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Here's what we know about the wildfire burning in Los Angeles County and evacuations

CNN - Tue, 05/18/2021 - 00:44
The Palisades Fire has prompted ongoing evacuation orders and warnings in a zone about 20 miles west of downtown Los Angeles.
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How Trump and McConnell set the final pieces for a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade

CNN - Tue, 05/18/2021 - 00:24
Conservatives have been waiting decades for this moment: a transformed Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an abortion case that directly challenges women's reproductive rights tracing to the 1973 Roe v. Wade milestone.
Categories: General

Israeli jets target Hamas tunnel system | Rocket attacks from Gaza continue, but Israeli officials say many have fallen short or been intercepted

CNN - Tue, 05/18/2021 - 00:19
• Analysis: The latest violence will end when both sides can declare victory. But it will be no more than a truce. • White House concerns rise over civilian deaths • 5 organizations you can support to help victims
Categories: General

'This is a huge step for law enforcement': Police unions shift stance on protecting bad officers

CNN - Tue, 05/18/2021 - 00:17
In response to the police killing George Floyd, 15 unions that represent law enforcement officers across the US have endorsed a blueprint for policing that includes an unprecedented shift in the way unions protect bad police officers, according to a copy of the plan obtained by CNN ahead of its release this week.
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A major American hospital chain has been suing thousands of patients during the pandemic

CNN - Tue, 05/18/2021 - 00:14
As the coronavirus spiked in Missouri last fall, a wave of cases hit a nursing home in the state's rural heartland. Robin Bull, a part-time nurse, remembered an ambulance "coming and going constantly" on one especially scary morning, rushing residents to Moberly Regional Medical Center, the local hospital.
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What we know about the Covid-19 variant first identified in India

CNN - Mon, 05/17/2021 - 23:53
A coronavirus variant first detected in India in February has now gone global, spreading to dozens of countries and raising fears that the strain will overwhelm health care systems, reverse reopening plans and even potentially undermine the rollout of vaccines.
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Biden announces US will share more vaccines globally

CNN - Mon, 05/17/2021 - 23:52
President Joe Biden said Monday that his administration will share millions more doses of Covid-19 vaccines with other countries in addition to the 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine he has already committed to sharing by July 4.
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White House concerns are rising over civilian deaths

CNN - Mon, 05/17/2021 - 23:38
The growing number of civilian deaths in the intensifying battle between Israel and Hamas in Gaza is causing worry inside the White House as officials work the phones with partners in the region.
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Former Matt Gaetz associate pleads guilty to six federal charges

CNN - Mon, 05/17/2021 - 23:21
Joel Greenberg, an indicted close confidant of Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, is scheduled to plead guilty in federal court Monday to six federal charges, including a count of sex trafficking of a minor.
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Long working hours are killing hundreds of thousands of people a year, WHO says

CNN - Mon, 05/17/2021 - 23:16
Working long hours is killing hundreds of thousands of people a year through stroke and heart disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Categories: General

US announces more sanctions against Myanmar's military government

CNN - Mon, 05/17/2021 - 22:23
The Biden administration announced more sanctions on Monday against Myanmar's military government, which has conducted a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, and against key figures in the military regime as well as some family members of previously designated officials.
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Rare, deadly cyclone couldn't have come at a worse time for India

CNN - Mon, 05/17/2021 - 22:22
Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from low-lying areas in western India as a powerful cyclone is expected to make landfall Tuesday, threatening a region already struggling with a devastating second coronavirus wave.
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Why some Latin Americans are getting vaccinated in US

CNN - Mon, 05/17/2021 - 22:20
The slow vaccine rollout and continuing surge of cases across most Latin American countries has pushed some with the means to travel to the US in order to get their Covid vaccine. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Categories: General

Why is Huawei still in the UK?

BBC Technology - Mon, 05/17/2021 - 22:13
Huawei defends its links with British universities, says it admires UK innovation
Categories: Technology

AT&T spins off WarnerMedia in deal that would create streaming giant

CNN - Mon, 05/17/2021 - 21:29
The streaming TV race is about to get even more competitive.
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Jake Paul investigated over suspected driving on protected turtle beach

BBC Technology - Mon, 05/17/2021 - 21:28
Some Puerto Rico beaches are protected as endangered turtles nest in the sand.
Categories: Technology

Footage shows what Israel says is its strikes on Hamas tunnels

CNN - Mon, 05/17/2021 - 21:27
Israeli warplanes launched a fresh round of massive airstrikes in Gaza, bombing more than nine miles of Hamas' tunnel system in Gaza and targeting nine residences that the Israeli military said belonged to commanders from the Palestinian militant group. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports from Jerusalem as the most serious Israeli-Palestinian conflict in years enters a second week and international calls for a ceasefire mount.
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Bill Gates left Microsoft amid affair investigation

BBC Technology - Mon, 05/17/2021 - 21:19
Microsoft has said that it investigated Mr Gates' attempt in 2000 "to initiate an intimate relationship".
Categories: Technology

Mayflower: Ship to sail across Atlantic without a crew

BBC Technology - Mon, 05/17/2021 - 20:56
The autonomous craft will travel 3,500 miles (5,630km) from Plymouth, UK to Massachusetts in the US.
Categories: Technology

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