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U.S. citizens can now choose the gender 'X' on their passport applications

Monday, April 11, 2022

The change took effect on Monday, with passport application forms on the government's website reflecting the third gender option in addition to "F" and "M" and making the document more inclusive.

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John Lennon's son, Julian, performs 'Imagine' for the 1st time, in support of Ukraine

Monday, April 11, 2022

Lennon suggested that the song represents "our collective desire for peace worldwide" and that it transports listeners to a place "where love and togetherness become our reality."

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Oklahoma's vote to ban most abortions comes at a key moment for reproductive rights

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

It's the latest conservative legislature to approve a new restriction on abortion, as the country awaits a Supreme Court decision that could upend Roe v. Wade.

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The number of billionaires has fallen (but they're worth a collective $12.7 trillion)

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

There are 87 fewer billionaires on this year's list than in 2021, and their total wealth dipped by $400 billion, the outlet reported.

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Biden's Coast Guard pick would become the 1st woman to command a military branch

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

President Biden has nominated Adm. Linda Fagan to serve as the next commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Fagan, who has served on all seven continents, is currently the Coast Guard's second-in-command.

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The right to abortion in Colorado is now guaranteed under state law

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Colorado joins 15 other states that have enacted laws to protect abortion, while the U.S. Supreme Court considers a challenge to Roe v. Wade and conservative legislatures take aim at the practice.

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Twitter is working on an edit feature and says it didn't need Musk's help to do it

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

News broke this week that Musk had taken a 9% stake in the company, becoming its single largest shareholder. Musk polled users on whether they want the ability to edit their tweets.

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Police arrest 2 brothers in connection with Sacramento's deadliest mass shooting

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

The second suspect was found at the scene of the Sunday morning shooting with what police described as "serious injuries from gunfire."

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A construction project caused damage to 100-million-year-old dinosaur tracks in Utah

Monday, April 04, 2022

A project to replace the boardwalk at the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracksite in Moah, Utah, cause minor damage to tracks and trace fossils at the site, a Bureau of Land Management paleontologist found.

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Pro-Putin leaders in Hungary and Serbia win reelection as Europe grapples with war

Monday, April 04, 2022

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban easily sailed to victory against a coalition of political opponents from the left and right, while Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic won a second term.

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6 people are dead and 12 injured in a shooting in Sacramento

Sunday, April 03, 2022

Police Chief Kathy Lester is asking for the public's help in identifying those responsible.

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Europe has designs on making the 'fast fashion' industry more sustainable

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Under the proposal, the European Commission would set new durability standards and require companies to include how sustainable and recyclable a clothing item is on its label.

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A U.S. and 2 Russian astronauts return to Earth together following a trip to space

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

A NASA astronaut and the Russian cosmonauts parachute-landed in Kazakhstan on Wednesday after a trip back to Earth from the International Space Station, in a rare instance of U.S.-Russia cooperation.

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Pink Floyd, a flamingo on the lam from a Kansas zoo since 2005, is seen again in Texas

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

A video posted by the Coastal Fisheries Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department shows the fugitive flamingo wading into Cox Bay about 120 miles southwest of Houston.

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The more contagious BA.2 version of omicron is now the most common in the U.S.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

The BA.2 strain now accounts for more than half of all coronavirus infections nationwide, the CDC estimates. Although it's fueling a surge in Europe, the variant doesn't appear to make people sicker.

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Richard Williams condemns Will Smith's onstage slap of Chris Rock at the Oscars

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

"We don't condone anyone hitting anyone else unless it's in self-defense," the father of Venus and Serena Williams told NBC News. Smith won an Oscar for portraying Williams in the movie King Richard.

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Amid controversy, Phil Mickelson will miss the Masters for the 1st time in 28 years

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

News of his absence comes after the golfer publicly apologized for controversial comments he made about Saudi Arabia and a new Saudi-backed golf league.

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Disney workers walk out over the company's response to so-called 'Don't Say Gay' bill

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The full-scale walkout is a bid to urge the company to take a stronger stance against the Parental Rights in Education legislation in Florida, what critics have called the "Don't Say Gay" bill.

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Governors in Indiana and Utah veto transgender sports bans

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Eleven states have enacted transgender sports bans, though many have been snarled by lawsuits.

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There are more than 5,000 confirmed planets beyond our solar system, NASA says

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

These so-called exoplanets include rocky worlds similar in size to Earth, gas giants larger than Jupiter and even"'mini-Neptunes."

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