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In a year-end report, Chief Justice John Roberts emphasizes judicial ethics

Friday, December 31, 2021

Roberts has made preserving the reputation of the Supreme Court one of his central concerns as a justice.

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Photos: Wildfires engulf 1,000 homes in suburban Denver

Friday, December 31, 2021

The Colorado wildfires follow an unusually dry fall and winter in the state. Officials suspect the blaze was caused by downed power lines.

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As omicron heats up in the U.S., South Africa says its wave is on the way out

Friday, December 31, 2021

The variant caused fewer deaths and less severe infections than past versions of the virus in South Africa, but that could be different in other countries.

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Pope Francis again calls for climate action. U.S. bishops have been all but silent

Sunday, November 14, 2021

The pope has been insistent about the importance and urgency of climate action. But a new study finds Catholic bishops in the U.S. have generally been mum or misleading about climate change.

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SNL uses its cold open to skewer Ted Cruz over his Big Bird vaccine tweet

Sunday, November 14, 2021

In a Saturday Night Live sketch, Sen. Ted Cruz, played by Aidy Bryant, hosts a right-wing alternative to the children's television program Sesame Street.

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Joe Manchin's objections to a clean energy program threaten Biden's climate promises

Saturday, October 16, 2021

The key climate element of President Biden's $3.5 trillion budget proposal appears to be in jeopardy, threatening environmental goals and global credibility.

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At a memorial ceremony for officers, Biden renews calls for police reform

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Speaking at the a memorial service for fallen law enforcement officers, the president acknowledged the pain that accompanies losing a loved one. He also pushed again for police reform.

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A $3.5 Trillion Question: What Is Budget Reconciliation? Here's An Explainer

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Democrats are hoping to use a maneuver called budget reconciliation to pass a big $3.5 trillion economic plan over Republican objections. Here's what you need to know about the process.

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Pope Francis And Other Christian Leaders Are Calling For Bold Climate Action

Friday, September 10, 2021

The world's most prominent Christian leaders issued a rare joint statement calling for government climate action. What that will look like in the U.S. is unclear.

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Weather Disasters Have Become 5 Times As Common, Thanks In Part To Climate Change

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

There has been a fivefold increase in the number of documented weather-related disasters in the last 50 years, driven in large part by climate change, a U.N. agency says.

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Outdoor Workers Could Face Far More Dangerous Heat By 2065 Because Of Climate Change

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

A new report warns that outdoor workers are at risk of lost wages and dire health consequences if greenhouse gas pollution continues. People of color are especially vulnerable to harm.

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Carbon Dioxide, Which Drives Climate Change, Reaches Highest Level In 4 Million Years

Monday, June 07, 2021

The amount of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere reached 419 parts per million in May, its highest level in more than four million years, according to NOAA. Fossil fuel use is driving the increase.

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Maryland Governor Grants Posthumous Pardons To 34 Black Lynching Victims

Sunday, May 09, 2021

Maryland is the first state to issue a comprehensive set of pardons to the victims of lynching. Across the U.S., more than 4,000 Black people were lynched in acts of racial terror.

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Kentucky Derby Winner Fails Drug Test, Renewing Scrutiny For Trainer Bob Baffert

Sunday, May 09, 2021

Medina Spirit, the horse that won the Kentucky Derby earlier this month, has failed a drug test. It's the latest drug test failure for trainer Bob Baffert's horses. He denies any wrongdoing.

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In Abrupt Reversal, Peloton Agrees To Safety Recall Of Treadmills

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

The fitness company initially refused to comply with the government's request for a recall after dozens of safety incidents, one of which resulted in a 6-year-old's death.

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Indonesian Military Locates Wreckage Of Missing Submarine

Sunday, April 25, 2021

The country's navy had said earlier that it considered the crew of 53 dead, an assessment that has now been confirmed with photos of the ship's wreckage.

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Biden Taps A Former Top Scientist At NOAA To Lead The Weather And Climate Agency

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Rick Spinrad previously served as the agency's top scientist. His nomination comes at a difficult period for NOAA, which spent the Trump administration mired in scandal and without a permanent leader.

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Consumer Safety Agency Warns People With Children To Stop Using The Peloton Tread+

Sunday, April 18, 2021

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning about the Peloton Tread+ after reports of children being injured. Peloton insists the machine is safe when used as directed.

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Weekend Shootings In Texas And Wisconsin Add To Tally Of U.S. Gun Deaths

Sunday, April 18, 2021

After a big surge in gun deaths in 2020, high-profile mass shootings this spring are a reminder that America's epidemic of gun violence persists.

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Indianapolis Shooting Suspect Obtained Guns Legally, Police Say

Sunday, April 18, 2021

The weapons used in Thursday's mass shooting at a FedEx facility were purchased legally by the suspect in July and September of 2020, police said. A shotgun was seized from him earlier.

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