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How much health insurers pay for almost everything is going to go to the public

Consumers, employers, and almost everyone with a different interest in health care prices will soon have an unfamiliar look at what insurers pay for care, perhaps helping to answer the question of whether we are getting stylish contracts for long-term insurance buyers. From July 1, health insurers and self-assured employers must post on every priced…

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Watergate: The President-Toppling Scandal Triggered by a Piece of Tape

It all began when a vigilant night watchman noticed a piece of tape on a door of the building where the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters was located in Washington in June 1972. Calling the police, he triggered the Watergate scandal that would topple the presidency of Richard Nixon, the only US leader ever to resign.…

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US Fed Announces Biggest Interest Rate Hike Since 1994 to Fight Surging Inflation

The US Federal Reserve announced the most aggressive interest rate increase in nearly 30 years on Wednesday, and said it is prepared to do so again next month in an all-out battle to drive down surging inflation. The super-sized 0.75-percentage-point hike came with the Fed under intense pressure to curb soaring gas and food prices that…

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Some 10,000 Civilians Still in Ukraine’s Severodonetsk: Governor

Around 10,000 civilians are trapped in Ukraine’s eastern city of Severodonetsk, where intense fighting with Russia has raged for weeks, the local governor said Thursday. “Out of 100,000 residents, around 10,000 remain,” Sergiy Gaiday, the governor of the Lugansk region, said on Telegram. He said Kyiv’s army is “holding back the enemy as much as…

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How much health insurers pay for almost everything is going to go to the public

Consumers, employers, and almost everyone with a different interest in health care prices will soon have an unfamiliar look at what insurers pay for care, perhaps helping to answer the question of whether we are getting stylish contracts for long-term insurance buyers. From July 1, health insurers and self-assured employers must post on every priced…

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Watergate: The President-Toppling Scandal Triggered by a Piece of Tape

It all began when a vigilant night watchman noticed a piece of tape on a door of the building where the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters was located in Washington in June 1972. Calling the police, he triggered the Watergate scandal that would topple the presidency of Richard Nixon, the only US leader ever to resign.…

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US Fed Announces Biggest Interest Rate Hike Since 1994 to Fight Surging Inflation

The US Federal Reserve announced the most aggressive interest rate increase in nearly 30 years on Wednesday, and said it is prepared to do so again next month in an all-out battle to drive down surging inflation. The super-sized 0.75-percentage-point hike came with the Fed under intense pressure to curb soaring gas and food prices that…

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Some 10,000 Civilians Still in Ukraine’s Severodonetsk: Governor

Around 10,000 civilians are trapped in Ukraine’s eastern city of Severodonetsk, where intense fighting with Russia has raged for weeks, the local governor said Thursday. “Out of 100,000 residents, around 10,000 remain,” Sergiy Gaiday, the governor of the Lugansk region, said on Telegram. He said Kyiv’s army is “holding back the enemy as much as…

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US Panel Recommends Covid Vaccines for Children Under Five 

A panel of experts convened by the US Food and Drug Administration unanimously recommended Covid-19 vaccines Wednesday for children under five, the final age group awaiting immunization in most countries. Formal authorizations for Moderna and Pfizer should follow soon, with the first shots in arms expected early next week, just over a year-and-a-half after the…

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NEWS18 EXPLAINS: The Last-Ditch Plan to have Mike Pence Stop Joe Biden Win US Presidential Election

The House committee investigating the Capitol riot plans to focus its hearing on Thursday on the pressure that Donald Trump put on his vice president, Mike Pence, in a last-ditch and potentially illegal plan to stop Joe Biden’s election victory. Trump seized on the unorthodox proposal from conservative law professor John Eastman to have Pence…

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Rich Nations Hit Brakes on Climate Aid to Poor at UN Talks

Rich countries including the European Union and the United States have pushed back against efforts to put financial help for poor nations suffering the devastating effects of global warming firmly on the agenda for this year’s U.N. climate summit. Observers and campaigners attending a ten-day preparatory meeting in Bonn, Germany, that’s wrapping up Thursday expressed…

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In a First, Man Commits Medically-assisted Suicide in Italy

A tetraplegic Italian committed medically assisted suicide Thursday, campaigners said, after winning approval from an ethics committee in the first case of its kind in Italy. Federico Carboni, 44, from Senigallia in the Marche region, “died this morning at 11:05 am… after self-administering the lethal drug through a special machine”, the Luca Coscioni Association that…

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Women Not Wearing Hijab ‘Trying to Look Like Animals’, Say Taliban Posters

The Taliban’s religious police have put up posters across the southern Afghan city of Kandahar saying that Muslim women who do not wear an Islamic hijab that fully covers their bodies are “trying to look like animals”, an official confirmed on Thursday. Since seizing power in August, the Taliban have imposed harsh restrictions on Afghan…

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WHO to Assess If Monkeypox an International Health Emergency

[ad_1] The WHO said Tuesday it would hold an emergency meeting next week to determine whether to classify the global monkeypox outbreak as a public health emergency of international concern. “The outbreak of monkeypox is unusual and concerning,” World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists. “For that reason I have decided to convene…

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I’m a New Yorker who moved to the South for 2 years. Here are 6 reasons why I’m ready to leave.

I moved from upstate New York to South Carolina in 2020. Two years later, I’m returning home. The humidity, massive bugs, and strict marijuana laws in South Carolina were not ideal for me. Even though the South is beautiful and has a strong culture, there’s nothing quite like New York. I’m a born-and-raised New Yorker…

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LGBTQ outrage over DeSantis visit to NYC during Pride Month

NEW YORK (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is set to appear before a friendly conference of conservative Jewish leaders in New York City on Sunday, despite efforts by gay rights advocates to get the event canceled. LGBTQ groups, still raw over legislation barring instruction about sexual orientation to grade schoolers that DeSantis championed in…

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New York Rangers fan given lifetime ban from Madison Square Garden after ‘abhorrent assault’ of Tampa Bay Lightning supporter

Madison Square Garden says it has banned a New York Rangers fan for life after he was seen punching a Tampa Bay Lightning fan in the face following Thursday’s Game 5. According to video posted on social media, the Rangers fan turned and punched the Lightning fan, sending the person to the ground, as they…

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Proud Boys leader and top members charged with seditious conspiracy over January 6

The Justice Department on Monday charged the head of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, and four other leaders with seditious conspiracy in the January 6 US Capitol attack, escalating the criminal case against the far-right extremist group. These are the most aggressive charges brought by the Justice Department against the Proud Boys, and are the…

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Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Muzzin’s Trade & Campbell’s New Contract?

In today’s edition of Toronto Maple Leafs News & Rumors, I’ll focus on two imminent decisions the organization must make about its roster heading into next season. Obviously, one of the biggest issues is the status of goalie Jack Campbell. I’ll share some news that’s emerging about that situation. Related: Maple Leafs News & Rumors:…

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From MTG to Herschel Walker, here are the Trump-backed winners of Tuesday’s primaries

The driving force behind Donald Trump’s election picks in Georgia was simple: the 11,000 votes that cost him the state in 2020. Those who supported the former president’s efforts to overturn the election results were rewarded with endorsements. Those who didn’t — including Gov. Brian Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Attorney General Chris…

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Who is Don Moore? Meet the unbeaten opponent for Floyd Mayweather in 2022 boxing exhibition

When Floyd Mayweather was planning to compete in another boxing exhibition fight, nobody had a true idea of who he would be facing. There were rumors of a YouTube star, which upset a few people. Fans can rest easy knowing that he will be facing a fellow boxer, one that is relatively unknown to the…

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Floyd Mayweather’s Dubai exhibition fight against Don Moore rescheduled with new date and venue confirmed for this week

Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition fight with Don Moore has been rescheduled for this coming Saturday, May 21 in Abu Dhabi. Mayweather was set to pick up an eight-figure cheque for sharing the ring with his old sparring partner last weekend in Dubai, but the death of the President of the UAE forced the event to be…

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Kylian Mbappe Has Agreed Contracts With PSG And Real Madrid, Claims Mother Fayza Lamari

Seemingly contrasting reports about the future of Kylian Mbappe were published in recent days. It was claimed that Mbappe had agreed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain, while there was also information suggesting that a deal had been struck with Real Madrid. According to Mbappe’s mother, both are TRUE. Mom Fayza Lamari has explained how…

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Cristiano Ronaldo has already helped Paulo Dybala make Arsenal transfer decision amid Edu talks

Cristiano Ronaldo has already dealt Arsenal a worrying blow in the race to sign Paulo Dybala ahead of the upcoming transfer window. The 28-year-old, who once shared the stage at Juventus with the Manchester United striker, announced his decision to part ways with the Italian giants via a heartfelt message on Twitter this week. Before…

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Juventus will also discuss De Ligt’s future while talking to Pogba’s representatives

Juventus is reportedly speaking to the representatives of Paul Pogba this week over adding him to their squad as a free agent by the end of this season. The Frenchman is being represented by the player agency of late super-agent Mino Raiola. The organisation is moving forward from the death of the Dutch-Italian and they…

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot enacts weekend curfew after 3 shot, 1 killed near Millennium Park ‘Bean’

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a curfew for unaccompanied minors after downtown shootings killed a teen and injured two others Saturday night. Effective immediately, unaccompanied minors are not allowed in Millennium Park after 6:00 p.m. from Thursday through Sunday, Lightfoot said in a statement. “We, as a City, can not allow any of our public spaces…

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Buffalo supermarket mass shooting racially motivated, leaves 10 dead, 3 wounded, officials said

A gunman motivated by hate and dressed in tactical gear killed 10 people and wounded three others Saturday afternoon at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket, officials said. Officials said he streamed the attack on a social media platform. The suspect, an 18-year-old white man dressed in tactical gear was taken into custody after shooting 13…

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Zelensky welcomes US Senate GOP delegation led by Mitch McConnell

(CNN)Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has welcomed to Kyiv a congressional delegation led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Zelensky said on his Instagram account that the visit “is a strong signal of bipartisan support for Ukraine from the United States Congress and the American people.” He added: “Thank you for your leadership in helping us…

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Powerful ‘Machine Scientists’ Distill the Laws of Physics From Raw Data

In 2017, Roger Guimerà and Marta Sales-Pardo discovered a cause of cell division, the process driving the growth of living beings. But they couldn’t immediately reveal how they learned the answer. The researchers hadn’t spotted the crucial pattern in their data themselves. Rather, an unpublished invention of theirs — a digital assistant they called the…

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Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano 2 fight prediction, undercard, odds, start time, preview, Showtime Boxing

When Derrick James, the highly acclaimed trainer of unified junior middleweight champion Jermall Charlo, looks backs on his fighter’s exciting — yet equally disputed — split draw against WBO champion Brian Castano last summer, one key stretch in particular comes to mind as it pertains to Saturday’s rematch. Castano (17-0-2, 12 KOs) outlanded his opponent…

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Justice Thomas laments leak of draft Supreme Court abortion opinion: ‘Kind of an infidelity’

WASHINGTON – Associate Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday compared the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion in a blockbuster abortion case to “an infidelity,” arguing that it weakens trust within the high court as well as public perceptions of the institution. “When you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I’m in, it…

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How will Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. taking power in the Philippines change U.S. relations?

Manila — After winning an overwhelming mandate of more than 30 million votes in Monday’s election, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is the de-facto president-elect of the Philippines. His victory marks his family’s stunning return to power 36 years after they were forced into exile in the United States by a people-power revolution. The U.S. was…

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More than 400 people were killed in South Africa floods last month. Human-caused climate change is a big reason why, scientists say.

Catastrophic flooding wreaked havoc in South Africa last month, killing at least 448 people, displacing more than 40,000 more and destroying thousands of homes. According to a new analysis published on Friday, the toll of that devastation was made even worse by human-caused climate change. The torrential rainfall bore down on South Africa in mid-April,…

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Russian counterpart hold first call since invasion of Ukraine

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke to his Russian counterpart, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Friday for the first time since Russia initiated its invasion of Ukraine. According to a readout from the Pentagon, during the conversation with Shoigu, Austin “urged an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and emphasized the importance of maintaining lines of communication.” The call…

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Rand Paul stalls Senate passage of $40 billion in Ukraine aid

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul defied leaders of both parties Thursday and delayed until next week Senate approval of an additional $40 billion to help Ukraine and its allies withstand Russia’s three-month old invasion. With the Senate poised to debate and vote on the package of military and economic aid, Paul denied leaders the unanimous…

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Erdoğan: Turkey ‘not positive’ about Sweden and Finland joining Nato

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has cast doubt on Finnish and Swedish membership of Nato, saying he does not have a positive opinion of the two Nordic nations joining the military alliance after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. His remarks came as a Swedish parliamentary security review said membership would reduce the risk of conflict…

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Exclusive-Tycoon close to outgoing Philippines president mulls sales of big assets – sources

MANILA (Reuters) -A tycoon and close associate of outgoing Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is considering selling businesses collectively worth several billion dollars, including a South China Sea gas field and a commercial land lease firm at the site of a former U.S. military base, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Dennis Uy,…

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Rand Paul stalls quick Senate OK of $40B Ukraine package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul defied leaders of both parties Thursday and single-handedly delayed until next week Senate approval of an additional $40 billion to help Ukraine and its allies withstand Russia’s three-month old invasion. With the Senate poised to debate and vote on the package of military and economic aid, Paul…

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Finland to apply to NATO ‘without delay’ as Russia threatens ‘retaliatory steps’

Finland’s leaders said it intended to apply for NATO membership “without delay” — prompting Russia to threaten that it would “be forced to take retaliatory steps” if the Nordic country joins the Western military alliance. Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin and President Sauli Niinistö released a joint statement on Thursday announcing their support for Finland…

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Google teases smart glasses prototype that translates languages in real time

Google CEO Sundar Pichai teased a smart glasses prototype the company is working on that can translate languages in real time. During the company’s I/O conference, Pichai showed a demo of augmented reality glasses that “take its developments and transcriptions” and deliver them in the user’s line of sight. Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Wednesday…

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Judge says he’ll block Gov. Ron DeSantis’ redistricting plan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A congressional map approved by Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and drawn by his staff is unconstitutional because it breaks up a district where Black voters can choose their representatives, a state judge said Wednesday. Leon County Circuit Judge Layne Smith said he would issue a formal order Thursday or Friday…

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Close this content Reuters Lockheed Martin looks to nearly double Javelin missile production

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Weapons maker Lockheed Martin Corp plans to nearly double production of Javelin missiles, the antitank weapon that has helped Ukraine fight Russia’s invasion, Chief Executive Officer James Taiclet said in an interview on Sunday. The aim is to boost output to 4,000 per year from 2,100 per year currently, Taiclet said in an…

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Jill Biden pays surprise visit to Ukraine, meets first lady

recent weeks, according to U.S. officials who declined to provide further details because they were not authorized to discuss the ladies’ private communications. As she arrived at the school, Biden, who was wearing a Mother’s Day corsage that was a gift from her husband, embraced Zelenska and presented her with a bouquet. After their private…

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Jill Biden pays surprise visit to Ukraine; 60 feared dead in Russian bombing of Ukrainian school

U.S. first lady Jill Biden paid a surprise visit to Ukraine and held a Mother’s Day meeting with her Ukrainian counterpart, Olena Zelenskyy. Biden’s visit comes after recent trips to the country by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. Her visit also comes…

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Sinn Fein calls for united Ireland debate after historic election win

BELFAST, May 7 (Reuters) – Sinn Fein, the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), hailed its first victory in a Northern Ireland Assembly election as a “defining moment” for the British-controlled region and called for a debate on a united Ireland. Sinn Fein was ahead of the pro-British Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)…

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Ukrainian troops share video of Russian boat near Zmiinyi Island being destroyed

Ukrainian troops have destroyed a Russian Serna landing boat near Zmiinyi [Snake] Island in the Black Sea. Source: Pivden [South] Operational Command on Facebook; Serhii Bratchuk, spokesman for Odesa Regional Military Administration, on Telegram; Natalia Humeniuk, Head of Joint Press Centre of the South Ukraine Defence forces, in a commentary for Ukrainska Pravda Quote from…

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The Future Is Here! The 9 To 5 Office Workweek Has Lived Out Its Days

The future is here! The 9 to 5 office workweek has lived out its days. Organizations are now adopting a more flexible approach to running their offices during COVID. And why shouldn’t they? After all, a hybrid workplace accounts for the needs of both businesses and employees. However, switching from a traditional model to a…

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LSE chooses Shure MXCW to support hyflex model for MSc

LSE Cities is an international education centre carrying out research graduate and executive education outreach and advisory activities? Extending the LSE’s century old commitment to understanding urban society the centre investigates how complex urban systems are responding to the pressures of growth change and globalisation The centre runs an Executive MSc in Cities an 18…

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Forget 8 Hours – Scientists Discover Ideal Amount of Sleep in Middle and Old Age

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Fudan University say seven hours is the ideal amount of sleep for people in their middle age and upwards, with too little or too much sleep associated with poorer cognitive performance and mental health. Sleep plays an important role in enabling cognitive function and maintaining good psychological health.…

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Putin may soon officially declare war on Ukraine, US and Western officials say

Russian President Vladimir Putin could formally declare war on Ukraine as soon as May 9, a move that would enable the full mobilization of Russia’s reserve forces as invasion efforts continue to falter, US and Western officials believe. May 9, known as “Victory Day” inside of Russia, commemorates the country’s defeat of the Nazis in…

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Johnny Depp trial: What we know about Amber Heard’s career, background and family life

While Amber Heard’s tumultuous relationship with Johnny Depp has made headlines, the 36-year-old is an actor, activist, and model in her own right. Currently, the two are embroiled in a legal battle, with Depp suing Heard for $50m (£38.2m) for implying he abused her in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed. Below is an in-depth look…

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He Spurred a Revolution in Psychiatry. Then He ‘Disappeared.’

To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. On the second day of the annual convention of the American Psychiatric Association in 1972, something extraordinary happened. While the assembled psychiatrists, mostly white men in dark suits, settled into rows of chairs in the Danish Room…

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Scientists say they have nailed down the ideal amount of sleep in middle and old age

(CNN)The optimum amount of sleep is not too little but not too much — at least in middle and old age. New research has found that around seven hours of sleep is the ideal night’s rest, with insufficient and excessive sleep associated with a reduced ability to pay attention, remember and learn new things, solve…

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Chief Justice Roberts calls Supreme Court leak “appalling”

Chief Justice John Roberts called the leak of a Supreme Court draft decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade “absolutely appalling” during an appearance Thursday at a meeting of lawyers and judges at the 11th Circuit Judicial Conference, CNN reported. Why it matters: This was Roberts’ first public appearance since news broke that the Supreme…

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Most Russian forces leave Mariupol but fighting at steel mill continues, Pentagon says: Live Ukraine updates

All but about 2,000 Russian troops that had been around Mariupol have left and headed north, the Pentagon said Thursday, as intense fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces continued in the battle for the besieged city’s sprawling steel mill. Russian airstrikes have bombarded Mariupol, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said Thursday, but Putin’s forces have only…

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Under-fire Iran speaker responds to ‘lies’ about family trip

The speaker of Iran’s parliament on Saturday responded to days of criticism after his family was seen stocking up on baby products from abroad as millions of Iranians face crippling economic conditions. Conservative Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf has been in hot water for almost two weeks after pictures emerged of his wife, daughter and son-in-law returning…

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Credit Cards’ Recovery Tactics

In “Credit Cards’ Recovery Tactics,” a selected chapter from our full “Credit Cards in the Next Normal” report, we examine to what extent the pandemic halted credit card transaction volume growth, and touch on what the next steps will be as reopening progresses. Simply enter your information to get a copy of this exclusive PDF…

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The White House is considering excluding high earners from being eligible for student-loan relief, a report says

The White House is weighing up the possibility of using income caps to exclude high earners in its eligibility criteria for student-loan relief. The Washington Post reported the news on Saturday. Officials are thinking about ways to write off student loans as President Biden indicated that he is considering waiving the debt, Congress lawmakers told…

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Pentagon spokesman becomes visibly emotional as he talks about Putin’s ‘depravity’

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby on Friday became visibly emotional as he talked about the horrors that have been unfolding in Ukraine since Russia invaded in February. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Kirby was asked if he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “rational actor” after launching a war that has reportedly killed…

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Southern California ‘cannot afford green lawns’ as drought forces unprecedented water cuts

Millions of Southern California residents are bracing for less water and many brown lawns as drought and climate change leave a large swath of the region with a growing water shortage. In a remarkable indication of drought severity, officials with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California have declared a first-of-its-kind action limiting outdoor water…

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Biden requests $33 billion for Ukraine war; Putin threatens ‘lightning fast’ retaliation to nations that intervene

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has warned the West of a “lightning fast” response to any country that intervenes in its war against Ukraine war and creates what he called “strategic threats for Russia.” “We have all the instruments [to respond] that no one can boast of … we’re going to use them if we have…

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European markets close higher on earnings; investors monitor Russian gas supplies; StanChart up 13%

The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed higher by 0.4%, with autos, travel and tech stocks leading gains as most sectors and major bourses finished in positive territory. Basic resources bucked the upward trend to shed 1.6%. There has been a mixed trade this week with fears persisting over Ukraine and energy supplies to the region following…

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Family buries Mexican teenager who has reignited anger over gender violence

GALEANA, Mexico (Reuters) – Standing atop a windswept hill in northern Mexico, surrounded by dozens of fellow mourners, Mario Escobar prepared to bury his teenage daughter, Debanhi, one of the latest victims of the country’s crisis of violence against women. “We are destroyed inside,” he said. “We had so much faith that we would find…

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Why Russia keeps losing armored vehicles: “It’s finders keepers”

As Ukraine attempts to evacuate civilians from Mariupol, including some who remain trapped inside a steel plant, Russian forces have claimed victory in the city. But Russia’s recent defeats in and around Kyiv expose unresolved weaknesses, starting with Russia’s armored vehicles. To date, Ukraine says Russia has lost close to 3,000 armored vehicles — but…

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Russia confirms casualties after missile cruiser sank last week – RIA

(Reuters) -Russia’s defence ministry on Friday confirmed for the first time that the crew of the missile cruiser Moskva suffered casualties when it blew up and sank last week, a report from RIA news agency indicated. Russia initially said all the ship’s crew were evacuated after an ammunition blast triggered by a fire ripped through…

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Exclusive: Madison Cawthorn photos reveal him wearing women’s lingerie in public setting

Photographs obtained by POLITICO appear to show Madison Cawthorn, the embattled Republican congressman from North Carolina who recently accused his GOP colleagues of inviting him to orgies, wearing lingerie in what appears to be a party setting. Cawthorn, 26, was raised in a conservative Baptist community in Henderson County, North Carolina, and has staked his…

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US delivers ‘Phoenix Ghost’ drone designed by US Air Force specifically for Ukrainian ‘needs’: DOD

The Pentagon announced Thursday that it will deliver over 120 “Phoenix Ghost” drones specifically designed by the U.S. Air Force for Ukrainian “needs” as the war with Russia ramps up. U.S. defense officials have warned that Russia’s invasion in the eastern Luhansk and Donetsk regions will be a more brutal fight as Moscow “shapes” its…

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Putin’s army is regrouping and could destroy swathes of Ukrainian forces, Western officials warn

Western officials have warned Vladimir Putin’s army is regrouping and could destroy swathes of Ukrainian forces as Moscow’s troops focus their attack on the east of the country. On Thursday, officials said Russian soldiers could even launch a new assault on the capital, Kyiv. As the invasion enters its third month, Putin’s troops have withdrawn…

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