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Texas officer shot in back during ambush attack needs transplant, bullets damaged kidneys, fiancé says

Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Deputy Darryl Garrett, 28, had both of his kidneys and his gall bladder removed after getting shot multiple times in the back, his fiance told a local news outlet.
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Michael Bublé Announces Celebrity Cameos for His Christmas Special on NBC
Celebrity guests will join the crooner for songs, jokes and a celebration of the 10th anniversary of his "Christmas" album, in an hour-long holiday special on NBC.
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Kamala Harris Hit by Staffing Exodus as Symone Sanders Becomes Latest High Profile Exit
The latest departure comes following rumors of a rift between the vice president and Joe Biden.
China Threatens to Crack Skulls After Japan's Shinzo Abe Speaks Up for Taiwan
The former Japanese prime minister singled out Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday, warning him not to "misjudge" potential responses from Japan and the U.S.
Baseball’s lockout is about economics. What needs to be fixed is the sport.
The game itself is wounded at its highest level. That should matter to the powers that be more than the money.
This southeast Asian 'super app' is going public. This is its story
Grab, a self-proclaimed "super app" that provides ride-hailing, food and grocery delivery, mobile banking and payments, is making a debut on Nasdaq, in the world's largest special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) deal. CNN's Selina Wang reports.
You don't have to change holiday plans due to Omicron if you're vaccinated, Fauci says. But don't wait to get a booster
As the first case of the Omicron variant in the US was detected on Wednesday, health officials are urging Americans not to wait any longer to receive a vaccination or booster to better protect themselves and others.
British spy chief on why China is the "single greatest priority"
"To stay secret, we are going to have to become more open," head of the U.K.'s foreign intelligence agency says in a rare speech. "Unlike 'Q' in the Bond movies, we cannot do it all in-house."
Texas law restricting access to abortion pills goes into effect: What to know
The law narrows the window for medication abortions to seven weeks into a pregnancy.
NATO Allies Want German Pivot on Russia's Nord Stream 2 Pipeline
Critics say the natural gas pipeline will allow Russia to hold Europe hostage while isolating Ukraine.
How Prince William Embraced British Press as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Rejected Them
Prince William told reporters "interpret this as a group hug," weeks after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry started suing newspapers, according to a documentary.
Putin Needs a Real Casus Belli to Invade Ukraine
An attack without a clear provocation would cause Russia to lose more than it would gain.
The Experiment Podcast: Is There Justice in Felony Murder?
Listen and subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThis week, The Experiment takes a look at the charge that sent Anissa Jordan to prison for a crime she didn’t even know had been committed. We consider how the felony-murder rule disproportionately punishes youth of color and women, and the debate over whether the same rule is key to holding police officers responsible in the killings of civilians.This episode of The Experiment originally ran on April 29, 2021.A transcript of this episode is available.Further reading: “What Makes a Murderer?” This episode is part of The Atlantic’s project “The Cycle,” which is supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge.Be part of The Experiment. Use the hashtag #TheExperimentPodcast, or write to us at episode was produced by Alvin Melathe and Julia Longoria, with editing by Katherine Wells. Fact-check by Will Gordon. Sound design by David Herman. Special thanks to Adam Harris and John Swansburg.Music by Water Feature (“With Flowers,” “Richard III (Duke of Gloucester),” and “A Paradise”), Keyboard (“Being There” and “My Atelier”), H Hunt (“C U Soon” and “Having a Bath”), and R McCarthy (“Home/Home”), provided by Tasty Morsels. Additional music by Bruce Wiley McKinnon Jr. (“Are You a Freak”) and Tyler O. Sterrett and Jason Trotta (“The Hamlet”). Additional audio from KQED and MPR News.
Moderate House Democrats urge leaders to focus on economic issues amid worries voters blame party for inflation, supply chain problems
Some of the lawmakers have expressed concern that the House has taken too many votes on bills that have no chance of passing the Senate, such as changes to the immigration system and gun laws, that are not popular in their swing districts.
El acuerdo colectivo expira y se desencadena el primer paro laboral del béisbol en 26 años
El convenio colectivo entre MLB y MLB Players Assn. expiró sin un nuevo acuerdo en vigor, lo que provocó un cierre patronal.
Biden's winter COVID plan, Alec Baldwin interview airs, MLB lockout: 5 things to know Thursday
The president will unveil his winter plan for fighting COVID-19, Alec Baldwin speaks out and more news to start your Thursday.
Utah police officer fighting for life, another also wounded in shootout
A Utah police officer was fighting for his life overnight and another officer was wounded in a confrontation that also left a suspect struck by gunfire, according to reports.
World-famous nature photographers join forces to protect the environment
Celebrated names in nature photography, from Paul Nicklen to Ami Vitale, have donated their images to raise funds for conservation groups, through the Vital Impacts initiative.
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COVID-19 Live Updates: U.S. Hit by First Case of Omicron Variant, South Africa New Infections Double in One Day
The U.S. has confirmed its first case of the Omicron COVID variant as the number of new infections in South Africa doubles in a single day. Follow Newsweek's liveblog for all the latest.
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Ted Cruz: Roe v. Wade decision started Supreme Court's shift toward politics
The U.S. Supreme Court justices heard nearly two hours of arguments on Wednesday about a 2018 Mississippi law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined “The Ingraham Angle” to discuss the law's history.
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Mets’ Max Scherzer: Dead arm came from not pitching enough
His arm would not allow him to pitch more, Max Scherzer said, because he had not pitched enough.
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Covid-19 live updates: Utah hospitals suspend vaccine requirement after court blocks federal mandate
Intermountain Healthcare, which operates about two dozen hospitals, said that 95 percent of its workers had complied with the requirement.
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Did Anyone Win the Powerball Jackpot on 12/1/21? Numbers and Results
A dozen lucky ticket holders each won at least $50,000, but did anyone bag the top prize last night?
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Ghislaine Maxwell’s first accuser says Epstein introduced her to Trump at age 14
Ghislaine Maxwell’s accuser says Jeffrey Epstein once took her to Mar-a-Lago when she was 14 years old and introduced her to Donald Trump there.
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WTA Says It Is Suspending Tournaments in China Over Lingering Concerns About Peng Shuai
It is the strongest public stand against China taken by a sports body — and one that could cost the WTA millions of dollars.
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Commentary: MLB lockout: owners, players can't agree on solutions — or even the problems
It didn't take long for MLB owners to impose a lockout once the collective bargaining agreement expired. It may take a long time before the game is played again.
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Rand Paul’s false claim that masks don’t work
The Republican senator mischaracterized one scientific study and ignored all the others.
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Priti Patel Is Going to Make Europe’s Migrant Crisis Worse
Boris Johnson’s Home Secretary is sponsoring a bill that would criminalize many people seeking asylum.
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NBA admits Knicks were victim of two bad calls vs. Nets
The NBA’s last two-minute report revealed two missed calls, but the whistle that determined the Knicks game against the Nets — Mitchell Robinson’s foul on James Johnson with 2.2 seconds left — wasn’t one of them.
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Greg Gutfeld: As Chris Cuomo is being dragged, we're missing the big picture
Hate him or not, Chris did what any family member would do -- and broke whatever journalistic laws CNN still observes in the process.
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Red Sox make flurry of moves before MLB lockout
The Boston Red Sox signed free agent left-handers Rich Hill and James Paxton on Wednesday night and reacquired outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. from Milwaukee in a trade that sent outfielder Hunter Renfroe to the Brewers.
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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting
The holiday season was kicked off with the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting in New York City on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.
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Uber partners with Meta to launch ride-booking via WhatsApp in India
Uber wants to make booking a ride in India as easy as sending a WhatsApp message.
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Bond Traders Know Where Fed’s Hawkish Turn Will Lead
Central bankers like Jerome Powell are  no longer doves. Traders have seen this movie before. 
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California family loses 4 members in suspected DUI crash – then thieves steal from their home: report
Relatives and friends of a California family who lost four members in a recent suspected DUI crash involving two other vehicles saw their heartbreak worsened this week by a break-in at the family's home, according to reports.
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Germany's unvaccinated could soon face even tougher Covid restrictions
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Mets’ Starling Marte always wanted to play with Robinson Cano
Sure, there were 78 million reasons for Starling Marte to choose the Mets, but the prospect of playing with Robinson Cano also attracted him to New York.
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Boogie Ellis, Isaiah Mobley lead No. 20 USC to win over Utah in Pac-12 opener
Isaiah Mobley scored 21 points, Boogie Ellis added 19, and No. 20 USC opened Pac-12 play by rolling to a 93-73 victory over Utah.
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19-year-old man fatally shot outside Brooklyn public housing complex
The victim, identified as Jaden Cruz, was shot in the chest in front of a building at NYCHA's Marlboro Houses in Gravesend, according to the NYPD.
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Spacewalk approved after debris scare prompted delay
After assessing possibly threatening space debris, NASA cleared two astronauts to press ahead with a spacewalk.
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Paul George-less Clippers have trouble finding rhythm in loss to Kings
Clippers star Paul George sat out as the team could not slow down the Sacramento Kings in the 124-115 loss on Wednesday at Staples Center.
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Igor Shesterkin has another big night in win over Flyers
With his usual flair and intensity, goalie Igor Shesterkin made seven saves to fend off a five-minute Flyers power play early in the second period to preserve the Rangers’ lead on the way to their 4-1 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday night.
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Laos-China railway to launch as debt to Beijing mounts
Laos is opening a US$5.9 billion Chinese-built railway that links China's own poor southwest to foreign markets but piles on potentially risky debt      
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Students call on SUNY Chancellor to resign
The New York College Democratic and Republican clubs called for SUNY Chancellor James Malatras to resign for smearing Lindsey Boylan, the first woman to publicly accuse ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo of harassment.
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Waukesha Christmas parade suspect: I'm being treated like a 'monster'
In an interview with FOX News, Waukesha Christmas parade suspect Darrell Brooks Jr., says he is being treated like a "monster."       
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The UN Secretary General said widespread travel bans imposed on southern African countries over fears of the Omicron variant were 'unacceptable'
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Boris Johnson faces grilling over alleged 'boozy' Christmas parties last year
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a grilling during the Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in the UK Parliament after a British newspaper reported claims that he and aides held Christmas parties last year at 10 Downing Street, despite the Covid-19 restrictions at the time. CNN's Bianca Nobilo reports.
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Mother, boyfriend charged in 3-yo's beating death
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Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Go Off on Trump for Debating Biden With COVID
CBS/ABCAs Stephen Colbert has explained to his Late Show audience before, he has spent almost all of 2021 trying his best not to talk about former President Donald Trump. “But no matter how hard you try to avoid him,” he said on Wednesday night, “his name keeps coming up.”The latest story Colbert couldn’t ignore comes from The Chief’s Chief, the new book by former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who reveals that Trump actually tested positive for COVID-19 three days before his September 2020 debate with Joe Biden, and not after as he had previously claimed. “Who could have known that he might have been positive at the debate that Tuesday?” Colbert asked before cutting to a clip of him suggesting just that in a clip that aired on The Late Show after Trump was hospitalized a few days after the in-person event. “You can’t go wrong when you bet on the former president lying,” he added.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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