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Harvard's 148-year-old student newspaper gets its first Latina president

Monday, November 15, 2021

Raquel Coronell Uribe, a history and literature major from Miami, calls the role a "huge" honor: "Even if it took 148 years, I'm thrilled that I get to be in the position to be that first person."

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A pair of bald eagles was caught on video entangled on a Minnesota street

Friday, November 12, 2021

The two birds writhed around together on a residential street for minutes, unable to separate themselves from each other. They reportedly flew away unharmed without police intervention.

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A 105-year-old runner created a new age bracket for the 100m — and set the record

Friday, November 12, 2021

Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins crossed the finish line in 1:02:95. "It was wonderful to see so many family members and friends. But I wanted to do it in less than a minute," she said.

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Toyota to ramp up production after cutbacks driven by the COVID-19 pandemic

Friday, November 12, 2021

The Japanese automaker announced it expects to build 800,000 vehicles globally next month, up from the roughly 760,000 it made last December.

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An Uber fee unfairly impacts riders with disabilities, a DOJ lawsuit says

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Federal prosecutors say the company hasn't modified its "wait time" policy to help riders with disabilities. Uber says it now waives fees for riders who certify that they're disabled.

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A solar firm owner is sentenced to 30 years over a billion-dollar Ponzi scheme

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

According to prosecutors, Jeff Carpoff and others used "Ponzi-like circular payments" to pay older investors with newer investors' money as the company's losses mounted.

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COP26 sees pledges to transition to electric vehicles, but key countries are mum

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The agreements were hailed as a major step toward decarbonizing the auto industry, but the world's largest auto markets, including the U.S., and top carmakers failed to sign on.

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Prosecutors in Rittenhouse trial rest their case, but face questions about strategy

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Legal experts say the jury's verdict could come down to how well the prosecution made its central argument that Rittenhouse was the aggressor and not just acting in self-defense, as he claims.

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A study links facing discrimination at a young age with future mental health issues

Monday, November 08, 2021

And the risks may be cumulative. UCLA researchers found that those who faced more incidents of discrimination had an even higher risk of future health problems.

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NFL denies telling Aaron Rodgers vaccinated people couldn't get or spread COVID-19

Monday, November 08, 2021

The Green Bay Packers quarterback is not vaccinated, but previously said he was "immunized." An NFL spokesman said no doctor for the league ever communicated with Rodgers about the vaccine.

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A girl was rescued by police after she used a distress signal popularized on TikTok

Sunday, November 07, 2021

A campaign called the "Signal for Help" spread across social media in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic as a way for domestic abuse victims to seek help using a nonverbal cue.

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Kenya's Albert Korir and Peres Jepchirchir have won the New York City Marathon

Sunday, November 07, 2021

The iconic 26.2-mile trek through all five of the city's boroughs returned in person on Sunday after it was cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

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How the jury in the Ahmaud Arbery case ended up nearly all white — and why it matters

Friday, November 05, 2021

Eleven jurors in the case are white, and one is Black. While the judge acknowledged "intentional discrimination in the panel," he said he was unable to reinstate any jurors who had been dismissed.

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The NRA is being sued for allegedly breaking campaign finance law to back Republicans

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

The lawsuit from the gun-control nonprofit Giffords claims the NRA used shell companies to funnel millions "in unlawful, excessive, and unreported in-kind campaign contributions" to GOP candidates.

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Zillow will stop buying and renovating homes and cut 25% of its workforce

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

The company disclosed Tuesday that it lost about $304 million in the third quarter after purchasing homes at higher prices than it now expects to sell them at.

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In elections across the country, candidates of color made history Tuesday night

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

In Boston, New York, Pittsburgh and Dearborn, Mich., a majority of voters embraced minority candidates. Here's a rundown of some of the most high-profile wins.

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Someone desecrated a Torah at a George Washington University fraternity

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

It's unclear who caused damage to Tau Kappa Epsilon's house, reportedly pouring detergent on the sacred Jewish text. Washington, D.C., police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.

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NASA is looking for a framework to better help you understand its deep space finds

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

A scientific discovery about extraterrestrial life can provide new insight, but it can be misunderstood or exaggerated into something else when it reaches the public. NASA is hoping to change that.

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Shanghai Disneyland is shut down, and 30,000 people are tested, after one COVID case

Monday, November 01, 2021

On Sunday, people weren't allowed to leave the park due to contact tracing after a woman tested positive for COVID-19 after her visit. It's the latest in China's strict measures to fight the disease.

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'Vax cards,' 'vax sites,' 'fully vaxxed': 'Vax' is Oxford's 2021 word of the year

Monday, November 01, 2021

If last year was marked by the emergence of COVID-19 on a global scale, this one has been all about the new solution to end the pandemic: the vaccines.

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