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The U.S. now says Russia is wrongfully detaining WNBA star Brittney Griner

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Griner was arrested after authorities reportedly found vape cartridges with hashish oil in her luggage. The shift in language indicates the U.S. will work more aggressively to secure her release.

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Here's what could happen if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the landmark decision, it will have a major impact in states across the country that have already signaled their intention to further restrict or ban abortion.

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Google honors the Black inventor who likely inspired the phrase 'the real McCoy'

Monday, May 02, 2022

Elijah McCoy, the revolutionary Black inventor who was born 178 years ago today, came up with an idea for an automatic lubricator that kept engines oiled while they ran.

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The U.S. Marshals Service is offering $10K for information about an Alabama fugitive

Sunday, May 01, 2022

Lauderdale County corrections official Vicky White is also missing. She told staff she was transporting Casey White to the local courthouse for a mental health evaluation before the two disappeared.

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Connecticut looks to expand abortion rights in response to out-of-state restrictions

Sunday, May 01, 2022

The legislation is partly a reaction to the wave of new measures in conservative states restricting abortions and in some cases levying civil and criminal penalties on people who perform them.

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What Russia cutting off energy to Poland and Bulgaria means for the world

Thursday, April 28, 2022

It was seen as a way for Russia to prop up its currency and retaliate for Western sanctions, but it could cause global energy prices to spike. One analyst sees it as a warning to the rest of Europe.

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More than 120,000 pounds of ground beef is recalled over possible E. coli concerns

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses or adverse reactions related to consumption of the ground beef, which was shipped to stores nationwide, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

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In a lawsuit, a group of Texas library patrons says a book ban amounts to censorship

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Llano County officials said they wanted to remove "pornographic" material from libraries but actually censored books based on political and religious grounds, the library patrons' lawsuit says.

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A rattlesnake bit Cary Elwes. Here's what to do if it happens to you

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Don't apply a tourniquet or try to suck out the poison. Instead, call 911 and do your best to stay calm.

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The U.S. Army expands benefits for soldiers who are parents

Monday, April 25, 2022

The U.S. Army is expanding benefits for both birth and non-birth parents in its force.

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Texas court orders a stay of execution for Melissa Lucio to review the case

Monday, April 25, 2022

The Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas issued a stay of execution Monday and sent the case back to a lower court for review. Lucio had been scheduled for execution on Wednesday.

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NLRB sues Starbucks for retaliating against 3 workers involved in unionizing

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Federal officials asked the court to have the employees reinstated. At least 28 Starbucks stores across the country have voted to form a union.

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A historic court-martial ends with the first conviction of an Air Force general

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Maj. Gen. William T. Cooley was found guilty of abusive sexual contact for forcibly kissing his sister-in-law after a 2018 event. He faces dismissal from the military and up to seven years in prison.

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More states are restricting the shackling of pregnant inmates, but it still occurs

Friday, April 22, 2022

Nearly 40 states ban the practice medical experts say is dangerous for pregnant inmates and fetuses. But many of those states have exceptions for public safety, and others have no laws at all.

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The judge who tossed mask mandate misunderstood public health law, legal experts say

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle's decision hinged on a definition of the word 'sanitation' that public health experts and legal scholars say missed the mark.

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Ukraine says Russia's offensive in Donbas has begun. Here's what we know

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russian forces have begun their new offensive against cities in the east and south and that a "substantial part" of the Russian army is taking part.

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GE Appliances recalls refrigerators with handles that can detach and pose a fall risk

Monday, April 18, 2022

GE Appliances received reports of 37 injuries, including three injuries from serious falls. It is offering consumers a free in-home repair.

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InfoWars files for bankruptcy in the face of lawsuits over Sandy Hook shooting denial

Monday, April 18, 2022

Founder Alex Jones, who's repeatedly called the 2012 shooting at a Connecticut elementary school a hoax, has been sued several times by the victims' families for defamation and emotional distress.

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Sellers who ship through Amazon will see a new 5% fuel and inflation surcharge

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The new fee doesn't apply to sellers who use third party delivery services or ship orders themselves. Inflation in the U.S. stands at a 40-year high.

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Police have arrested Frank R. James, the Brooklyn subway shooting suspect

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Ten people were shot during Tuesday morning's rush hour and another 13 people suffered injuries ranging from smoke inhalation to falls and panic attacks, authorities said.

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