‘I Felt Defenseless’: Seoul Mayor’s Secretary Speaks Out About Alleged Abuse

SEOUL, South Korea — The secretary to one of the most powerful political figures in South Korea, Mayor Park Won-soon of Seoul, described suffering years of abuse and sexual harassment at his hands, calling in her first public statement on Monday for a world where women can be treated “like humans.” The statement was released […]

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Most German Companies Say Work-From-Home Should Be Here to Stay

© Reuters. Most German Companies Say Work-From-Home Should Be Here to Stay (Bloomberg) — More than half of Germany’s companies want their staff to continue to do some form of work-from-home — even after the pandemic is over. According to a survey by the country’s Ifo Institute, 54% of businesses want to make greater use […]

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Russia’s Channel to Taliban Was Built on Years of Confusion and Influence

KABUL, Afghanistan — During one of the most violent stretches of fighting in northern Afghanistan, as the Taliban scored victories that had eluded them since the beginning of the conflict, the top American commander went public with a suspicion that had nagged for years: Russia was aiding the insurgents. In diplomatic circles in Kabul around […]

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How Russia Built a Channel to the Taliban, Once an Enemy

KABUL, Afghanistan — During one of the most violent stretches of fighting in northern Afghanistan, as the Taliban scored victories that had eluded them since the beginning of the conflict, the top American commander went public with a suspicion that had nagged for years: Russia was aiding the insurgents. In diplomatic circles in Kabul around […]

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Drue Tranquill recommended Chargers draft Notre Dame teammate Alohi Gilman

He was the Chargers’ most outstanding rookie last season, Drue Tranquill’s contributions extending off the field and beyond the final game. It was during the 2020 draft that the young linebacker’s work again had a noticeable impact on the defense. “One of the first questions scouts and coaches ask you is, ‘If you could take […]

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Poland’s Presidential Election Too Close to Call

WARSAW — Poland’s presidential election, widely viewed as the most important since the end of Communist rule in 1989, failed to produce a clear winner on Sunday night, with exit polls showing President Andrzej Duda holding a razor-thin lead over the challenger, Rafal Trzaskowski. Mr. Duda, a conservative nationalist, had 50.4 percent of the vote […]

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City mulls razing site where 1st Alaska flag flew

The fate of one of Alaska’s most historic yet neglected structures could be decided Monday By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press July 12, 2020, 2:48 PM 4 min read ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The fate of one of Alaska’s most historic yet neglected structures could be decided Monday as city officials in Seward weigh whether to demolish […]

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No mask? Not taking coronavirus seriously? Talk to this medical professional on the front lines – he’ll change your mind

“I wish the non-believers could walk half a day in my shoes. They’d become the most cautious people out there.” – Ervin Inocenio It’s 6 a.m. last Wednesday, and Ervin Inocenio is reporting for work in the emergency room at Providence Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank, where he’s been employed the past 23 years […]

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Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike proves most valuable off the court in challenging times

Nneka Ogwumike was named the WNBA’s most valuable player in 2016, but in 2020, amid labor discussions, social unrest and a pandemic, the Sparks forward is proving why she’s another type of league MVP: its most valuable president. In her role as players association president, Ogwumike helped lead conversations for the WNBA’s delayed season, ensuring […]

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Fire destroys much of 249-year-old church in California

A fire destroyed the rooftop and most of the interior of a nearly 250-year-old church in California By MARCIO SANCHEZ and DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press July 11, 2020, 8:00 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SAN GABRIEL, Calif. — A fire early Saturday destroyed the rooftop and most of the […]

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Disney World reopens as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

“The Most Magical Place on Earth” has reopened after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will follow four days later. “It’s the chance to come back and be in […]

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Disney World to reopen as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

“The Most Magical Place on Earth” is reopening after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will follow four days later. The reopening comes as a huge surge of Floridians […]

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The Irwin family documents COVID-19 lockdown in a zoo in Animal Planet series

Most people are restricted to their homes these days — and for the Irwin family, that’s a giant zoo. A special episode of their Animal Planet series, “Crikey! It’s The Irwins: Life in Lockdown” (Saturday at 9 p.m.) takes viewers inside their unique experience trying to keep Australia Zoo running during the pandemic. “Every business […]

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Pop songs are ‘the happiest and most upbeat’ they’ve been in years

POP songs are the happiest and most upbeat in years, data shows. The tempo of the top 20 is at an 11-year high. Dua Lipa, The Weeknd and Lady Gaga have released faster tracks despite Covid-19. Pop had been getting slower in the past few years, with the likes of Ariana Grande using hip-hop influences […]

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Behind the public bickering: Cuomo, de Blasio’s rocky political relationship goes back decades

It is political theater at its most flagrant. The ongoing rivalry between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the state’s Governor Andrew Cuomo has been on full public display throughout the crises of 2020, but their rocky relationship dates back decades — dating back to the nineties when they were Democratic allies before things soured in recent […]

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Chicago Black Disciples gang kingpin Marvel Thompson: I’m sorry for my life of crime

Marvel Thompson is among the most notorious of hundreds of Chicago criminals looking for a break under the federal First Step Act that became law with broad backing from supporters who included Kanye West, the ACLU and Republicans and Democrats. | Cook County sheriff’s office Asking a judge to be released under the federal First […]

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Lightfoot unveils roadmap to economic recovery from coronavirus pandemic

Chicagoans had to put their plans for most everything on hold during the coronavirus pandemic. A new report outlines how the local economy can recover. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times The 105-page report has 17 broad-brush recommendations and many specific suggestions to confront challenges Chicago faces in coming back from COVID-19 and the civil unrest triggered […]

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Some Republicans Have Grown Wary of Protests, Poll Shows

Most Americans continue to support the nationwide protests against racial injustice, but with President Trump issuing an ever-more-combative barrage of attacks, new polling shows that some Republicans have grown wary of demonstrators’ demands and retreated toward saying that racism is not in fact a big problem in the United States. At the start of June, many […]

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Dream Kardashian, 3, Sings ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’ With Mom Blac Chyna & It’s Too Cute

Cute alert! Blac Chyna just posted the most adorable video with her mini-me Dream, who knew all the words to ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’. Dream Kardashian is seriously adorable! The three-year-old daughter of Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna just appeared in her mom’s Instagram Story, and showed off her impressive vocals. The toddler proved just […]

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Legal and Environmental Setbacks Stymie Pipelines Nationwide

They are among the nation’s most significant infrastructure projects: More than 9,000 miles of oil and gas pipelines in the United States are currently being built or expanded, and another 12,500 miles have been approved or announced — together, almost enough to circle the Earth. Now, however, pipeline projects like these are being challenged as […]

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Mary Trump says uncle Donald may have ‘undiagnosed learning disability’ in new book

“Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” written by Mary Trump, the niece of President Donald J. Trump, was originally set for release on July 28, but will now arrive on July 14. | AP The president cheated to get into the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, she […]

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Australia coronavirus outbreak forces states’ border closure for first time in a century

The border dividing Australia’s two most populous states has been shut down for the first time in a century in hopes of containing a growing coronavirus outbreak. Crossing areas between Victoria and New South Wales will now be patrolled by the military to make sure no one travels to the other side illegally, according to Reuters. The news agency reports that […]

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