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 2021-03-04 14:05 

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Clooney, 'Billie Holiday' among AARP movie award honorees...

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 2021-03-04 13:55 

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US fourth quarter productivity revised to a decline of 4.2%...

U.S. productivity fell at an annual rate of 4.2% in the fourth quarter, a sharp decline but not as large as first estimated....

 2021-03-04 13:46 

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Billie Jean King memoir 'All In' to be published in August...

Billie Jean King has a memoir coming this summer, and she calls it a journey to her "authentic self."....

 2021-03-04 13:39 

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US jobless claims tick up to 745,000 as layoffs remain high...

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving....

 2021-03-04 13:34 

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UK competition watchdog investigates Apple's App Store...

The U.K. competition watchdog has launched an investigation into Apple's App Store over concerns it has a dominant role that stifles competition and hurts consumers....

 2021-03-04 13:30 

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GM looking to build 2nd US battery factory, Tennessee likely...

General Motors says it's looking for a site to build a second U.S. battery factory with joint venture partner LG Chem of Korea....

 2021-03-04 13:16 

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Iran to meet with UN technical experts over uranium find...

The head of the U.N.'s atomic watchdog agency says Iran has agreed to sit down with international technical experts investigating the discovery of uranium particles at three former undeclared sites in the country, after months of frustration at Tehran...

 2021-03-04 13:07 

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Georgia House unanimously approves $140M income tax cut...

A unanimous Georgia House voted 171-0 Wednesday for a $140 million state income tax cut, in what Republicans hope is just a first step in further tax relief....

 2021-03-04 13:05 

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Square, Inc. to buy majority of Tidal and put Jay-Z on board...

Financial technology company Square, Inc. says it has reached an agreement to acquire majority ownership of Tidal, the music streaming service partly owned by Jay-Z....

 2021-03-04 13:03 

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Portugal: Number of wildfires, scorched areas falls by half...

Portugal's government is reporting major progress against wildfires that traditionally scorch the country each summer....

 2021-03-04 12:57 

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Left-wing party wins Kosovo poll, needs ally to form cabinet...

Results from Kosovo's Feb. 14 early general election show that a left-wing party has garnered the the most parliamentary seats, but has fallen short of an absolute majority that would have enabled it to form a government on its own....

 2021-03-04 12:52 

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Georgia among states with spike in traffic deaths even as pandemic cuts miles traveled...

Pandemic lockdowns and stay-at-home orders kept many drivers off U.S. roads and highways last year....

 2021-03-04 12:28 

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EU proposes fix for gender pay gap: Show me the money!...

The European Union executive wants to force employers to be much more open about how much their staff earn to make it easier for women to challenge wage imbalances and close the gender pay gap....

 2021-03-04 12:27 

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German panel approves AstraZeneca vaccine jab for over 65s...

Germany's health minister says the country's independent vaccine committee has formally approved giving the AstraZeneca shot to people age 65 and over....

 2021-03-04 12:27 

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Doing a lot of sitting lately? Check out these yoga moves you can do in your chair...

Lack of physical activity is the fourth largest killer globally, according to the World Health Organization....

 2021-03-04 12:06 

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Amazon opens first UK checkout-free grocery store in London...

Amazon has opened a cashier-free supermarket in London, its first bricks and mortar expansion outside the U.S. as the company bets on strong demand for its contactless shops....

 2021-03-04 12:00 

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Making a birth plan during a pandemic...

Planning to give birth can be very stressful for any expectant parent. Add to that a pandemic and more contagious variants on the rise, and it can feel overwhelming....

 2021-03-04 11:48 

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US traffic deaths spike even as pandemic cuts miles traveled...

Pandemic lockdowns and stay-at-home orders kept many drivers off U.S. roads and highways last year....

 2021-03-04 11:30 

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EuroLeague still hoping for fans to attend its Final Four...

EuroLeague CEO Jordi Bertomeu is an optimistic person by nature....

 2021-03-04 11:25 

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Chaos as freed Nigerian schoolgirls reunited with families...

Hundreds of Nigerian girls abducted last week from a boarding school in the country's northwest have been returned to their families, amid chaos as security forces opened fire against people gathered outside the school where the reunions were held....

 2021-03-04 11:17 

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OPEC cartel, allies face decision on increasing oil output...

Top oil producing countries Saudi Arabia and Russia have a tough call to make at an online meeting of oil cartel OPEC and its allies....

 2021-03-04 11:00 

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Will Cuban tree frogs kill your pets?...

You've been posting questions on social media asking whether Cuban tree frogs are dangerous and how to get rid of them. We spoke to a wildlife expert to debunk some of the common myths about these invasive species....

 2021-03-04 11:00 

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Prescription for cancer prevention? Exercise!...

Being physically fit can also make the cancer battle and recovery a little easier....

 2021-03-04 10:55 

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Sunshine and smiles, Richard says Mother Nature will share the sun, you share the smiles...

Sunny skies return this afternoon as wind turns onshore....

 2021-03-04 10:53 

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Car swerves to miss falling couch, crashes; driver ticketed...

A couple driving home from Florida escaped serious injury when they swerved to avoid a couch that fell from a truck on Interstate 95....

 2021-03-04 10:34 

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EXPLAINER: Why Ethiopia's deadly Tigray crisis is growing...

Civilians massacred....

 2021-03-04 10:18 

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EU regulator starts a review of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine...

The European Medicines Agency said it has started a rolling review of Sputnik V, many months after the vaccine was first approved for use in Russia and after dozens of countries around the world have authorized it....

 2021-03-04 10:07 

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Police: Rapper OMB Peezy charged in music video shooting...

Authorities say an Alabama rapper was arrested in connection to a shooting at music video set in downtown Atlanta....

 2021-03-04 10:04 

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China advisers meet amid pandemic, Hong Kong crackdown...

China's top legislative advisory body has opened its annual session against the background of a crackdown on Hong Kong's political opposition and the country's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-03-04 10:02 

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Palace: Prince Philip had a successful heart procedure...

Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip has had a successful heart procedure in a London hospital....

 2021-03-04 09:45 

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Probe into EU border agency leaves some questions unanswered...

An inquiry into claims that the European Union's border and coast guard agency was involved in illegal pushbacks of migrants has cleared Frontex of links to most cases but has been unable to establish what happened in five incidents....

 2021-03-04 09:02 

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The Latest: Sri Lanka approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine...

Sri Lanka's drug regulatory body has approved the Russian Sputnik V vaccine as the second available for use in the Indian Ocean island nation....

 2021-03-04 08:52 

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Myanmar protesters, undaunted by killings, march again...

Demonstrators in Myanmar protesting last month's military coup have returned to the streets, undaunted by the killing of at least 38 people by security forces the previous day....

 2021-03-04 08:30 

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When will children be able to get COVID-19 vaccines?...

When children can get COVID-19 vaccines will depend on their age, but some teenagers could be rolling up their sleeves before long....

 2021-03-04 08:01 

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Will Paramount+ be a mountain or a molehill in streaming?...

Paramount+ debuts Thursday as the latest — and last — streaming option from a major media company, this time from ViacomCBS....

 2021-03-04 07:50 

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Thailand probes Facebook's removal of army-linked accounts...

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says he has assigned the Royal Thai Army to investigate after Facebook Inc said it has removed 185 accounts and groups engaged in an information-influencing operation in Thailand run by the military....

 2021-03-04 07:49 

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UK and 4 nations to fast-track modified COVID-19 vaccines...

Regulators in the U.K. and four other countries plan to fast-track the development of modified COVID-19 vaccines to ensure drugmakers are able to move swiftly in targeting emerging variants of the disease....

 2021-03-04 07:41 

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Some Belgians shout: 'King! Tear down your garden walls!'...

People in Brussels are craving open spaces in times of pandemic restrictions and often end up in overcrowded parks where social distancing is impossible....

 2021-03-04 07:33 

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Photos show North Korea may be trying to extract plutonium...

Recent satellite imagery indicate North Korea may be trying to extract plutonium to make more nuclear weapons....

 2021-03-04 07:05 

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Asian shares track Wall St decline as bond yields rebound...

Asian shares have fallen, tracking a decline on Wall Street as another rise in bond yields rattled investors....

 2021-03-04 06:56 

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Yemen's Houthi rebels claim missile hits Saudi oil facility...

Yemen's Houthi rebels say they attacked a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah, a missile strike not immediately acknowledged by Saudi Arabia....

 2021-03-04 06:51 

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Chinese astronauts training for space station crewed flights...

China says a cohort of astronauts is training for four crewed missions this year as the country works to complete its first permanent orbiting space station....

 2021-03-04 06:45 

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

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....

 2021-03-04 06:34 

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UN envoy: Myanmar army is 'surprised' at opposition to coup...

The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar says the generals who have seized power in the Southeast Asian nation indicated they don't fear renewed sanctions, though they are "very surprised" that their plans to restore military rule without much oppos...

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