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 2021-11-28 15:28 

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New virus variant casts pall, shocks experts in South Africa...

By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME and ANDREW MELDRUM Associated Press PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The overcast, drizzly skies match the somber mood at the Tshwane University of Technology, a hot spot in South Africa's latest surge of COVID-19 cases, apparen...

 2021-11-28 15:15 

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Taiwan sends jets after 27 Chinese planes enter buffer zone...

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan says 27 Chinese aircraft entered its air defense buffer zone in the latest in a long series of incursions as part of Beijing's pressure on the self-ruled island. The Defense Ministry says Taiwan scrambled combat airc...

 2021-11-28 15:14 

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Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79...

LONDON (AP) — Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16...

 2021-11-28 15:14 

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Barbados is ready to ditch Britain's Queen. For many in the country, the move has been a long time coming...

By Lauren Said-Moorhouse, CNN Queen Elizabeth will have one less realm next week when Barbados severs its final imperial links to Britain by removing the 95-year-old as its head of state and declaring itself a republic. The former British colony — w...

 2021-11-28 15:10 

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NIH director: New Covid-19 variant 'ought to redouble' vaccination and mitigation efforts...

By Devan Cole, CNN The director of the National Institutes of Health stressed Sunday that a newly emerged coronavirus variant "ought to redouble" vaccination efforts and other mitigation strategies, saying that while much is unknown about the vari...

 2021-11-28 15:09 

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Morocco halts all incoming flights because of virus variant...

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco is suspending all incoming air travel from around the world starting Monday for two weeks because of the rapid spread of the new omicron variant of the virus. The Foreign Ministry announced the move Sunday, tweeting tha...

 2021-11-28 15:09 

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Morocco halts all incoming flights because of virus variant...

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco is suspending all incoming air travel from around the world starting Monday for two weeks because of the rapid spread of the new omicron variant of the virus. The Foreign Ministry announced the move Sunday, tweeting tha...

 2021-11-28 14:41 

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NIH director: New Covid-19 variant 'ought to redouble' vaccination and mitigation efforts...

By Devan Cole, CNN The director of the National Institutes of Health stressed Sunday that a newly emerged coronavirus variant "ought to redouble" vaccination efforts and other mitigation strategies, saying that while much is unknown about the vari...

 2021-11-28 14:40 

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Trial set to start on charges Smollett faked racist attack...

By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett is going on trial this week, accused of lying to police when he reported he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack downtown Chicago nearly three years ago. Jury selection is schedu...

 2021-11-28 14:37 

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Lindsay Lohan announces she is engaged...

By Eric Levenson, CNN Actress Lindsay Lohan announced she is engaged to Bader Shammas in a series of cuddly Instagram photos on Sunday morning. "My love. My life. My family. My future," Lohan wrote on her verified Instagram account, tagging Shamma...

 2021-11-28 14:30 

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Cambodian prince and politician Norodom Ranariddh dies at 77...

By SOPHENG CHEANG Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's Prince Norodom Ranariddh, former prime minister and the son of the late King Norodom Sihanouk, has died at age 77. Cambodia's information minister said on his Facebook...

 2021-11-28 14:16 

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Ludwig wins odd World Cup luge race on a warm day in Russia...

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Johannes Ludwig of Germany handled unseasonably warm conditions and won his second consecutive men's World Cup luge race of the season Sunday. Felix Loch of Germany was second, and Roman Repilov of Russia was thir...

 2021-11-28 14:16 

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Ludwig wins odd World Cup luge race on a warm day in Russia...

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Johannes Ludwig of Germany handled unseasonably warm conditions and won his second consecutive men's World Cup luge race of the season Sunday. Felix Loch of Germany was second, and Roman Repilov of Russia was thir...

 2021-11-28 14:15 

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Hanukkah celebrations shine a light after a year of adversity...

By Megan Marples, CNN Celebrating Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is a bright spot for Jewish people after nearly two years of living in a pandemic. Over 5.1 million people have died worldwide from Covid-19, but rising vaccination numbers have allowed a...

 2021-11-28 14:11 

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Researchers try producing potato resistant to climate change...

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — University of Maine researchers are trying to produce potatoes that can better withstand warming temperatures as the climate changes. Gregory Porter, a professor of crop ecology and management, says warming temperatures and an e...

 2021-11-28 14:11 

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Researchers try producing potato resistant to climate change...

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — University of Maine researchers are trying to produce potatoes that can better withstand warming temperatures as the climate changes. Gregory Porter, a professor of crop ecology and management, says warming temperatures and an e...

 2021-11-28 14:11 

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Researchers try producing potato resistant to climate change...

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — University of Maine researchers are trying to produce potatoes that can better withstand warming temperatures as the climate changes. Gregory Porter, a professor of crop ecology and management, says warming temperatures and an e...

 2021-11-28 14:07 

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Start your week smart: Shooting, smash-and-grab, Maxwell, storms, music awards...

By Faith Karimi, CNN Hundreds of thousands of US students are dreading turning 21 because it means they'll be living in limbo and scrambling to find ways to stay in the country they love. Here's what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart....

 2021-11-28 13:46 

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The Omicron variant is spreading across Europe with at least 13 cases identified in the Netherlands...

By Martin Goillandeau and Ivana Kottasov, CNN At least 13 people who got tested at Amsterdam Schiphol airport after traveling from South Africa on Friday have tested positive for the Omicron coronavirus variant, Dutch health authorities said on Sunday. Th...

 2021-11-28 13:46 

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The Omicron variant is spreading across Europe with at least 13 cases identified in the Netherlands...

By Martin Goillandeau and Ivana Kottasov, CNN At least 13 people who got tested at Amsterdam Schiphol airport after traveling from South Africa on Friday have tested positive for the Omicron coronavirus variant, Dutch health authorities said on Sunday. Th...

 2021-11-28 13:46 

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The Omicron variant is spreading across Europe with at least 13 cases identified in the Netherlands...

By Martin Goillandeau and Ivana Kottasov, CNN At least 13 people who got tested at Amsterdam Schiphol airport after traveling from South Africa on Friday have tested positive for the Omicron coronavirus variant, Dutch health authorities said on Sunday. Th...

 2021-11-28 13:40 

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The job market is looking way better. It's still playing catch-up...

By Julia Horowitz, CNN Business More than 20 months into the pandemic, the US job market has reached a milestone. What's happening: Weekly claims for unemployment benefits fell to 199,000 last week after seasonal adjustments, their lowest level since ...

 2021-11-28 13:38 

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Several thousand rally in Belgrade after scuffles day before...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Several thousand people have rallied in Belgrade for another environmental protest, a day after demonstrators blocked bridges and roads in several locations in Serbia, and scuffled with riot police who deployed to stop them. ...

 2021-11-28 13:38 

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Several thousand rally in Belgrade after scuffles day before...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Several thousand people have rallied in Belgrade for another environmental protest, a day after demonstrators blocked bridges and roads in several locations in Serbia, and scuffled with riot police who deployed to stop them. ...

 2021-11-28 13:31 

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Kazakhstan plays Iran anthem for Syria at FIBA WC qualifiers...

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian media reports that the national sports federation complained to the world's governing body of basketball because Kazakhstan, hosting the first leg of Asian qualifiers for World Cup 2023, played the Iranian national ...

 2021-11-28 13:31 

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Kazakhstan plays Iran anthem for Syria at FIBA WC qualifiers...

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian media reports that the national sports federation complained to the world's governing body of basketball because Kazakhstan, hosting the first leg of Asian qualifiers for World Cup 2023, played the Iranian national ...

 2021-11-28 13:27 

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Burnley v Tottenham postponed due to heavy snow at Turf Moor...

BURNLEY, England (AP) — Burnley's Premier League match against Tottenham was postponed on Sunday after heavy snow and freezing conditions in northern England. The announcement was made about 50 minutes before kickoff at Turf Moor. The post Burnl...

 2021-11-28 13:14 

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Pope Francis pained at migrant deaths in English Channel...

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday expressed pain and sorrow at the death and suffering of migrants crossing the English Channel, at the border between Poland and Belarus and in the Mediterranean Sea. The pope asked the faithful gathered in ...

 2021-11-28 13:12 

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George Kambosos Jr. stuns Teofimo Lopez to become unified lightweight champion...

By Ben Morse, CNN George Kambosos Jr. produced one of the shocks of the years as he beat Teofimo Lopez to become the unified world lightweight champion on Saturday night. The unfancied Australian, who came into the fight a heavy underdog, knocked Lopez do...

 2021-11-28 13:05 

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Juventus turmoil: Raided by police and struggling in Serie A...

By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer Juventus is in turmoil on and off the pitch. For nine consecutive seasons, Juventus won the Italian title before being toppled as champions by Inter Milan in May. Now the team is getting booed by its fans as it slides...

 2021-11-28 13:02 

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John Roberts' long history with abortion and Roe v. Wade...

By Joan Biskupic, CNN legal analyst & Supreme Court biographer Since his first job as a young lawyer in Washington, John Roberts' work has been entangled with Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that gave women a right to end a pregnancy. He helped hoist t...

 2021-11-28 13:00 

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Utah again proposes hunting-season ban on trail cameras...

BY CARTER WILLIAMS KSL.com SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State wildlife biologists are again proposing a ban on the use of trail cameras in hunting a few months after they pulled the proposal to further survey hunters after some initial backlash. KSL report...

 2021-11-28 12:29 

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Magnitude 7.5 earthquake shakes Peru...

By Claudia Rebaza, CNN A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Peru early Sunday morning, according to the United States Geological Study (USGS) and Peru's National Seismology Center. The earthquake's epicenter was reported in the Amazonas region but wa...

 2021-11-28 11:38 

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USGS: Magnitude-7.5 earthquake strikes northern Peru...

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 has struck in northern Peru. The earthquake took place at 5:52 a.m. Sunday local time (1052 GMT). While it is extremely strong, it was relative...

 2021-11-28 11:19 

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Vaccine inequity and hesitancy made the Omicron variant more likely, scientists say...

By Ivana Kottasov, CNN Many of the world's richest countries have spent the past year hoarding coronavirus vaccines, buying up enough doses to vaccinate their populations several times over and consistently failing to deliver on their promises to shar...

 2021-11-28 11:19 

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Vaccine inequity and hesitancy made the Omicron variant more likely, scientists say...

By Ivana Kottasov, CNN Many of the world's richest countries have spent the past year hoarding coronavirus vaccines, buying up enough doses to vaccinate their populations several times over and consistently failing to deliver on their promises to shar...

 2021-11-28 11:09 

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Czech president swears in opposition leader as new premier...

By KAREL JANICEK Associated Press PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech president has sworn in Petr Fiala as the country's new prime minister following last month's parliamentary election. Milos Zeman and Fiala, the leader of the coalition that captured m...

 2021-11-28 11:00 

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IS roadside bomb in Iraq leaves 5 peshmerga dead, 4 wounded...

BAGHDAD (AP) — The official state news agency of Iraq's Kurdish-run region says a roadside bomb attack by Islamic State group fighters in northern Iraq killed five Kurdish forces and wounded four others. The peshmerga fighters were killed in Ira...

 2021-11-28 10:37 

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The Omicron Covid-19 variant is raising concerns amid the holiday travel season, but there's no need to panic just yet, experts say...

By Aya Elamroussi, CNN The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is raising the concerns of health officials amid the busy holiday travel season, but there is no need to panic just yet as the potential impact of the newly detected strain remains unknown, experts sa...

 2021-11-28 10:37 

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The Omicron Covid-19 variant is raising concerns amid the holiday travel season, but there's no need to panic just yet, experts say...

By Aya Elamroussi, CNN The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is raising the concerns of health officials amid the busy holiday travel season, but there is no need to panic just yet as the potential impact of the newly detected strain remains unknown, experts sa...

 2021-11-28 10:02 

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This Maryland woman just claimed her third $50,000 lottery prize...

By Nadeem Muaddi, CNN A Maryland woman is celebrating after winning the lottery for a third time in about three years. The 61-year-old player from Montgomery County recently bought two $5 Lucky scratch-off tickets at Talbert's Ice & Beverage Service i...

 2021-11-28 09:44 

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Camped in Calais, migrants renew resolve to try for England...

By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press CALAIS, France (AP) — At the makeshift camps near Calais and Dunkirk, migrants are digging in, waiting for their chance to make a dash across the English Channel despite the deaths of at least 27 people this week whe...

 2021-11-28 09:29 

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Sapporo expected to announce cost cuts to land 2030 Olympics...

By STEPHEN WADE and YURI KAGEYAMA Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — The northern Japanese city of Sapporo is set to announce what it says will be a reduction in costs that will make it an attractive venue for the 2030 Winter Olympics. City officials say...

 2021-11-28 09:13 

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European migration officials meet after deaths in Channel...

CALAIS, France (AP) — Top European migration officials are holding an emergency meeting Sunday in the French port of Calais to find ways to better fight migrant smuggling. The meeting comes after 27 people died trying to cross the English Channel to...

 2021-11-28 09:02 

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A small-town mom wanted to help her community. And then the community took aim at her child...

By Evan McMorris-Santoro and Yon Pomrenze, CNN Kelsey and Chris Waits moved to Hastings, Minnesota, to build a dream home for themselves and their two children. Chris had a promising job opportunity when he left the Navy but it was the neighborhood that d...

 2021-11-28 08:01 

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How a Seattle man became a lifeline for persecuted LGBQT people in other countries...

By Faith Karimi, CNN Michael Failla doesn't get much sleep. In the dead of the night, the Seattle resident gets panicked calls and messages from members of the LGBQT community in the Middle East — mostly gay men, thousands of miles away, terrifi...

 2021-11-28 07:31 

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Swiss vote on COVID law amid sharp rise in infections...

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss voters are having their say in a referendum Sunday on legislation which imposed the use of a special COVID-19 certificate that lets only people who have been vaccinated, recovered, or tested negative attend public events and gath...

 2021-11-28 07:27 

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No. 13 BYU blows lead, rallies to beat Southern Cal 35-31...

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jalen Hall passed for 276 yards and two touchdowns, Tyler Allgeier rushed for 111 yards and a pair of scores and No. 13 Brigham Young rallied to defeat Southern California 35-31 Saturday night after b...

 2021-11-28 07:27 

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No. 13 BYU blows lead, rallies to beat Southern Cal 35-31...

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jalen Hall passed for 276 yards and two touchdowns, Tyler Allgeier rushed for 111 yards and a pair of scores and No. 13 Brigham Young rallied to defeat Southern California 35-31 Saturday night after b...

 2021-11-28 07:12 

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UCLA runs past Cal 42-14 to wrap up 8-win regular season...

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — UCLA wrapped up its first eight-win regular season since 2015 with a 42-14 victory over California. Dorian Thompson-Robinson passed for three touchdowns and Zach Charbonnet rushed for 106 yard...

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