Firefighters battle large fire in downtown St. Paul

Firefighters are battling a large fire in downtown St. Paul that engulfed a building that was under construction By The Associated Press August 4, 2020, 11:58 AM 1 min read ST. PAUL, Minn. — Firefighters on Tuesday battled a large fire in downtown St. Paul that has engulfed a building that was under construction. The […]

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Under Pressure, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Forced to Fight Deforestation

RIO DE JANEIRO — A year ago, as fires engulfed the Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil reacted to criticism from abroad with indignation: “The Amazon is ours,” he said, arguing that the fate of the rainforest was for his country to decide. Much has changed in a year. Under pressure from European governments, foreign […]

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Iran’s nuclear facilities are mysteriously under attack

Black smoke rose as flames engulfed the Shahid Tondgooyan petrochemical plant in the Khuzestan province of Iran late Sunday afternoon. Hours earlier, more than 500 miles away, detonations rocked the basement of an old, nondescript home in a northern pocket of Tehran. The two-story dwelling was said to have housed at least 30 gas cylinders […]

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Iran Issues Death Sentence for Opposition Journalist

An Iranian opposition journalist who played an active role in widespread protests that engulfed the country in 2017 and 2018 has been sentenced to death, Iranian authorities said on Tuesday, months after he disappeared in neighboring Iraq and ended up in his home country under murky conditions. The activist, Ruhollah Zam, was found guilty by […]

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Jimmy Kimmel needs to apologize for blackface sketch, not take a vacation

Jimmy Kimmel needs to address the blackface controversy that’s engulfed him — and not by taking the summer off from “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” That’s the coward’s way out. Kimmel needs to apologize for the resurfaced blackface sketches that aired during his days on Comedy Central’s “The Man Show” (1999-2004), which included him playing NBA star […]

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Mike Trout, Bryce Harper remind MLB team owners: ‘Tell us when and where’

With the 2020 MLB season engulfed in an abyss of stalled negotiations between team owners and the MLB Players Assn., it appears players are keen to remind Commissioner Rob Manfred they’re ready to play. Several players, including Angels star Mike Trout and Philadelphia Phillies slugger Bryce Harper, tweeted, “Tell us when and where” on Tuesday, […]

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Sprawling Protest Movement Treads Line Between Justice Agenda and Chaos

MINNEAPOLIS — With the Third Police Precinct headquarters engulfed in flames, a cathartic release swept through the streets of Minneapolis’s South Side Thursday night. Some people danced to Beyoncé, others passed out beer. Still others chanted: “No justice, no peace! Prosecute the police!” The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has incited a wave […]

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5.2 million more seek unemployment aid as US layoffs spread

The wave of layoffs that has engulfed the U.S. economy since the coronavirus struck forced 5.2 million more people to seek unemployment benefits last week, the government reported Thursday. Roughly 22 million have sought jobless benefits in the past month — easily the worst stretch of U.S. job losses on record. All told, roughly nearly […]

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Record 22 million have sought US jobless aid since virus

The wave of layoffs that has engulfed the U.S. economy since the coronavirus struck caused 5.2 million more people to seek unemployment benefits last week By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer April 16, 2020, 12:42 PM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — The wave of layoffs […]

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She Kept a Diary of China’s Epidemic. Now She Faces a Political Storm.

As Wuhan was engulfed by the coronavirus, the Chinese author Fang Fang worked late into the night, writing a daily chronicle of life and death in her home city that gave rise to a global pandemic. Her online diary, though sometimes censored, became vital reading for tens of millions of Chinese readers — a plain-spoken, […]

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