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Covid-19 live updates: Scientists call for ‘proper investigation’ into virus origins
In a letter published in the latest edition of the journal Science, the researchers say the findings of a joint investigation by the World Health Organization and China released in March are not sufficiently conclusive.
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Lyft Driver Robbed at Gunpoint and Pistol-Whipped in Attempted Carjacking
The 67-year-old driver was robbed of his cellphone and more than $1000 in cash while parked at a gas station.
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A Capitals playoff primer as they prepare to face the Bruins
After a bumpy regular season, the postseason has arrived for Alex Ovechkin and Co.
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A Middle Class Foreign Policy Must Address Universities' China Dependence | Opinion
If our nation does not develop its best talent, American prosperity, innovation and security will suffer in the long run.
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Heat's Udonis Haslem ejected from game nearly 3 minutes into his first appearance of season
Miami Heat veteran Udonis Haslem checked into his first game this season on Thursday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, and it lasted all of about three minutes.
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Russia Turns Back U.S. Military Convoy in Syria Confrontation
Russia said the U.S. convoy had taken a route "without prior notice" as friction over deconfliction efforts grows between Washington, D.C., and Moscow.
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5 things to know for May 14: Covid-19, US policing, immigration, Afghanistan, Tigray
Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day.
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Democratic divide over Israel on full display as Jewish state clashes with Hamas terrorists
Violence between Israel and the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas has cast a spotlight on deepening Democratic divisions over the Jewish state.
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AP Top Stories May 14 A
Here's the latest for Friday May 14th: Israeli troops mass along Gaza border; Death toll from Israel-Gaza fighting rises; 9 wounded in Providence, Rhode Island shooting; CDC issues new mask guidance for vaccinated people.      
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NJ's Ciattarelli touts he's only Republican who can beat Democrat Gov. Murphy
A confident Jack Ciattarelli likes to say he’s the only New Jersey Republican who can unseat Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy in this November’s election.
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'Young Sheldon' Season 5: Will There Be Another Season?
"Young Sheldon" has come to the end of its most recent season on CBS. Here's what we know about the status of Season 5 and the future of the "Big Bang Theory" spin-off.
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Can 'ghost kitchens' help save South Africa's restaurants?
South Africa's restaurant industry has been battered by the pandemic and many restaurant owners have turned to "ghost kitchens" to stay afloat.
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My great-grandmother survived the 1921 Tulsa massacre. We're not heeding her history
Tiffany Crutcher, whose great-grandmother Rebecca Brown Crutcher, survived the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, says that bills like HB 1775, signed by Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt to prohibit the teaching of critical race theory, whitewash the legacy of racial violence in her state and, in robbing students of the chance to learn the truth in the classroom, doom all the state's residents to repeat that dark history.
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Boris Johnson is using culture wars to cement his grip on power. That's a big risk in angry and divided Britain
Boris Johnson's having a pretty great spring. The success of the UK Prime Minister's coronavirus rollout coupled with the fast-approaching end of lockdown undoubtedly played a significant role in his Conservative party exceeding expectations at local elections last week.
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Boris Johnson is using culture wars to cement his grip on power. That's a big risk in angry and divided Britain
Boris Johnson's having a pretty great spring. The success of the UK Prime Minister's coronavirus rollout coupled with the fast-approaching end of lockdown undoubtedly played a significant role in his Conservative party exceeding expectations at local elections last week.
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UFC free fight: Tony Ferguson submits Lando Vannata in wild brawl
Ahead of his UFC 262 co-main event with Beneil Dariush, relive Tony Ferguson's finish of Lando Vannata at UFC Fight Night 91.       Related StoriesCharles Oliveira, Michael Chandler and the long, winding road to an unlikely UFC title fightCharles Oliveira, Michael Chandler and the long, winding road to an unlikely UFC title fight - EnclosureAfter a decade with UFC, Charles Oliveira didn't lose hope on title shot: 'I never had a doubt' 
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A university president resigned after a recent plagiarized speech. It's not the first commencement address lifted
The resignation of University of South Carolina president Bob Caslen for plagiarizing remarks in a commencement speech is the most recent example of the awkwardness faced by educators and school leaders when higher-ups find inspiration in the wrong ways.
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A university president resigned after a recent plagiarized speech. It's not the first commencement address lifted
The resignation of University of South Carolina president Bob Caslen for plagiarizing remarks in a commencement speech is the most recent example of the awkwardness faced by educators and school leaders when higher-ups find inspiration in the wrong ways.
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Cities are getting a windfall from Biden's COVID relief bill. Now how are they going to spend it?
Affordable housing? More cops? Broadband? Mayors have a historic infusion of federal relief money to decide how to spend.       
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Israel Deploys Ground Troops to Shell Gaza
Israeli forces bombarded Gaza with artillery. The conflict “will continue as long as it takes,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Here’s the latest on the crisis.
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An Ode to My Flip Phone
Why can’t I quit you?
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Put Anthony Fauci in a Dunk Tank
The three populist pillars of a new approach to vaccinating America: Beer, bacon, and lottery tickets.
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Since-deleted video shows Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office during 2019 Capitol Hill visit
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon. The incident, first reported by The Washington Post, was just the latest of several hostile confrontations the Georgia congresswoman has had with her Democratic colleagues, but her interactions with the New York Democrat predate Greene's election to Congress in 2020.
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Since-deleted video shows Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office during 2019 Capitol Hill visit
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon. The incident, first reported by The Washington Post, was just the latest of several hostile confrontations the Georgia congresswoman has had with her Democratic colleagues, but her interactions with the New York Democrat predate Greene's election to Congress in 2020.
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Have you heard the news? But who owns what you're hearing and reading? We need to know.
I prefer knowing whom to hold accountable when I read news, especially when trying to ensure democracy prevails. So I built an index. Actually, three.      
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No, the SALT deduction does not benefit only the wealthy. It makes sense to raise it.
A bipartisan proposal would let people wait until they’re 75 to begin taking (federally taxable) distributions from their retirement accounts. It would really only help a small share of well-off people.
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The Bennifer reunion is the ultimate gift for our nostalgia-obsessed culture
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez (the star couple formerly known as "Bennifer") spent a weekend together, sending the tabloids into a tailspin and the early 2000s nostalgia machine into overdrive.
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Here are things that might change about your commute this fall
Kanti Srikanth, deputy executive director for metropolitan planning at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, spoke with The Washington Post about the pandemic’s effects on commuting habits, the lessons businesses and transit agencies can take from a year when much of the workforce did their jobs from home and the changes commuters might encounter as they return to offices.
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She just graduated from college. She said her Uber passenger made it possible.
When Latonya Young's Uber passenger learned she had an outstanding balance that prevented her from re-enrolling in college, he paid it off without her knowledge.
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Video: Bryon Scott recalls Kobe Bryant's work ethic, legacy
Former Lakers great and coach Byron Scott remembers Kobe Bryant's work ethic as the key to his Hall of Fame career, but also the questions he asked.
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