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Kobe Bryant's widow, other families, settle wrongful death suit related to fatal helicopter crash
Vanessa Bryant and other families have settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the company that owned and operated the helicopter that crashed last year in Southern California, killing her husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, their daughter and seven others.
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Biden says he's 'proud' of two professional athletes who announced LGBTQ identities
President Joe Biden on Tuesday voiced support for two professional athletes who announced recently that they're part of the LGBTQ community, saying he's "proud" of their decisions to publicly share their identities.
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Five years after the Brexit vote, the United Kingdom is more divided than ever
The Brexit referendum took place five years ago. It was supposed to settle the United Kingdom's neurosis over its relationship with Europe once and for all, but it did nothing of the sort.
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Why Biden didn't do more to avert voting rights defeat
If the expansive voting rights bill suffocated in the Senate on Tuesday was the most critical defense of American democracy in decades, it seems odd that a President who put that very goal at the core of his administration didn't do more to pass it.
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US births fell during the pandemic, CDC data show
The number of births in the US fell by 4% from 2019 to 2020, according to a new CDC report
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China's Sun Yang has doping ban reduced but will still miss Tokyo Olympics
World and Olympic champion Sun Yang's hopes of competing at the Tokyo Games ended on Tuesday when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reduced the Chinese swimmer's ban for doping violations to four years from eight.
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'Sexist' Marilyn Monroe statue installed in Palm Springs amid widespread opposition
Activist groups are still fighting to relocate the "hyper sexualized" statue from outside the Palm Springs Art Museum.
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Connecticut become first state to make calls free for inmates and their families
A bill in Connecticut makes calls from prison free for the inmates and their families, becoming the first state to do so.
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Texas grand jury declines to indict jailers involved in Marvin Scott in-custody death
A grand jury in Texas declined Tuesday to indict the eight former detention officers involved in the in-custody death of Marvin Scott III, according to a news release from Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.
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NYC mayoral primary to be decided by ranked-choice vote tabulation because no candidate will win outright, CNN projects
The New York City Democratic mayoral primary winner will be determined using ranked-choice voting tabulation, CNN projects.
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'I've spent almost all my concert earnings on art': Pop star Jay Chou's collecting obsession
One of Asia's biggest pop stars is gaining recognition as an art collector, with works by Picasso and Basquiat among those hanging in his Taipei home.
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153 Houston Methodist employees resign or are fired after refusing to get Covid-19 vaccine, official says
More than 150 Houston Methodist Hospital employees were officially out of a job Tuesday, 10 days after a judge dismissed a lawsuit against the hospital by employees who opposed a Covid-19 vaccine mandate as a condition of employment, a hospital spokesperson said.
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Japan's Olympics superfans who want Tokyo 2020 to go ahead despite Covid-19
Kyoko Ishikawa is not your average Olympics fan. Calling herself an "international vice cheerleader," she's a superfan who has attended every Summer Games since Barcelona 1992.
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Students sue Indiana University in federal court over vaccine mandate
A potential showdown is looming between eight students who want to come to the Indiana University campus in August but think the school's Covid-19 vaccine mandate is unconstitutional.
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Police chief says slain Colorado officer was 'targeted' in Monday shooting
The shooting that left three people dead in Arvada, Colorado, on Monday appears to have been a deliberate attack on a police officer, Police Chief Link Strate told reporters Tuesday afternoon.
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Pentagon tracked failed Iranian satellite launch, as images reveal Tehran is set to try again
The Pentagon was watching as Iran attempted, and failed, to launch yet another satellite into orbit earlier this month, multiple defense officials tell CNN.
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Trump's 'book of all books' undoubtedly a work of fiction
Michael D'Antonio writes that former President Donald Trump's book, which he claims to furiously writing, will break with the norm of presidential autobiographies by relying on fiction more than fact.
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Wars will last forever if Congress won't acknowledge they're over
As a bill to repeal the 2002 Iraq war authorization gains momentum, the Friends Committee on National Legislation argues it's time to do away with the overused permission for presidents to wage conflict overseas
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Rhode Island Democratic senator faces questions over private beach club membership
Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is facing questions about his membership at an exclusive beach club in Newport, Rhode Island, after a local news outlet alleged the club has only White members -- a charge Whitehouse denies.
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This is democracy in America in 2021
Efforts to update the way Americans vote in local elections were met in New York with some grousing, while efforts to streamline the way Americans vote in federal elections were blocked in Washington.
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Pelosi to appoint select committee to investigate January 6, sources say
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to appoint a select committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol after Senate Republicans blocked the creation of an independent commission to probe the insurrection, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
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This honors student considered giving up when he had to learn on his phone. He is far from alone, experts fear
Academic losses from the pandemic are likely to impact students for a decade or more, experts warn.
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Texas governor announces special session of state legislature
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced he will convene a special session of the state legislature on July 8, according to a press release from his office.
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Democrats, act now to protect US democracy from death spiral
Barbara Arnwine, William J. Barber II, Penda Hair and Jesse Jackson Sr. write now that Republicans have killed debate on the For the People Act, every Democratic senator must act to protect voting rights and save our democracy from a death spiral.
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Wisconsin bans use of chokeholds among raft of policing bills
Wisconsin's Democratic governor approved a series of policing bills bills on Tuesday, including a ban on the use of chokeholds by officers except in life-threatening situations.
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Biden administration says more 'remain in Mexico' migrants can enter the US
The Biden administration is expanding the pool of migrants eligible to be processed into the United States that had been subject to a Trump-era policy forcing them to stay in Mexico, according to a source familiar with the plans.
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Interior Department will investigate Indigenous boarding schools and identify burial sites
The Department of Interior is launching an initiative to investigate the Native American boarding schools that forced assimilation in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Disney World announces new events for 50th anniversary
Disney World is turning the big 5-0, but the resort isn't letting its age slow it down.
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IRS adds tools to help parents claim expanded child tax credit payments
Parents can now check their eligibility for the expanded child tax credit and manage their payments, which begin next month, using two online tools the Internal Revenue Service debuted on Tuesday.
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Democrats plot next steps on new election rules with a focus on Georgia
Senate Democrats, stymied in their push to mandate a major revamp of election laws, are beginning to map out their next steps to draw attention to the issue and to put the focus on a critical battleground state: Georgia.
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