oil and gas companies already receive for leases on federal land.[M. Nolan Gray: How Californians are weaponizing environmental law]Yet permitting reform requires loosening regulations and laws that many environmentalists hold dear. The National Environmental Policy Act requires reviews that give enormous power to anyone who wants to block or delay a proposed energy project, either out of genuine social concern or for self-interested reasons. In practice, it is a major bottleneck to building clean-energy infrastructure. According to an analysis of government data by the R Street Institute, 65 percent of the energy projects categorized as either “in progress” or “planned” are related to renewable energy, and 16 percent have to do with electricity transmission. And nearly 20 times as much offshore wind power is held up in permitting as is currently in operation or under construction. U.S. climate spending could exceed more than half a trillion dollars by the end of this decade—but without permitting reform, those investments won’t translate into much physical infrastructure. A new permitting-reform measure put forth by Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has drawn criticism for fast-tracking some specific fossil-fuel projects, such as the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline, but in general clean-energy infrastructure has much more to gain relative to fossil fuels by streamlining permitting, because so much of it still needs to be built.None of this means that the United States should let the energy market run wild. On the contrary, the federal government will need to use a heavy hand in ensuring that technologies like carbon-dioxide removal actually deliver on their claims (unlike carbon offsets—a sketchy market rife with fraud and greenwashing). And public investment in clean technologies has already been pivotal in driving down the costs of solar and wind power as well as batteries.Yet we cannot succeed in the fight against global warming without giving many alternatives to the status quo an opportunity to evolve and prove themselves. In reality, the false solution to climate change isn’t geoengineering or nuclear energy—it’s the belief that we can decarbonize the economy only by upending our economic system, categorically rejecting certain technologies, and spurning private investment.
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Russian State TV Using Tucker Carlson Clips to Promote War as Unrest Grows
At least 745 people were arrested on Saturday for protesting Russia's mobilization, according to a human rights group.
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'After My Divorce, An Unusual Activity Brought Me Back To Life'
Friends prescribed Tinder, as if one-night stands could be hot enough to steam out the stains from custody battles.
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Powerful typhoon prompts evacuations in northern Philippines
A powerful typhoon shifted and abruptly gained strength Sunday as it blew closer to the northeastern Philippines, prompting evacuations from high-risk villages and the capital.
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Italians vote in election that could take far-right to power
Polls have shown that far-right leader Giorgia Meloni and her Brothers of Italy party, with its neo-fascist roots, are the most popular.
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Adorable buff tabby cat in need of adoption in Utah: ‘Such a sweet girl’
Is pet adoption up your alley? Annie, a buff tabby cat, is up for adoption at Best Friends Animal Society in Utah after she was found on the side of the road in Idaho.
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Rookie Oswaldo Cabrera’s clutch homer propels Yankees
Oswald Cabrera’s surge continued Saturday with a fourth-inning, go-ahead, two-run home run in the Yankees’ 7-5 victory over the Red Sox in The Bronx.
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Nancy Pelosi booed during surprise appearance at NYC music festival, videos appear to show
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a surprise appearance at the New York City Global Citizen music festival, where attendees appeared to boo her and speak loudly over her remarks.
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Abcarian: I read 'Gender Queer,' the most banned book in America. And so should you.
Maia Kobabe's graphic novel 'Gender Queer' about identity explains so much about what gender-confused kids feel.
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California's wildfire activity is running below average this year. But experts warn it's not over
Wildfire activity in California has been notably low this year, experts tell CNN, particularly compared to 2020 and 2021 when devastating wildfires erupted across the state and burned millions of acres by the time summer ended.
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Op-Comic: What are you afraid of? How the GOP stokes fear and loathing in a divided America
Republicans should be worried that their tired strategy of preying on the fears of voters won't work for them in this fall's midterms.
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NFL Week 3 predictions: Bet against Bill Belichick’s Patriots
Bill Belichick's Patriots will lose — and won't cover — against the Ravens on Sunday.
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