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Yemeni model 'abducted from the street' by Houthi rebels after doing photoshoot without hijab

Entesar Al-Hammadi, a young Yemeni model and actress, was kidnapped from a Sanaa street on February 20 - Social Media
A Yemeni model who posed for photos without a hijab is being prosecuted by Houthi rebels who abducted her from the streets of Sanaa, the woman's lawyer alleged.
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U.S. to slap sanctions on Russia Thursday: sources

The US is planning to take retaliatory measures as early as Thursday with sanctions against Russia for alleged election interference and malicious cyber activities.
That is evident from sources familiar with the matter.
The announcement would further calm Washington-Moscow relations, which has te...

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White SC soldier who yelled, pushed Black man charged in assault, Richland sheriff says

A white Fort Jackson soldier, featured in a video of a young black man being pushed and yelled at in a neighborhood in northeast Colombia, has been charged with criminal charges, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.
The incident took place in the Summit neighborhood, a sprawling...

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Former 'Bachelor' Colton Underwood comes out as gay, apologizes to ex Cassie Randolph

In an interview on Good Morning America, former Bachelor Colton Underwood came out as gay. He also apologized to his ex, Cassie Randolph.
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- Bachelor Nation responds to Colton Underwood's announcement that he's gay. Underwood, the bachelor of the 23rd season, sat down for an exclu...

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Minnesota store owner forced to close again after reopening following 7-month closure due to looters

"It's hard to know we're going to have to close again," says Habib, who owns the Minneapolis sneaker store STUDIIYO23, which looters targeted twice in a year.

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Federal prosecution gives 'most comprehensive presentation' so far showing that some Capitol rioters stashed firearms

During a hearing on Wednesday, U.S. assistant attorney Jeffrey Nestler told a judge that surveillance footage taped Jan. 7 at the Comfort Inn Ballston in Arlington, Virginia shows an alleged member of the Oath Keepers who appears to be carrying gun cases, BuzzFeed News reports .
Although the foot...

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Walmart, Delta, and Coca-Cola refused to join hundreds of other companies in opposing restrictive voting laws - here's why

A voter walks to the entrance during the early voting for the Senate runoff at the Ron Anderson Recreation Center on Thursday, December 17, 2020, in Powder Springs, Ga. Todd Kirkland / AP
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Hundreds of companies signed a declaration against restrictive electoral laws on Wednesday.
Some big-nam...

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‘I whited it out’: SC sheriff’s aide tells how she covered up expensive air travel

A prosecutor's witness told a federal jury on Wednesday how she removed information on receipts showing former Chester County's Alex "Big A" Underwood and his deputy spending more than $ 5,000 in county public funds to pay her and her wives to fly first class to a convention in Reno, Nevada.
"I d...

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Bangkok nightlife clusters expose Thailand's virus stumbles

BANGKOK (AP) - When Thailand's Minister of Transport was recently diagnosed with COVID-19, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha got a headache.
Prayuth hasn't received much praise for its leadership against the coronavirus last year, but for much of 2020 Thailand battled the disease to a standstill, ...

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With 200,000 in 1 day, India skyrockets past 14M virus cases

NEW DELHI (AP) - India reported more than 200,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, rising to over 14 million in total as an increasing outbreak weighs heavily on its fragile health system.
In the capital, New Delhi, more than a dozen hotels and wedding banquet halls have been converted into COV...

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The DOJ arrested and charged an accused Capitol rioter after he spoke to Insider about his 'fun time' there

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they force barricades to storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. Roberto Schmidt / AFP via Getty Images
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Rioters attacked and broke the US Capitol on January 6, disrupting Congress.
An inside staff member, Abigail H...

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Britain's Johnson slammed for lack of sign language

Vicky Foxcroft, Labor MP for Lewisham and Deptford counties in south London and shadow minister for disabled people, first spoke via an online link to the House of Representatives and signed first before questioning the lack of interpretation of the new meeting room for £ 2.6million .
"And if the...

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Defense expert testifies George Floyd died of heart disease, car exhaust fumes

By Jonathan Allen
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - A medical expert testifying in defense of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin told jury on Wednesday he believed George Floyd's death while under arrest was the result of a heart condition that made his heart beating irregularly .
Dr. David Fo...

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John Travolta honors late son Jett on what would have been his 29th birthday

John Travolta remembers his late son Jett on his 29th birthday.
On Tuesday, the Pulp Fiction star shared a black and white photo of the two on Instagram.
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“Happy birthday, my beautiful bridge. I love you, ”he cap...

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Taliban Promises ‘Nightmare’ for U.S. Troops in Final Afghanistan Stretch

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The Taliban have never kept a secret how they would react if the Biden administration delayed the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, and now that that has happened, U.S. forces may have to face a new, unbridled wave in the coming months from ...

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Sharon Osbourne reportedly ‘didn’t watch The Talk’ amidst Sheryl Underwood’s PTSD revelation

"I feel like I have PTSD because it was trauma," Underwood said.
On Monday, The Talk returned to radio waves after a month-long hiatus. Despite the highly anticipated comeback, one notable person was reportedly missing from the audience: Sharon Osbourne.
Last month, Osbourne made headlines after ...

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Why are so many babies dying of Covid-19 in Brazil?

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More than a year after the pandemic began, deaths in Brazil are at their peak. Despite overwhelming evidence that Covid-19 rarely kills young children, 1,300 babies have died from the virus in Brazil. A doctor refused to test Jessika Ricarte's one-year-old son for Covid because his symptoms...

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Report: Dubai 'jetman' didn't deploy chute in fatal crash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - One of Dubai's famous "Jetman" pilots who was killed in a crash in November was unable to deploy the emergency parachute attached to the winged engines attached to his back. This was the result of an investigation report published on Thursday.
Investigators from...

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Russian ambassador says no famine in North Korea, trade may resume soon

By Josh Smith
SEOUL (Reuters) - Life in North Korea is difficult, but there is no famine and some cross-border shipments could resume soon, Russia's ambassador to Pyongyang said a week after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the country was facing one "worst" situation ever. "
Kim last week ca...

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Macaulay Culkin's past comments and how white parents might 'other' their multiracial children

As fans celebrate the birth of Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song's son, comments Culkin made in a previous podcast interview are being criticized by Asian Americans.
During a 2018 episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Culkin said Song was "Asian, so I'm going to have little Asian babies" and compare...

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Texas police officer shot during traffic stop

A Texan police officer was shot multiple times early Wednesday during a traffic obstruction and police were looking for suspects, authorities said.
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Millions of Americans are about to become unknowing crypto investors

With the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, which made its Nasdaq debut on Wednesday, "investors no longer have the luxury of watching from the sidelines," writes Nir Kaissar in Bloomberg. "We're all involved in cryptos now."
Kaissar explains that Coinbase differs from many companies that go to Wa...

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Noem vows she won't accept migrant resettlement attempts in her state

The governor of South Dakota joins The Ingraham Angle, while the Reds' heads of state oppose the Biden government

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Man shocked by wife’s ‘unacceptable’ financial decision: ‘Selfish and mean’

A woman refused to pay for her husband's dinner in a restaurant, resulting in marital problems.
She consulted Reddit's "Am I the A ******" forum after they argued over the matter. She and her husband have been married for four months and he is not very good with money. If they shared a bank accou...

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Baylor refuses title Jeep after dealer's insensitive remark

WACO, Texas (AP) - Baylor and trainer Scott Drew have refused to accept a vehicle bearing the school's national championship logo after the dealership general manager made an insensitive comment during a live TV interview.
The bespoke Jeep Wrangler was driven through downtown Waco at the team's c...

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Taiwan says it will counter China threats with U.S.

A delegation sent to Taiwan by US President Joe Biden met with island leader Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday, where they said Taiwan would work with Washington to counter China's military activities.
"We are very willing to work with like-minded countries, including the US, to work together to secure th...

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Why Australia is in hysterics over a 'navy twerking' dance

A video of dancers tinkering in hot pants at an Australian military event got the country going.
The scene was incongruous, bizarre, and funny. Of course, when it hit on Wednesday it went viral.
But the music video style choreography - with punches, bumps and butt shaking - was also attacked. Con...

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Don’t go to Ontario: U.S., Japan warn travellers to steer clear but it won’t hurt the province in the long run, expert says

As COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise in Canada, Ontario in particular is mentioned in international warnings.
Japan in particular has designated Ontario as a region with communal transmission of Concerning Variants, where anyone traveling to the country from the provinc...

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The Latest: California governor says all schools must reopen

SAN FRANCISCO - California Governor Gavin Newsom urges all schools in the state to reopen. There are no health barriers to getting children back into the classroom and finishing distance learning.
On Wednesday he said: “Money is no longer an object. It's an excuse. "
His wishes remain an expectat...

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Editorial: If Tucker Carlson really wanted to help white people, here's what he should do

Tucker Carlson featured on the set of his Fox News Show "Tucker Carlson Tonight". (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
On August 11, 2017, a self-proclaimed "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia horrified the country with a terrifying display of hundreds of young white men marching by...

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