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The Great Friendship Cull: How We Curated Our Friendships Over Lockdown
Pre-pandemic, Rae Radford, 58, hung out with at least eight people from her gym on a regular basis, but now she only hangs out with one close friend. Radford, who lives in Broadstairs, Kent, only met up with her friend Debbie Truelove, regularly in l
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'Trying To Survive': Wells Dry Up Amid Oregon Water Woes
Judy and Jim Shanks know the exact date their home’s well went dry — June 24. Since then, their life has been an endless cycle of imposing on relatives for showers and laundry, hauling water to feed a small herd of cattle and desperately waiting for
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Biden To Launch Vaccine Push For Millions Of Federal Workers
Hoping to set a model for employers nationwide, President Joe Biden will announce Thursday that millions of federal workers must show proof they’ve received a coronavirus vaccine or submit to regular testing and stringent social distancing, masking a
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‘It Should Be The Same As Other Absence’: What To Do If You Need To Step Back From Work For Your Mental Health
When Simone Biles withdrew from the Tokyo Olympic all-round competition on Tuesday, citing mental health concerns, it sparked a conversation about taking time away from work to focus on one’s mental, rather than physical, wellbeing. USA Gymnastics an
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Belarus Opposition Leader Seeks New US, European Sanctions
The leader of Belarus’ embattled opposition hopes the United States and Europe will impose new sanctions on money-making government enterprises that will lead to the collapse of President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime and a peaceful transition that p
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Cabinet Split Grows Over China’s Role In UK’s Electric Car Industry
A growing cabinet split has developed over China’s role in the UK electric car supply chain as the government wrestles over how to handle economic ties to the superpower, The Independent can reveal. Senior Conservatives fear the UK is “falling into
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Analysis: For Biles, Peace Comes With A Price - The Gold
When you spend the better part of a decade redefining the possible within your sport, the standards change. Good is no longer good enough. Sometimes, great isn't either. Simone Biles received a crash course on it five years ago in Rio de Janeiro. The
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Republican Reactions To The Jan. 6 Committee Hearing Prove Democrats Can’t Afford To Play Nice
At an emotional first hearing for the House select committee to investigate the 6 January attack on the US Capitol, several members made clear they will go full-throttle to gather all the facts about what happened that day and leading up to it, polit
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State Lawmakers Work To Strip Old 'Whites Only' Covenants
Fred Ware and his son were researching the history of the home he's owned in the Hartford suburbs since 1950 when they discovered something far uglier than they expected. Tucked in a list of rules on the home's original deed from the developer was a
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Capitol Attack Hearing: 'Kill Him,' Racial Slurs And More
During emotional, tense and sometimes angry testimony, four police officers who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6 vividly recalled the violence they endured while fighting against a mob of Donald Trump s supporters. “I was grabbed, beaten, Tased, all wh
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We Must Learn To Live With Covid – But The Government Is Giving The Public Little Confidence To Do So
Sajid Javid, the health secretary, had a bad weekend, issuing a grovelling apology after failing to realise that his Twitter message urging people not to “cower” from Covid-19 could cause offence. The verb “cower” leads to the noun “coward”, which is
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EXPLAINER: US Pays $4B To Afghan Forces; Who Is Watching?
The U.S. and NATO have promised to pay $4 billion a year until 2024 to finance Afghanista ’s military and security forces, which are struggling to contain an advancing Taliban Already, the U.S. has spent nearly $89 billion over the past 20 years to
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Residents Fight To Preserve Historic Black Church In LA
On a recent Sunday, about 10 people sat outside the steps of the boarded-up First Baptist Church of Venice a century-old congregation that, to many, remains a symbol of the thriving Black population that once existed in the seaside town of Los Angel
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Volunteers Pitch In To Fight Russia's Raging Forest Fires
The little domed tents of the volunteer firefighters in the clearing of a Siberian forest can be hard to see — even from only a few steps away — because of the choking smoke. Their shovels and saws seem to be tiny tools against the vast blaze, like t
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How Anti-vaxxers Triggered Another, Deadlier Covid Wave In The US
Forget about a second wave, this is more like the fourth wave. As the United States reels from yet another spike in Covid cases, putting pressure on health officials and hospitals and leaving the president practically begging people to get vaccinated
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Pingdemic: These Are Your Legal Rights If You’ve Been Told To Self-isolate By The NHS Covid App
Despite the remaining lockdown restrictions having been lifted in England on Monday as the final stage of the Prime Minister's “roadmap to freedom”, an increasing number of people are being told to self-isolate by the NHS Covid app as the number of c
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If Republicans Won’t Cooperate With The January 6 Commission, Arrests Could Be Made
Nearly seven months after a violent mob attempted to block Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s electoral college win, a select committee of seven Democrats and two Republicans convened what will be the first of many hearings that committee
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10 Best Wireless Headphones 2021: Lose Yourself In The Music With A Top-rated Pair Of Noise-cancelling Cans
You can’t go far without seeing someone with tiny wireless earbuds peeping out of their ears as they walk along. They are often, though not always, Apple AirPods: tiny and gleaming white. But maybe, although you’ve admired the freedom that no wires
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Former Nevada ‘Sundown Town’ Stands By Siren Amid Reckoning
A red siren perched atop a small town’s volunteer fire department sounds every night at 6 p.m., sending a piercing noise echoing through the ranches and towns of northern Nevada’s Carson Valley including Dresslerville — a community governed by the Wa
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'We Have To Get It Right,' Dem Vows As Jan. 6 Probe Begins
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Bennie Thompson, didn’t realize the severity of the Jan. 6 insurrection until his wife called him. He was inside the Capitol, sitting in the upper gallery of the House, hoping for what he called
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Warming Rivers In US West Killing Fish, Imperiling Industry
Baby salmon are dying by the thousands in one California river, and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped out in another. Fishermen who make their living off adult salmon, once they enter the Pacific Ocean are sounding the alarm as blist
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Pandemic Leaves Indians Mired In Massive Medical Debts
As coronavirus cases ravaged India this spring, Anil Sharma visited his 24-year-old son Saurav at a private hospital in northwest New Delhi every day for more than two months. In May, as India's new COVID-19 cases broke global records to reach 400,00
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Mandatory Vaccines For Students To Attend Lectures ‘Hugely Discriminatory’, Universities Union Says
Proposals for mandatory Covid vaccinations for university students have triggered a sharp backlash, with one union saying they would be “hugely discriminatory”, while Labour branded the idea a “barrier to learning”. Downing Street did not rule out a
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Business Travel Stirs, But Many Road Warriors Stay Grounded
Of the 2 million people clogging airport security lines and gate areas again each day, one crowd is still largely missing: business travelers. Their absence is noteworthy because they are a key source of revenue and profit, underpinning a record-brea
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Without The Crowd's Roar, Tokyo Olympians Search For Spirit
The beloved American gymnast Sam Mikulak flipped off the parallel bars, stuck the landing and blew a kiss toward the camera. Those watching the men’s Olympics gymnastic competition on television back home knew they’d seen magic. “Beautiful!” the bro
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Tokyo Olympics: A Success? A Failure? And How To Judge?
Will it be a success? A failure? Or none of the above? It will take something much more nuanced than those basic notions to access the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics when they wrap up in two weeks. The response will be twisted by dozens of parties
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Nine African Cities You Need To Visit
For travellers planning bucket list-worthy adventures to embark on once we’re able to travel freely again, it’s hard to beat the African continent. All too often its cities are overlooked, which is why we’ve decided to highlight nine of our favourit
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‘Holy Moly!’: Inside Texas' Fight Against A Ransomware Hack
It was a steamy Friday two Augusts ago when Jason Whisler settled in for a working breakfast at the Coffee Ranch restaurant in the Texas Panhandle city of Borger. The most pressing agenda item for city officials like him that morning: planning for a
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A Mexican State Suffers Bloody Fallout Of Cartel Rivalry
When they heard gunfire in the valley, residents locked their doors and cowered inside their homes. Some 200 armed men had just looted a gas station, according to a witness, and the shooting would continue for hours as an equal number from an opposin
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Sparked By Pandemic Fallout, Homeschooling Surges Across US
Although the pandemic disrupted family life across the U.S. since taking hold in spring 2020, some parents are grateful for one consequence: They're now opting to homeschool their children, even as schools plan to resume in-person classes. The specif
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