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Tue, 12/06/2022 - 06:05

Before the war in Ukraine, Poland relied on Russia for its energy needs. As winter approaches, Poland is facing a shortage of coal.

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 06:05

China is holding a memorial service for its late leader Jiang Zemin at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. We reflect on his legacy and what the controversial leader means for today's China.

This 2021 photo combination released by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James Howard Jackson. The man who shot Lady Gaga's dogwalker and stole two of her French bulldogs in 2021 pleaded no contest to attempted murder Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, and was sentenced to 21 years in prison.
Tue, 12/06/2022 - 05:49

The Lady Gaga connection was a coincidence, authorities have said. The motive was the value of the French bulldogs, and detectives do not believe the thieves knew the dogs belonged to the musician.

Facebook parent Meta appears to be more concerned with avoiding "provoking" VIPs than balancing tricky questions of free speech and safety, its oversight board said.
Tue, 12/06/2022 - 05:00

Oversight board says Facebook parent Meta appears to be more concerned with avoiding "provoking" VIPs and evading accusations of censorship than balancing tricky questions of free speech and safety.

U.S. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger will speak on behalf of his department at a  Congressional Gold Medal ceremony for his officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Tue, 12/06/2022 - 04:50

USCP Chief Tom Manger says problems that led to the Capitol riot have been addressed, and he is focusing on expanding field offices to be better prepared for rising threats to congressional members.

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 04:50

Researchers say the experimental Alzheimer's drug Lecanemab represents an important advance and is likely to get FDA approval in 2023, despite some safety concerns.

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 04:50

Ambulance parts, air filtration systems, and much more: The state of New York auctions equipment purchased for the COVID pandemic that it no longer needs.

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 04:50

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Medical Association warn the surge in RSV, flu and COVID is threatening the upcoming holiday season.

Mourners gather outside Club Q to visit a memorial, which has been moved from a sidewalk outside of police tape that was surrounding the club, on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in Colorado Spring, Colo.
Tue, 12/06/2022 - 04:38

The suspect accused of entering a Colorado LGBTQ nightclub, opening fire and killing five people and wounding 17 others is set to appear in court Tuesday to learn what charges prosecutors will pursue.

Oleh Mahlay, the artistic director of the Bandurist Choir, conducts members of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America and Ukrainian Children's Choir at New York City's Carnegie Hall on Sunday.
Tue, 12/06/2022 - 04:02

A Ukrainian chorus first performed Shchedryk in the U.S. in 1922. A century later, during another fight for freedom, Ukrainian singers performed the folk song at the site of its North American debut.

Boxer Legnis Cala, center, talks with fellow female boxers during a training session in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. Cuban officials announced on Monday that women boxers would be able to compete for the first time ever.
Tue, 12/06/2022 - 04:02

Cuban officials say women boxers will be able to compete officially after decades of restrictions, though they didn't yet confirm if that would be taken to a professional level like Cuban male boxers.

A thylacine or 'Tasmanian tiger' in captivity, circa 1930. These animals are thought to be extinct, since the last known wild thylacine was shot in 1930 and the last captive one died in 1936.
Tue, 12/06/2022 - 04:00

The skeleton and skin of what is believed to be the last Tasmanian tiger have been stashed away in a cupboard at a museum in Tasmania, where experts lost track of the bizarre looking creature.

The central business district skyline is seen during the dusk in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, April 29, 2019. Indonesia's Parliament has passed a long-awaited and controversial revision of its penal code, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, that criminalizes extramarital sex and applies to citizens and visiting foreigners alike.
Mon, 12/05/2022 - 23:59

Indonesia's penal code had languished for decades while legislators in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation struggled with how to adapt its native culture and norms to the criminal code.

Kirstie Alley attends the premiere of HBO's "Girls" on Jan. 5, 2015, in New York. Alley, a two-time Emmy winner who starred in the 1980s sitcom "Cheers" and the hit film "Look Who's Talking," has died. She was 71.
Mon, 12/05/2022 - 20:18

Alley died of cancer that was only recently discovered, her children True and Lillie Parker said in a post on Twitter. The Emmy-winning actress was known for roles including Rebecca Howe on Cheers.

The <em>People's Daily,</em> the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, showing Jiang Zemin (right) meeting journalists, including Frank Langfitt (center), at the Great Hall of the People in<strong> </strong>Beijing in 1997.
Mon, 12/05/2022 - 19:17

As China holds a memorial service for its late leader Jiang Zemin, an NPR correspondent who met Jiang reflects on the figure and his transforming country.

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