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Health workers sit at a check-in table at a pop-up mpox vaccination clinic which opened today by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at the West Hollywood Library on August 3, 2022 in West Hollywood, California. California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on August 1st over the mpox outbreak.
Sat, 12/03/2022 - 05:00

Cases of Mpox, which was previously named monkeypox, peaked in August and fell steadily over the past months to a daily average of seven new cases by the end of November.

Statues at the site of the discovery of two dozen well-preserved bronze statues from an ancient Tuscan thermal spring in San Casciano dei Bagni, Italy on Nov. 3.
Sat, 12/03/2022 - 04:01

The discoveries shed light on what the Italian Culture Ministry calls a "unique multicultural and multilingual haven of peace" between Etruscans and Romans at a time when they were mostly at war.

Republican U.S. Rep-elect Mike Lawler, who eked out a narrow win in New York's Hudson Valley, has said he'd work closely with all members of the U.S. House, including progressive Democrats.
Sat, 12/03/2022 - 04:01

A relative red wave in New York U.S. House races helped tip the balance of power in Congress. But several winners were moderate Republicans with little appetite for far-right provocation.

Zooey Zephyr, state Rep.-elect for the 100th district of the Montana House of Representatives, is the first openly trans woman to be elected in the state legislature. Zephyr poses for a portrait at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington D.C., on Dec. 2, 2022.
Sat, 12/03/2022 - 04:00

Montana state Rep.-elect Zooey Zephyr is the first openly trans woman elected to the state legislature. She and other lawmakers across the country are now faced with trying to curb anti-LGBTQ bills.

South Korean women take part in a march supporting feminism during a protest to mark International Women's Day in Seoul on March 8, 2019. Anti-feminism has been on the rise, turbocharged this year by President Yoon Suk Yeol.
Sat, 12/03/2022 - 04:00

Many men in South Korea claim to be victims of gender discrimination, a movement turbocharged by President Yoon. Meanwhile, women lag far behind men in pay and face unrealistic beauty standards.

It can be hard to find children's fever-reducing medication in some areas. At a Bed Bath & Beyond in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, a few products were in stock while others were sold out.
Sat, 12/03/2022 - 04:00

Makers of products like Children's Tylenol say they're trying to keep up with big demand as RSV, flu, and COVID spread. But medical experts note that kids' fevers don't always call for medicine.

Matt Turner of the United States celebrates the winning goal by Christian Pulisic against Iran at the World Cup on Tuesday.
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 15:25

The success of the men's squad in Qatar will bring players on the women's team more money than they were rewarded for winning the 2019 tournament.

Japan played like they can beat anyone (and they did, topping both Spain and Germany). Brazil is still the favorite to win it all, even as they wait to see if their star striker Neymar can return from injury. And the U.S., led by team captain Tyler Adams, has looked better than expected.
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 15:18

The group stage had it all: cheers, tears, penalties, pelvic contusions, VAR-assisted calls that came down to millimeters. Now, the World Cup is onto the knockout round. Here's our guide to the games.

Yoel Roth used to be Twitter's Head of Trust & Safety until he resigned in early November. He worries about the changes Elon Musk is making to the platform.
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 15:01

Yoel Roth was a top executive at Twitter, until he resigned in early November. He says people need to "very thoughtfully and carefully weigh the costs and benefits of using Twitter."

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 14:59

Houston police announced Friday that Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, has been charged with murder in connection with Takeoff's fatal shooting outside a bowling alley last month.

Axel Cox, 24, of Gulfport, Miss., was charged with violating the Fair Housing Act after burning a cross in front of a Black family because of their race.
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 14:54

Axel Cox, 24, of Gulfport, Miss., who burned a cross in his front yard, was charged with violating the Fair Housing Act over the December 2020 incident.

Alexis Mukwedi tested positive for sleeping sickness during a two-day mobile screening in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He had complained about nervous tics and fatigue.
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 14:37

This often fatal disease found in many African countries is painful and lengthy to treat. But a single oral dose proved incredibly effective in a clinical trial, raising hopes of eradication.

The Royal Mint Court office complex, bought by the Chinese government for 255 million pounds ($311 million) in May 2018, in London, on Friday. China's controversial plan to build a new embassy on the site near the Tower of London was rejected in a Tower Hamlets council meeting on Thursday.
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 14:02

Local officials in London rejected plans for a massive, new Chinese Embassy, a bitter setback for China's government that once promised a "golden age" for its British relations.

A rare recording of <em>Phinney's Rainbow — </em>thought to be the first produced musical of Stephen Sondheim (shown here as a wizened showbiz veteran of 32, with three Broadway musicals under his belt) — has been found on a bookshelf in Milwaukee.
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 13:29

Broadway-legend-in-training Stephen Sondheim was a college sophomore in 1948 when his musical Phinney's Rainbow was produced — and recorded — at Williams College in Massachusetts.

This artist rending provided by the U.S. Air Force shows a U.S. Air Force graphic of the Long Range Strike Bomber, designated the B-21.
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 13:27

It's the first new American bomber aircraft in more than 30 years. It's part of efforts to modernize all three legs of a nuclear triad, alongside nuclear missiles and submarine-launched warheads.

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