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Protesters gather for a news conference in Atlanta earlier this year, shortly after the release of a complaint by whistleblower Dawn Wooten, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga.
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 14:45

Dozens of immigrant women have said they received unwanted gynecological procedures at Irwin County Detention Center. Yet even as authorities investigate, the accusers have been in danger of removal.

Kamo Zandinan says goodbye in the Mosul orphanage to a 10-year-old girl she believes is her daughter Sonya, taken from her by ISIS six years ago. The girl was rescued by police in March from an Arab family to whom she was not related. Zandinan is waiting for DNA tests to confirm whether the girl is her daughter.
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 13:56

ISIS fighters tore Kamo Zandinan's 4-year-old daughter Sonya from her arms in 2014. Zandinan, now a refugee in Canada, recently returned to Iraq to meet the 10-year-old girl she believes is Sonya.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk visits the construction site of a future Tesla plant near Berlin on Sept. 3. Musk is now the world's second-richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 13:44

The soaring value of Tesla stock has sent Musk's net worth skyrocketing, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The automaker's CEO has added more than $100 billion to his net worth in 2020.

Charlotte Charles, mother of 19-year-old Harry Dunn, is seen in Charlton, England, on Tuesday. Dunn's family lost a court battle with the U.K. government over whether the American driver who fatally struck their son had diplomatic immunity.
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 13:29

Harry Dunn's family argued the U.K. government had wrongly granted Anne Sacoolas diplomatic immunity. Sacoolas, the wife of a U.S. diplomat, is charged in his death but fled to the U.S.

Nana (left) gets her birth control implant checked by Dr. Jean Rangomana during the Marie Stopes International mobile clinic in Besakoa, Madagascar, on April 9, 2018. Abortion is illegal under all circumstances in Madagascar, and Trump administration policies led to shortages of birth control there, health workers say.
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 13:23

President-elect Joe Biden inherits a global health landscape changed by the Trump administration more than under any Republican president since Ronald Reagan.

A lab technician sorts blood samples for a COVID-19 vaccination study at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Fla., on Aug. 13.
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 12:53

Dr. Peter Hotez is part of a team working to develop a low-cost COVID vaccine that could be distributed globally. "Vaccines are coming," he says. "We have to get everybody through to the other side."

Twitter announced on Tuesday the company would start accepting applications in 2021 for users to be verified after a three-year hiatus.
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 12:07

Twitter said on Tuesday that after a three-year hiatus, it will again allow users to apply for the coveted blue check mark. The program was paused after a controversy over the badges in 2017.

This year, fiambre was made in the garage. Family members came to pick up their share instead of coming together for a festive meal.
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 11:50

Folks in other countries have figured out ways to hold a safe traditional celebration at a time of quarantines and lockdowns. Here are a few hacks they've devised.

Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, wear masks as they mark Memorial Day. The president-elect has consistently worn masks amid the pandemic, and he's already talking to governors about trying to implement a national mask mandate.
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 11:36

As Joe Biden prepares to take office, he's talking to governors about trying to implement a national mask mandate. But to succeed, Biden is likely going to need to find a way to depoliticize masks.

President-elect Joe Biden introduces key foreign policy and national security nominees and appointments at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Del., on Tuesday.
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 11:21

President-elect Joe Biden stressed a return to multilateralism as he introduced key national security and foreign policy appointees and nominees.

The <em>Charging Bull</em> statue is shown in New York's financial district. The Dow surpassed 30,000 points for the first time after President Trump allowed the transition process to begin.
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 10:42

Markets welcomed President Trump's recommendation the transition process begin, which will provide critical resources and information to President-elect Joe Biden's team.

Included in the missing notebooks is Charles Darwin's famous "tree of life" sketch, according to Cambridge University Library.
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 10:22

Cambridge University Library said Tuesday that two of the naturalist's notebooks have been missing for nearly two decades. Now, the library has told local police that they "have likely been stolen."

President Trump, seen here on Saturday, hasn't formally conceded the election to Joe Biden but says he is allowing the transition to proceed.
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 08:41

Some Republican lawmakers have publicly urged the president to allow the formal transition process to begin for the good of the country.

The Salvation Army's red-kettle campaign is expecting fewer donations and volunteers this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 07:41

With traffic down at stores and malls across the nation during the pandemic, the charity's iconic red-kettle campaign might bring in half the donations compared with last year.

Corn and Cob, a pair of turkeys that President Trump will pardon, attend a press conference announcing their names Monday at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 07:00

The strange tradition of a president pardoning a turkey before Thanksgiving will happen again despite Trump holding few public events since losing — and not accepting — the 2020 election.

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