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 2023-02-01 14:24 

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Olympics-Latvia vows to boycott Olympics if Russia included...

VILNIUS — Latvia joined Kyiv on Wednesday in threatening to boycott the 2024 Olympics and qualifiers if Russian and Belarusian athletes are included while the war continues in Ukraine. Athletes from Russia and Belarus, which aided President Vladimir...

 2023-02-01 14:24 

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UK's teachers and civil servants join mass strike on 'Walkout Wednesday'...

LONDON — Up to half a million British teachers, civil servants, and train drivers walked out over pay in the largest coordinated strike action for a decade on Wednesday, with unions threatening more disruption as the government digs its heels in ove...

 2023-02-01 14:17 

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Ukraine raids home of billionaire in war-time anti-corruption crackdown...

KYIV — Security services searched the home of one of Ukraine's most prominent billionaires on Wednesday, moving against a figure once seen as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's sponsor in what the authorities called a war-time anti-corruption p...

 2023-02-01 14:16 

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Myanmar extends state of emergency, delaying expected polls...

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military government announced Wednesday that is extending a state of emergency it imposed when it seized power two years ago, a move that appears to set back its plans for an election that had been expected in August. Th...

 2023-02-01 14:14 

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Black history AP class rejected in Florida catches on...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Compared with her other classes, high school senior Kahlila Bandele said a lesson this week spanning topics from Afro-Caribbean migration to jazz offered a welcome shift in perspective. The discussion in her Advanced Placemen...

 2023-02-01 14:05 

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Hundreds of Afghans risk 11-country trek to seek haven in United States...

SAN PEDRO TAPANATEPEC — Their journey starts with a humanitarian visa for Brazil: one of the few remaining exit routes for Afghans fleeing Taliban rule. It ends, after a perilous trek overland through Latin America across at least 11 countries, with...

 2023-02-01 14:05 

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Tom Brady: 'I'm retiring for good'...

Tom Brady announced Wednesday morning that he retiring "for good" from football. Brady, 45, initially retired from professional football last Feb. 1. He changed his mind 40 days later and returned to play the 2022 season with the Tampa Bay Buccane...

 2023-02-01 14:02 

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Tom Brady retires, insisting this time it's for good...

Brady — the most successful quarterback in NFL history, and one of the greatest athletes in team sports — posted the announcement on social media Wednesday morning, a brief video lasting just under one minute...

 2023-02-01 14:00 

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Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny says he's in harsher solitary cell for six months...

Jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny said on Wednesday he had been moved to a harsher "cell-type" regime of solitary confinement for the next six months where he would be denied visits. Navalny, 46, is the highest-profile of the few...

 2023-02-01 13:53 

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Nikki Haley, once Trump's UN ambassador, to take him on in 2024...

WASHINGTON — Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will launch her candidacy for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination on Feb. 15, squaring off against her one-time boss, former President Donald Trump, according to a source familiar with ...

 2023-02-01 13:52 

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Myanmar junta extends emergency as coup anniversary marked by 'silent protest'...

Myanmar's junta extended the country's state of emergency by another six months, the acting president said at a leadership meeting broadcast on state TV on Wednesday, as protesters marked the anniversary of a 2021 military coup with a "silent ...

 2023-02-01 13:48 

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Government reports 1 case of mad cow disease on Dutch farm...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A cow that died recently on a Dutch farm has tested positive for mad cow disease, the government announced Wednesday, in a rare case of the cattle illness that can cause a fatal brain disease in people who eat tainted b...

 2023-02-01 13:47 

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Tom Brady retires, insisting this time it's for good...

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady, who won a record seven Super Bowls for New England and Tampa, has announced his retirement. Brady — the most successful quarterback in NFL history, and one of the greatest athletes in team sports — posted th...

 2023-02-01 13:44 

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Tesla directors to testify in 'funding secured' trial...

Tesla Inc board members are expected to take the stand on Wednesday to defend against claims that Elon Musk misled investors when he tweeted in 2018 he had "funding secured" to take the company private. The trial in San Francisco federal court is ...

 2023-02-01 13:43 

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Chad to open embassy in Israel five years after renewing ties...

JERUSALEM — Chadian President Mahamat Deby said he would inaugurate an embassy in Israel on Thursday that would build on bilateral relations that were established five years ago. Deby announced the plan on Wednesday as he began a visit to Israel. An...

 2023-02-01 13:36 

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Lost radioactive capsule found in Australian Outback after huge search...

SYDNEY — Australian authorities on Wednesday found a radioactive capsule smaller than a coin that was lost in the vast Outback after nearly a week-long search involving around 100 people along a 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) stretch of highway, offic...

 2023-02-01 13:33 

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Michelle Obama launching podcast based on 'Light We Carry'...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Obama's recent celebrity-filled book tour is becoming a podcast. Audible announced Wednesday that the former first lady will launch the "Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast" on March 7. It's based on Obama&#...

 2023-02-01 13:23 

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Pakistan says mosque bomber may have had 'internal assistance'...

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 1 (Reuters) Pakistani police investigating how a suicide bomber reached a mosque inside a highly fortified compound and killed over 100 people said on Wednesday the attacker may have had "internal assistance," and that seve...

 2023-02-01 13:22 

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ChatGPT owner launches 'imperfect' tool to detect AI-generated text...

OpenAI, the creator of the popular chatbot ChatGPT, has released a software tool to identify text generated by artificial intelligence, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday. ChatGPT is a free program that generates text in response to a prompt, in...

 2023-02-01 13:22 

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Political and General News Events from Feb. 1...

Feb 1 (Reuters) For other diaries, please see: Political and General News Top Economic Events Emerging Markets Economic Events Government Debt Auctions U.S. Federal Reserve Today in Washington ————————&mdash...

 2023-02-01 13:20 

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Former S.Carolina Governor Haley to jump into 2024 presidential race -source...

WASHINGTON — Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will launch her candidacy for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination on Feb. 15, squaring off against her one-time boss, former President Donald Trump, according to a source familiar with ...

 2023-02-01 13:19 

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FIRST READING: Scotland scandalized by trans sex offenders in women's prisons as Canada ignores it...

In 2017, Trudeau government allowed inmates to transfer from men's to women's prisons based on their self-described gender identity...

 2023-02-01 13:18 

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Teen to be sentenced for arson that killed 5 from Senegal...

DENVER (AP) — Minutes before a major house fire erupted and killed five people in 2020, a surveillance camera captured three people outside in full face masks and hoodies looking around the backyard of the home where members of three families of Sen...

 2023-02-01 13:17 

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Missy, Willie and George Michael among Rock Hall nominees...

NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, Willie Nelson, Kate Bush, Iron Maiden, Cyndi Lauper, Soundgarden, Sheryl Crow and the late George Michael are the 2023 nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, reflecting a mix of country, soul, hip-ho...

 2023-02-01 13:16 

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Q&A: Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO recruits alumni as mentors...

NEW YORK (AP) — Big Brothers Big Sisters America CEO Artis Stevens says the 119-year-old nonprofit long known for mentoring schoolchildren is now diversifying its programming. Stevens, who took over the organization two years ago, said the fastest g...

 2023-02-01 13:11 

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George Michael, Willie Nelson among Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees...

Late pop singer George Michael, 89-year-old country music icon Willie Nelson and rapper Missy Elliott are among the first-time nominees announced on Wednesday for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2023. Of the 14 nominees on this year's list...

 2023-02-01 13:10 

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Czech parliament chief assures Taiwan of her support after outcry in China...

PRAGUE — Czech lower house of parliament speaker Marketa Pekarova Adamova on Wednesday assured Taiwan of her country's support for partner states who respect human rights and liberal democracy, ahead of a visit to Taipei planned for March. The C...

 2023-02-01 12:44 

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Erdogan says Turkey positive on Finland's NATO bid, not Sweden's...

ANKARA — Turkey looks positively on Finland's application for NATO membership, but does not support Sweden's bid, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. "Our position on Finland is positive, but it is not positive on Sweden,...

 2023-02-01 12:42 

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No. 12 Gonzaga looks to start new home win streak vs. Santa Clara...

No. 12 Gonzaga's most recent game at the McCarthey Athletic Center, known as "The Kennel," didn't go well. The Bulldogs had a 75-game home winning streak — the longest in the modern era of NCAA Division I men's basketball (since ...

 2023-02-01 12:32 

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Soccer-Salman retains AFC presidency as Saudi confirmed to host Asian Cup...

MANAMA — Sheik Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa officially retained his role as the Asian Football Confederation's president for a final four-year term on Wednesday as Saudi Arabia was confirmed as the host of the 2027 Asian Cup. The Bahraini, who ...

 2023-02-01 12:08 

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Winter storm causes 3rd day of dangerous, icy conditions...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Bands of sleet and snow that brought traffic to a standstill across the nation's midsection, canceled thousands of flights and were blamed for three deaths caused dangerous conditions for a third day Wednesday in several Sou...

 2023-02-01 12:07 

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Free hotel breakfasts are getting bigger and better...

Kimberly Button normally skips breakfast. But on vacation, the hotel breakfast buffet is a highlight. She's drawn to the oatmeal bar, where she transforms bland grains with an array of toppings — chocolate chips, coconut flakes and berries. Some...

 2023-02-01 12:05 

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Race to vaccinate rare wild monkeys gives hope for survival...

SILVA JARDIM, Brazil (AP) — In a small lab nestled in Brazil's Atlantic Forest, researchers with gloved hands and masked faces cradle four tiny golden monkeys so a veterinarian can delicately slide a needle under the thin skin of each sedated an...

 2023-02-01 12:03 

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Film review: 80 for Brady, plus 3 points for the touchdown...

A-listers playing A-team bring A-game to (loosely) based-in-fact comedy...

 2023-02-01 12:02 

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Exiled Russian journalist gets 8 years' jail for slamming Mariupol shelling...

Prominent Russian journalist Alexander Nevzorov was sentenced in absentia to eight years in jail by a Moscow court on Wednesday on charges of spreading "fake news" about the Russian army. The court found that Nevzorov, 64, had been "motivated ...

 2023-02-01 12:00 

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This could be the worst year for ransomware attacks...

Officials are confident the federal government is adequately secured from cyber attacks, but the tactics are always evolving...

 2023-02-01 12:00 

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This could be the worst year ever for ransomware attacks: experts...

Officials are confident the federal government is adequately secured from cyber attacks, but the tactics are always evolving...

 2023-02-01 11:56 

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Ireland celebrates 'matron saint' with prayers, new holiday...

KILDARE, Ireland (AP) — St. Patrick has long received the attention and the big parades, but another patron saint of Ireland is making a 21st century comeback. St. Brigid of Kildare, a younger contemporary of St. Patrick, is quietly and steadily gai...

 2023-02-01 11:49 

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Film review: Million Dollar Pigeons...

Bird racing documentary seems primed for a crowd-pleasing comedic remake...

 2023-02-01 11:42 

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UK's teachers and civil servants join mass strike on 'Walkout Wednesday'...

LONDON — Up to half a million British teachers, civil servants, and train drivers walked out over pay in the largest coordinated strike action for a decade on Wednesday, with unions threatening more disruption as the government digs its heels in ove...

 2023-02-01 11:41 

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EU official pushes Musk for Twitter's progress on new rules...

LONDON (AP) — A top European Union official told Elon Musk that Twitter needs to make progress in preparing for a new law aimed at curbing hate speech, misinformation and other harmful content, adding pressure on the company to ensure it complies. E...

 2023-02-01 11:41 

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Lebanon sets new exchange rate, dramatically devalues pound...

BEIRUT (AP) — Three years into a crippling financial crisis, Lebanon's Central Bank on Wednesday set a new exchange rate that effectively devalued the country's currency by 90% but did little to bridge the gap with the soaring black market r...

 2023-02-01 11:40 

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Jailed ex-Georgian leader appears in court by video link, seeking urgent medical treatment...

TBILISI — Mikheil Saakashvili, the jailed former president of Georgia, appeared in court via video link on Wednesday to show how much weight he has lost while incarcerated, as associates renewed calls for him to be freed for urgent medical treatment...

 2023-02-01 11:40 

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EU lays out green industry plan to counter U.S., China subsidies...

BRUSSELS — The European Commission proposed a plan on Wednesday to try to ensure Europe can compete with the United States as a manufacturing hub for electric vehicles and other green products and reduce its dependence on China. Commission President...

 2023-02-01 11:38 

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Nigerian rights commission panel to probe abortion allegations against military...

LAGOS — Nigeria's human rights commission has appointed a special panel whose role will include investigating a Reuters report that the military ran a secret abortion program in its fight against Islamist insurgents in the northeast. The Nigeria...

 2023-02-01 11:35 

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Olympics-Latvia would not send athletes to Olympics if Russia and Belarus included...

VILNIUS — Latvia would not send athletes to an Olympic Games that included Russian and Belarusian nationals while the invasion in Ukraine is ongoing, a spokesperson for the country's Olympic committee said on Wednesday. The International Olympic...

 2023-02-01 11:30 

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Russia's war on Ukraine latest: Kyiv holds out for rockets as Russian forces edge forward...

News that the United States could soon send rockets nearly doubling the firing range of Ukrainian forces gave Kyiv a big lift on Wednesday, even as its troops were being pushed back by a relentless Russian winter offensive in the east. CRACKDOWN IN UKRAIN...

 2023-02-01 11:26 

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Boost for Ukraine as U.S. expected to send longer-range rockets...

KYIV — News that the United States could soon send rockets nearly doubling the firing range of Ukrainian forces gave Kyiv a big lift on Wednesday, even as its troops were being pushed back by a relentless Russian winter offensive in the east. In the...

 2023-02-01 11:22 

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Luxury flat owners win privacy case over London's Tate gallery viewing platform...

LONDON — Residents of a luxury London block who are trying to stop visitors at the neighboring Tate Modern art gallery peering into their glass-walled apartments won their privacy case at the United Kingdom's Supreme Court on Wednesday. The owne...

 2023-02-01 11:18 

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Erdogan: Sweden can't join NATO if Quran-burning is allowed...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reaffirmed Wednesday that Turkey won't allow Sweden to join the NATO military alliance as long as it permits protests desecrating Islam's holy book to take place. Turkey, which has...

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