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Putin Too 'Scared' To Order Nuclear Strike, Leaked FSB Letters Reveal

Putin's fear of death will ultimately prevent him from pushing the "red button," an FSB whistleblower wrote in an email shared with Newsweek.
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Obama-Appointed Judge Strikes Down Biden's Student Debt-Relief Program
James Earl Graves Jr., nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit by the then-president in 2011, backed a ruling that blocks the program.
Woman Finds Fiancé's Body in Shipping Container With 'Blood Everywhere'
Authorities have launched a homicide investigation after the coroner confirmed that the victim had multiple lacerations.
Bill Clinton has COVID, but says he's "doing fine" thanks to vaccines
"I'm grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, which has kept my case mild, and I urge everyone to do the same," said the 76-year-old former president.
Today's Wordle #530 Hints and Answer for Thursday, December 1 Challenge
Struggling with today's puzzle? Newsweek is here to give you a hand with the addictive "Wordle" game.
Toddler's Adorable Failed Attempt To 'Hide and Seek' Delights Internet
"It's so cute the way he's smiling! You can tell he thinks his plan is brilliant," one user said of the Reddit post.
The Royal Mint unveils a Rolling Stones coin to mark the band's 60-year anniversary
The coin honoring the Rolling Stones is the fifth in the Royal Mint's "Music Legends'" series that celebrates British artists. Others so honored have been Queen, Elton John, David Bowie and The Who.
Moments from the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting
Musical guests, celebrities, and people in the holiday spirit converged at Rockefeller Center for the annual Christmas tree lightning ceremony.
Man accused of killing Massachusetts couple after argument over barking dog
Keeley was living in the couple's home as a favor to a family member, but had recently been asked to leave, a friend of the suspect told police, according to CBS Boston.
Biden administration dealt another setback in court in effort to revive student loan debt relief policy
A second federal appeals court has rejected a Biden administration bid to put on hold a ruling blocking the President's student debt relief policy.
From Macy’s parade to Spotify Wrapped, Bad Bunny is on top of the world
How the 28-year-old went from supermarket bagger in his native Puerto Rico to global phenomenon underscores the music industry’s changing landscape.
NASA releases never-before-seen images from Hubble Telescope (December 2020)
In honor of the Hubble Space Telescope turning 30 this year, NASA and its partners have released never-before-seen images from its three-decade-long career.
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Rishi Sunak Is Full of the Wrong Kind of Wind
His stance on wind turbines is making his predecessors look prime ministerial. European policy isn’t much better.
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Danny Masterson trial: Attorney, DA release statements after '70s Show' star gets mistrial
Philip Cohen, the attorney for Danny Masterson, released a statement after the judge in Masterson's trial said jurors in the case were 'deadlocked' and declared a mistrial.
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Native American veterans memorial aims to bring centuries of untold service into the light
Native Americans have served in every major military conflict in U.S. history.      
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Dear Abby: My husband refuses to work
Dear Abby advises a woman whose husband refuses to work, and another woman in a long-distance relationship.
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5 gang members plead guilty to killing of Bronx teen Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz
The five men are the latest to be convicted for the horrific, caught-on-camera slaying of the innocent 15-year-old in a Bronx bodega on June 20, 2018 that left New York City reeling.
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Devin Booker scores 51 points in three quarters to lead Suns past Bulls
Devin Booker scored a season-high 51 points in just three quarters, and the Suns stretched their winning streak to six games with a 132-113 victory.
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DoorDash cuts 1,250 jobs after pandemic hiring surge
The decision by the online food delivery platform to eliminate about 6% of its workforce is the latest of several companies to recently announce job cuts recently, including Twitter and Amazon.
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On eve of Pac-12 opener, UCLA takes aim at something it's done once in last 25 years
No. 21 UCLA is starting the season making more than half its shots. The Bruins hope to keep the trend going when they open Pac-12 play against Stanford on Thursday.
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Mitchell Robinson dominates hours after questioning his Knicks role
Mitchell Robinson was clear: He’s happy with his Knicks role despite the impression he left earlier on Twitter before their 109-103 loss to the Bucks.
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Alvarez apologizes to Messi after threat, says he got carried away
Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez apologized for publicly threatening Lionel Messi after he took offense to a dressing-room video that appeared to show the Argentine striker nudging away a Mexican jersey on the floor with his foot. Messi scored in Argentina’s 2-0 victory over Mexico at the World Cup on Saturday and Alvarez, who has 2.2...
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Cops now unsure if slain University of Idaho students were killed in targeted attack
“Detectives do not currently know if the residence or any occupants were specifically targeted but continue to investigate," police said.
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Americans' concerns about nuclear war and energy conflicts grows, new survey finds
A new poll shows Americans are growing more concerned over threats facing the country, including nuclear war and a rise in tension among countries as they seek energy resources.
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I was fired as a school counselor for using free speech and saying ‘F--- transgenderism’
I was fired as school counselor, my home was vandalized and I was harassed for using free speech and saying ‘F--- transgenderism’ as I spoke out on gender.
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Alabama 'Friendsgiving' diners tip Waffle House waitress $1,125: 'Normalize being kind'
Tanya Ragsdale of Cullman, Alabama, and 11 of her close friends tipped a Waffle House waitress $1,125.25 as they celebrated their second annual "Friendsgiving" tradition.
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Democrats on the verge of upending their 2024 presidential nominating calendar
Democratic Party officials gathering the nation’s capital this week on a mission to revamp the top of their 2024 presidential nominating calendar, booting Iowa from the lead off slot
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Ceasefire! School board members call a truce after a year of equity battles
After a year of fighting over equity policies following the election of four conservatives, the school board of an affluent Denver suburb is calling for unity.
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Taylor Lorenz defending China lockdowns latest instance of media shielding communist regime
Numerous media figures from MSNBC, CNN, The New York Times, and more, have repeatedly defended or even praised China's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Jessie James Decker, The Rock, Pink lead Hollywood families fighting back against parenting police
Kourtney Kardashian, Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Johnson and Alicia Silverstone have each disavowed harsh words said about their families and parenting choices.
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Idaho murders: FBI profiler says suspect could go to victims' funerals to take 'pleasure' in crimes
The perpetrator of the University of Idaho slayings could attend the victims' memorials to derive enjoyment from thinking that they "got away with the crime," a former FBI agent says.
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Warnock was youth pastor of Harlem church that hosted Farrakhan town hall
Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., was working as a youth pastor of a Harlem church when it hosted a Louis Farrakhan town hall meeting for planning his Million Man March in 1995.
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LeBron James, Austin Reaves power Lakers over Trail Blazers
LeBron James had 31 points, Austin Reaves added 22 and the Lakers rebounded with a 128-109 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
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Killings of 4 University of Idaho students may not have been the result of a targeted attack, officials now say
As a campus community gathered Wednesday to pay their respects for four University of Idaho students killed on November 13, officials clarified additional details in their investigation to find the culprit responsible for their deaths.
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Philippines will explore for oil in South China Sea even without a deal with Beijing: Marcos
The Philippines must find a way to explore for oil and gas in the South China Sea even without a deal with China, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said on Thursday, emphasizing his country's right to exploit energy reserves in the contested waterway.
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Sam Bankman-Fried Interview: Read the Transcript
In a discussion with Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times, Sam Bankman-Fried blamed “huge management failures” and sloppy accounting for the collapse of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange.
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Former Pro Bowl quarterback John Hadl dead at 82
John Hadl, the six-time Pro Bowl quarterback who starred for the Chargers in the 1960s, died Wednesday at 82. No cause of death was announced.
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Singapore, New York Are the World’s Most Expensive Cities Right Now
New York and Singapore have emerged as the joint-most expensive cities to live in, according to a new worldwide survey
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Biden appears to declare himself the greatest president in US history
President Biden all but declared himself as the greatest president in America’s history on Wednesday. “I tell you what,” the president said. “No one’s ever done as much as president as this administration’s doing. Period.” Biden spoke during the White House Tribal Nations Summit, which was to feature new announcements and efforts to put new policies in place...
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Prince William Says Racism Has ‘No Place in Society.’ What About His Own Family?
Samir Hussein/Getty ImagesNobody should be surprised that the British royal household has yet to purge itself of people like Lady Susan Hussey, whose casual racism toward Ngozi Fulani, the Black founder of the charity Sistah Space has caused a firestorm.Hussey was not a minor functionary. As a lady-in-waiting she became increasingly close to Queen Elizabeth over the last decades of her reign. Her treatment of Fulani sounded a lot like an interrogation by an impatient immigration officer, demanding to know her African origins even though she was born in Britain to parents who came from the Caribbean.The episode was, a palace spokesperson said, “unacceptable and deeply regrettable”—sounding very much like Captain Renault in the movie Casablanca, when Renault, played by Claude Rains, declares “I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going in here” as a croupier surreptitiously hands him his winnings.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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India on track for record $100 billion in remittances, says World Bank
India is on track to receive more than $100 billion in yearly remittances in 2022, according to a World Bank report on Wednesday. This will be the first time a country will reach that milestone figure, the report added.
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Student loans relief: 5th Circuit Court rejects Biden's latest plea to reinstate program
The Biden administration was delt another major blow to its proposed student loan handouts, which would forgive up to
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Russia’s Strategic Bombing Campaign Is Ill-Conceived
What worked against increasingly isolated belligerents in World War II won’t beat a victimized nation that enjoys strong outside support.
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Freedom on a Blank Page and in a Lock of Hair
As people rise up for their dignity from China to Iran, they have given us the most powerful symbols of revolution ever.
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Brexiteers, No One Wants Your Bonfire of Regulations
Across finance and business, leaders and lobby groups are fearful of a rush to rewrite European laws.
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University of Idaho holds vigil honoring four slain college students: 'We lost four beautiful souls'
The University of Idaho hosted a vigil for the four students who were killed on Nov. 13 as police say that a suspect hasn't been identified.
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Sierra Canyon's Bronny James scores 25 in debut win over Crossroads
Bronny James scored 25 points in his senior year debut to lead Sierra Canyon to a 77-61 win over Crossroads on Wednesday.
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Review: 'Emancipation,' with Will Smith, struggles to do its real-life survival story justice
Smith plays Peter, the enslaved Black man whose escape to freedom helped galvanize the abolitionist movement, in this grueling Civil War-era action-drama from the director Antoine Fuqua.
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Republicans denounce new House Dem leader Hakeem Jeffries as an ‘election denier’
Republicans blasted newly elected House Democratic Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on Wednesday for repeatedly denying the legitimacy of former President Donald Trump’s 2016 election.  The social media offensive came from both GOP lawmakers and the Republican National Committee shortly after Jeffries was elevated as the leader of his party in the lower chamber. “Hakeem Jeffries...
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