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Pope appeals to Putin to end 'absurd' spiral of violence in Ukraine

16 min 9 sec ago

Pope Francis appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin, imploring him to "stop this spiral of violence and death" in Ukraine.

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Over 25 deaths as packed tractor wagon overturns in India

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A farm tractor pulling a wagon loaded with people overturned and fell into a pond in northern India, killing 26 people, most of them women and children, officials said Sunday.

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Economists say inflation is easier on Gen Z, TikTok disagrees

2 hours 53 min ago
TikTokers Marcus Macal, Pasha Grozdov, and Katie Webster.

With fewer assets to erode, and flexibility to change jobs, Gen Z is positioned well for inflation, but that's not how they're seeing it.

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Las Vegas mass shooting survivors turn to each other to find strength through tragedy

2 hours 53 min ago
Lauren Reh, Alicia Mierke and Sue Ann Cornwell embrace during the Sunrise Remembrance ceremony at Clark County Government Center Amphitheater in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2022.

Five years on, survivors of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history are still struggling with the psychological and physical fallout.

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Starbucks workers have unionized at record speed; many fear retaliation now

2 hours 53 min ago
Marchers raise picket signs during a "Fight Starbucks

More than 300 Starbucks stores have held union elections in less than a year, a remarkable feat. But now workers blame "scorched-earth" union busting by Starbucks for a slowdown in the momentum.

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Flooding and closed roads are some of the challenges Florida's people face after Ian

2 hours 54 min ago
Francie Pucin stands near her home at the Palmetto Palms RV Resort in Fort Myers, Fla., on Saturday. She moved to the state from Illinois, expecting better weather.

Flooding cut off I-75 for hours as officials struggle to restore power and water to residents in the path of the storm's destruction.

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Facts come to the rescue in the age of gaslighting

2 hours 54 min ago
A movie poster from Gaslight.

The search for truth is complicated: There are many versions of it, many disagreements about what it even means. The idea of fact is something we feel better prepared to defend on objective grounds.

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Brazilians go to the polls, with Lula tipped to beat Bolsonaro

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An electoral worker installs an electronic voting machine during the assembly of a polling station at a school in preparation for the general election, in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Brazilians head to polls on Oct. 2 to elect a president, vice president, governors and senators.

More than 120 million Brazilians will vote Sunday in a highly polarized election that could determine if the country returns a leftist to the helm of the world's fourth-largest democracy.

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More than 100 fans — many of them trampled — died in clashes after a soccer match

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 17:45

Brawls between supporters of two rival soccer teams in Indonesia were reported. The fights prompted riot police to fire tear gas, which caused panic.

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More than 100 fans — many of them trampled — died in clashes after a soccer match

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 17:45

Brawls between supporters of two rival soccer teams in Indonesia were reported. The fights prompted riot police to fire tear gas, which caused panic. Two officers were also killed.

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Jewish Ukrainian father and son soldiers mark holy days under cloud of Russia's war

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 14:05

A father and son fighting for Ukraine against the Russian invasion say the war has heightened their Jewish identity.

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Russia withdraws its troops from a key city encircled by Ukrainian forces

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 11:13
Artillery craters are seen in the field from an aerial view in the recently liberated area of Kharkiv region, Ukraine, on Friday.

Russia pulled troops out Saturday from the eastern Ukrainian city of Lyman, which it had been using as a front-line hub. It was the latest victory for the Ukrainian counteroffensive.

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Gunfire erupts in Burkina Faso a day after the second coup in nine months

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 10:49
In this image from video broadcast by RTB state television, coup spokesman Capt. Kiswendsida Farouk Azaria Sorgho reads a statement in a studio in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, on Friday evening.

Gunshots rang out in Burkina Faso's capital amid signs of lingering tensions a day after a group of military officers overthrew the man who had seized power in a coup in January.

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The Ice Bucket Challenge wasn't just for social media. It helped fund a new ALS drug

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 09:39
Participants tip buckets of ice water over their heads as they take part in the World Record Ice Bucket Challenge at Etihad Stadium on Aug. 22, 2014, in Melbourne, Australia.

In 2014, it was hard to miss the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that set out to raise money to fund research for the disease. And it paid off. A new treatment was funded by $2.2 million of the funds raised.

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Brazil's election could determine the fate of the Amazon after record deforestation

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:01
A large fire in a recently deforested area of the Amazon rainforest along Highway BR-319 in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, on Sept. 25.

Under President Jair Bolsonaro, who is running for reelection in Sunday's vote, forest clearing and wildfires have surged in the Amazon.

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Russia accused of 'kidnapping' head of Ukraine nuclear plant

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
A view of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant and the Dnipro river on the other side of Nikopol, Ukraine, on Aug, 22, 2022.

Russian forces seized the director-general of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant on Friday, Ukrainian state nuclear company Energoatom said.

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Campaign signs influence how we vote more than you might realize

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
Campaign signs are posted outside a polling location on the first day of early voting on July 15 in Nashville, Tenn.

Especially in local races, political signs can drive name recognition in important ways. In one study, they even helped elevate a fictitious candidate to near the front of the pack.

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An Arizona judge won't suspend her ruling that halted abortions in the state

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 03:02
Celina Washburn protests outside the Arizona Capitol to voice her dissent with an abortion ruling, on Sept. 23, 2022, in Phoenix.

An Arizona judge on Friday declined to put her order that allowed enforcement of a pre-statehood law making it a crime to provide an abortion on hold.

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With Ukraine at war, officials hope to bring tourism back to areas away from fighting

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 03:00
Tourists by the boulevard at a Black Sea resort in Odesa, Ukraine, on Sept. 3. Tourists are not allowed to enter the public beach due to the presence of land mines and other explosives.

The war displaced millions of Ukrainians. But officials are trying to entice citizens to travel around the country for pleasure again.

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What it's like serving a life sentence in prison with no chance of release

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 02:01

When Calvin Duncan was 19 years old, he was arrested for a murder he didn't commit. Now, he's helping to tell the stories of other men who have found themselves behind bars for life.

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