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Don't Approach Lab Monkey Missing After Crash, People Told

· Danville, Pa. (AP) -- Residents of a Pennsylvania county were warned Saturday not to approach a monkey that was missing after a crash involving a pickup that was towing a trailer taking about 100 of the animals to a lab.

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Arizona Democrats censure Kyrsten Sinema for voting rights failure

· The Guardian · 2h ago · The Democratic senator opposed a move to carve voting rights issues out of the filibusterRepublican resistance to Trump rings hollow on voting rightsThe Arizona Democratic party has formally censured Kyrsten Sinema, the US senator whose opposition to

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Baltic nations to ship Washington-endorsed arms to Ukraine

· ABC News · 6h ago · The Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will send U.S.-made anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine in a move that Washington says it is fully endorsing amid Kyiv’s escalating tensions with Russia

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Jewish leaders urge worship attendance after hostage siege

· ABC News · 17h ago · Jewish leaders throughout the U.S. are calling for a strong turnout at this weekend’s worship services in defiance of antisemitic acts such as last weekend’s hostage siege at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas

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Man charged with threatening election officials

CBS News · 19h ago · There's been a surge of threats against government officials over the last year related to the pandemic and the 2020 election. The latest involves a Texas man who the Justice Department says threatened to kill top government officials in Georgia.

Feds accuse Texas man of posting election threats

· USA Today · 21h ago · The Justice Department says a Texas man has been arrested on charges he posted threatening messages online about killing officials in Georgia after the 2020 election. (Jan. 21)

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Arizona sues Biden to keep school anti-mask rules

ABC News · Jan 21, 2022 · Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is suing the Biden administration over its demand that the state stop sending millions in federal COVID-19 relief money to schools if they don’t have mask requirements or close due to COVID-19 outbreaks

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Ukraine says batch of US military aid has arrived

USA Today · 2h ago · The Ukrainian military on Saturday broadcast video of what it said was the first shipment of US military aid arriving at Boryspil airport amid growing tensions with Russia. (Jan. 22)

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Bitcoin pyramid schemes wreak havoc in Brazil

USA Today · 6h ago · Cabo Frio, a seaside city of 230,000 people in Rio de Janeiro state, has been dubbed "New Egypt", due to a high number of alleged pyramid schemes defrauding thousands of small-scale investors who believed they were getting rich off Bitcoin's steep appreciation.

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Teen pilot tours global airspace, sets new record for solo flight

· Christian Science Monitor · Jan 21, 2022 · On Thursday, at age 19, Zara Rutherford earned the Guinness World Record for the youngest woman to complete a solo flight around the globe, ending her 155-day journey through the skies of the world by touching down in her home country, Belgium.

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CDC: Booster shots help protect against omicron

USA Today · Jan 21, 2022 · Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who received booster shots. (Jan. 22)

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ABC News · Jan 19, 2022 ·

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

· Stocks continued to fall on Wall Street Wednesday as investors review the latest corporate earnings and prepare for higher interest rates

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Biden touts plans for $20B computer chip factory

USA Today · 23h ago · Declaring it an investment in America, President Joe Biden hailed an announcement by Intel Corp. that it will construct a $20 billion factory outside Columbus, Ohio, creating 7,000 construction jobs and an additional 3,000 permanent jobs. (Jan. 21)

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'Wuhan, I Am Here': Film follows volunteers in sealed city

ABC News · 15h ago · The homeless, the sick, the elderly: For people who fell through the cracks of the official system, the then-unprecedented decision to isolate the central Chinese city of Wuhan and its 13 million people was a matter of life or death

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Ahsoka Tano Disney Plus Series Adds Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Variety · 21h ago · Mary Elizabeth Winstead has signed on for a role in the upcoming Ahsoka Tano live-action series at Disney Plus,Variety has confirmed. Rosario Dawson is set to star in the title role in “Ahsoka,” whom she first played in Season 2 of “The Mandalo

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ESPN · Jan 21, 2022 ·

Ngannou, Gane make weight for unification bout

· The heavyweight unification fight that will serve as the main event for UFC 270 is official after Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane both made weight ahead of Saturday night's bout.

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Jackson completes Clippers' rally past 76ers for 102-101 win

· ABC News · 18h ago · Reggie Jackson scored 19 points, including two free throws with 18.2 seconds remaining, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from a 24-point second-half deficit to beat Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers 102-101

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Source: Mercury to hire Aces' Nygaard as coach

· ESPN · 23h ago · The Mercury have hired Vanessa Nygaard to replace Sandy Brondello as the team's head coach, a source told ESPN's Josh Weinfuss. Nygaard is an assistant coach for the Aces.

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ABC News · Jan 21, 2022 ·

Morris, Weah, Dest, Zardes on US roster for WCup qualifiers

· Jordan Morris, Tim Weah, Sergiño Dest and Gyasi Zardes returned from injuries to make the U.S. roster ahead of the next three World Cup qualifiers, while Gio Reyna, Gianluca Busio and Aaron Long missed out

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Kuwaiti minister in Lebanon over diplomatic row with gulf

ABC News · 58m ago · Kuwait’s foreign minister says he has handed Lebanese officials a list of suggestions for confidence-building measures with oil-rich Gulf states after relations between the two sides deteriorated dramatically in recent months

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Kuwaiti minister in Lebanon over diplomatic row with gulf

· Kuwait’s foreign minister says he has handed Lebanese officials a list of suggestions for confidence-building measures with oil-rich Gulf states after relations between the two sides deteriorated dramatically in recent months

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Rio de Janeiro delays Carnival parades as omicron spreads

· ABC News · 21h ago · Carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo will be held in late April rather than the final weekend of February, as the number of coronavirus cases in Brazil spikes and the omicron variant spreads across the country

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Rio de Janeiro delays Carnival parades as omicron spreads

· Carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo will be held in late April rather than the final weekend of February, as the number of coronavirus cases in Brazil spikes and the omicron variant spreads across the country

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Taliban Says Bombers Target Minivan in Afghanistan, 7 Dead

· Bloomberg · 3h ago · Islamabad, Pakistan (AP) -- A bomb attached to a packed minivan exploded in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Saturday, killing at least seven civilians and wounding nine others, Taliban officials said.

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Burkina Faso forces fire tear gas at anti-govt protests

ABC News · 8h ago · Security forces have fired tear gas at protesters barricading the streets and throwing rocks in Burkina Faso’s capital, as anger grows at the government’s inability to stop jihadist attacks spreading across the country

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Burkina Faso forces fire tear gas at anti-govt protests

· Security forces have fired tear gas at protesters barricading the streets and throwing rocks in Burkina Faso’s capital, as anger grows at the government’s inability to stop jihadist attacks spreading across the country

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Bloomberg · Jan 21, 2022 ·

Over 100 Dead or Wounded in Airstrike on Yemen Prison, ICRC Says

· More than 100 people were killed or wounded Friday when the Saudi-led coalition bombed a prison operated by Yemen’s Houthi fighters in their northern stronghold of Saada, the International Committee of the Red Cross said, days after an attack on Abu Dhabi led to an escalation in the war.

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Russia toughens its posture amid Ukraine tensions

ABC News · 12h ago · With tens of thousands of Russian troops positioned near Ukraine, the Kremlin has kept the U.S. and its allies guessing about its next moves in the worst security crisis to emerge between Moscow and the West since the Cold War

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Russia toughens its posture amid Ukraine tensions

· With tens of thousands of Russian troops positioned near Ukraine, the Kremlin has kept the U.S. and its allies guessing about its next moves in the worst security crisis to emerge between Moscow and the West since the Cold War

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USA Today · Jan 20, 2022 ·

Peru govt declares oil spill an ecological disaster

· An oil spill off the Peruvian coast caused by the waves from an eruption of an undersea volcano in the South Pacific nation has polluted beaches and proved deadly for marine life. (Jan. 20)

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Peru: 21 beaches polluted by spill linked to Tonga eruption

· Peru has declared an environmental emergency after announcing that 21 beaches on the Pacific coast were contaminated by an oil spill at a refinery run by Spain-based Repsol, following surging waves caused by the eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga

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Tug of sun, moon could be driving plate motions on ‘imbalanced’ Earth

Science Daily · 23h ago · A study proposes that imbalanced forces and torques in the Earth-moon-sun system drive circulation of the whole mantle. The new analysis provides an alternative to the hypothesis that the movement of tectonic plates is related to convection currents in the Earth's mantle.

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First flights leave Chinese city Xi'an as travel curbs ease

ABC News · 12h ago · The first commercial airline flights in one month have taken off from Xi’an in western China as the government eased travel curbs imposed after a coronavirus outbreak ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics in Beijing

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First flights leave Chinese city Xi'an as travel curbs ease

· The first commercial airline flights in one month have taken off from Xi’an in western China as the government eased travel curbs imposed after a coronavirus outbreak ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics in Beijing

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With Roe in doubt, states act on abortion limits, expansions

ABC News · 6h ago · State-by-state battles over the future of abortion are setting up around the U.S. Republican lawmakers are proposing new restrictions based on laws in Texas and Mississippi and some Democratic-led states are working to preserve access

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Should we be wearing masks outside again?

NPR · 8h ago · Given how contagious the omicron variant is, we wondered whether we should all still be wearing masks outdoors. We talk to some experts for advice.

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The Wonderkid Making Waves In Pakistani Music

Forbes · 12h ago · His music-making was a slow-burning process that Raheem felt deliciously consumed by – there were ideas (lots of ideas), snippets of tunes and verses that he wove together in his room as the pandemic’s dread and the lockdown’s silence oozed into every alcove of one’s waking life.

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Digital detox: Going cold turkey with no wifi in the Lake District

The Guardian · 10h ago · After some early dismay, one family revels in a break from the online world at a remote Lake District cottage“The question comes almost as soon as we step inside the remote cottage in the western Lake District: “Where’s the telly?” The door o

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Splendid isolation: 15 of the best off-grid stays in the UK

The Guardian · 10h ago · These rural retreats – from a woodland ‘truffle’ in Devon to a Welsh house of straw – are perfect for a back-to-nature holiday without connectivity• 15 more back-to-basics stays for a digital detoxComprising yurts, A-frame log cabins, sheph

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The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Longreads · Jan 21, 2022 · This week, we're sharing stories from Maurice Chammah, Jeff Weiss, Rasha Elass, Danielle Tcholakian, and Lila Shapiro.

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Going into Starbucks to Order Butter Tea

Longreads · Jan 19, 2022 · "Pema wants to ask Jamal, Have you seen the news? But of course he hasn’t. He’s got other things to think about and now so does she."

Longform Podcast #472: Michael Schulman

Longform · Jan 19, 2022 · Michael Schulman is a staff writer for The New Yorker. He recently profiled Jeremy Strong of Succession.”There's an interesting moment that's part of this job where you’ve spent a lot of time with someone and it often feels very personal and very intimate.

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The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Longreads · Jan 14, 2022 · This week, we're sharing stories from Abigail Hauslohner, Roberto Lovato, Bathsheba Demuth, Oliver Milman, and Ryan Hockensmith.

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Five #Foodreads We Recommend This Week

Longreads · Jan 13, 2022 · Notable and varied reads on ethical eating, food delivery, food writing, a tense friendship between chefs, and making broth.

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Longform Podcast #471: Sarah Marshall

Longform · Jan 12, 2022 · Sarah Marshall is a writer and hosts the podcast You're Wrong About.”I love it when people tell me that listening to the way I talk about these people in the stories that we tell, and just about the world generally, has made them practice empathy more.

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The Complicated Capitalism of Plastics

Longreads · Jan 12, 2022 · "It might not seem like the right time to talk about plastics...But it is. And the world doesn’t have a moment to waste."

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The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Longreads · Jan 7, 2022 · This week, we're sharing stories from Simon van Zuylen-Wood, Elizabeth Weil, Jeannette Cooperman, Ryan Katz, and Madeleine Watts.