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U.S. Civilian Contractor Dies During Rocket Strike On Iraq Air Base

U.S. Civilian Contractor Dies During Rocket Strike On Iraq Air Base

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The Pentagon said the unnamed U.S. national was taking shelter and suffered a "cardiac episode," dying shortly thereafter. The attack followed U.S. strikes against Iran-backed...
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How 2 Skiers Conquered Yosemite's Half Dome

How 2 Skiers Conquered Yosemite's Half Dome

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Last month, Jason Torlano and Zach Milligan skied and rappelled down Yosemite National Park's iconic Half Dome in a death-defying journey of nearly 5,000 feet from summit to...
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Russia considers cutting government borrowing as oil prices rally

Russia considers cutting government borrowing as oil prices rally

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Russia could end up borrowing US$6.8 billion less than planned this year as rising oil prices help its key oil revenues to rise. The rally in oil prices, which have risen by...
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Big Ten this week: No. 2 Michigan, Michigan State play twice

Big Ten this week: No. 2 Michigan, Michigan State play twice

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A look at the upcoming week around Big Ten basketball:
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Indian police evacuate iconic Taj Mahal after bomb threat

Indian police evacuate iconic Taj Mahal after bomb threat

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A bomb disposal squad has been deployed to Indian national treasure, the Taj Mahal after a phone tip. The police say they are “99 percent” sure it was merely a prank call, but...
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Marathon Hong Kong Security Law Bail Hearing Slammed as ‘Farce'

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Dozens of Hong Kong opposition figures have spent four days in court this week to see if they'll be jailed for months ahead of their trials on national security charges. But...
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Hong Kong Dumped From Economic Freedom List It Had Dominated

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A year ago, when Hong Kong was dethroned by Singapore in the annual Heritage Foundation ranking of the world's freest economies, a top official predicted the city would soon...
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Malaysia's Emergency Can't Keep Ruling Parties From Bickering

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Malaysia's move to suspend democracy has done little to douse the friendly fire between Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's Bersatu party and his powerful ally, the United Malays...
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Covid Spike in Pacific Nation Raises Fear of Regional Spread

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Papua New Guinea reported at least 260 new Covid-19 cases in the seven days ending on Feb. 28, its largest weekly rise, raising concerns the pandemic is worsening in the...
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With Biden's backing, Dems revive bill to overhaul policing

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WASHINGTON - Cheered on by President Joe Biden, House Democrats hustled to pass the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing nationwide, able to avoid clashing...
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US-China tensions threaten global climate change efforts

US-China tensions threaten global climate change efforts

China and the United States are the world's No. 1 and No. 2 carbon polluters, respectively, pumping out nearly half of the fossil fuel fumes that are warming the planet's... Read more ...

Nets' James Harden on return to Houston: I wanted to 'give them a show'

Nets' James Harden on return to Houston: I wanted to 'give them a show'

James Harden played in Houston for the first time since his early-season trade to the Nets. Read more ...

NH Primary Source: Poll finds Granite Staters believe health care should be...

NH Primary Source: Poll finds Granite Staters believe health care should be top legislative issue

A polling firm that bills itself as unbiased and has been conducting a series of state-based polls on health care, workers' issues, taxes and COVID-19 is releasing its New... Read more ...

The House passed a police reform bill named for George Floyd that would ban...

The House passed a police reform bill named for George Floyd that would ban choke holds and 'qualified immunity' for officers

Summary List Placement The US House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act late Wednesday, in a party-line vote on the most ambitious policing... Read more ...

T.J. McConnell's triple-double: Just how crazy was it?

T.J. McConnell's triple-double: Just how crazy was it?

The Pacers backup guard did something no other NBA player had done, officially, in 48 years. Read more ...

Former NFL Pro Bowler Kellen Winslow II Sentenced To 14 Years For Sex Crimes

Former NFL Pro Bowler Kellen Winslow II Sentenced To 14 Years For Sex Crimes

A San Diego judge said Kellen Winslow II preyed on especially vulnerable women, including a homeless woman and an unconscious teen. Read more ...

Washington women beat Colorado 68-54 in Pac-12 tourney

Washington women beat Colorado 68-54 in Pac-12 tourney

LAS VEGAS - Freshman Tameiya Sadler had 18 points and a season-high eight assists, Ashley Van Dyke also scored 18 points, and the No. 11 seed Washington women beat Colorado... Read more ...

Power play sends Blues to 3-2 win over skidding Ducks

Power play sends Blues to 3-2 win over skidding Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Jordan Binnington made 27 saves and the St. Louis Blues scored on all three of their power plays Wednesday night in a 3-2 victory over the skidding Anaheim Ducks. Read more ...

Lillard's late 3 gives Blazers 108-106 win over Warriors

Lillard's late 3 gives Blazers 108-106 win over Warriors

PORTLAND, Ore. - Damian Lillard hit a deep 3-pointer with 13.7 seconds left to give the Portland Trail Blazers a hard-fought 108-106 victory over the Golden State Warriors on... Read more ...

USC routs Stanford 79-42 to stay in hunt for Pac-12 title

USC routs Stanford 79-42 to stay in hunt for Pac-12 title

LOS ANGELES - Tahj Eaddy scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting and Southern California routed Stanford 79-42 on Wednesday night, snapping a two-game skid and keeping the Trojans... Read more ...