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In Denmark, Fears Grow Among Syrian Asylum Seekers As Residence Permits Are Revoked
Denmark says security in Syria has improved enough for some refugees to go back. "The words 'to send us back to Syria' means to destroy our lives," says a Syrian whose residence permit was revoked.
South Korean Electric Vehicle Battery Makers Reach $1.8B Deal To End Trade Dispute
The deal means both companies will be able to produce lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles at a time when President Biden hopes to boost support for the industry as part of his climate plan.
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'Filled With Her Spirit,' A Louisville Art Exhibition Honors Breonna Taylor
Just over a year after police officers shot and killed Taylor in her home, the Speed Art Museum has opened a show in her memory. "To see it all come together is just a blessing," says Taylor's mother.
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PHOTOS: Mumbai Falls In Love All Over Again With Its Forgotten Fountains
They're majestic. They're neglected. And now they're slowly being fixed up. Conservationists are preserving them — and officials hope the fountains will supply free water for the city's impoverished.
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This Top Biden Economist Has A Plan: Create Jobs, Address Inequality, Ignore Trolls
Janelle Jones is the first Black woman to serve as chief economist at the Labor Department. She says helping marginalized groups boosts the entire economy.
Should Colleges Require COVID-19 Vaccines For Fall? More Campuses Are Saying Yes
More campuses are expected to add the requirement, with potential legal challenges ahead. One key point: Requiring vaccines for infectious diseases is nothing new for many residential colleges.
Maryland Lawmakers Override Vetoes On Sweeping Police Reform
A comprehensive package of police reform measures cleared the state's General Assembly on Wednesday, including the repeal of police job protections long cited as a barricade to accountability.
Mother Arrested After 3 Young Children Found Dead In Los Angeles Apartment
A 30-year-old woman is in custody after police found her three children dead in their Reseda home.
Volcano On St. Vincent Could Experience Larger Eruption
The ongoing eruption at La Soufrière on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent is expected to be as big, if not bigger, than the last time it had a major eruption in 1979.
China Fines Alibaba $2.8 Billion For Breaking Anti-Monopoly Law
The tech giant received a historically large fine Saturday from the Chinese government. Alibaba says it will comply with the fine and "ensure its compliance with determination."
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In Coney Island, The Wonder Wheel Spins Again
After a year of being shut down due to the pandemic, Coney Island's amusement parks have reopened — at a third of their normal capacity. But business owners are glad to see the parks come alive again.
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U.K. Military Gun Salutes Honor Prince Philip A Day After His Death
The United Kingdom morns the loss of Prince Philip, who died Friday at the age of 99. Gun salutes were conducted at noon throughout the capitals of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Colorado Assault-Style Weapons Ban Doesn't Look Likely
Weeks after the mass shooting in Boulder, Colo., the push for a statewide ban on assault-style weapons is losing steam, even among prominent Democrats who say it is the wrong strategy.
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50 Years Later, The Legacy Of U.S.-China 'Pingpong Diplomacy' Faces Challenges
With the balance of power in the Pacific shifting and U.S.-China relations at their worst in decades, analysts say the legacy of warming relations through pingpong diplomacy faces stark challenges.
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Biden Wants New Ban On Assault-Style Weapons. What Lessons Were Learned From The '90s?
Advocates face steep odds getting a new ban through Congress. If they can succeed, they hope to avoid a repeat of past mistakes that left the original law open to loopholes.
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Opinion: Remembering The Late Comedy Writer Anne Beatts
NPR's Scott Simon remembers comedy writer Anne Beatts, who died this week at the age of 74. She worked in male-dominated writer's rooms at Saturday Night Live and National Lampoon Magazine.
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Heinz Promises To Catch Up To Americans' Demand Amid Ketchup Packet Shortage
The pandemic is causing another new, yet uniquely American, shortage — ketchup. Heinz says it has to up its production by 25% to meet the demand for the popular condiment.
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Who Are The Oath Keepers? Militia Group, Founder Scrutinized In Capitol Riot Probe
Stewart Rhodes founded the militia in 2009. Now it's one of the largest extremist anti-government groups in the country, and a focus of the investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
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Recent Attacks On The Capitol Have Reignited Debate Over Security And Fencing
Lawmakers worked in their districts over the last two weeks but the Capitol was marred by another deadly attack on April 2, reigniting the debate over security and the need for fencing on the campus.
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Heart Disease Is Still A Killer. Here's How To Reverse It
The pandemic has made it harder to exercise and easier to gain weight and delay routine checkups, bad habits that can prime your body for heart disease. These tips can help you get back on track.
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Newly Discovered Dinosaur Was Top Carnivorous Predator In Argentina
The dinosaur named Llukalkan aliocranianus was a predator with a menacing appearance and the ability to strike fear in its prey. Paleontologists said it roamed the Earth nearly 80 million years ago.
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Supreme Court Rules For Worshippers And Against California COVID Restrictions
The court's unsigned order came on a 5-to-4 vote, preventing the state from enforcing a rule that limits at-home gatherings to no more than three households.
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After Data Breach Exposes 530 Million, Facebook Says It Will Not Notify Users
Facebook said that "malicious actors" scraped the data through a vulnerability that it fixed in 2019. But the publicly available data still leaves millions of users vulnerable, security experts say.
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Coronavirus Vaccine FAQs: What's Up With Side Effects? Should You Still Double Mask?
So, you've successfully scored a vaccine — or at least an appointment. Congrats! That's amazing news, seriously! Now what about those side effects? And do you have to keep up that double masking?
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Why There Will Be Fewer Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccines Next Week
A dip of 86% in doses to be distributed to states follows a surge that occurred after one of J&J's third party manufacturers was finally able to release a stockpile.
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House Ethics Committee Investigating Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz
The investigation follows a series of allegations against the Florida congressman, including illegal drug use and sexual misconduct.
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