Merrit Kennedy

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South Korean Ex-Coach Sentenced To 10 Years Over Sexual Assault Of Olympic Champion

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Shim Suk-hee, a star short track speedskater who has won four Olympic medals, accused Cho Jae-beom of sexually abusing her dozens of times.

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Biden Administration Will Rename 'Operation Warp Speed,' Citing Trump 'Failures'

Friday, January 15, 2021

The Biden transition team also announced that Dr. David Kessler will be the White House's chief science officer for the COVID-19 response.

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U.S. Now Says No Direct Evidence Of 'Kill/Capture Teams' So Far In Capitol Riot

Friday, January 15, 2021

The top U.S. prosecutor for the District of Columbia cited a "disconnect" after federal prosecutors in Arizona said there was "strong evidence" that pro-Trump rioters intended to kill officials.

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New York State Bar Association Considers Expelling Rudy Giuliani

Monday, January 11, 2021

The bar association said it received "hundreds of complaints in recent months" about Giuliani, ultimately deciding Monday to launch a "historic" inquiry into the president's attorney.

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London Mayor Says City 'At Crisis Point,' Declares 'Major Incident'

Friday, January 08, 2021

"The stark reality is that we will run out of beds for patients in the next couple of weeks unless the spread of the virus slows down drastically," London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Friday.

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U.S. Reaches Deal With Pfizer For 100 Million More Vaccine Doses

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The new deal effectively doubles the federal government's order from the company. Pfizer says the U.S. government has agreed to pay $1.95 billion for the additional doses.

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S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster Tests Positive For The Coronavirus

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

The Republican governor's office said he is "experiencing mild symptoms with a cough and slight fatigue." McMaster's wife also contracted the virus but his office said she is asymptomatic.

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PHOTOS: Great Conjunction Dazzles Stargazers Around The World

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

On Monday evening, Jupiter and Saturn appeared closer to each other in the sky than they have for hundreds of years in what has become known as the Great Conjunction.

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EU Approves Use Of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Monday, December 21, 2020

Hours after the EU's drug agency signed off on the vaccine, the European Commission approved its use, clearing the way for inoculations to begin across Europe.

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Virginia Removes Its Robert E. Lee Statue From U.S. Capitol

Monday, December 21, 2020

The Confederate general's statue is expected to be replaced by one of civil rights activist Barbara Johns, who at 16 led a student walkout protesting inferior conditions at an all-Black high school.

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Russia Gets Its Doping Ban Reduced But Will Miss Next 2 Olympics

Thursday, December 17, 2020

The CEO of the U.S. anti-doping agency called the decision a "weak, watered-down outcome." Russian teams are banned, but its athletes may compete — albeit without the country's flag and anthem.

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Lebanon's Caretaker Prime Minister Charged Over Massive Beirut Blast

Thursday, December 10, 2020

They are the highest-ranking officials to date to face charges in connection to the August explosion that killed at least 200 people and devastated large portions of Lebanon's capital.

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Facebook, Twitter Take Action After Trump Falsely Claims Flu Deadlier Than COVID-19

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

The president, who is being treated for COVID-19, has been downplaying the severity of the disease. He said falsely that, compared with the flu, COVID-19 is "in most populations far less lethal."

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'The Thing I Dread The Most Is Not Knowing': Western Wildfires Rage Amid Race To Flee

Friday, September 11, 2020

One hundred large fires are burning in 12 states across the West — but just five of them have been contained, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

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A Mining Company Blew Up A 46,000-Year-Old Aboriginal Site. Its CEO Is Resigning

Friday, September 11, 2020

In May, mining giant Rio Tinto blasted through two ancient rock shelters in Western Australia in order to mine iron ore. The company has been under rising pressure to hold executives accountable.

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57 People Face Federal Charges Of Defrauding Coronavirus Relief Program

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Prosecutors say those charged attempted to steal more than $175 million from the Paycheck Protection Program, which is meant to provide relief to small businesses impacted by the pandemic.

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Huge Fire At Beirut's Port Causes Panic Following Last Month's Explosion

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The fire erupts at a warehouse storing oil and tires in the port's duty-free zone, sending waves of fear through the devastated city. By early Thursday evening, the fire was reportedly under control.

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George Washington Professor Who Reportedly Faked Being Black Resigns

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The university says Jessica A. Krug has quit, effective immediately, after a blog post published under her name said she had assumed various Black identities even though she is a white woman.

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Ex-Columbia University Gynecologist Accused Of Abusing Dozens Of Patients Is Indicted

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Robert Hadden has been arrested in connection with the abuse of dozens of female patients, including minors. He has been accused of abuse in the past but avoided jail time in a previous case.

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U.S. Says It Will Cut Number Of Troops In Iraq By Nearly Half This Month

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Gen. Frank McKenzie, who is responsible for U.S. forces in the Middle East, says the U.S. presence will drop from 5,200 to 3,000 troops in a move he says shows confidence in Iraqi army.

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